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FOLLOWING THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL PUPILS ON TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY. PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

Kingfisher

Welcome to Kingfisher Class!

 

Welcome to Kingfishers!

 

Miss Mackenzie, Mrs Terrett and Miss Russell

 

Goodbye 2020 and a big welcome to 2021! Last term was one to remember and I want to continue to offer my thanks to everyone in Kingfisher class and at home for their support in what was a very unusual term. We are not completely out of the woods yet though so we must keep up with social distancing requirements as we look towards Spring.

 

This term, we are reading Stone Age Boy, by Satoshi Kitamura and will be hooking our writing to the events, themes and characters of the book. It links fantastically with our History and science topics too.

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 3 - we will become more confident writers of a range of sentences for effect, develop vocabulary choices and be effective appraisers of the effect of our writing on the intended reader.

 

In Maths, we are continuing to explore number and place value and multiplication, division, addition and subtraction with numbers up to at least 10,000.  We will continue to develop understanding of scaling - the effect of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 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 'Is change OK?' We will be looking at the changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age in Britain and what life was like at those times. In Science we will be focusing on rocks, the different types and their properties. Also looking at how fossils are formed and what soil is made up of.

 

KEY INFORMATION FOR REGULAR ROUTINES

  • 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.

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