Church End Gedney Nr. Spalding Lincolnshire PE12 0BU Tel: 01406 362383 Fax: 01406 362383 Email: enquiries@churchend.lincs.sch.uk

Gedney Church End Primary AcademyWelcome to Gedney Church End Primary Academy

Helping each other to achieve and soar

We hope that our website will help you to learn a little more about our small learning community, our amazing children, supportive parents, committed teachers and dedicated governors. Together, we offer a creative and forward looking school where inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.

Creativity is very important to us and we have worked hard to ensure that our children encounter a curriculum that provides enrichment and opportunity in equal measure. We understand that children learn best by seeing and doing, but it is the quality of care, guidance and support that enables them to reach their full potential through excellence and enjoyment.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. You will find a very warm, friendly and professional welcome. We hope to hear from you soon.

Our School Backpack

News and Reminders

Roots to Food – 18th January

Today the children had a great time cooking Chicken Bhuna Masala & Stromboli. We learnt various culinary skills such as chopping, stirring, folding and marinating. We also learnt the ‘claw’ and the ‘bridge’ technique! The children’s cooking was spectacular and both teachers and pupils approved of the delicious recipes!

You can see pictures of Puffins and Chameleons class enjoying the workshop on our Roots to Food Gallery page. Please see the app for the recipes if you would like to try it at home. Enjoy!

December Dance competition – Agilitassport

This term Dance Club have been working hard learning and performing a routine for the Agilitassport Dance Competition. We have had lots of fun learning this every Wednesday, we hope you enjoy it!


Poetry Week

All children across the school have spent two weeks learning about and writing their own poetry. Two winners from each class were chosen for their hard work and wonderful writing. Well done everybody for your brilliant

Years 5 and 6 Netball Festival

A massive well done to the children that attended today’s Netball festival at Bourne Grammar School, organised by Agilitassport and Bourne Grammar’s Y10 Sports leaders.

We learnt lots of new skills, and applied this in some friendly matches against other schools. The children showed fantastic determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. Well done!

You can see more photos of our day on our Netball Festivall Gallery page.

Children in Need 2021

We have taken part in lots of fun activities to celebrate and fundraise for this year’s Children in Need. We have exercised with Joe Wicks, made Pudsey artwork, thought about how we can show acts of kindness, and hosted a Bake Sale.

From all staff at Gedney Church End, thank you to those parents that donated and supported our Bake Sale – without you our fundraising for such a fantastic charity would not have been possible!

(Drum roll please…) This year’s current fundraising total for Children in Need is:

£221.65!

Thank you to children and adults for all your support and hard work.

You can see more pictures on our Children in Need Gallery page.

Year 3/4 Tag Rugby Festival, Spalding 16th November 

Our children have enjoyed a wonderful day learning new TAG Rugby skills and drills, as well as playing a few games in the afternoon. Well done to all children - they did a great job of representing our schools.

Thank you to Spalding Grammar Y12 sports leaders for organising a fantastic day. Miss Pearson, Miss Dignall & Mr Thomas are incredibly proud of the children’s teamwork, resilience and determination during the festival games. Well done!

We look forward to our next sports festival next Tuesday - Netball!

You can see pictures on our Tag Rugby Festival Gallery page

School of Kindness – Tuesday 9th November

52 Lives aims to change someone's life every week of the year and spread kindness, with the help of almost 100,000 supporters. It is based on the simple premise that people are good, and lots of good people working together can achieve amazing things. We believe that kindness has the power to change people's lives, strengthen communities and ultimately change the world - while improving our own well-being at the same time.'

www.52-lives.org

52 Lives held a virtual workshop at our schools this term to enable our children to give an act of kindness to another child. Our children had a wonderful time learning about why kindness is important, and the value of being kind to others. They were engaged thoroughly in the activities and had a really enjoyable experience.

You can see more pictures on our Gallery page.

Evidence of Inspire+ impact – Term 1

Y3/4 Football Festival – 13th October @ The Deepings School

This term our Y3/4 girls competed at the football festival and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The children behaved beautifully and did our schools very proud. Here is a selection of photos and videos that document our day.

Team A – joint 1st  place
Team B – 3rd place

We were incredibly proud of the girls for their sportsmanship and determination – one match was a 7-0 win! A fantastic day had by all.

You can see Videos and pictures of our teams on our Football Festival Gallery page

Chameleons class: Class Dojo

For those who have a child/ren in the Chameleons class, you should receive an invite to 'class dojo'. This compliments our reward system used in school. The more points gathered the more valuable the prize will be.

It is always nice to see when your child has been awarded dojo's. So please join us online.

Chameleons Class Reading

Chameleons can now log on to Active Learn to begin accessing online interactive books. These are the same as the books we are sending home provided for you to share provided from bug club. These are suitable for your child's reading age and ability and will change accordingly. 

Your child's login information is inside the front cover of their reading book.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence A Quick Reference Guide for Parents

September 2020 – A Practical Guide

Digital safety during COVID-19

Coronavirus - a book for children

Letter from Mr Pearson

Safeguarding Information

Keep children safe online guide

Managing abusive people online

Online Safety

Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school

RESPECT

Resources to support
children returning to school

Attendance

Week ending 3 December:

Attendance for this week is as follows:

Chameleons = 92.23%
Puffins = 94.35%
Meerkats = 96.77%

OurSchoolsApp

Our app from OurSchoolsApp gives you new information or news about the school, pushed to your phone. To get the app:

  1. Using your device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).
  2. Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’ and download the app.
  3. Once downloaded, use the search bar within the app and enter the postcode or the name of our school.
  4. Hit the search button.
  5. Once you see our school name displayed, please select it.
  6. Confirm your choice by pressing ‘OK’.
  7. You will now have the school’s app on your device.  

[If you get a prompt to turn on notifications/prompt a sync with your calendar, please accept these.  This way, you will get the most out of the app.]

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