Gedney Drove End Primary School

Finland

We are a Reception/ Year 1/ Year 2 class. Our values in Finland Class are learning, listening to each other, working together, and never giving up.

Class Teacher: Miss Sage

Teaching assistant: Mrs Powley and Mrs O’Reilly

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their federation hooded jumper. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, needs to be removed.

Reading

readingPlease ensure your child reads at home daily, as this is vital for developing their comprehension skills, widening their vocabulary and supporting them with their writing. Children on RWI will bring 2 RWI books home. The paper book will be the storybook they are reading in their RWI sessions. The second book is a story that is linked to one of the books they have read in their RWI sessions. These books will be changed every 3 or 5 days depending on their RWI group. It is really important for children to re-read stories. Not only does this help with their fluency but also enables them to develop a stronger understanding of the story. Each time they read their RWI books, please write in their reading records to say they have read at home.  The children also have a ‘Love of Reading’ book. This is a book that the children select based upon their interests. The idea is that they are able to share the book with their grown-ups at home and encourage a passion for reading. Children do not have to read all books in one night – just let us know which page they have read up to and the books will be sent home again.

Each time your child brings in their signed reading record they will receive a raffle ticket for our class raffle and will be in with a chance of receiving a prize at the end of the term. Children that read 3 times or more each week will also get extra play time on a Friday afternoon.

Homework

Year 1 & 2 homework is set on a Friday.  Children will have ‘Jungle maths’ set, where the children may well bring the same sheet home for a number of weeks.  This is to build up the children’s fluency and recall of number, and each child progresses at their own pace. There will also be spellings and English work too.

the worldTopic and Learning Focus

Our topic for this term is This is Me & Being me in my world! We will be learning all about ourselves and our local area.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email finland@griffinfederation.co.uk .