Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Kangaroos Newsletter - Summer Term 2024


Class Teachers

Miss Knowles (Monday - Friday)


Teaching Assistant

Miss Hodge (Monday - Friday) 

Miss Oliver (Monday - Friday) 



Dear Parents and carers, 


Welcome back to Year 3 and Kangaroo Class! 

We hope that you have all had a restful and enjoyable Easter holiday spent together.  

In each term, your child will be following exciting and engaging topics which are as follows: 


Autumn term – The Stone Age... and beyond 

Spring term – Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes 

Summer term – Ancient Egypt 


This term our topic is Ancient Egypt.  

The children will spend time learning about Egyptians and the incredible time in history full of hieroglyphics, Gods and important people who created history. 



The children should be reading their book every evening for ten minutes. We are happy for them to read the schools book or home books. Please ensure your child records what they have read in their reading journal. We have been keeping a class chart and the children receive a tick when they have read four times in a week. The children who read four times a week will receive extra play time on a Friday afternoon.  



The children should be reading four times per week, playing on TTRS four times a week and completing any homework sent home. Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and is due on a Wednesday. This will also be accessible on google classroom and can be handed in that way. Children will also receive new spellings on a Friday to learn for the following Friday. If your child misses the Friday, they can get new spellings when they return to school.  



Please could you ensure that your child’s uniform, particularly jumpers, is all appropriately named, even if you simply write their initials on the label this will allow us to reunite them with their rightful owners! 


P.E. Kits 

Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school. PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure there are spare jumpers and/or long bottoms as we still go outdoors in the colder weathers. 


Please do email me with any class related questions or information.  


Kind regards, 

Miss Knowles 

Kangaroos Curriculum Web

Kangaroos Class Meeting

Kangaroos - Books Read 2023/24

Take a look below at the books we have read in class this year:

Kangaroos Gallery 2023/24

Music Lesson Video 2023/24

In the lead up to Christmas, Kangaroo class have been learning Jingle bells on the string instruments.  Kangaroo class have music lessons with Mr. Miles from the Oxfordshire Music Service every Wednesday. They wanted to share their hard work and perseverance learning the tune.


"Jingle Bells"

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