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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Goldfinch Class!


Mr Bradshaw, Mrs Hobby & Mrs Valentine


This 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 build on those learnt and applied in Year 2 - we will become more confident writers using a range of sentence types and rich vocabulary from our reading to interest our readers of our own writing. 


In Maths, we are working on composition of numbers with addition and subtraction over 100.

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 Southwick and locality. We will also be creating electrical circuits. 



  • 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 and Maths activities on See-Saw - children all have log-ins for this home learning platform.  Please upload by Friday each week.
  • 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 - will be confirmed soon. 



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



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