This week, in the area of Understanding of the World we will continue our ‘materials’ topic by investigating natural materials focusing on fruits that have been grown from a seed. We will focus on our main task for this week which is making fruit salad.
Discussion Points for making fruit salad and exploring different fruits:
How a fruit grows from a seed into a plant or tree.
Parts of a fruit, fruit tree or fruit plant – learn new vocabulary such as root, trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, fruit, peel, skin, pip.
What a plant needs for growth – soil for food, sunlight, water
How different fruits originate from different parts of the world with different climates.
What type of a shop we buy fruit from (green grocers, supermarket, market)
Colour, shape and size of fruit.
Take a look into Mr Vail's garden pond. This week we have a different view. Look deeper into the pond rather than the edge of the pond.
Watch closely and you will see a water flea! The tadpoles look so happy and peaceful!