Posted on: September 9th 2019

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 09/09


Week Beginning: 09 September 2019


We are pleased to see our older nursery children back to school and they are doing a fantastic job at helping to settle our new children.

This week we will continue to settle more children into nursery and making new friendship groups.

All parents by now will have received a link to tapestry, your child’s online learning journal, please follow the link and create your own password to access all the wonderful things your child will be doing at nursery.

Please ensure you check boards outside the nursery gate and inside the nursery garden at the entrance to nursery for daily and weekly updates as well as the app.

Any questions please speak to one our nursery Early Years Team.


We are so pleased to have welcomed all of our new reception children to Grays Farm. The children have done very well at adapting to a new class and routine. This week we will be continuing the learn about the rules, and the different staff in school and their roles and talking about ourselves.

On Friday your child received their reading record and first book which they should have bought home. Please encourage your child to read daily and read with them.
We would like to kindly ask that parents try their best to leave their children at the Reception gate in the mornings so that the children get used to coming into school and hanging up their belongings independently.

If anyone has any concerns or questions please do speak to one of the team.


In Maths, we are going to represent and count numbers up to 10 using objects and pictures.

In English, we are going to retell a story and also use pictures to sequence the events in the story.


To start with Miss Wallington and Mrs Burgham would like to say a big well done to the children for settling in so well into year two! We have been very impressed with the amount of reading taking place at home already, but would like to remind you that children should be reading 4 times (or more) a week! Our PE days are Monday afternoon and Thursday morning and homework will be handed out each Friday and to be returned the following Thursday.

Next week in English, we will be editing and improving our work by adding adjectives (describing words) to our nouns within our main clauses. In Maths next week, we will be looking at partitioning numbers into different ways, using our 10s and 1s.


In English we are learning how to use a main clause.

In Maths Year 3 will be comparing and ordering numbers, using more than, less than symbols and identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.


In maths we will be multiplying and dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 or 100.

In English we will be continuing our work on main clauses with the additional use of conjunctions.


Year 5 have had a great first week back and have got stuck in to our learning! This week we are continuing to work on our main clauses linking them with conjunctions. In Maths, we are looking at Roman numerals and positive and negative numbers then working on addition using the column method.

We will be starting our Geography topic - Where in the world are we? - and will be learning all about the United Kingdom, the main cities and the counties. In Science, we are learning about the how the Earth rotates to create day and night.


This week in year 6, we are starting our science topic, Evolution and Inheritance and our geography topic, How and Why has Orpington changed over time?