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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

Barn Owl

Welcome to Barn Owls!


Mr Dobson, Mrs Terrett



Welcome back everyone and welcome to Year 5! There is plenty of exciting and engaging learning that will happening this term, least of all, Swimming!!


Here are the highlights of what our learning will cover this half term:



We will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar and much of our reading and writing will be linked to this text.


In maths, we will be exploring numbers up to 1,000,000, Negative numbers and common structures of numbers.



Curriculum topic: Urban Vs Rural: Which is better to society? 

The subjects we will be focusing on during our curriculum time are Geography, Science and DT. 


In this topic, we will be exploring what we know about the USA and North America. We will look at how geographically diverse this continent is. We will look at how the USA uses its land and how the population is distributed.

Our outcome: Presentation or a news report to answer the topic question along with a structure that represents a human feature of the USA. 



  • PE -  Our PE days are Tuesday in school (Come to school in PE kit) and Thursday which is Swimming. Please can you bring your swimming kit to school on a Wednesday. 
  • Home learning - continue to read every evening and please fill in your reading log. Remember to bring it back to school to be checked every day. 
  • Home learning - Spelling and Maths activities will be uploaded onto See-Saw - This will be uploaded every Wednesday. Can you you upload your responses by the following Tuesday to be checked.  
  • What to bring to school each day - Lunch box (If you are a packed lunch) and water bottle. Home learning pack (reading book, reading log, spelling booklet)
  • Library day -Our library day will be every alternate Tuesday, starting the WB 20/9.



If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to ask. 






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