Posted on: October 1st 2018

This week at Gray's Farm


Week Beginning 01 October 2018


We are overwhelmed at how well the children have settled into nursery and thank you for your support in doing so.

We shall now be exploring our new story topic on "Elmer the Elephant" children will be exploring colours in a variety of ways from mixing colours, using coloured touches, exploring light and dark. We shall also be talking about what makes a good friend and how do we help and share with our new friends.

Please see the board at the entrance of the nursery doorway from the garden for daily updates and how you can support your child at home.

Next week you will see a poster regarding our Parents evening, there will be a time slot of 10 minutes for you to talk to Mrs Penfold about your child's progress so far at nursery.


We would like to thank parents and carers for attending and supporting the Macmillan Coffee morning with the children! It was a lovely morning and all the help and support was appreciated.

A reminder to our parents of the online system ‘Tapestry’. Logins have been issued and observations of children class are now being put up. You can view what your young ones are getting up to in class! If you need help getting started please don’t hesitate to ask.


This week we are using Whatever Next as our base for writing our own stories based on going Whoosh up through the chimney and up, up and away. We are continuing to learn spellings weekly in class and are having some success in using them in our writing throughout the week.

In Maths we are beginning work on subtraction and recording our own calculations. Our Science theme continues with us thinking about clothing we wear in different seasons and why. Please help us to recite the months of the year in order! Our Topic of Toys sees us sorting through old and new toys to look at their different features. Please try and ensure your child reads every day: the book they bring home, a book from home or Bug Club online!


Year 2 will be moving onto multiplication this week. We are learning how to make groups of 2s, 5s and 10s using objects and pictures. In English, we are using the conjunctions 'and' 'but' and 'because' to join 2 clauses.


In Maths, we are going to add and subtract a three-digit number and a two-digit number using a number line.

In English, we are going to be journalists. To help us writing our own newspaper article, we will study the features of an article and look at different headlines and main body of texts.


Maths: Mental Strategies, factor pairs, using doubling to x4, x8 and rounding and adjusting x9, x11 

English: We are working on our persuasive language to put into a letter.


In English, we will be continuing writing our autobiographies concentrating on different writing skills such as relative clauses.

In maths, we revise division methods.

In history we continue with Ancient Greece; in geography, we locate continents, countries and cities; in science, we learn more about forces.


In year 6 we will be learning how nutrients are absorbed by our bodies and locating the countries involved in WWI on a map of the world.