Gedney Drove End Primary School

Sweden

The children, Mr Timmins, Mrs Horne and Mrs Essam would like to welcome you to Sweden class.

In Sweden class, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and caring bunch. We offer a rich, stimulating, learning environment and have high expectations for our pupils. This means that children are routinely challenged to achieve their full potential.

PE and Swimming

PE is on a Monday and a Friday afternoon. Please make sure that their full PE kit is always in school. We will send it home occasionally for washing. Please also ensure that any earrings are removed on these days. Long hair should be tied up and a spare hair bobble kept in their PE kit. Children who do not have a PE kit in school will be given kit to wear for the session from the school lost property and expected to take part.

Kit Required for PE
·       Black sports shorts
·       Plain House coloured T-shirt – School Purchased one for every child – If this no longer fits then a plain t-shirt (without logos or slogans) of the same colour is fine
·       A pair of Trainers – for outside PE
·       A pair of plimsolls – for indoor PE (used if a child has a verruca, or if they prefer not to go bare footed)
·       A pair of thick jogging bottoms
·       A thick sweat shirt
·       A pair of gloves and a hat ( only for when the weather turns cold over the winter months)
·       PE drawstring bag to hang on their peg

 

Swimming for all Year 2 children and above will take place on alternate Monday afternoons.

Kit Required for Swimming
·       Swimming trunks / swimming shorts / swimming costume
·       Hair bobble to tie long hair up or back
·       Verruca sock / socks if your child suffers from verrucas
·       Towel
·       Swimming goggles (OPTIONAL) – No swimming masks
·       PE / Swim drawstring bag to keep swim kit in

 

Reading Books

It is an expectation that children should be reading for at least 10 minutes a night as part of their homework. They should put their book bags, together with their reading books and reading records in the reading bag boxes within the classroom every morning.

Homework

The children will receive maths and spelling homework on Fridays and have until the following Friday to complete it and hand their homework folders in.

In the first week of each new term, children will be given a creative topic based project homework task. This task is often set to be completed over a 5 or 6 week period. This has proved to be a great opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in their learning and extend their enthusiasm for learning beyond the classroom. The children are able to show and celebrate their creativity when we show our final results in a homework display at the end of the term in the classroom for parents and carers see.

Uniform

Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly named. The children have their own pegs in the cloakroom to hang their belongings on, but from time to time things can get placed on different pegs. We encourage them to look after their possessions and by clearly naming belongings increases the chances of reuniting lost items with them.

If you have any queries or wish to speak to me or any of the staff in Class 2, we are more than willing to see you, so please contact the office to make an appointment, or speak to us at the end of the day.

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