Farthing Wood Class update

Wow, what another busy week we have had in Farthing Wood class. It’s nearly Christmas and we have been busy practising our singing and rehearsing for the Nativity. The children have been busy creating our own Christmas tree and next week we will make our own decorations to hang on it. We have also had a special guest join us – Sugarplum the mischievous Elf – he has been very cheeky this week!
In phonics we have introduced ‘Tricky Witch’ and her ‘ar’ grapheme as in car, jar, farmyard, market. The children really enjoyed hunting for the flashcards around the room and writing them down on whiteboards. We have been recapping our High Frequency Words from this term – the children have amazed me with their knowledge and sight reading.
In English we have been performing the children’s own versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It makes me so proud to see them act out each other’s stories and it really is a joy to watch.
In maths we have looked at four sided shapes. We have learnt that rectangles can have two short and two long sides but special rectangles that have four equal sides can be called squares. The children were brilliant at spotting rectangles and special rectangles in the school environment. We have also looked at sequencing and time; things we do at certain times of the day.
In Topic we have been looking at maps and where we are on a map. We know our school is in Mundesley and discovered Mundesley in Norfolk and right on the coast near the sea. We then discovered Norfolk is part of England and England is part of Great Britain. We then looked at a map of the world and discovered Great Britain is really tiny compared to the rest of the countries in the world. We also sang the 7 Continents song – my favourite!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE)
It was lovely to see so many of you at our Christmas craft afternoon. We hope you all had a wonderful time – we did!
We are looking at different types of buildings and houses. Please send in a photo of your house so we can use it in our small world – the children love to play and make up stories with familiar buildings. Please send it to the office or myself (k.betts@coastaltogether.co.uk)
Please ensure you send wellies and waterproofs with your child to keep in their locker at school.
Please remember to send your child’s Handwriting Homework Book back on a Monday – thank you.
We love to see what adventures your child gets up to at home – clubs they attend , baking, reading, making dens, being creative, going on nature walks. Tapestry is a wonderful place to share these with us and the class – please upload your photos and a brief description so we can share these together during circle time.