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Introduce the story we are learning about this week - Jack and the Beanstalk.



Have a go at planting yourself. Cut an old tomato into slices and plant the slices in a pot with soil. Discuss what plants need to grow. Keep the soil moist and in a warm sunny position. Explain it will take time and we will need to carry on looking after the plant and wait to see what happens and how it changes as it grows. Why not start your own plant diary, recording the changes you see.  



Recap the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Have a go at designing your own magic bean. Draw what it will look like and have a go at labelling it or writing sentences to describe what it will look like or why it will be magical.



Why not have a go at using some instruments for our story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'? You could make your own drum to make the sound of the Giant's footsteps! Or you could find some glass bottles and fill each one with a different amount of water to make different notes then tap the sides of them - each bottle will give a different note. Can you play the notes from low to high to make it sound like Jack is climbing up the beanstalk? And play from high to low to make it sound like Jack is climbing down the beanstalk?



Have a go at retelling a traditional tale of your choice using everyday objects as instruments.



Do a book review.

What did you like about the story?

What was your favourite part?

Where was the story set?

Who were the main characters?


Be creative, have a go at making a picture or painting of your favourite character.