Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Kangaroos Newsletter Autumn Term 2021


Class Teachers:

Ms Julia Emony-Clarke (Monday)

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


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Sarah Robinson

Mrs Emma Callahan


Welcome to Kangaroo Class. I hope that you have all had a relaxing and refreshing summer.  I am really looking forward to teaching your child this year. It is so lovely to see all the children I had the pleasure of meeting last year settling into their new class. In each term, your child will be following exciting and engaging topics which are as follows:

Autumn term – Stone Age to Iron Age Britain

Spring term – Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Summer term – Ancient Egypt


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


Throughout the week, children who show exceptional effort or good behaviour will have this celebrated on the Star of the Week board. At the end of each week, all children on the board will receive two house points and one name will be randomly chosen to pick a prize from the Star of the Week box.



Our homework will initially focus on literacy skills, maths and reading. Your support for your child with this would be very much appreciated.



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. Reading records will be checked weekly 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 Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and, weather permitting, at least one of these sessions will take place outside. As the weeks go on the weather will continue to get colder, so I would ask that each child bring in warm clothing for these sessions, i.e. a sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms.


As playtime often takes place on the school field, we ask that you send in outdoor shoes or wellies for wet or muddy days. These can be kept in school.


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 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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