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Bedfont Primary School


Primary School

weeks one and two

Summer 1, Weeks 1 and 2 

This half term we would have been learning about Growing. We have chosen a selection of activities for you to choose to do. This week all the activities will be based on ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French. Watch the story here

Talk about the book



Talk about what children liked or didn’t like about this story. Did they have any questions about it?

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Talk about living things and what they need to grow well. Explain that plants and vegetables need water, sun and food to grow just like us. Encourage children to talk about how they feel if they do not have enough food or water to drink. Email your photos for the gallery

Communication and Language

Make Oliver’s vegetable diary



What did Oliver eat every day? See if your child can remember, if not look back at the book to check. Make a simple origami book and write Oliver’s vegetable diary with pictures of everything he tried during his week at Gran and Grandpa’s Email your photos for the gallery

Shopping list



Write a shopping list of your favourite vegetables Email your photos for the gallery

The world



Do some growing
Vegetables take some time to grow, for something quick you could show your child how to grow some mustard and cress from seeds and then eat the cress in a sandwich with egg or cheese.
See here for some fun ways to grow mustard and cress.

See here for more ideas for growing vegetables. Email your photos for the gallery

Spot different vegetables
Talk about the vegetables you see in the story. If there is a vegetable that you haven’t tried before perhaps ask a grown up to buy and try something new when they go shopping.

Exploring arts and design



Vegetable printing

Cut some vegetables in half and print with them. Can you make a repeating pattern?

Observational drawings

Cut some of the vegetables and paint or draw them. Look at the details; are they smooth, bumpy or hard etc. Email your photos for the gallery