This week we have been very excited to see the beans that we planted last week grow. We looked at their roots, shoots and leaves. Later on in the week we will make some observational drawings.
Pretending to plant beans and grow flowers in the play dough - what do plants need to grow?
We have been investigating different kinds of beans and what they look like.
We have been continuing to rehearse and recall Jack and the Beanstalk, and compare different versions such as Jim and the Beanstalk, Jaspar's Beanstalk and Shh! Why not try to find some of these at the library to read and talk about at home.
Creating our own beanstalks...
And a giant beanstalk
Later this week we will be thinking about what a magic bean might grow into and making magic bean packets. This will support our speaking and listening skills and our drawing and writing skills.
As we were so interested in the mini beasts in the Nursery garden, Mrs Ivory bought her African land snail in to see us. We had the opportunity to hold him. First we had to wet our hands to make sure that he was comfortable, and then wash our hands carefully afterwards.
Outside we have loved converting the boxes our new furniture arrived in into all sorts large construction for role play. This helped our language skills, drawing and writing and our imaginative play.
We have been rehearsing reading 3 letter words. Why not try sounding out 3 letter sounds and asking your child if they can blend them together.