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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Kingfisher Class!


Welcome to Kingfishers!


Miss Mackenzie, Mrs Terrett and Miss Russell


My message from last term mentioned the strange Autumn term we had but I think it's safe to say Spring topped it! I am so grateful for all the support the school, the team and I received during the lockdown period and how wonderful it is to have everyone back in class together.


This term, we are reading The Butterfly Lion, by Michael Morpurgo and will be hooking our writing to the events, themes and characters of the book. We will have a persuasive writing / debate focus as well as some journalistic writing.

Reading fluency and comprehension are continuing key skills we will work on and develop using high quality texts to do so.


In Maths, we will be honing in on our multiplicative and division skills looking at short methods. Then, applying our multiplicative skills in context to look at area and perimeter. Finally, looking at working across one with improper fractions and mixed numbers. 

The four calculations and the range of visual and written methods will be key in all our work. 

All our Maths will link to real life situations as appropriate, so we are confident and familiar with a range of measures. 


DON'T FORGET.... knowledge of times table is VERY important, so keep using TTRockstars to ensure rapid recall of all times tables.


Our curriculum enquiry question this term is 'How far has your food travelled?' We will have a Science, Geography and DT focus and there will be lots of cross curricular links. In science the focus will be the digestive system, human and animal teeth and food chains. In Geography we will look at food miles within Europe and how physical and human geography can effect this. DT will have a food tech focus looking at food preparation and nutrition.



  • PE - Monday and Thursday (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 SeeSaw - children all have log-ins for this home learning platform.  Please upload by Tuesday 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 - Alternate Mondays.  Your child will chose a book they have an interest in.  Please find time to share it with them!  Thank you.



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