Gedney Drove End Primary School

Finland

Welcome to Finland Class at Gedney Drove End.

Our Class Teacher is Miss Ashby and Ms Bryan is our T.A. for three mornings a week. Mrs Horne is our T.A. in the afternoons.

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.  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 a number activity based around times tables.

English

Our learning is based around the texts linked to our Topic:

Maths.

The children’s work is based around White Rose Maths. This term the focus is Multiplication and Division.

Topic

This half term, we’ll dress up in bright clothes, hang out the bunting and enjoy a carnival party! Afterwards, we’ll write about our carnival experiences, compose carnival poetry, create vibrant dances and play carnival rhythms. We’ll learn to speak some Portuguese (the official language of Brazil), study maps and globes to locate Brazil and decide what it would be like to live there. As we learn more about Brazil, we’ll explore famous legends, follow recipes to make Brazilian carnival treats and scour non-fiction books for fascinating facts. Reflecting on what we have learnt about Brazilian culture, we’ll think about celebrations in different parts of the world and decide why people celebrate. We’ll also create colourful collages, cards and carnival bunting. Brazilian sporting excellence is paid tribute to when we take the time to practice and hone our sporting skills ready for a mini-Olympics.

Science

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

R.E.

The children’s learning is based on the required Lincolnshire Curriculum and the children will continue to study Islam.

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 continue to participate in the Spread the Word project.