Gedney Drove End Primary School

Sweden

Welcome to Sweden Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Buck

Teaching Assistant: Mrs O’Reilly

We are a fantastic Year 2/3/4 class. Our values in Sweden Class are learning, listening to one another, working together, trying our best and never giving up.

Topic

This term our topic is Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be learning about key events and changes during this period. We’ll also be learning all about what life was like during this time including what people ate, what they wore, where they lived, their culture and significant places like Skara Brae and Stonehenge. Your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser with key facts and vocabulary. We encourage them to learn this information at home, as well as carry out any additional independent research.

Other Important Information:

P.E. is on a Monday. Please ensure your child is dressed in the full and appropriate (indoor and outdoor) P.E. 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.

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.

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.

Children that are no longer on RWI will have 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. For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term.

Children should also practise their times tables through www.ttrockstars.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to us. You can contact the class teacher by making an appointment at the office or by contacting them directly via the class’ e-mail:

sweden@griffinfederation.co.uk

We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Finally, keep checking back for updates to our webpage and Facebook page.