This week saw Sid the Squirrel deliver the traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk and a giant beanstalk suddenly appeared in the Reception classroom! The children had great fun climbing the beanstalk and they ‘painted a picture’ in the listener’s mind by carefully describing what they found at the top. The children’s ideas ranged from friendly giants, to scary dinosaurs, and delicious fruit trees, to fast police cars. The class have also planted their own beans and will be closely observing them over the next few weeks to see what happens.
In science they went on a plant hunt around the school grounds, working in pairs to find a given plant picture and extending their vocabulary by learning the names of the plants (including rhubarb, bamboo and ivy).
In Maths the children have been focusing on the number 6, finding different ways to make the number 6 with lots of different resources, such as 6 spots and 6 legs on a ladybird.
In art Reception have started a new topic on textiles. Firstly, they explored a bag of different pieces of fabric, looking closely at the patterns and sorting them into groups, as well as selecting their favourite piece. They then created individual beanstalks with one patterned leaf, one plain leaf, one colour family leaf and one exploring sticking smaller pieces of fabric on top of a larger piece.