To start their ‘Once upon a time ….’ topic Reception shared the story ‘Sofia and the Sunflower’. They ordered the stages of the lifecycle of a sunflower, counted sunflower seeds and matched them to sunflower number mats. They painted large sunflowers for a display in their classroom to look like Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting and also made their own versions of the painting using pastels. Outside they explored their growing sensory tray, pretending to plant sunflower seeds into pots with soil and watering them. They also planted some cress seeds in egg cartons and planted some bulbs in the small garden area in the Nursery playground. During Group time they also shared some Non Fiction books about planting and growing.