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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

Barn Owl

Welcome to Barn Owls!


Class Teacher Miss Lock

Teaching Assistant Miss Terrett


Welcome back! I hope you feel well rested after your Christmas break. 


Creative Curriculum

This half term the children will explore the job of an astronaut and the qualities required to be a successful astronaut. Through carrying out research, the children will discover how the Moon moves, why we have day and night and seasons. We will also investigate gravity and discovered more about Isaac Newton.


Guided Reading

This half term we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom.


Michael Morpurgo's classic children's book Kensuke's Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story and winner of The Children's Book Award.


Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone…




This half term, Barn Owls will be using mystery stories to produce a variety of pieces of writing. Following this, we will be using music videos to inspire our writing. 



This half term we will be looking at area, perimeter and fractions.


Other useful information:

  • P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays so please make sure that you have your P.E. kit in school.
  • Creative Curriculum homework will be given out in the first week of every half term and will be due in the last week of the half term.
  • Keep reading books at home that you enjoy. Remember you have logins to the e-reader service. See the link below.