Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Building the tallest beanstalk

We read the story ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ by Raymond Briggs. Then we worked in teams to build the tallest possible newspaper beanstalk.  
This task helped us work towards lots of the IPC Personal Goals. 
Goal -I can make links between what I know and my new learning.
In a maths lesson on 3D shapes we built shapes and this helped us to understand that triangles are strong shapes. So, some of us used a triangle shape for the base of our beanstalk.
Goal -Be able to cope with unfamiliar situations
Even though most of us had never done a task quite like this before we did not panic and we worked calmly with our friends. 
Goal -Be able to stick with a task until it is completed 
We kept going even though our beanstalks fell over and the paper got crumpled.
Goal -Be able to make their meaning plain using appropriate verbal and non-verbal forms 
We gave each other instructions and sometimes used actions to explain our ideas. 
Goal -Be able to use a range of thinking skills in solving problems
Some groups used good thinking skills and doubled up the newspaper sheet to make the tubes stronger.


  1. What a fun challenge! What was the tallest beanstalk you made?

    Your IPC Personal Goals remind me of our school values. We have our Hertford Learning Tree animals to help us learn those skills. We did an assembly about them this week. You can find out more on our blog.

  2. Hello I loved when we did the Beanstalks. And It was funny when Isabel's Beanstalk falled down.

  3. I'm Having a nice Day today because I'm going to the cinema. And In Subway It's a Restaurant.