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Nightingale Academy

Minster C of E Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God





Did you know that in April:

The warmer weather has finally arrived and it encourages a

burst of animal activity. As the soil warms up, insects multiply.

With more food about the birds prepare to raise their families.

It is during this time that many animals will give birth as food

is easier to find.

Tadpoles hatch and feed on what is left of their eggs.



What to look for in April.

How many of these things will you see?

trees in leaf




a bird sitting in its nest



Things to do:

Grow a bean plant

This investigation is very simple but fascinating. Did you know you can grow a bean in a jar with just a little water?

What you need

> A broad bean seed

> Jar

> Kitchen roll or a napkin

> Water


> Swirl a small amount of water around the jar.

> Fold your napkin or kitchen roll and place in the jar. ( we made the kitchen roll very slightly damp also )

> Place the bean seed in the jar resting on the napkin.

> Spray some water on the bean every few days.

The bean should start to grow roots after a few days, this is called germination.


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Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School