Posted on: January 28th 2019

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 28/01


Week Beginning: 28 Jaunaury 2019


A massive thank you to Sophie's mum whom is a nurse and demonstrated to the children the recovery position. The children have been practising on the teachers.

This week we will be looking at The fire services, how to spot a fire, what to do, what not to do. We will be practising our own fire drill at school, to help the new children in the event of an evacuation.

During our music and movement sessions we will be playing listening games of STOP, DROP and ROLL.

Please continuing putting your observations on Tapestry so we may share them with the children.


In Reception this week we will be learning how to be taking away. We will be look at what happens to a number when to take a certain amount away.

In English we will be reading the book 'Tiddler the story telling fish.' We will be completing our under the sea adventure with this story.

Next week we will be revising the sounds: ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee and igh before learning the new sounds oa and oo.

A reminder for Thursday 14th February. We are inviting the Reception parents in for our scenic show of the children's work this term! The afternoon will start at 2.30pm!


In Maths we will be comparing lengths, height and weight.
In English we will continue the story of ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ and will be planning and writing the story. We will focus on joining two clauses with a conjunction.


In Year 2 next week, we will be carrying on with Claude and the City. We will be writing a newspaper report with a focus on commands, exclamation sentences and question sentences. In Maths, we will be looking at fractions of shapes and numbers.


In Maths, we are going to count up and down in tenths. Later in the week, we are going to find fractions of amounts.

In English, we are still going to use the book, Into the Forest, to support our writing. We are going to infer from an image using adjectives, powerful verbs and prepositions. We are also going to write in role.


In Year 4 this week we will be:

In Maths recognising and show using diagrams families of common equivalents fractions. Solve problems with harder fractions to calculate quantities of amounts.

In English we will be working on apostrophes, using them in contractions, singular possessive s and plural possessive s.


In English, we will be applying everything we have been learning about narrative writing in our own, exciting stories! We will be creating atmospheric setting and character description as well as using dialogue to convey character.

In maths, we continue to look at fractions, specifically multiplying and converting to decimals.

Science continues with growth and development in animals where we will be looking at the gestation periods of different animals. History continues our fascinating topic of the ancient Maya people!


This week in year 6, we are creating a narrative written in the first person and learning about biomes in geography.