Posted on: April 1st 2019

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 01/04


Week Beginning: 01 April 2019


We are soon approaching the end of our Spring Term 2. Hopefully if the caterpillars have changed into butterflies we shall be releasing them to the wild.

The children will be very busy all week making their Easter Crafts,  having an Easter Egg Hunt in Forest School and taking part in the Easter Bonnet Parade. Thursday we shall be celebrating International Language Day, the day will be filled with activities, games and songs from around the world. If you can count to 10 in another language why not put this on tapestry so we can share.

As always please keep an eye on the boards for daily updates.


This week in Reception we will be continuing our learning about the growth of plants and how they change over time. We will also we looking at humans and learning about the different stages as we grow up i.e. baby, child, adult. 

For this reason, Reception would like to request if parents could send in a picture of their child as a baby. If you do not have a paper copy, you could send it via email or tapestry. We kindly request if you could get this to the teachers by Monday. 

In Maths will be exploring repeating patterns using shapes. The children will be making their own patters and learning how to make it a repetitive pattern. We will also be learning about having numbers up to 10. The children have been successfully doubling numbers. So we will be deepening their knowledge with learning how to half a number. 

Next week on Friday 5th April we will be having our trip in the morning to the church for our Easter service. 

In the afternoon we will have our Easter Bonnet parade. You can make your bonnet at home with your child!


In Maths we will be describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes using the vocabulary faces, edges and vertices as appropriate.

In English we will be writing a sequence of correctly punctuated sentences to describe our trip to the River Cray and our Science topic.


This week in maths, we are looking at geometry. We will be counting the faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes and comparing them. In English, we are putting our skills to work by writing about the significant astronauts that we have been learning about in History!


In English, we are going to use an animation as a stimuli to include all the skills that we have learnt (fronted adverbials, conjunctions, subordinating clauses and paragraphs) in this term to support our writing.

In Maths, we are continuing our work on the new method (chunking) to divide.


In English - working on sentence structure, incorporating possessive s and conjunctions at the beginning of a sentence.

In Maths - we will describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant. Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon in the first quadrant and describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down – in the first quadrant.


In Maths, we are working on our fraction knowledge by revisiting improper and mixed number fractions and fractions of amounts. 

In English, we are looking at using parentheses and relative clauses in preparation to write a diary entry as an astronaut.

A reminder to parents they are invited in from 3 Wednesday  for our space showcase.


This week in Year 6, we will be retelling the story of the last supper from one of the disciples points of view. In science we will be investigating how birds have adapted their beaks according to the food they eat.