Posted on: September 20th 2022

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 19th September

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Week Beginning: 19th September 2022


This week in nursery we shall continue our topic from the Colour Monster Story. In maths children will be collecting things from the classroom and sorting them by colour. They will be painting their own representation of the Colour Monster and retelling the story in their own way. We shall also use our Colour Monster puppets to show or tell how we are feeling and exploring ways of keeping our minds happy and healthy.


In Reception this week the children are starting a new topic around Minibeasts! They will be starting to find out all about them and drawing a picture of their favourite one. They will also be trying to label parts that they know.

In Maths, the children will be looking at the number 4 and how it can be made. They will be deciding if a quantity or object is '4 or not 4'.

In phonics, the children will be learning the sounds i, n, p, g, o. Please help them to practice these sounds at home. Thank you.


In Maths, we are going to continue comparing values using the vocabulary more than, less than, most and least. We will also be recognising which digit represents the ones and which represents tens up to 20.

In English, we are going to look at a new book, The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers. We will be thinking about what to pack in our backpack to go on a journey using interesting vocabulary and noun phrases.

We are working on our phonics knowledge to help us sound out unfamiliar words. We will also be writing main clauses using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops to describe the view from high above like we were in the aeroplane.


In Year 2, we will be learning how to use the conjunction 'but' in our writing.

In Maths, we will be moving on to subtracting.

Our Geography continues with learning about the temperatures around the world and in Science we will be exploring different habitats.


This week in year 3 we will look at subtraction using the expanded column method.

In English we will be continuing to look at the book Mary Poppins.

Geography will teach us more about the different countries in the UK and in Science we will continue looking at forces and how we can change the speed of an object.


In Maths this week, we will be recapping the compact method when subtracting.

In English this week, we will be starting a new book and focusing on subordinating conjunctions. We will be discussing the characters feeling and linking this to our Zone of Regulation board.


This week in Year 5, we are practising our multiplication skills in maths using a formal written method when required as well as using our times table knowledge.

We are looking forward to finishing Mary Poppins in our English lessons and will be using emotive language to write an informal letter.

In geography, we are continuing with our work around time zones and we are comparing the life cycles of different animals in science.


This week in Year Six, we will be learning about the famous scientist - Carl Linneaus and how he created a system for naming and sorting animals.

In our geography lesson, we will be using our map reading skills to locate famous mountains.



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