Gedney Drove End Primary School

Norway

Welcome to Norway class!

Our values are: learning, listening to each other, working together, and never giving up

Class Teacher: Miss Wells

Teaching Assistant: Miss Rose

P.E.

Our P.E. day this term is Thursday, in which children will partake in a P.E. lesson and then a swimming lesson on Friday (until term 2). Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their blue federation hooded jumper. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, need to be removed. For swimming, girls will need to wear a one-piece swimming suit and boys must wear close fitting swimming trunks, no longer than mid-thigh in length.

Homework

Homework is sent out every Friday and is due back in school on the following Thursday. Every week, children are expected to complete a reading activity, which can be based around their current reading books, alternatively it can be a book of their own choosing. They also have a piece of English homework, which is punctuation and grammar based, linked to their current learning. Additionally, children are expected to complete a piece of Maths homework, based on improving their basic mathematical understanding and they also have the option of practising their times tables using Times Table Rock Stars to improve their mental recall. Finally, they will also have a list of spellings to learn – they are able to practise these online using the Spelling Shed games.

If your child is struggling with any aspect of their homework, we are always available to support them: they just need to ask.

Reading

Please ensure your child reads at home daily (either independently or adult-led), as this is vital for developing their comprehension skills, widening their vocabulary and supporting them with their writing. The children will be provided with three reading books – an ability book, a challenge book and a love of reading book. Books will be changed regularly at school and should be brought in every day to be checked by an adult. Children who read at least three times per week, will gain extra playtime as a reward.

History and Geography

This term’s topics are: Water, Water Everywhere and Local Area and Census.

Water, Water Everywhere

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first! What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface.

Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

Local Area and Census

Have you ever wondered what a census is and what it is used for? Well, step right in and investigate the past.

Come and identify the information that the census gives about people and use this to note changes between periods of time. Take on the role of a Victorian child working in a textile mill and identify key events, thoughts and feelings during that era.

Want to know about life in our local area? Well, let’s look at the census from our locality to recreate the lives of people who lived in close by.

Are you ready for to take a step back in time? Come on, let’s go!

Other subjects:

Science – Living Things and their Habitats

Computing – 3D Modelling

Art – Locality painting and Collage

D&T – Sausage making

R.E. – Expressing Beliefs through the Arts

Music – Reflect, rewind and replay

M.F.L. – French

P.S.H.E. – Relationships

If you have any questions or queries throughout the term, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at: norway@griffinfederation.co.uk