The Tiny Seed

Robins have been exploring the life cycle of plants this week and identifying those that grow in our local area. We read 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle which begins in Autumn when the sunflower seeds are carried on the wind. The children discussed the story and explained why all the seeds did not grow. The whole class engaged in some independent writing about the story and all earnt themselves a Dojo point for perseverance as I was so impressed with their efforts. Later in the week we read 'Jasper's Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth and decided that Jasper needed help to understand more about growing plants, so we wrote some instructions for him and planted bean seeds of our own. The role-play area has become the Giant's castle from 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in which the children have been counting out his collection of gold coins and golden eggs. In PSHE we looked at the 'Eatwell Plate' and learnt about the different food groups and discussed which foods we should eat often and those we should eat sometimes. As we have been talking about seeds this week, we then made a delicious healthy snack using a hot air popcorn maker which made our classroom smell amazing!