A Little Seed for Me to Sow . . . .

As part of our ‘A is for Alive’ project we have been exploring plants and their features.

The children have read a range of books such as The Tiny Seed, recited poems from the Poetry Basket and sang songs about key concepts of growth.

The practitioners have planned first hand experiences to deepen children’s understanding and knowledge. Here is Mrs Matthews planting pumpkin seeds that we have grown.

“That’s the shoot! It’s grown.”

“Look at the leaves. They are green.”

“Water it.”

By caring for plants and our environment children are learning key life skills. The Nursery children look forward to harvesting the pumpkins in September when they are in Reception.

This is crucial knowledge to support children’s later learning in science throughout school; In year 1 they will be describing the structure of plants in detail.