Gedney Drove End Primary School

Finland

Welcome to Finland Class at Gedney Drove End.

Our Class Teacher is Miss Ashby and Mrs Bills is our T.A.

P.E.

P.E. is on a Monday and a Friday.

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.  Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding your child’s reading.

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, High Frequency Words, reading books, and a number activity. 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 Two and Year One children will have a reading challenge and Jungle Maths.

English

Our learning is based around the texts linked to our Topic Space: Beegu, The Way Back Home,

The Way Back Home, Bowie, The Rocket Dog, Here Comes the Aliens, How to Look After An Alien, The Way Back Home, The Rocket Dog, Here Comes the Aliens, Aliens Love Underpants, Laura’s Star, Man on the Moon.

Maths.

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

Topic

The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?

This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work. At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!

Science

The focus this term is Material.  We will explore all types of materials, identify features, generating questions and performing simple tests.

R.E.

The children’s learning is based on the required Lincolnshire Curriculum.

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 have any questions.

Spread the Word

Our reception children will participate in the Spread the Word project.