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Jack and the beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk  

Jack and the Beanstalk topic plan

P.E - Gymnastics

In P.E Miss Boyle has been teaching us how to balance. We have learnt the 'arch' and 'dish' balance.

Arch - Lay flat on your stomach with your arms stretched above your head and legs straight together with toes pointed. When Miss Boyle says balance the children lift up their arms and shoulders and legs at the same time.

Dish - Lay flat on your back with arms stretched above your head and legs straight together with toes pointed. When Miss Boyle says balance lift arms and shoulders and legs at the same time.

Always hold a balance for 3 seconds.

These balances are very important to build strength and co-ordination but are also proven to have a positive impact upon hand writing. Help your child to practise these at home.

 

Next we added a roll! Watch the demonstration on this video. Watch how she keeps her shoulders and legs off the mat. We are practising how to end by sitting up without putting down our hands or elbows. This is very tricky!

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In maths we have been learning about shapes. We have looked at shapes in pictures and named them. We described them using the words sides, corners, straight and curved and compared how shapes are similar and different. Look at our shape castles!
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We have now finished watching 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Use the link to watch these episodes at home. See if your child can tell you about the characters and events in the story. Who is their favourite character and why? Would they have been brave enough to climb the beanstalk? Can you talk with your child and think of a different ending to the story?

We have been learning about castles . Can your child show you the parts of the castles using these labels -

turrets    draw bridge     portcullis(iron gate)     moat    tower

 

 

Why not visit a local castle or use your re-cycling to build your own castle. I would love to see these!

We have been watching the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Each day we watch the next part of the story and discuss the events. This week we found out that Jack and his mother were very poor. They had no food in the cupboard! Poor Jack! Jack's mum sent him to the market to sell their cow. 

We made 'For Sale' posters to help Jack.

Talk to your child about how Jack was feeling when he sold his cow. Ask them to draw a picture of Jack's expression and write some words to describe how he felt.

We learnt about farm animals and the foods they provide us with. Jack's cow gave him milk. We used the resources in our small world and construction area to create our own farms.  

 

 

Our Farms

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In maths we found out about sprout stalks.    We peeled the leaves from our sprouts and used Jack's doubling bag to double our leaves.

 

Why not try doing some doubling at home !    

We planted our very own beans. We had to carefully follow the instructions to make sure that our beans will grow. We learnt that plants need light , water  and nutrients from the soil  to grow.

 

We will be closely observing our beans over the next few weeks and measuring them as they grow.

Planting our beans

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Subtracting Jack's Beans in Maths

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We found a packet of 'Magic Beans' in the classroom on Thursday. Mrs Addy accidently left them over night.

Look at what we found in the morning! 

We tried to climb the beanstalk !!!!!!

 

 

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We thought about what we might find at the top of our beanstalk. Here are some of our ideas...
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