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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome Mrs Szypa for September 2020 Year R

A Tour Around The School

Welcome to Puffins!

Where we learn and explore the world through play!




Mrs Szypa  and Mrs Tabner




Our topic for this half term is...



This first topic is used as a way of allowing you to get to know your school friends and is a breakthrough topic to encourage you to discuss 'all about me'. 


In Literacy we will be reading lots of rhyming books and concentrating on rhymes. You will learn to write your name in cursive letters. We will be talking about your family, your favourite things and also about how you have changed since you were a baby.


Firstly, in Phonics we will be learning about environmental and instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds, oral blending and segmenting (Phase 1). Secondly, we will start learning letters and begin blending and segmenting with letters. By the end of this phase (Phase 2) many of you should be able to read some VC (in, it, on) and CVC (cat, mum) words and to spell them either using magnetic letters or by writing the letters on paper or on whiteboards. You will also learn to read some high-frequency ‘tricky’ words: I, the, to, go, no, into.


In Maths we will be learning about numbers and representing them in different ways. We also will be learning about capacity, length and weight.


We are looking forward to teaching you all these thing!

Please remember to respond via Seesaw.

We love finding out about your home learning!

Your photos of your work and videos are amazing! 

Please use this link below to learn more about Seesaw.

Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please remember to come to school on these days wearing joggers/leggings and trainers. Please still wear your uniform above the waist and a coat if needed.


For instructions of how children can communicate with their teacher at please see the link below.

Other home learning lessons and resources