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Posted on: April 16th 2024

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


Week Beginning: 16th April 2024


Welcome back and we hope you had a lovely Easter break.

This week in Nursery we will be reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar “ and looking at a Butterflies life cycle.

In maths we will be covering shapes and using mathematical language I.e corners, straight and round .


Welcome back, we hope you had some quality time with your families and are raring to go. We have a busy term ahead!

In Reception we will be exploring life cycles. We will start by looking at the life cycle of ducks and eagerly await for the arrival of the eggs as we follow their progress right up until they hatch. 

In math our focus is on measuring with non-standard units of measure, such as rulers, pencils, cubes and so on. The children will be measuring a range of objects (and themselves!) using these objects to find out how long each is and trying to record what they measure.

Please see the board outside Reception Class for daily updates.


In maths we will be practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In English we are looking at the book Tilda tries again, which focuses on a little girl overcoming things she finds hard. 

In Geography we will be learning about the different habitats in the world and the animals that live there. 


Year 2 will be beginning a new book in English and we will be learning how to use commas in a list. In maths, we are looking at odd and even numbers and partitioning. We will be completing our start of topic quizzes in Geography and Science. 


Next week in year 3 we will be looking at time in maths, with a specific focus on 24 hour clock. In English we will be starting our new book,‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’. 


Welcome back! We hope you had a restful Easter break with your family!

This week is an exciting week - reminder that it is our school trip on Thursday! 

In English this week, we will be focusing on tense. Our skill for the week will be writing in the present progressive (e.g. Lexi is eating her breakfast) and past progressive (e.g. Lexi was eating her breakfast). 

This week in Maths, we will be focusing on negative numbers. The children will be counting backwards from 0, identifying which negative number would be bigger and explaining why and solving word problems by finding the difference.


This week in Year 5, we are refining our place value skills in maths. We will be rounding whole and decimal numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 and identifying the value of a given digit. In English, we will be using concise adjectives to create interesting noun phrases that we can extend to include prepositions for more information. We are looking forward to starting our new science  and geography topics; animals including humans and rivers. 


This week, we will be looking at what it meant to be evacuated during World War 2 whilst considering the impact this had on the host family. In English, we will be writing short stories based around different images. We will be considering our character's actions to move the story along. During maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of how to unpick a multi-step problem. 



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