Farthing Wood Class update

We hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and loved your cards as much as the children loved making them. Painting with watercolour can be quite tricky but I’m sure you’ll agree that they did a splendid job.
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our ’Create & Collaborate’ parent event. We hope you all had a wonderful time designing and creating biscuits and enjoyed looking at your child’s ‘I Can’ book – I know they really enjoyed sharing them with you!
In Phonics we have introduced the Tricky Witch trigraph (three letters that make one sound) ‘air’ as in air, fair, chair, stairs, hair, airport. The children have learnt how to write these words using a phoneme frame and segmenting each word to write them in their own box – fair = f – air, airport = air – p – or – t.
In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been watching a short clip from ‘Wacky Races’. The children loved Dastardly and Muttley. We have drawn our own wacky racing cars, our own mascots and our own baddies! The children have the most fantastic imagination and used their Monster Phonics knowledge and wrote the most wonderful descriptive sentences explaining what they have drawn!
In Maths we are continuing with our phase ‘Building 9 and 10’. We have been looking at 3D shapes – cuboid, sphere, cone, cylinder and what makes them unique. I then went on a shape hunt around my home and made groups of objects and the children had to guess what shape they were. They got it correct every time! The children then went on a shape hunt around school and found some brilliant examples of 3D shapes.
Can they find any at home to show you?
We have also been looking at repeating patterns. We started by looking at ABAB patterns (red, green, red, green) and then progressed to tricker repeating patterns such as ABBABB (red, green, green, red, green, green) or ABCABC (red, green, blue, red, green, blue).
In Topic we have been looking at ‘Likes and Dislikes’. We looked at various things such as chocolate, books, rainbows, thunder etc and the children had to decide if they liked or disliked them. We also looked at hobbies and interests and we talked about the importance of them choosing if they liked or disliked it and giving an explanation as to why, not just copying their peers. We then compare what we liked and disliked to those of our Grandparents – thank you to those who filled in the survey! We then talked about similarities and differences between us in the present and our Grandparents in the past. It has been such an interesting topic to discuss.

Please remember that PE is on a Monday and we expect children to come into School wearing their PE kit. The week commencing 25th march PE will be on Tuesday 26th March instead of the normal Monday.
Please ensure you send wellies and waterproofs with your child to keep in their locker at school. Children need to have a pair of shoes/trainers to wear whilst at school – wellies are not suitable to wear all day.
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.