We’ve had a long term – (perhaps a little too long) of looking at the book Jack and the Beanstalk.
This has brought so much awe and wonder to the children.
First they found footprints, a giant shirt and giant boots!
What are these? Who do they belong to? Why are they here?
Later on they found the book wrapped up and they were all so excited to read it.
The giant sent the children a letter apologising for leaving all the mess and he gave them some ‘magic beans’ (sunflower seeds) to grow.
The children loved watching them grow and explored what happened when they watered them. They decided to bring them home on Mother’s Day, with their Mother’s Day card!
The giants footprints were used to measure and compare the children’s feet in provision. Children were inspired to work together to build a giants castle.
We used the forest school area to search for the giant, chanting the song: were going on a giant hunt were going to catch a big one were not scared… uh oh..
We used positional language to model obstacles in our way and to make decisions of how to get passed.
The children loved writing letters back to the giant and getting ready to post it!
Such a cross curricular activity – the fun never ends!
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