We ‘planted’ pumpkin seeds in damp cotton wool and placed them in clear plastic bags – we have hung these in a line along our window as we know that plants, seeds and flowers need sunlight to grow. We look forward to seeing the roots and shoots growing. We have also placed carrot tops onto damp cotton wool and are waiting to see what will happen.

We have had lots of fun playing in our garden centre role-play area, taking turns to be the shop keeper and the customer, making lots of purchases of beautiful flowers and gardening supplies.

In art, we created natural sculptures of sunflowers, using pipe cleaners, beans, lentils and real leaves; these were then photographed and are on display in our classroom.

There were lots of shrieks of delight as we enjoyed playing with the big tub of jelly. We had to try and rescue some sea animals stuck in the jelly. It was very “cold”, “squishy”, “yucky” and “sticky”.

Our topic next week is Jack and the Beanstalk.