Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"




Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the Summer term! We hope that you have had a lovely, relaxing Easter break with your children. This term, Mrs Hookham will continue to teach on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Miss Rowlands will be teaching on Thursdays and Fridays. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Kilbee, Miss Thorpe and Mrs Mahoney.



Our learning topic this term will be ‘How my garden grows’. The children will have the opportunity to take part in lots of activities related to our topic, continuing to learn through play. Further details about this are in the attached learning overview.


Food and Drink

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school, particularly as the weather (hopefully!) becomes warmer. They are able to access this throughout the day at any time and we will refill it if required. The children are given a piece of fruit each day for snack time, your child is also welcome to bring in a piece of fruit from home if they would prefer. Please could this be named and placed into the basket in the morning.


Sunhats and sun cream

As the weather improves, please ensure that your child has a named sunhat in school and that sun cream is applied in the morning. If your child requires more sun cream for later in the day, please ensure that this is also named.



Please try to read with your child each evening and ensure that your child’s reading book and record are in school every day. This term, we will be awarding house points to any children who have managed to read at least 4 times that week, so please ensure that you record every time that your child reads to an adult at home! If your child’s reading book needs to be changed, please leave it in the box in the classroom and it will be changed by the end of the day. Mrs Hookham, Miss Rowlands or Mrs Kilbee will listen to your child read once a week.



Just a reminder that Literacy is given out on Mondays and is due back by Thursday. Maths is given out on Friday and due back the following Thursday. Thank you for your support with this.



We do find that the children get engaged in activities and can have accidents. They are reminded and asked to go to the toilet regularly. We do have spare clothes for them to change into. Can we please have the items washed and returned?


P.E. Kit

Please bring P.E. kits in on Monday and leave them in school. P.E. lessons are usually on Mondays and Fridays but from time to time this does change. Children will need trainers for outside lessons.


Forest School

Forest School will continue to run every Friday until further notice. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed ready for Forest School, including long sleeves and trousers even on hot days. This protects them against bites and stings as well as the weather.



We will continue to use Tapestry to let you know what is happening in the classroom and show the fantastic work that the children are producing! Please also use it to show us anything that your child is getting up to at home! Please do let us know if you have any difficulties accessing this.


Kind regards,

Kerry Hookham and Julie Rowlands.

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