This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 25/04 - Latest News - Gray's Farm Primary Academy
Posted on: April 25th 2022

This week at Gray's Farm - W/B 25/04


Week Beginning: 25th April 2022


Last week we settled six new children and two more will join us this week. We are so proud of them all and especially how the older children have welcomed them into nursery.

We will still be continuing with our topic of Spring time talking  about and observing changes it brings. Please check the main board outside the nursery gate for updates and information regarding the week ahead.


In Reception this week, the children will be exploring the life cycle of a frog and the different stages of its development. They will be making their own life cycle wheels and writing their own books.  In Maths, the children will be investigating weight and learning how to use scales accurately to measure. They will also be using the correct mathematical language to describe what they find out.


In English, we are going to learn about penguins. We will sort facts into different categories, like what they eat, how they look, how they move and where they live. Towards the end of the week, we will write all these facts into an information leaflet.

In Maths, we are going to add a two digit number to a one digit number using number lines and also subtract a one digit number from a two digit number using number lines.


In English this week, we will be continuing to focus on our conjunctions. We will be continuing with our book 'Greta and the Giants and writing a letter in role. 

In Maths this week, we will be recapping and consolidating on our previous + and - knowledge. We will be using either dienes or expanded column method to add and subtract. 


This week Year 3 will continue with their topics of volcanoes and magnets and forces. In literacy, we will be looking at the characters within the story George's Marvelous Medicine which we started reading last week. 

Please can we ask parents to encourage your child to read each night and to sign their reading records. Reading really does have an amazing impact on all areas of your child's learning. Finally, don't forget PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday this half term!


This week, in English, Year 4 will be writing an alternative ending to a famous fairy tale story.  In Maths, we will be using the four operations in order to solve worded problems.  We will be continuing our Science topic - States of Matter and we will begin our Geography topic and finding out how destructive water can be to our planet.


Year 5 are beginning a new book in English that links to our History topic last term. In Maths, we are revisiting the four operations. Our Geography lessons are looking at the key parts of the river system and in Science we are investigating which materials are soluble in water.


This week, Year Six will be learning about famous scientists and the impact their inventions had in the world. We will also be investigating how messages were sent during WW2.

On Wednesday, the children will be involved in the Makeaway -Takeaway show. Please can we ask that they wear their school uniforms instead of their PE kits. 



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