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May 15 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk

This half term has been so busy and exciting…..and it’s not even finished yet!

We arrived back to school after the holiday to find a huge suitcase had been left in our classroom.  We decided to open it (very cautiously of course) to see if we could find any clues as to who it might belong to.  There were a whole host of things including an axe, some little beans, gold coins, bones, a really big pen and pencil, a golden harp and an enormous t-shirt!  Who do you think it could belong to?  We decide that it must be the Giant’s!

We have learnt the story of Jack and the beanstalk, using actions to help us to re-tell it.  We have story mapped it, written a diary entry as Jack, used adjectives to describe the giant, re-written the story, learnt a ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ poem and written rhyming sentences!…..I said we had been busy!

A week after we opened the suitcase, one of the little beans went missing.  Do you know what happened?  Well, we only have a giant beanstalk growing in our classroom!  It really must have been magic!  We have also planted our own bean.  We are watching them very carefully to see if they will reach the sky like the one in the story.

We have been learning some songs all about Jack and the giant.  They enable us to retell the story through music and song.  We are practising to learn all the words and actions and will be inviting our parents and grandparents in to our ‘Jack and the Beanstalk Concert’ on Tuesday 21st May.

Here are some photos of our exciting learning…

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