Marcham C of E Primary School

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Giraffes Class Letter – Summer Term 2022


Dear Parents and Carers of Giraffes Class


Phew! SATS are over and the children have done themselves proud. They have worked incredibly hard and everyone approached the papers calmly and confidently. Well done.

Now we can enjoy the remaining weeks of term during which we have lots planned – the learning hasn’t stopped but will thankfully now be focussed on different sorts of outcomes.


Writing: The children’s writing will be assessed at the end of June and before then we need to produce a portfolio of fantastic writing. We will be writing for a range of purposes and audiences which will be inspired by our class book, Holes by Louis Sachar, and a short Pixar film.’ We will also be doing some writing linked to our topic of ‘ The Dreaming Towers of Oxford’.


Maths: We will be consolidating maths skills and using them during our enterprise projects. Ratio, proportion, data, fractions, percentages, money and measurement will all be applied as we work together to raise money towards our residential.


Topic work: Following our trip to Oxford, we will be using our mapping skills to create sketch maps of the city centre. These will be surrounded by QR codes that we will be generating for a selection of landmarks. The QR codes will link to the class’s website, which will be packed with information about the landmarks. We are sure that the children will be keen to share their work with you. We will also be developing cityscapes using a range of different media and making our own clay gargoyles!


Information about other subjects can be found on the topic web.

In preparation for the Jubilee, Giraffes will be working on a presentation of the 1950s! We hope some parents will be able to come and watch.

Other excitements before the end of the year include:

The May Pole Dancing  

Our residential – dates and details to follow

The School Play – dates and details to follow

Leavers Party

Leavers Service


Preparation for Secondary School:

One of the most important things this term is for us to prepare the children for the move to secondary school. From experience, two things they tend to find hardest are

  • being ready with the right equipment on the right day and
  • taking responsibility for checking for and completing homework.


 With this in mind, the following will be in place from 16th May:

  1. PE Kit: children will be expected to have a full kit in school at all times including t-shirt, shorts/leggings/games skirt and trainers with socks. If they do not have the correct kit, they will be loaned a spare set which they will be expected to use. An email will also be sent home. Everyone will be expected to join the PE class unless the office has been informed in writing that they should be excused for medical reasons.
  2. Homework: Every Tuesday, homework will be set on Google Classroom. Children will be responsible for checking for homework and submitting it by the following Monday. If homework is not completed, children will be expected to complete it during break on Tuesday and parents will be informed via email.

These expectations are designed to prepare the children for expectations at secondary school so we will appreciate your support in helping all children meet them.


The Giraffes are a fantastic bunch and we feel very lucky to be able to work with them over these final, precious months of their primary school years. If you have any questions or concerns – please do pop in and see us at the end of the day or make an appointment via the office.


With Best Wishes

 The Giraffes Teaching Staff



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

Giraffes Curriculum Web

Giraffes Gallery 2021/22

Giraffes Gallery 2020/21

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