Growing things topic

Today we started our topic in growing things! I introduced the children to the concept of seeds being the start of the plant and the cycle that takes place as the plant grows and produces new seeds.

We also looked at the life cycle of frogs. Using the lifecycle frog set and a story about a baby frog to support the learning!

I provided the children with a tray of old play dough. All the mixed up colours turned out to be perfect for pretend mud! I also offered some small tools, plant pots and some old pea seeds. By adding some artificial flowers, the children could speed up the growing process. No waiting for these plants to grow.

We also talked about the importance of light, heat and water for plants to grow healthy and strong!

Tomorrow we will be growing some veg in an awesome planter that allows us to see the roots as well as the tops of the plants.

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