Farthing Wood Class update

We have had a wonderful last week in Farthing Wood Class. It was lovely to see so many of you at our parent event ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’. We hope you all enjoyed making the wonderful easter crafts with you children – we certainly did!
In phonics we have introduced two new Tricky Witch trigraphs – ‘ear’ as in hear, beard, fear, dear and ‘ure’ (you have to say it in a posh voice!) as in sure, lure, manure, furniture. We have been super detectives and looked for the hidden flashcards both inside and out and then sorted them into the correct sound group.

In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been reading the Traditional Tale – Jack and the Beanstalk. The children really liked the setting of the castle at the top of the beanstalk and drew some amazing pictures of what they thought it might look like. We used our creative thinking brains to come up with ideas on how the police could catch Jack, what new treasure the Giant might have and what Jack might buy with all his treasure. 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 still consolidating our learning and have been busy combining two groups and finding out how many we have altogether, matching numerals to pictures, working out who has more and using bead strings to continue to imbed number bonds to 10.
In Topic we answer our key enquiry question for this term – ‘Does the past have an impact on our future’. The children realised that what happens in the past means we can have a better future. Toys are better, phones are better, even hoovers!! There are lots of opportunities for us to try new and exciting things because of what has happened in the past – like exploring space! We remembered we are all unique and we all have different likes and dislikes and this may impact on our future and what job we may have. We decided it would be a good idea to try every new opportunity given to us even if it is a little scary.
We learnt all about the Hindu Festival of Colour called Holi. Then children loved watching a video of the festival and were amazed at the different colours and music. They especially liked the part where they throw colourful paint at each other! We created our own Festival of Colour and danced to music with colourful ribbons – it was fantastic! We have also been learning about the Christian Faith and their celebrations, especially Easter. We learnt all about the story of Jesus and why Christains celebrate this special story. We made easter bonnets, easter baskets and easter nests!

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.
Finally we hope you all have an amazing Easter Holidays and we cannot wait to see you all for the summer term.