Posted on: November 9th 2020

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 09/11


Week Beginning: 09 November 2020


This week we shall continue our story topic themes of the three pigs. On Wednesday we will be starting Forest school so please ensure you have provided Wellington boots and on the day wear warm coats and hat. 

Wednesday is also Remembrance Day so your child can come to nursery wearing something red. 

Please check tapestry as there will be an announcement about Friday. If you have any questions please ask one of the Early Years Team. Thank you for your support


This term in reception we will be focusing on 2 main topics ‘Houses and Homes’ and ‘Materials’. This week we will start by focusing on ‘The three little pigs’ as our story focus. We will listen to the story and answer questions about the characters and events. We will talk about which material is best to build a house out of straw, sticks and bricks and why. We will also be looking at different types of houses and designing/collaging houses using shapes and craft materials. In maths we will be focusing on the meaning of more and less and consolidating our knowledge of ‘one more than’ a number up to 10 and some of us will learn to 20. Whilst doing this we will continue to practise our counting skills and making sure we count objects one at a time. 


This week, Year 1 are starting a new book, Traction Man, and we are looking at ways of describing a picture and ordering events in the story so far. In maths we are counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and looking for patterns with this. Please note our PE sessions are as follows: 1 Elm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 Rowan Tuesdays and Thursdays! 


In Writing this week, we will be looking conjunctions to extend our main clauses into sentences and focusing on a new book - Bob Man on the Moon. 

In Maths this week, we will be adding and subtracting, using our dienes. We will be moving into drawing our dienes in to our books with a BIG focus on presentation. 


In English prepositional phrases.

In Maths telling and writing the time from analogue clocks for 12 hours only. Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.


This week in Maths, the children will be learning to solve time problems, tell the time and confidently read Roman Numerals. They will also  be revisiting their division skills from last week in order to complete separate tasks set. 


In English they will be practising their punctuation and grammar within their writing. They will also be sharpening their research skills when researching The ancient Greeks within our Big Read and History sessions. 


Our Science topic continues to be about the digestive system and the children will be starting an experiment to help them understand what happens to our food when it travels through our digestive system. 


This week in Year 5, we are continuing with our work on adverbials in English. In Maths, we are learning about equivalent fractions and we are excited about investigating forces in Science.


This week, we will be learning about crimes committed during the Roman period and some of the punishments they received. In science, we will be building a working electrical circuit. During our PE lessons, we will develop our skills in seated volleyball.