Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth

Hello everyone!

This week’s story is by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen, Jasper’s Beanstalk.  It’s a short story, but brilliant for discussing what a seed needs to grow.  We will be doing a lot of planting the rest of the term so find a seed, any seed (tomato seeds from your salad will do nicely) and plant it.  It won’t take long for it to germinate.  This is also a fabulous opportunity to reinforce their sequencing and ordering skills (this week’s maths blog has more information) with the days of the week.


Plants need light, water and food (soil) to grow.  Try an experiment and water some seeds but not others, keep one seed in a dark cupboard, water it but leave it without light.  Keep checking and keep a seed diary, note the day and what’s happened.  Your child could draw a picture of what they see and any changes that happen over time.

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Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe, 

Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence