- The Tiny Seed
- Places to grow plants
- How to plant a seed
- Jasper's Beanstalk
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: Little Brown Seeds by Anon
Share the poem and rehearse at suitable times throughout the week, e.g. start/end of the day. Encourage the children to vary the pitch and tone of their voice as they rehearse to emphasise the rhyming words, e.g. sprinkle/twinkle. Support children to learn and perform the poem in small groups.
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth
Selection of common seeds from seed packets or taken from plants/fruits
Garden centre role-play equipment
Acrylic paints, plastic pots, sunflower seeds, soil
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: One Tomato, Tomato Two (see resources and websites)
Share the poem and rehearse at suitable times throughout the week, e.g. start/end of the day. Help children vary the pitch and tone of their voice as they rehearse to stress the counting words. Hold up fingers to correspond to each number and generate an action, e.g. munch = snap mouth shut.
Group Reader: Grass for Tea
This beautifully illustrated non-fiction book is a perfect introduction to the genre for beginning readers. Children will be able to find out information about native British animals, presented in a clear, accessible way. This phonologically decodable text is a superb accompaniment to a block of work on factual texts.
You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education
Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French
Oliver's Fruit Salad by Vivian French
Grass for Tea (Hamilton Group Reader)
Packets of cress seeds
Ingredients to make a cress sandwich
Unusual fruits, e.g. kiwi, persimmon, passion fruit, guava, pomegranate
Selection of gardening equipment (trowels, pots, soil, forks etc.)
Potatoes, carving tools