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Posted on: September 24th 2018

This week at Gray's Farm


Week Beginning 24th September 2018


The children have now settled into nursery and are getting use to new routines and making firmer friendship groups. 

We will continue with our story topic of Goldilocks and the three bears. The focus will be on counting, numbers,  exploring the difference between warm, cold, hard, soft and listening to each other during group times . Our theme will finish on Friday 28th September with a Teddy Bears picnic, children can bring in their own  bears or favourite soft toy labelled please.

If you are still having issues with tapestry, online learning journals, please inform a member of the nursery team and we will do our best to get you started.   

Thankyou for your support.


This week in reception the children will be learning about Doctors, nurses and paramedics in our ‘People who help us’ topic. We will also be learning about a variety of different shapes!

Our tapestry is now working so you can now have a look online to post and view observations that we are making of your child in class!


Year 1 are continuing with Whatever Next in our literacy lessons. We will be retelling the story over several days, adding adjectives and connectives. In maths we are learning about addition through practical activities and recording. We are thinking about the weather and changing seasons in Science, and exploring features of toys. Please remember to login to Bug Club and encourage your child to complete the online quiz as they read! Donations for Harvest Festival (drinks) are still welcome, and Friday is our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning.


In Year 2 this week, we will be moving onto subtracting using dienes and number lines. In English next week, we will be carrying on with reading Katie and the Dinosaurs and writing our own diary entries as Katie!


In English, we are going to begin to use inverted commas while building up to an extended piece of writing, retelling the story of Mr and Mrs Twits.

In Maths, we are going to master subtracting numbers mentally and use age appropriate methods (partitioning and number line) to subtract
-a two-digit number and 1s
-a two-digit number and 10s
-2 two-digit numbers.


Maths - subtracting numbers  up to 3 digits, rounding and adjusting to -9 and 11.  Using the inverse to identify possible solutions to missing box and equivalence style questions.

English - writing a non narrative in the form of a newspaper, using direct and indirect speech.


In English, we will be starting our unit on autobiographies.

In maths, we will be looking at multiplication methods.

We continue our topic of Forces in science, Ancient Greece in history and Locating in Geography.


In year 6 this week we are continuing with our work around the book 'The Matchbox Diary' and we will be learning how Chislehurst Caves changed to support the local community during WWII.



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