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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Goldfinch Class!


Miss Mackenzie, Miss Samphier & Miss Russell 


This half term:



We are reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl 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 character profiles, Kenning poetry and informational outcomes. 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. 



We are focussing on place value mainly looking at the composition and calculation of numbers up to 999.


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 focus will be on electricity, which will also tie into our DT topic, looking at structures that have an electrical part.



Our curriculum project has a Geography focus on 'What makes the perfect community?'. We will be using map work and our knowledge of human and physical geography to answer that topic question. Our locational knowledge will focus on the counties in the UK. 



  • PE - Monday 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 Monday. 



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

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