Posted on: September 4th 2018

This week at Gray's Farm


Welcome back!


Hello and welcome back from the Summer break we hope it was a very exciting one and look forward to hearing all about it.

As you are aware we will be settling a lot of new children and parents to the nursery. This will be done as a staggered intake in order for the families to settle fully into nursery. We will be looking at our new story about "Maisy goes to nursery" learning about new routines, making new friendship groups, sharing and taking part. We shall be enlisting the support of our older children to be "buddies" to our new ones.


We would like to wish a warm welcome to all our new Reception children and parents to Grays Farm. We are very excited to be working with you all this year!

Our topic for this term is People who help us and we will be learning about different people in our community. This week we will be focusing on the children settling in to school, becoming familiar with our school rules and routines as well as important faces in and around their new school.

We would also like to remind you that your child will be receiving a tapestry profile by the end of the week so please make sure you have provided us with an email address so we can share their learning with you.

We look forward to teaching your children!


Welcome back, this time to Year 1!

Our Topic this half term is Toys. In Literacy we will be studying Sarah Hayes' story This is the Bear, concentrating on using describing words and writing a correctly punctuated sentence. In Maths we are consolidating number concepts to 10, such as 1:1 counting, matching and recognition. We will begin to get used to the new challenges and routines now we have stated the National Curriculum. If you would like to come in and hear readers, please see your class teacher.


Welcome back to our new year two children! This week in maths, we are looking at the place value of digits in numbers as well as getting straight into our mental maths passport targets!  In English, we’re starting our first year two book – Gigantosaurus – to fit our dinosaur theme. .


Welcome back Year 3! We hope that you have all had a brilliant summer.

This week in Maths we will be focusing on place value; recognising and identifying the value of each digit in a 3 digit number; finding 10 more and less for given numbers and ordering numbers using the more/less than symbols (< = >).

In English, we will be using the book Princess Smartypants to help us write descriptively. We will be exploring different emotions experienced by the princess and justifying our reasons using clues from the story. We will also use our P4C skills to discuss whether the princess should get married.


English - classifying words and sentences
Maths - Place value


In English, we will be using Anthony Browne’s ‘Voices in the Park’ to base our work on.
In maths, we will be revising Year 4 and looking at place value.


In year 6 we will be revising place value in maths and in English, we are focusing on clause types and phrases