We are continuing our topic about Spring and will be talking about plants and growing this week.
We will be reading the picture book, 'Jasper's Beanstalk'.
Today children will be making a paper beanstalk, which will grow (with the help of folded paper!):
As we are talking about plants and growing this week, we will talk about growing fruits and vegetables and children will be making banana lollies for their snack today.
Children were beginning to develop skills copying the actions in the songs last week.
We will repeat songs today to give children the opportunity to continue to develop those skills and build confidence in their movements.
We have been thinking about plants growing this week. Plants need light to grow and for our thrill today we are going to use shadows so that we can understand that shadows appear where the light does not reach. So our thrill will be to do a puppet show using a torchlight and a cardboard box!
Your child will enjoy helping you to make the puppet show and you can use shapes of their favourite characters. Talk about light and shadows and after this activity, you can see if they notice the shadows you see when you are out in the sunshine. The children can enjoy chasing their shadows or seeing if they can make them bigger or smaller.
Let's sing a song about how the plants grow!
Now it's time to move on Funky Friday!