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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


Welcome to Swallow Class!

Mr Bradshaw, Mrs Hobby & Mrs Valentine


Spring term

Welcome to Year 2!

This term we will be reading 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett, The Storm Whale by Benji Davies, The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.


In Maths, we will be leaning all about addition and subtraction within 100 and we will be continuing to learn our timetables for x2, x5 and x10. 


Our Science learning is about Living things and their habitat. We will also be learning about Materials.  In Geography we'll be learning about the United Kingdom coastline and investigating How have humans changed our seas?  After half term, our History learning will be focussed on Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Elon Musk to investigate the question Should we compare our achievements with others? 


Please do continue to support your child with reading 1:1 at home. This is vital to build fluency and the love of reading.  If your child reads 3 times a week at home and it is recorded in their reading log, they will get a house point. 


If you need to contact me regarding anything, please phone/email the school office.


Best wishes 

Mr Bradshaw




  • 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 learning - reading every evening and please complete reading log.  Please make sure this comes home and returns to school every day. Thank you. These will be checked on Fridays and Mondays.
  • Numbots- 10 minutes a day will help to build fluency and confidence with the number system. 
  • Home learning - Phonics and Maths activities on See-Saw - children all have log-ins for this home learning platform. 
  • Spelling Sheet to be completed for test each Monday.
  • What to bring to school each day - Lunch box (unless your child is having a school lunch) and water bottle. home learning pack (reading book, reading log, spelling booklet)
  • Library day - Every Tuesday.



Please use the links below to access resources that can help with learning at home: