This week we jumped into the land of giants. The children went on a hunt around the school grounds, unpicking clues which led them to key items from the traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk. They were really excited to find a golden egg, a musical harp, some magic beans, a money bag full of golden coins and a giant spoon! Alongside the key items were puzzle pieces which the children pieced together to reveal the front cover of our story. Great team work was seen as the children took turns in conversation sharing their thoughts and ideas about the items found.
The children couldn’t believe the size of the giant’s spoon! They thought of lots of different words to describe the spoon, they came up with some fantastic words – huge, massive, ginormous, gigantic and humongous! They decided the spoon was as big as a plate and taller than us!
We explored the mathematical concept of height, comparing the heights of different sized beanstalks using the mathematical language short, tall, shorter than and taller than. The children challenged themselves to put the beanstalks in height order, shortest to tallest and found objects around the classroom that were taller and shorter than the beanstalks.
We look forward to carrying on our learning centred around Jack and the Beanstalk next week. Have a lovely weekend.