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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Osprey!

                        Mrs Webber, Mrs Jones and Mrs Reeves


Welcome to the Summer term, Year 6! 


Creative Curriculum


Year 6 will be travelling back to the Victorian era this half term, where they will explore aspects of Victorian life and how it compares to modern times. They will have a chance to discover inventions created during this period, how education compares and what jobs Victorian adults and children did.



Guided Reading


This term, Ospreys will be studying Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

Jim Jarvis is a runaway. When his mother dies, he is all alone in the workhouse and desperate to escape. But London in the 1860s is a dangerous and lonely place. Jim faces a constant battle to survive. Just as he finds some friends, he is snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by Nick's vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever be free?



In Literacy, the children will be using 'Street Child' as a basis for many different types of writing, including persuasion, setting and character description and narrative.



This half term Ospreys will be learning about Angles and Shape, as well as revising all other topics covered across Year 6 before SATs.


Other useful information:

  • P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays so please make sure that you have your P.E. kit in school.
  • Homework: Please make sure you continue to do some of your SATs revision books little and often, as well as recap all Year 5 and 6 spellings.
  • Remember, you have a login for TT Rockstars to keep those times tables ticking over. Prizes available!
  • 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.