This week in Reception we have been reading the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. In the story, the goats wanted to eat the fresh, green grass from across the bridge but were confronted by a nasty, selfish Troll! The children have produced some lovely writing, using the adjectives they came up with to describe the Troll and have also enjoyed role playing the story together.
As a further link to our story, we decided to grow some fresh, green grass for the goats but decided to investigate what we needed for grass to grow green and healthy. The children predicted light and water would be needed and together we planned an investigation to find out if they were right. We decided to put two trays of grass in the cupboard and two on the window sill. We would then water one of the trays in the cupboard and one of the trays on the window sill, leaving the others without water. The children predicted that the tray with no light and water would not grow at all and the one on the window sill, that had been watered, would grow the most.
We will observe what happens next week. I wonder if our predictions will be right?