Posted on: December 3rd 2018

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 03/12


Week Beginning: 03 December 2018


As we are fast approaching Christmas our new story will be called  "A letter to Santa" Children will be involved in making lists and writing to Santa, through drawing and cutting activities.

We shall be wrapping presents and using scales to weigh which ones are heavy or light.

We will be talking about the importance of Christmas by sharing and spending quality time with our friends and family.

Please check on the board outside the nursery for daily updates.

Thank you for your support.


This week we are beginning phase 3 in phonics! The children will be introduced to graphemes- where two or 3 letters together make a specific sound!

We will also continue to learn our tricky words!

In reception, we are always practicing how to write our letters and our names! Maybe you could ask your child what letters they know and see how well they have progressed with writing their name!

In maths, we will be looking at new shapes and taking a closer look at 2d and 3d shapes.

As Christmas draws nearer, we will be starting our new book- 'The Jolly Christmas Postman!' Our English writing will be based on this!


In English we will be writing stories, focussing on correctly punctuated main clauses.

In Maths we will be revising work covered so far and continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Next week, year 2 will be writing letters and recounts in our English lessons. We are learning all about Hanukah and thinking about how this is similar to other festivals we already know and in maths we are learning to tell the time!

Practise telling the time to the nearest 5mins at home


In English, we are going to write a non-narrative piece (instruction), using our organisational skills.

In Maths, we are going to measure the perimeter of simple and irregular 2D shapes. Also, it will be time to learn our 9x tables.


In English we are continuing to develop our skills in narrative writing.

In Maths we will be learning how to classify shapes based on their individual criteria and how to identify angles.


In English, we will be looking at fronted adverbials to improve the detail and structure of our sentences.

In maths, we look at graphs and tables and how to gain information from them to answer questions.

We continue our topics of Ancient Greece, British Cities and Changing Materials.


Next week, in year 6, we will be using planning a prototype of a decoration that lights up and will be continuing with our class book, 'Rose Blanche'.