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Jack and the Beanstalk

Did Jack look after his beans? What did he do to make them grow so tall? Tall enough to reach a giant’s castle!

Where do beans/seeds come from? Where can we find them and how do they travel?

Jack’s story does not share this with its readers, therefore it is up to Year 2 to explore and discover the life of a plant from its beginning.

We explored the parts of fruit and vegetables to try and find ways they were similar or different. We disected and sorted each item to compare if they had plant features such as a stem, seeds, peel, flesh or a core.
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We looked at parts of a tree and measured their leaves and trunk. We estimated the height of the trees on our playground and also took rubbings of the bark.
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We checked up on our greenhouse plants to see how well they are growing. Our plant monitors are doing a great job as we found some lovely strawberries growing. We had to repot lots of our plants as the roots are growing very long! We were also amazed to see the tiny acorn still attached to the roots of our Oak sapling from Iona's garden.
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