Posted on: October 30th 2018

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 30/10


Week Beginning 30 October 2018


Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the half term and look forward to hearing all about it from the children.

Our new story we shall be exploring is The Enormous Turnip, the children will be learning about helping each other, ordering numbers and making winter veg soup, They will also be planting seeds and bulbs and talking about what they need in order to grow, if you have any empty yoghurt pots please may we have them (washed of course) so children can grow their own seeds.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Welcome back to all the children, parents and gaurdians of Reception! We hope you had a safe and relaxing half term! The Reception team are excited to get started for this term. We have a lot to look forward to, such as our 'Traditional tales' topic, Diwali week and of course our Christmas countdown!

This term we will be continuing to focus on our letter sounds as well as encouraging the children to start blending letters to make a word.

We also look forward to holding a phonics workshop in November and the opportunity to talk about tapestry or bug club will be given at the end of the workshop.

Team Reception


In English we will be writing descriptions. We will be focusing on beginning sentences with a capital letter and ending them with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

In Maths we will be using tens and units apparatus to make 2 digit numbers and revising the value of each digit in the numbers.


Year 2 are going to be continuing our History topic of dinosaurs this term. In English, we are focusing on joining our handwriting and using ‘but’ and ‘because’ in our writing.

In Maths, we will be revisiting place value. We are looking at how numbers can be partitioned in different ways and where they live on the number line.


In English, we are going to revisit some of our basic skills (what makes a statement, question, command and exclamation) to make sure our sentence structures are correct.

In Maths, we are going to look at place value and time.


Maths: We are looking place value and Roman numerals.

English: We shall be looking at using the correct punctuation.


In English, we will be looking at main clauses, capitals and end marks (taking things back to basics to secure essential skills).

In maths, we revise place value.

We also continue our topic of Ancient Greece and move onto ‘Materials’ in science.


Year 6 will be learning about latitude and Longitude in Geography and beginning the book The Viewer in English