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Gatcombe Park Primary School

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Barn Owl

Welcome to Barn Owls!


Mr Dobson, Mrs Terrett



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


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



We will be reading Skellig which is written by David Almond. Much of our reading will be linked to this as we find out the mystery of the abandoned garage at the bottom of the garden. 


In maths, we will be exploring numbers measure and how we convert between different units. We will also be looking at calculating and comparing the areas of rectangles and squares. 



Curriculum topic: Do we always appreciate what we have? 


Geography: In geography, we will be exploring the impact humans are having in Amazonia as well as key issues and arguments caused by deforestation. 


Science: In science, we will be looking at living things and their environments. We will observe living things in the environments of Gatcombe park and how eco-systems are different here compared to in South America. We will also be comparing the life cycle of different living things. 


DT- For our DT this half term, we will be looking at food and nutrition. We will learn what makes food processed and if we use this in our everyday cooking. W e will be making 3 South American dishes in school for you to try food native to Amazonia. 



  • PE -  Our PE days are on Mondays and Thursdays. Please come to school in PE kit on those days. 
  • Home learning(Reading and Spellings) - 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 - 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 Wednesday. 



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






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