Gedney Drove End Primary School

Norway

Welcome to Norway class!

Class teacher: Miss M. Theobald

Our values in Norway class: learning, listening to each other, working together, and never giving up.

This term, our topic is Frozen Kingdom. Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. . . Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to the icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across the treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in the snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for the magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an artic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems.

Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean.

So, wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire.

In year 5 and 6, we try to provide the children with extra responsibilities around the school such as: House and Vice Captains, Lunchtime Leaders and School Councillors. We place a big emphasis on the children learning to become responsible citizens, who are aware of their roles, rights and responsibilities for themselves and towards the community.

Other important information:

PE is on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child is dresses in the full and appropriate (indoor and outdoor) PE kit with them on these days, including our federation hoodies. Children with long hair should have their hair tied up, and any watches or jewellery need to be removed. Swimming is on alternate Mondays. Please check the newsletter for dates.

Weekly homework will be given to the children on a Friday, and must be handed in on the following Thursday. Reading should take place every night (this can be to an adult or independently).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to us. We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Keep checking back for updates to our webpage and don’t forget to visit Edi’s blog for the latest news.