Farthing Wood update

In Farthing Wood Class this week the children have been super collaborative, working in pairs and teams to complete challenges both inside and out. It has been wonderful to watch the children use their voice and interact with their peers.
In Phonics we have completed the alphabet and learnt an amazing alphabet song! Our sounds this week have been ‘y’, ‘z,’ ‘zz’ and ‘qu’ – y =yum, z = zip, zz = buzz and qu = quack. We’ve been practising these letters in handwriting too and the children have been independently writing them in JONK time!
This week we have continued to read the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrains in the story and deciding which choices mattered to the Pigs and the Wolf. Last week the children created their own version of the story and together they acted out everybody’s story – it was wonderful to watch!
In Maths we have been looking at the composition of 3 along with circles and triangles. The children loved going on a shape hunt for them and are super confident at finding circles. We have also been learning positional language such as under, over, in, out, in front, behind and between. The children worked in pairs hiding a teddy and using their new knowledge describing where it was hidden for their partner top find. ‘The Bear is under the table’ – I wonder if you could practice this at home?
In Topic we have been looking at religious buildings and different religious beliefs. First we looked at Christianity and their special festivals – Easter and Christmas and then we looked at Hinduism and the special festivals they celebrate – the Festival of Light (Diwali) and the Festival of Colour (Holi). The children have made Rangoli patterns both inside and outside (you may have seen them!) We watched the story of Ramam and Sita and learnt about good triumphing over evil. Finally the children made their own Diva Lamp out of clay and decorated it. We then made a big Rangoli pattern in the hall and lit them – it looked beautiful and a wonderful way to end our week.
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.