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Welcome to

Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Puffins!

Mr Thompson, Miss Richardson and

Mrs Tabner


Where we learn and explore the world through play!

Summer 2022

Our Topics are...


The Bog Baby

Summer 1


Plants and Growing 

Summer 2


In Literacy We will be reading the story of the 'Bog Baby'. We will learn about animals that live in ponds and around them. The children will use their developing understanding of the sounds they have learnt to write more accurately and explain their thoughts and ideas through exploring our topic. 




In Phonics This term the children will learn to read the words with digraphs (two letters that make one sound e.g. ch, sh) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound e.g. igh, ear). The children will also be learning to read phase four words (more complex combinations of the taught sounds) using their phonic knowledge.  


In Maths The children will continue to engage with activities that underline the purpose of counting - to find 'how many' objects there are altogether. They will reinforce their understanding of cardinality and they will further practice their 1:1 correspondence skill, by counting numbers at the same time as moving or tagging objects. The children will continue to explore shape, space and measure through carefully planned learning opportunities.  The children will also learn to use the language of capacity, length, size and weight when baking and cooking.





  • PE - Wednesday - Please come to school in PE kit - green or black shorts if the weather is warm and a plain white T-shirt. Tracksuit bottoms may be worn and suitable warm top or school jumper in cold weather.
  • Home learning - reading every evening and please complete reading diary.  Please make sure this comes home and returns to school every day. Thank you.
  • Home learning - Phonics and Maths activities on See-Saw. Children will receive their log-ins for this home learning platform during their individual visits to school. Please upload your home learning by Monday each week. New learning will then be posted.
  • What to bring to school each day - Book bag, lunch box (unless your child is having a school packed lunch), reading diary, reading book and phonics pack.
  • Library day - alternate Mondays.

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Other home learning lessons and resources