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From Field to Fork

From Field to Fork

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This summer term we will be looking at 'The Farm' . We will be growing our own broad beans and keeping a diary of how they are getting on. Our role play for this whole term will be a farm, farm shop and garden. This half term we will be making the link between the farm and how it ends up on our plates by pairing up pictures and looking into the process fruit and vegetables go through.  




We will be exploring the book ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  We will get to know the original story and we will then read an alternative version.  We will be writing our own versions of the story as well as writing newspapers to warn the other giants of the dangers of JACK.

To end the term we will be making our own magic potions-thinking carefully about what we would like them to do and what ingredients to use. 



We will be exploring the 4 number operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will go on to explore length, linking in to our understanding of Jack and the Beanstalk.  We will also be exploring capacity linking to our potion making in literacy.  




By the end of the half term year 1 would have written their own stories and these will be shown at the Horticultural afternoon. During this afternoon the children will be getting to know a variety of farm animals which will be on the school field. Year 1 will be able to name a range of common garden plants including fruit and vegetables and their uses. Year 1 will have a greater awareness of where their food come from by the end of his half term. We will continue to look after our broad beans which we planted last half term and we will be growing some cress heads.