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

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

This half term, we’ll visit Ferry Meadows to participate in a Woodland Adventure, observe the wildlife, collect natural objects and take beautiful pictures of the things we see. After our woodland adventure, we’ll write about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tale of Hansel and Gretel will inspire us to write our own stories with a woodland theme. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.

At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share with you. We’ll read our stories aloud, create a woodland art gallery, plant seedlings in the school grounds and present a special, woodland-themed assembly.

Science

We continue to focus on plants and trees.  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 study Special Places this term.

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. This term we are participating in a Camping Day at Westmere.