Gedney Drove End Primary School

Sweden

Welcome to Sweden Class!

Class Teachers: Miss Sage and Miss Richardson

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.

Summer Term Topics 

Geography – Rivers

Our Geography topic this term is Rivers.  We will be learning about how rivers are formed (including looking at the water cycle), and how they are used.  Using maps, we will be locating famous rivers in Europe.  We will track each of the rivers from the mouth to the source using maps and identify that rivers are marked and labelled in blue on Ordinance Survey maps.

History – Land of the Pharaohs
Our History topic this term is Land of the Pharaohs.  We will be learning about how Ancient Egypt began and who ruled.  We will compare life in Ancient Egypt to life today and also make comparisons between beliefs of different religions today and the Gods and Goddesses the Ancient Egyptians worshipped.

These topics will continue until the end of this academic year.

Other Important Information:

P.E. is on a Friday. Please ensure your child is dressed in the full and appropriate (indoor and outdoor) P.E. kit with them on this day, 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 – these log ins were sent home this term and are in the front of their reading records.

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, happy, and enjoy school.  Finally, keep checking back for updates to our webpage and Facebook page.