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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Goldfinch Class!


Mr Bradshaw & Mrs Hobby 


This term, we are reading Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton and will be hooking our writing to the events, themes and characters of the book. Reading fluency and comprehension are continuing key skills we will work on and develop.  Our writing skills will focus on speech and use of fronted adverbials. We will become more confident writers using a range of sentence types, paragraphs and rich vocabulary from our reading to interest our readers of our own writing. 


In Maths, we are working on fractions and working within one whole. 

DON'T FORGET.... knowledge of times table is VERY important, so keep using TTRockstars to ensure rapid recall of all times tables. NumBots is also a great way to build your confidence with number and it is great fun to make the different robots. It uses the same login as TT Rockstars. 


Our curriculum project has a Geography focus on plastic pollution and local area mapping using 4 figure grid references. We will also be investigating plants within Science. 



  • PE - Tuesday and Wednesday (Please come to school in PE kit - black/grey joggers/leggings or cycling shorts/shorts if the weather is warm, trainers.  TOP HALF AS NORMAL FOR SCHOOL UNIFORM - polo shirt and school sweatshirt/cardigan.
  • Home learning - reading every evening and please complete reading log.  Please make sure this comes home and returns to school every day. Thank you.
  • Home learning - Spelling in spelling practise books please practise 3 times a week for house points. 
  • TT Rockstars - will continue to be our main mathematics homework. See link below and ask class teacher for login. 
  • What to bring to school each day - Lunch box (unless your child is having a school packed lunch) and water bottle. home learning pack (reading book, reading log, spelling booklet)
  • Library day - every second Thursday. 



Thank you for reading...if you have any queries, please contact the school office

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