Gedney Drove End Primary School

Finland

Welcome to Finland Class at Gedney Drove End.

Our Class Teacher is Ms Ashby and Mrs Powley is our T.A. for three days a week.

P.E.

P.E. is on a Monday and a Wednesday. Our Year Two children require their swimming kits to attend swimming sessions at Spalding’s Castle Swimming Pool.

Reading

We listen to the children read as much as possible in school and reading books are changed in the afternoons as often as required. We encourage the children to share their favourite stories and books from home.

Homework

Homework will come home on a Friday in a homework book to be returned on a Wednesday.

Reception children will bring home a set of sounds, reading books, a number activity and a home challenge. They also have a word pot with the High Frequency Words that they are learning. They will take it in turns to bring Bob the Minion Home and they can share their activities with the rest of the class.

Year One children will bring home some English and Maths work, reading and a word pot of the High Frequency Words that they are learning.

Year Two children will bring home some English and Maths work, reading and relevant Topic work as appropriate.

English

Our learning is based around the texts: Not Now Bernard, Have You Filled Your Bucket? Lost and Found, Wilma and Anna and Pumpkin Soup.

Maths.

The children’s work is based around White Rose Maths. This term the focus is Number, Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.

Topic

This term our topic focuses around History and Geography. The children will write a narrative about personal experiences. Use discussion in order to learn and become competent in the arts of speaking and listening. Develop an awareness of the past, use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. Begin to understand chronological framework. Develop a curiosity about changes within living memory and the ways in which we can find out about these changes.

We will use the story Rosie’s Walk to support our understanding and learning. The children will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school & its grounds + the key human & physical features of its surrounding environment. They will use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. They will learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Science

The focus this term is Amazing Me! Humans, including animals. We will be exploring the human body, our senses and how we have changed.

R.E.

The children’s learning is based on the required Lincolnshire Curriculum and this term’s focus is Christianity.

Tapestry

The children’s profiles are on tapestry and you can load observations from home to complement our classroom observations. It is great to see the children succeeding in both settings. Please don’t hesitate to come and ask if you are have any questions.

Spread the Word

Our reception children will participate in a Teddy’s Bear’s Picnic as part of this project.