Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Welcome to Giraffes

Autumn 2021


Welcome back to a new school year and your child’s last year at Marcham. I hope that you were able to enjoy the summer holidays and feel ready and refreshed to begin the year ahead.


In Year 6 this term will be basing lots of our learning around our over-arching theme: Childhood in the past. Autumn 1 will be focusing on the Victorian Era whereas, Autumn 2 is moving onto World War Two.


Our text for this term is ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens, which we will use to form our writing and reading lessons across the term. After half term, our focus text will be ‘The Midnight Guardians’ by Ross Montgomery. This text is looking at the life of children during World War Two and what children went through as evacuees being sent away from their homes.

We are also fortunate to be able to take the children on a school trip this term (the first for quite a while) to the Black Country Living Museum on Thursday 30th September 2021. Please keep an eye out for more information regarding this.


Please see the curriculum web for more information about other learning taking place this term.

Our PE days are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that children bring their kits into school each week and have appropriate footwear/clothing for all weather conditions.

We will be setting homework on a Friday, and this must be completed by the following Thursday. This will include a reading, spelling and maths activity related to our work in class.

Children are encouraged to meet our ‘Ten Minutes a Day’ reading pledge and we appreciate your support with this. For every 5 reads that a child can get signed off by an adult, they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of each half term a raffle ticket will be drawn, and the winner will receive a book of their choice. Extra opportunities have been provided to earn bonus raffle tickets via our reading challenges. These can be completed throughout the year.


As I am new to Marcham, I have yet to meet you all, however I hope to be of great support to your child during their last year with us. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact the office who will forward these to me.

Kind Regards

Mrs Rowland


Click Here - for the link to the PowerPoint from the class meeting on 27th September 2021

Giraffes Curriculum Web

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