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Posted on: November 26th 2018

This week at Gray's Farm - WB 26/11


Week Beginning: 26 November 2018


Our new topic this week will be based around the story of "After the Storm" by Nick Butterworth.

We will be talking to the children about the weather, how it changes, what clothes we need to wear to protect us.

We shall explore changes to the seasons, what you could expect to see during Autumn and Winter.

The impact on winter with animals, e.g. squirrels, hedgehogs,  birds, how do they keep warm and feed during winter.

We have seen a rise in parents sharing observations and photos on tapestry, please keep them coming the children like to share this in class.


In Reception we will be carrying on with our story of the Gingerbread Man! The children will be decorating their own biscuits and writing their own recipes!

We will be carrying on with our learning about estimating in maths and using our counting skills to help us make a good guess!

On Thursday, we are holding our Reception phonics workshop for parents! Please pop in and see how we learn phonics at school to help support your child at home!

You can ask your class teacher at the doors if you need any information about the workshop!

Continue to check tapestry for the wonderful observations we have done on the children!


In English we will be continuing our focus on writing main clauses that are correctly punctuated and have no missing words.  Our writing will be based on the story of Rumpelstiltskin.

In Maths we will be consolidating our knowledge of addition and applying this to solving problems.


In Year 2, we will be publishing our edited and improved version of 'The Dark' and starting a new English book. In Maths, we will be spending the week looking at fractions.

Don't forget to be reading on Bug Club and practising your number bonds and times tables on Hit the Button.


English: We are using a very amusing Disney Pixar short video called 'Lifted' as a stimulus for our writing this week. We are continuing to focus on writing main clauses and we will be using some fronted adverbials in our writing too.

Maths: It's measure week! We will be doing lots of measuring based activities as well as applying our skills in addition and subtraction to calculate with different units of measure.

Science: Now we are starting a topic on fossils. To start this we are going to be making edible true form fossils! Yum!

Year 3 are looking for parent helping to come in and read with the children. If you have a free afternoon and would like to volunteer, please let your child's teacher know. Thank you.


English: We are planning and describing a setting within our writing and then learning to use scientific language.

Maths: Year 4 are continuing our work with fraction. This week we will be adding, subtracting and solving problems using fractions.


This week, year 5 will be looking at time telling and timetables in maths and speech punctuation in English. We are also looking forward to our Greek dress-up day on Friday!


Next week in Year 6, we will be starting a new class book 'Rose Blanche' in English. In History, we will be learning how food was rationed during WWII.



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