Blog 24.3.23

This week our book of the week was ‘Harvest Fire’ by Tim Lerwill.  In the story Farmer Tim, a boy who helps his mum and dad on their farm has an adventure helping out at harvest time. 

 Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to this story:

 Writing – Label a tractor

Maths – Count hay bales

Funky Fingers – Thread a tractor outline

Outside – Make tractor prints in the mud

Creative – Make a lolly stick tractor

Construction – Use bricks to make a barn for farm vehicles


In maths the Reception children have been subitising and counting on along a number line.  The nursery children have been counting and matching patterns.


In Read, Write Inc the children have been continuing to practise and recap the sounds that they know, using them to read and write words.  The nursery children have been identifying different sounds and matching the ones that are the same.


In the tuff tray this week Mrs Cotton brought in a special farm with vehicles for us to play with.  We also had some cereal which we could crush with the steam rollers and tractors.


On Thursday Trinity Tots came to visit. There were lots of toddlers in our classroom this time!  We are looking forward to when they are old enough to be in Starfish class.


Our RE this half term is ‘Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?’  This week we began to make some things for our own Easter gardens which we will make next week.   We drew some flowers on stones using special pens and made crosses from sticks tied with string. 

Starfish star of the week was Jessie for her fabulous independent writing.  Well done Jessie!

Next week we will be learning about the Easter Story.