Posted on: March 16th 2020

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 16/03


Week Beginning: 16 March 2020


Nursery will continue their story topic on "The Very hungry caterpillar" Our caterpillars are now beginning to grow as we observe them daily and look for changes.

During our Forest school we shall be going on a bug hunt to see if we can find any pupas using our magnifying glasses.

We enjoy seeing you share story books with Skye and Sheniah bear on tapestry, Keep them coming.


This week our new English and Guided reading focus will be on 'The Ugly Duckling'. We will be looking at life cycles of a duck and developing our independent writing skills. In phonics we are going to continue to recap all phase 2 and 3 sounds and tricky words and we are slowly going to begin to introduce phase 4. In maths we are going to continue to work on adding numbers and try really hard to encourage children to count on from a given number.


If you are having trouble logging into Tapestry to access your child's online journal or Bug Club to encourage online reading at home then please let us know.


Can we please remind all parents to make sure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.


Have a lovely week!


In English, we are going to have a new class book, 'The Enormous Turnip', and use it to write main clauses. We will add noun phrases and join two main clauses with conjunctions (and, because, but) too.


In Maths, the first two days, we are going to look at money: recognising coins, ordering them, comparing them and making correct amounts. On the last few days of the week, we are going to start looking at time (imagine that the clock face is like a circular number line to 12). We will recognise the hour and minute hands and read the time to o'clock.


In Maths this week, we will be recapping fractions. We will be covering fractions of a shape and fractions of a number. The fractions we focus on are: 1/2, 1/4, 3/4, 1/3 and 2/4. 


In English this week, we will be looking at a new book linked to our Royal Family topic. Our focus this week will be different different sentence types (?/ !)


Maths: We are measuring this week in grams and kilograms! We will be converting between g and kg, then learning how to read scales. Lastly, we will be using our new knowledge to weigh everyday objects around us.


English: We are continuing our work on Wisp, a story about a refugee boy and a magical, floating ball of energy and hope. We will be recapping the skills we have learnt so far this term.


History: We are continuing our work on the Tudor family tree and learning about the fate of Henry's wives.


Science: It is time to get planting! Year 3 will be setting up their own investigations to see how plants grow best.  


This week in year 4 we will be continuing our Stuart’s learning in history and finding out all about The Great Plague and how Charles II’s reign was full of disaster and why he hid in an oak tree!


In our skills focus will be adverbial phraaes in English as we explore a new text from the very clever author Anthony Browne, who uses clues in his illustrations to add to the text body. We will then be using our Dood Detective skills to empathise with the main characters before writing in role to explain differing opinions.


In maths, we will be revisiting our fractions learning and calculating fractions of money amounts with decimals. To help us embed this understanding we will be refining our division maths also.




This week in Year 6, we will be learning how nutrients are transferred into our bodies in science and we will be writing an explanation text. In history, we will be learning about our democratic society and how a  government is elected.