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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Mrs Thistlewaite

Welcome to Robins!

Teacher: Mrs Thistlewaite

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dickens 

PE days have changed to Thursday and Friday 


Welcome to Autumn 2


We are now well into Phase 5 in phonics and the children are all progressing really well. I would like to thank you all for the support you have given your child with their phonics learning both on Seesaw and by reading their home reading book with them regularly.

This half term we will continue to learn alternative spellings for the phonemes we already know and we will begin to learn alternative pronunciations for some of the graphemes we already know. I will continue to share specific learning on Seesaw every week so that you can continue to help your child at home.  


Spelling booklets will continue to come home every Friday and are to be returned on a Friday completed. 


Our topic this half term is History based and is all about changes in recent History relating to Southsea. We will be learning all about some of the Victorian buildings in Southsea and making comparisons between then and now. This will link closely with our Art work on L.S Lowry as the children will create cityscapes replicating his distinctive style. 


In Science we are learning about materials. 





  • PE - Thursday and Friday (This will change half termly) 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 - Phonics and  Maths activities on See-Saw - children all have log-ins for this home learning platform.  Please upload by Friday each week. The children also have access to Numbots. Please login regularly! 
  • What to bring to school each day - Lunch box (unless your child is having a school packed lunch) and water bottle. The children will bring their water bottles home every day to be washed and refilled. They also need to bring their home reader and reading log every day. If it is colder or raining, please make sure your child has a coat.
  • Library day... Every Tuesday. 


Thank you for reading. If you have any queries, please contact the school office or send me an email at:

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