Jasper’s Beanstalk

This week, we have been enjoying the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk. We have created a story map, sequenced the events and imitated the story using some imaginative actions. Perhaps the children can act it out for you at home?

On Monday, we found our own runner bean, planted it, watered it and labelled it. Like Jasper, we are now waiting and waiting to see what happens.

Whilst waiting, we have challenged ourselves to make our own Jaspers by carefully colouring and cutting around his body parts before joining them together with split pins. The children are quite rightly very proud of the results of their hard work.

The new DT area in our classroom has inspired the children to make some wonderful models: cameras, a drink machine, a ‘pet drinker’, a rocket, a breakfast machine, flags….. Observing the children explain their innovations with such enthusiasm and confidence at the end of each day has been very inspiring.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Big Pedal Challenge. Not only have the children developed their fitness but it has also created opportunities for some interesting maths!

Wishing you all a relaxing bank holiday weekend.

Mrs Shipley

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