This half term we are learning all about plants. We kick started our topic by reading and taking part in some drama activities linked to the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and used this to get us thinking about descriptive writing. Children have also created their own beanstalk and have used this to plot their heights in order to be able to compare and order everyone’s heights. We have also used our colour mixing skills to create some fabulous beanstalk finger paintings. Children have planted some beans which we have been closely looking at how they grow. We are impressed at how quickly they are growing – maybe our beans are magic too!
We have also looked at the story Handa’s Surprise. The children have enjoyed tasting a wide variety of different fruits and used this to learn more about which fruits we like best by creating a tally chart. Pineapple was our favourite fruit. We used our favourite fruits to design fruit kebabs using how knowledge of repeating patterns. We have learned about where different fruits naturally grow and looked at similarities and differences between different countries. The children wished they could see the amazing animals Handa did on their route to their friend’s house.
Happy Easter to everyone.