Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Kangaroos Newsletter Autumn Term 2022


Class Teachers

Miss Cathy Taylor (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Kate Hill (Wednesdays)


Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sarah Robinson


Welcome to Kangaroo Class! I hope you had a wonderful and restful summer and are ready for another fantastic year of learning. In each term, your child will be following exciting and engaging topics which are as follows:


Autumn term – Ancient Romans

Spring term – The History of Transport

Summer term – Modern Europe


Please see the curriculum web for information on the planned content of each subject for this term.



I will soon begin setting homework on Fridays through Google Classroom. Please help your child to make sure homework is completed and handed in on time, we ask that it is handed in on the Thursday of the following week, so new activities can be given out on the Friday.

Please let me know if you have any issues with the use of Google Classroom, as I will be happy to give out physical copies if they are needed. TTRS passwords will be put in the front of reading records.



As a school, we have made a pledge to read for at least 10 minutes every day. Reading for pleasure is a fantastic way to relax, stimulate the imagination and develop an understanding of the world around one, as well as improving literacy skills and increasing vocabulary. We encourage the children to enjoy a range of chapter books, picture books, non-fiction texts and poetry.

In Year 3, while many children are able to fluently decode texts, there is always progress to be made in comprehension and inference. For this reason, it would be helpful if you could read with your child as much as possible throughout the week and discuss the reading with them. You may wish to ask them to:


Summarise what they have already read.

Predict what will happen next.

Define or link key vocabulary.

Relate the story to their own experience.

Infer how they think the characters are thinking or feeling.

Reading records will be checked daily and children who have evidence of regular reading will have their names placed on the Star of the Week board.



This year, PE is timetabled for Monday and Tuesday afternoons and, weather permitting, at least one of these sessions will take place outside. Please be reminded that the weather is getting colder, so if possible please do send in kit such as sweatshirts and joggers to ensure your child is warm!


Outdoor shoes

Playtime fluctuates between taking place on the playground and school field and due to the current weather, when play is on the field it can get very muddy. Thank you to those of you who have sent in outdoor shoes/wellies for your child. If you have not yet been able to, I ask that you do send in named shoes for your child to use during play. These shoes should be different from the PE shoes, as PE can sometimes take place inside.


I hope that this answers any queries you may have. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning, please do let me know. You can direct any emails to the office who will forward them on to me.


Miss Taylor

Kangaroos Curriculum Web

Kangaroos Gallery 2021/22

Kangaroos Gallery 2020/21

Music Lesson Video 2020/21

Kangaroo class had their last music lesson on Wednesday 14th July with Mr Levy today from the Oxfordshire Music Service. They were very excited and proud to be videoed so we could share all that they have learnt this year.

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