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Posted on: June 7th 2021

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 07/06


Week Beginning: 07 June 2021


Our new topic is based on a story called " Elmer the Elephant". The subtle message in the story is  that it's ok to be different.  Discussions will be based around what makes us different. 

 We shall explore and mix colours, look at repeating patterns and symmetry. We will carry out research to find out about different types of elephants whilst taking part in creative activities.


Welcome back, we hope you had a restful week! This week, we will be looking into the life of a pirate and writing for a range of purposes. We will be writing lists, drawing and labelling treasure maps and writing character descriptions of our very own pirate. In Maths, we will be recapping addition and subtraction number problems and putting them into real life contexts,


This week in literacy we are beginning a new book, The Paper Bag Princess. We will be comparing different characters and predicting events.


In Maths the children will be looking at patterns on a 1100 square . They will be using this knowledge to find 1 more and 1 less than a given number and will identify missing numbers on parts of a 1-100 square.


Welcome back to our last term in Year 2. We hope you have had a good break and your children are all ready for some more challenging learning!


Writing: We are recapping the Year 2 writing skills this week, focusing on noun phrases, main clauses and conjunctions.


Maths: It is statistics this week so we are looking at tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. 


We are starting new curriculum topics also; History - The Royal family and Prime Minister, Science - animals and human survival, art, RE - how different religions celebrate birth and computing. 


In Maths Year 3 will be solving number and practical problems that involve all elements of Place Value/Number covered throughout the year, with increasingly large positive numbers.

In English we will be recapping on conjunctions, inverted commas and  fronted adverbials.

Our topic this term for Science is forces and in History we are looking at the Tudors.


After an amazing half term break, this week in Maths we will be solving number and practical problems around place value and ordering decimals in the context of money.  

In English, we are starting a new, exciting topic to enable us to focus on using skills we have learned throughout the year starting with exciting vocabulary. This will include the use of adjectives to hook the reader! 

We are starting our Science topic on solids, liquids and gases and in History we are covering the Stuarts.


Year 5 will be reviewing place value in our Maths lessons this week and will be focussing on our writing skills to be included in our English lessons. We will be starting our new topic of Victorians in History, looking at the history of the church in RE and continuing our learning about properties of materials in Science. 


In science, we will be learning about a range of famous scientists and what they discovered. 

In history, we will be learning about significant politicians and  members of the royal family.



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