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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to the Summer Term!

Teacher: Mrs Thistlewaite

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dickens 

Thank you so much for your support with The Little Wandle reading at home!!!! We are off to a great start!!!!!


Our texts and poems for the Summer Term.

  • Mr Wolf's pancakes
  • Bed in Summer
  • The snail and Whale 
  • Hurt No Living Thing.



This term we will be preparing the children for the Phonics Screening Check. This will happen in Summer 2. We will be revisiting all of phase 5 and encouraging children to continue to blend to read words. The children will be reading real and nonsense words. You can support their progress by continuing to read at home. Support with weekly spellings and follow the phonics activities on Seesaw.







  • PE - Thursday and Friday 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 Reading- Reading every evening (Decodable Thursday and Friday) (Choice Book Friday-Wednesday) please complete reading log.  
  • Home learning - Phonics and  Maths activities on SeeSaw - 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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