Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Welcome to Leopards


Dear Parents,


Welcome back to a new school year. We are really excited to get to know your children and have lots planned to get to know them over the coming weeks. Our value this term is friendship.


We are starting the year with our topic, ‘What do we know about dinosaurs?’ which is always very popular. To further learning we will be visiting the Natural History Museum on Friday 5th October (more details to follow).



Please make daily reading a habit at home. It makes such a difference and we see children progress best when they share books with adults daily. Find a time that works for you and ensure that distractions are kept to a minimum. Even 5 minutes each day does make a difference. Of course, children reading to you is just one way to share books. A daily bedtime story and talking about signs and labels that children see whilst out and about are also beneficial. As they learn to read with greater independence, we are sure that your children will take great pride in reading things that they see.


Reading books should be changed in the classroom once they have been read and your child should write the title of their new book in their reading record. Please use the reading record to communicate information about how your child is getting on with reading at home. We shall do the same for their reading in school.



Our PE days are on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times and that items are clearly labelled.



Your child will receive one piece of literacy homework at the start of the week (usually in the form of phonics) and one piece of maths homework over the weekend. Please returned named homework and place it in the tray on the bookshelf above the book bag boxes.


If you need to contact us at any time, please do so. Mrs Sucksmith works Monday-Wednesday and Miss Wagstaff on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Ferryman is our wonderful class TA and she is here every day.


Best wishes,

The Year 1 team

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