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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 enjoy reading lots of different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. We plant seeds and track their development; we look at where our food comes from and plan and make fruity snacks when thinking about our diet. 

We enjoy the books 'Kitchen Disco' which inspires us to create some fruity treats. We also learn about the important contributions of female botanical artists, including the work of Beatrix Potter.

Finally we investigate 'Marvelous Minibeasts' that can be found in the garden. We research their habitats and find out more on a trip to the Wildfowl Wetlands Trust. There are lots of opportunities for creative art, science and geography. We celebrate all our hard work by holding an Ugly Bug Ball where we make our own costumes. 

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 minibeasts in our garden?
  • Should Jack have climbed the beanstalk?
  • What important and positive contributions did Beatrix Potter make during her lifetime?
  • How can we make space for nature in our gardens?
  • Where do seeds come from?