Gedney Drove End Primary School

Norway

Welcome to Norway class!

Class teacher: Mrs L. Richardson

Teaching assistant: Mrs S. Horne and Mrs V. Bills

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

This term, we will be learning about what life was like in the second World War- especially for children. We’ll learn why the nations were fighting, how rationing made lives better and why evacuees had to make the long journey from their homes (and families) to the countryside.

In year 5 and 6, we try to provide the children with extra responsibilities around the school such as: Playground Buddies, 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 Friday. Please ensure your child has the full and appropriate (indoor and outdoor) PE kit with them on these days, including our new 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.

English and Maths homework will be set on Tuesdays and will normally be due in the following Monday. Increasingly, the children will be asked to complete homework tasks using online resources and sites such as TTRockstars. Through the week, times tables and spellings should be practised and 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!