In My Garden...
Throughout this half term we will be basing many of our activities on the following books:
The very hungry caterpillar
We will be talking about fruit and vegetables, looking at how and where they grow. We’ll be planting our own seeds and taking care of them to help them grow. We will be exploring our nursery garden and watching the changes to the plants and trees as Springtime comes along. Inside the classroom, we are developing a role play area based on a garden centre. After sharing our own experiences of visiting garden centres and looking at photographs and leaflets, we will talk about what we should sell and make some flowers.
This book is a fun introduction to discussions about where our food comes from and which foods children enjoy.
The little boy in the story, Oliver, only wants to eat chips.
Oliver doesn’t care about fresh veg or nutritious food.
He goes to stay with Grandpa and finds many different vegetables growing in the veg patch.
In the end he digs up some potatoes so can then have the chips he loves.
“Potatoes! There’s lots, it’s very heavy”
“Cabbage, it’s a white one, round like a football”
“Spinach leaves, there’s lots in here”
We looked again at pictures of how peas grow inside the pods.
“beetroot, urgh, it needs washing”
Peas in pea pods
We had fun using tweezers to collect peas and put them in the pea pods which helps to develop our fine motor skills and strengthen our hands and fingers.
Digging for potatoes
In the story, Oliver wanted to find potatoes so that he could have chips for tea. Grandpa did some digging in the vegetable patch and Oliver found the pototoes. We have been looking for potatoes in our compost tray.