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Summer – In the Garden

It's summer time - time to be in the garden! We think about the seasons and explore what the weather will be like at different times of the year. We read and discuss the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We plant seeds and track their development; we look at where our food comes from and plan and make lots of fruity snacks when thinking about our diet. 

We taste a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables linked to the stories of 'Oliver's Vegetables' and 'Oliver's Fruits'.

Finally we think about all the wonderful creatures that can be found both in the garden and in books too. We end our term having a ball - an Ugly Bug one - where we make a costume and decorate a paper mache bug! 

Questions we'll be asking:

  • How do plants grow best?
  • What do plants need to grow?
  • What fruit and vegetables grow locally?
  • Why do we find insects in our garden?
  • Should Jack have climbed the beanstalk?
  • What did Jack feel like when he climbed the beanstalk?
  • How long does a plant take to grow?
  • Where do seeds come from?