Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Kangaroos Newsletter Summer Term 2023


Class Teachers

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

Mrs Kate Hill (Wednesdays)


Teaching Assistant

Mrs Simpson Mon and Wed PM

Miss Jefferies Tues AM

Mrs Finch - All day Thursday


Welcome to Kangaroo Class. I hope you had a lovely and restful Easter holiday and are ready for another term of learning!

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


Autumn term – Ancient Romans

Spring term – History of Transport

Summer term – Modern Europe


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


Summer weather

Though we haven’t seen too much evidence of it yet, it is starting to get warmer! Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle into school every day and, when it does get warmer, a named sun hat and sun cream.



Please help your child to make sure homework is completed and handed in on Google Classroom! This homework will include reading (through Reading Planet), spelling, and maths. There will also be a termly topic homework which spans a few weeks:


Research a country in Europe of your choice!


More information about this will be shortly sent out on Google Classroom.

Please do let me know if there are any issues with accessing the homework online.



Many children can fluently read texts, but do not always understand what they have read. Even if they are fluent, it is still important that you read with them. It would also be helpful for you to discuss with them what has been read. 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.

Please do write in your child’s reading record so that I can see their progress and know about any difficulties or successes!


Uniform and kit

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!


As usual, we do PE on Monday and Tuesday afternoons which may take place in- or outdoors. Please continue to send your child in with a full PE kit.


If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your child, please do let me know. You can direct any emails to the office who will forward them on to me.


Kind regards,


Miss Taylor

Kangaroos Curriculum Web

Class Meeting - Monday 26th Sept 2022

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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