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Sowing the Seed

Topic Overview


This half term we will be looking at how plants grow. 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 shop. This topic will then progress onto next half term ‘from field to fork’ where will be looking at how food ends up on our plates.




We will be exploring the book ‘Farmyard Hullabaloo’ beginning our literacy journey by reciting parts of the poem. We will move on to creating a fact file of an animal that we would expect to find on a farm.  

Later in the term we will be looking closely at the book called ‘Compost Stew’ we will be creating a new recipe for making compost and will then have a go at testing the recipes out.


This half term we will begin by exploring and gaining an understanding of money, which we will then use to help us in our role play area.

We will then develop our learning of multiplying ( Lots of) and dividing (Sharing) and we will be applying this across the curriculum. 



We are then going to be learning about money making sure that we can recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins. We will be using our role play to help use add and subtract different amounts of money. 




By the end of the half term year 1 would have written their own fact files about animals that we would expect to find on a farm, created a recipe for making compost and have performed a poem about animals.

They would have experienced how farms were in the Victorian times as well as how the landuse has changed in Southmapton. The children will also be in the process of growing their own vegetables and plants ready for part 2 of this term ‘ From field to fork’.