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Posted on: May 13th 2024

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 13th May


Week Beginning: 13th May 2024


This week we will be reading “Goldilocks and the three bears” following the lead of the children. They will have the opportunity to make two different types of porridge and use their senses to smell taste and feel it.

For maths we will be playing board games ,subitising the amount on the die .


This week in Reception Class we will be exploring pollution, what it is, how our  behaviours affect the environment and what part we can play at reducing pollution. In maths we will be doubling numbers to 10. eg 2 and 2 equals 4 and so on. Towards the end of the week we will be taking part in DT. The children will be making their own Superhero sock puppets. We would be grateful for any old, clean socks big or small.


Year 1 will be writing diary entries as the penguin from our book Lost and Found and writing predictions based on pictures from the book. 

In Maths we are solving addition, subtraction and money problems, consolidating our learning by using different methods.

Don't forget we are going on our trip to the River Cray, we are still looking for volunteers and please make sure you have given permission via the school gateway. 


Year 2 are going to be using all of our writing skills in English. In Maths, we are learning how to find fractions of amounts. In Geography, we are learning about deforestation. 


This week in Maths, we will be revisiting fractions; this includes equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and fractions of amounts. In geography we will be researching earthquakes and looking at one in particular that took place in New Zealand. We will also be starting our DT project which is to design and make our own pencil case.


This week in English, the children will be writing informally in role as a frog by using friendly conversation and practising our present perfect by writing in role formally as a Prince. 

This week in Maths, we will be recapping our statistics knowledge by looking at discrete data, continuous data and answering questions linked to them. 


This week in Year 5, we are solving a variety of fraction, percentage and real-life maths problems using all four operations. In English, we are using our notes and plans to create a realistic newspaper article that links with our English novel and last term's history topic. In science, we are learning how humans change as they age and will be completing an investigation into aging bones.


This week is our SATs week and we are really excited (and a little bit anxious) about the tests. We have all worked exceptionally hard and know it is time for us all to shine. The children will be able to arrive at school at 8:15 for breakfast club, which will take place in the year six classes. 

Our SATs time table:

Monday - SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)

Tuesday - Reading

Wednesday - Maths paper 1 and paper 2

Thursday - Maths paper 3



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