This term we have been learning about growth, in relation to both human growth and plant growth.
To start of our topic, we looked at human growth using the book ‘Titch’, and specifically what the children can do now that they couldn’t do as a baby or toddler, and compared the heights of the children (taller than, shorter than).
We used the book ‘Oliver’s vegetables’ to look at vegetables and how they grow.
The children got the opportunity to try 3 different vegetables – cauliflower, broccoli and orange pepper, and they used their senses to describe them. We also made a tally chart to see what the Nursery’s favourite vegetable was.
We used the book ‘The enormous turnip’ to continue to look at vegetables. The children drew observational drawings of a turnip using pastels.
Focusing on the book, ‘Jasper’s beanstalk’, together we made the Nursery’s very own scarecrow to ensure that the seeds we have planted are safe from birds. We had lots of fun making this and using the straw – come and see it in our Nursery garden!
We planted some cress seeds in two different conditions – one with water and without, and have been observing what has been happening to them both.
“They are growing. They are popping out” said Margot, as she observed them.
We made our own beanstalks using paper plates – just likes Jasper’s!
This week, we have been looking at ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. The children have made leaves for a giant beanstalk for our classroom
We will be planting our own beans – come and have a look at them!