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. is on a Monday and a Friday.  Please make sure your child wears the correct kit and their P.E. hoody to school on those days.

Reading

The children are heard read as much as possible in school and reading books are changed in the afternoons as often as required. It is also very important that the children practise and apply their developing phonic knowledge as much as possible and sound cards are sent home for our reception children to support their learning.

Homework

Our year one children will bring home reading and spelling word practise for their phonics and the high frequency words they are learning. The emphasis is on practising and applying their developing word skills. The children will practise every day in school. In addition all the children have interactive learning activities on Abacus that are linked to the weekly learning objectives. Please come and ask if you are not sure.

English and Phonics

The focus for the Summer Term will continue to be recognising and practising the alternative spellings through Phase 5 phonics work. The children will also develop their sentence writing skills to write more complex sentences using connectives and other punctuation like? And! They will also extend their comprehension skills and learn how to infer from the text.

Maths

The focus for the Summer Term will be Multiplication and Division. The children will continue to develop their problem solving skills through white Rose Maths activities and practise their mental maths skills to secure their knowledge of number facts.

Topic

This term our topic is: What is growing in our Garden? We will name and investigate common plants observing closely the differences and the structure. The children will also enjoy growing and tasting their own vegetables. They will be reading stories like Oliver’s Vegetables and The Light House Keeper’s Lunch. Our range of activities will also include Healthy Eating culminating in a healthy Teddy’s Bears Picnic.

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.