Posted on: December 4th 2017

This week at Gray's Farm



The nursery shall be continuing the story of The Gingerbread Man.
We shall be making ginger bread men using red clay, looking and comparing size. The children will be making stick puppets so they can tell their version of the story.

During our music and movement sessions we will using the benches, mats, hoops and tunnels to help to support our understanding of in, out, through, over and  in-between etc..

As always please continue to look and like or make a comment about your child's involvement at nursery and remember we like seeing what you are doing at home to support them too.


Topic: This week we are continuing our work on The Jolly Christmas Postman, and will be writing letters to Santa, and imagining what the wish list for one of the characters might look like.

Phonics: We will be recapping the digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt in Phase 2: ch sh th ng ai igh ee oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear air ure er. Encourage your child to look for words with these sounds in them when they read with you.

Mathematics: We are continuing work on addition, learning to identify the bigger number and count on from it to find the answer.

Please can you send in a Christmassy/Festive themed hat for our visit to the old people's home at Baycroft, next to the school, before Friday.


In maths we will be learning to share objects between groups of 2, 3 and 4.
In English we will be rewriting the story of Rumplestiltskin.


This week we are learning to tell the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 minutes, we are writing information texts about aliens and learning about the 1st ever Christmas!


This week Year 3 will be focusing on the following topics:

English - We will be continuing our topic of poetry next week, with a particular focus on Christmas.

Maths - next week we will be looking at length during our maths lessons.

Curriculum - next week we will begin building our very own Stone Age dwellings. Any recycled materials (especially cereal boxes) would be greatly appreciated!


This week in Maths in Year 4 we are recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes. We are comparing and classifying geometric shapes and identifying acute and obtuse angles.

This week in English we are going to continue working on the book 'Tuesday'. We are going to plan and record a news report. Also, we are going to write our own text for the pictures in the book.


In English, we will be continuing with Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story ‘A Christmas Carol’. The children will be writing various texts around this. This week, we are introduced to the ghosts!

In maths, we will be studying 2D and 3D shapes looking at their properties and how to identify and classify them.

Our topic is moving onto computing where the children will become toy developers!


This week is assessment week - we will be completing reading papers as well as arithmetic and reasoning.

Friday is Year 6's WOW day - we will be celebrating the end of WWII