Farthing Wood Class update

Another busy week in Farthing Wood class and I couldn’t be more proud of all the children. They have blown me away with their thirst for knowledge and sharing what they know with others.
We had another first this week for the children – cooking. The children had to weigh out all of the ingredients to make their very own Gingerbread Man as part of our story in English. The children then had to design their own Gingerbread man and then create it using icing and Jelly tots! We sat together and listened to the story and ate them just like the cunning, sly fox. They were delicious!
In Phonics we have introduced the digraph (two letters that make one sound) Black Cat ‘ur’ as in turn, burn, burp, urn and turnip. The children have been busy searching for hidden ‘ur’ words around the classroom and outside and writing them down on whiteboards to show an adult what super detectives they all are.
In English we have continued to explore the story of The Gingerbread Man. This week we acted out the story together as a class – it was so much fun to watch and hear the children pretending to be the different characters. The children were then challenged to come up with an alternative ending to the story. We talked about what else could happen or who/what else could help the Gingerbread man across the river. We had some wonderful ideas and the children drew a picture and came up with some amazing describing words to describe what was happening!
In Maths we have been exploring capacity – how much something holds, using key vocabulary – full, half full, half empty and empty and mass – how much something weighs using the key vocabulary heavier and lighter. We have been experimenting with balancing scales and different objects to see which is heavier and which is lighter. We have been using the key phrase ‘I predict….’ and then seeing if we are right.
In Topic we have been looking at the word identity and creating self portraits using colour mixing skills.
We would love the children to bring in a photo of their home so that we can have an interactive display within the Classroom. These can be emailed to me or the office. Everyone has been really excited to tell us about their homes and who belongs in them. We have learnt that all families are different and this is part of our identity and our sense of belonging.

Please remember that PE is on a Monday and we expect children to come into School wearing their PE kit – a letter reminding you of the correct PE kit has been sent home.
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.