Gedney Drove End Primary School

Finland

Welcome to Finland Class at Gedney Drove End.

Our Class Teacher is Miss Ashby.  Mrs Bills and Mrs Powley are our teaching assistants and Mrs Roffe works with us on a Monday and a Friday.

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 once a week. 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 Castles.

We are reading stories linked to Castles and start the term with the Contemporary Classic Repunzel by Bethan Wollvan. We will also look at features of non- fiction texts to retrieve information about Castles.

Maths.

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

Topic

The children will be learning about Castles and their learning will focus around Lincoln castle. They will begin the term by learning about the features of Castles and finding out where Castles have been built. Their learning will explore questions eg Why were castles built? What was it like to live in a castle?  They will then move onto to explore how castles have changed over time. The children will be visiting Lincoln Castle to participate in a potion’s workshop and find out about the armour that knights wore.

Science

The focus this term is Materials.  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.

PSHE

This term the children focus on safety and risk and answer the question: How do we keep safe?

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.