Posted on: September 14th 2020

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 14/09


Week Beginning: 14 September 2020


We will be focusing on making new friendship groups, learning new routines,  practice turn taking and listening skills. On the board outside our nursery there will be an update of daily activities and focus activities we will be working with the children throughout the week.


Welcome to another week of Reception!

It has been a pleasure to finally meet your children and get to know them.

This week, we will be continuing to settle in the children by introducing more new routines and giving them tours of the places in the school that they will visit. This includes the field, playground and dining hall. We will also have some special visits from important people in our school including the office staff and senior staff. 

We will also begin to introduce the children to their first phonics sounds (m, a, s, d). Maybe you could play I spy at home with these letters? We will be thinking about ourselves and talking about who is in our family.

Please remember that the timings for this week are:

Morning children 8.40 - 11.45

Afternoon children 12.15 - 3.15

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to one of the team on the Reception gate. 

Reception Team.


In Year 1 our book is Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. 

In English we will be learning to write a simple main clause with a capital letter to begin and a full stop/end mark to end. 

In Maths we are comparing amounts using vocabulary such as 'more than', 'less than', most' and 'least'. 


Miss Gillies and Miss Wallington would firstly like to say a big, massive well done to all the children for coming into school so well, their good behaviour and their dedication to their learning. We are so impressed and we are really looking forward to the rest of the school year with your child. 

This week in Maths, we will be adding. We will be using 100 squares and dienes to add 1 digit, multiples of 10 and 2 digit numbers to a 2digit number.

This week in Writing, we will be starting our first book of the new school year - 'Katie and the Dinosaurs'. We will be focusing on noun phrases (adjective noun) to describe pictures while remembering our main clause ingredients. 

Admin bits: 

- PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

- We ask that children are reading at least 4 times a week.

- Homework will be going out on the Google Classroom platform each week and will be due on Wednesdays.

If you have any questions, please speak to:

2 Hawthorn: Miss Wallington (teacher) and Mrs Lyon (ta)

2 Hazel: Miss Gillies (teacher) and Miss Martin (ta)


In English Year 3 will be  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. 


This week in English, Year 4 will be continuing to learn how to use main clauses and adding conjunctions to improve  their writing. 

In Maths we will be focussing on ordering and place value knowledge. 

In science we are continuing our topic on teeth and will; be starting a new experiment to see how different liquids affect our teeth. 

In Geography we will be learning to identify and label the 5 oceans and 7 continents of the world. 


This week, Year 5 will be working on our knowledge of place value and decimals in maths. In our English lessons, we are excited to begin work around a new book.


In literacy, year six will be using the text Way Home to develop their use of descriptive language. Whilst in Geography, we will be making our way to the peak of the highest mountains in the world - wrap up warm because it’ll be chilly at the top.