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Reception pupils at the top of the beanstalk!

Thank you to all the friends and families who came to see our Reception children present their class assembly this morning – didn’t they do well? 

The children showed us what they have been learning this term about how things grow. They had listened to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and planted their own beans. Then they had done some creative writing about what they would find at the top of their beanstalks, from pink fairy castles to super heroes! We read the story about Jasper`s Beanstalk and painted beautiful, colourful pictures to re-tell the story.

The children told us how they have planted sunflower seeds and cress seeds and talked about the conditions needed for plants to grow – and how important it is to be PATIENT while you wait for this to happen! 

After the assembly was finished the children stayed for a little while in the Barn to share the excitement with their families…

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Green fingers and growing beans

There were lots of green fingers in the Reception class last week.

The children have been busy planting bean and sunflower seeds and are delighted with how they have grown. The beans are growing really fast and we are wondering if some of them may even grow as tall as Jack`s bean stalk from the story! The children have been really good at remembering to water them every day and they are keeping bean diaries to record how they are changing and how tall they are growing.

We even enjoyed gathering some flowers on our walk back after the weekly swimming lesson!

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Reception grow their own giant beanstalks

This term our Reception pupils have been reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

As well as helping to create a colourful wall display in their classroom they have been growing their own beans and keeping a diary of the progress they make.Reception-Beans3Reception-Beans2Reception-Beans


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Giant beanstalk grows in classroom

Last term our Nursery pupils found out what happens when you mix magic beans, overgrown vegetation and giants.

See more of their ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ artwork.Nursery-BeanstalkNursery-Beanstalk5Nursery-Beanstalk8


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What would be at the top of your beanstalk?

Last term, after reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, our Reception pupils all made a collage to show what they would like to find at the top of their own beanstalk. 

See more of their work here.Reception-Beanstalk