Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Kangaroos Newsletter Spring Term 2021


Welcome to Kangaroo Class

Class teachers

Mrs Katherine Johnson (Monday and Tuesday)

Ms Julia Emony-Clarke (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sarah Robinson

Miss Cathy Taylor (Wednesday’s only)


We hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a wonderful year in 2021.


It is with great sadness that we, once again, have to be a class with many children learning from a distance. We wish you well with home learning where applicable. We understand this is not easy to organise sometimes and their motivation may be lower than at school. We will continue to stay in contact with the children during lockdown but please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat and some advice. We really do appreciate all that you are doing to support your child’s learning at home. Whilst it is very important that the children complete the work set, if you feel your child is not engaging, it is okay to allow them a break for an hour or two before returning to the work. Every child has made a reading pledge so curling up together with a book would be a wonderful way to relax whilst improving many literacy skills such as developing a better writing through increased vocabulary, imagination and spellings.


Please find attached, a copy of our Topic Web for the Spring Terms. During this time of lockdown, we will endeavour to follow the topics and subjects as closely as possible. Children learning in school will be working on identical work as those of the children studying at home.


Every morning, a Maths Quiz will be set. Not only is this designed to be fun, it also allows the children to practise calculations and skills taught earlier in the school year. The main lesson will then continue to follow the planned sequence of learning defined for the academic year.

Homework will not be being set until we return to school but please encourage your children with practising their times tables as instant recall becomes more important as your child moves though the school. We aim, at the end of Year 4, for children to know all tables up to 12x12. So throughout year 3 and year 4, children will be given specific tables to work on and will be checked in class.


If you have more specific questions, please do not hesitate to email or telephone the school office and we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to working alongside both you and your child and thank you for all of your support at this difficult time.


Katherine Johnson                                               Julia Emony-Clarke

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