Welcome 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
Sports Day 2022
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our children on Sports Day. I think it is fair to say the children had a blast and it was very refreshing to have our first Sports Day back after Covid! Well done to all the children who raced, they were brilliant and tried their absolute bests. Well done to Esme, Isabel and Analise for winning their awards, and well done to Green Team for coming 1st!
You can see more pictures on our Sports Day Gallery page,
Flower Festival Display
Our children have been contributing to the Gedney community by creating a Jack and The Beanstalk display for the church’s flower festival! Here are some of our children in Meerkats who helped make the finishing touches this week. We are very proud of the children’s artistic work!
Girls Keystone Cup – Friday 8th July
TThis Friday we attended the girls Keystone Cup Tournament at Tower Road. The girls played brilliantly and came in 2nd place for the Silver Cup. We also brought home the ‘Fair Play’ trophy for our good sportsmanship and determination. Find out more and see pictures on our Gallery page.
School Games Gold Award
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
Throughout this year, our school has attended various sporting festivals to encourage our children to take part in physical activity and engage in competitive sport, including getting involved in the community. Our target groups have been: disengaged pupils, girls, boys, and Y6 transition.
We have achieved the School Games Gold Award for our hard work and contributions to developing active lifestyles across our school community.
Y6 Rounders Transition – Wednesday 6th July
Our Y6 children travelled to UALS today for their transition event. They had the opportunity to meet other children that are attending the same secondary school in September, and took part in team building exercises with each other. The children behaved beautifully and did us very proud. To top it off we won the rounders match at the end of the day, scoring 6 rounders!
Sports for Schools – Sponsored Event
Today our children met Paralympian Sean Rose and his Sportivater, Ian! The children took part in a sponsored event where they had to do different fitness challenges for a certain amount of time. They enjoyed getting their hearts racing and cheering each other on! Here is a video to show you what they got up to. You can see more pictures on our Event Gallery page.
Keystone Cup - Boys 2022
Today we competed at the very first Keystone Cup Boys tournament. All the boys played extremely well and made the school very proud.
The scores were as follows:
Gedney 1-1 Bourne Westfield
(Goal scorer: Emir)
Gedney 1-3 Surfleet
(Goal scorer: Johnny)
Gedney 0-0 Long Sutton
Gedney 0-1 Bourne Westfield
Gedney 1-4 Lutton
(Goal scorer: Matthew)
Overall, we finished in 4th place for the Silver Cup. However, we did bring home the 'Fair Play' trophy for our children's fantastic sportsmanship throughout the tournament - well done children!!!
A massive thank you to Tower Road Primary for hosting the event, and another well done from Miss Pearson and Miss Dignall for your determination, resilience and sportsmanship today. You have made us very proud. Bring on next year!!
Mini Commonwealth Games 2022
We attended the Mini Commonwealth Games at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre this week and it was a truly fantastic day! Our children behaved beautifully and did us very proud. They participated in various Commonwealth sports, and got the chance to collect celebrity signatures! They danced and sang along with Elsa, and joined in with a group dance routine to close the ceremony. The children particularly enjoyed the American Football, Relay and Netball stations. A great day had by all.
You can see videos and pictures from the event on our Mini Commonwealth Games gallery page.
Firstly, we would like to thank you all for attending our Jubilee event last half term and supporting us with the bake sale donations and raffle. The fundraising money will be contributed towards a whole school trip for next academic year for the children.
We have raised a total of £246.37! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us, without you we would not have raised such a fantastic amount of money.
We aim to plan more events like this in the future so that we can continue raising money to provide our children with exciting opportunities.
Jubilee Party Friday 27th May
Thank you to everyone who supported us in our Jubilee Fundraiser Event – it was a huge success! We hope you all had lots of fun, we certainly did. Stay updated for our fundraising total amount. You can see pictures from the party on our Jubilee Party page
The children are having a wonderful time so far. From crabbing in Cromer to archery in Kingswood, it certainly is action packed. Please see below for a snippet of how they are doing. You can see more pictures on our Kingswood Gallery page.
Tri-golf festival 29th March 2022
Some of our Y3/4 children had a great time at the tri-golf festival today. Congratulations to Gedney A team for bringing home some bronze medals and coming in 3rd place! A massive well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Rupert for organising the event.
You can see more pictures on our Festival Gallery page
World Book Day 2022 at Gedney Church End Primary Academy!
Children (and adults) enjoyed dressing up as a book character for World Book Day this year. Well done also to all of our prize winners!
You can see more pictures on our World Book Day Gallery page.
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!
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.
Our app from OurSchoolsApp gives you new information or news about the school, pushed to your phone. To get the app:
- Using your device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).
- Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’ and download the app.
- Once downloaded, use the search bar within the app and enter the postcode or the name of our school.
- Hit the search button.
- Once you see our school name displayed, please select it.
- Confirm your choice by pressing ‘OK’.
- 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.]