Posted on: March 11th 2019

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 11/03


Week Beginning: 11 March 2019


Our new topic in Nursery is based around the story of the "Very Hungry Caterpillar"
We shall be working on sequencing and ordering numbers.

We will be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar and taking care of our new editions to nursery. When our caterpillars turn into butterflies  we will release them to the wild.


As you know, Reception had some new arrivals last week of some ducklings. The children have been very excited about looking after the baby ducks and have all had a go at holding one, as well as helping to look after them by giving them food, water and being super quiet to ensure they do not get scared.

As this is the case, this week will be all about ducks! We will be reading ‘The Ugly Duckling’ as part of literacy and talking about kind things we could say to the ugly duckling. As part of our writing, we will be writing cards and notes of kindness to the ugly duckling. This will also link to our personal and social skills learning for this week (talking about kind things we can say to each other).

In maths we will be looking at money for the first time. The children will be exploring in depth how we can use money to buy things and that different coins represent different amounts. We will also be making amounts with 1p coins and comparing amounts of money as ‘more’ or ‘less’ e.g 5p is less than 7p. 

Keep checking tapestry all this week as we will be publishing the children watching the ducklings first swim!


In English we are using adjectives (describing words) to describe the River Cray.
We are also learning to spell words ending in ‘er’ and ‘est’ and how these endings affect the meaning of the word.

In Maths we are learning to find half of shapes and amounts.
We will also be starting to read the time to o’clock and half past.


Next week in English, we will be starting a new book, Beegu. We will be focusing on emotions and using our conjunction knowledge to explain how Beegu would be feeling.  In Maths next week, we will be focusing on our multiplication and division facts and whether we can recall the facts or whether we need to work them out, using the bar model!


In Maths, we are going to multiply two and three-digit numbers using the formal grid method.

In English, we are going to write a newspaper report using fronted adverbials to tell the reader when, where and how something happened.


Maths: Converting between different units of measure, calculating the perimeter and area of a shape. Converting time between an analogue and digital clock.

English: Expanded noun phrases, sentence structure and punctuation.


In English, we will be revising using apostrophes for contractions and possession.

In maths, we revise calculating fractions as well as looking at percentages of amounts.


This week in Year 6, we will be using formal language to write a persuasive letter and will be learning about natural selection in science.