Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Welcome to Leopards


September 2019


Welcome to the beginning of the new school year. I hope that you all had a fun and refreshing summer and are ready and raring to go this term. We are very excited to share this year with you.


This term our topic is ‘Superheroes’. This topic gives us a chance to explore the story ‘Supertato’ and write our own posters and letters to help solve mysterious vegetable crimes. We will also learn about real life heroes and celebrate people who have helped us.


This year PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has the correct, named kit in school, including trainers for outside. Children should not wear jewellery to school; although a single pair of stud earrings and watches are permitted (these should be removed on PE days).


Homework will be handed out on Wednesdays and Thursdays and returned the following week. These activities will link to what the children have been learning throughout the week and will enable them to practise and strengthen these skills. We also encourage reading with your child to take place as often as possible (at least 4-5 times per week) to further develop their phonic knowledge and understanding of different texts.


As part of supporting your child’s reading we keep track of when they are reading at home and ensure your child is on the appropriate reading level. Your child will be able to swap their books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by placing them in the tray outside the classroom, allowing them time to read the story and then spend time discussing the text and key vocabulary, an important aspect of their learning.


In the mornings please ensure that your child is encouraged to come into the classroom independently. There will be someone on the door if you have any problems or queries. Children should bring their book bags and water bottles with them each morning and place them in the boxes provided. Snack will be provided at break time but if your child wishes to bring their own fruit they may.


There will be a class meeting on Monday 23rd of September 2019 at 3:20pm. It would be lovely to see you and answer any questions you might have or simply just have a look around the classroom. If you do have any other matters you wish to discuss at any point please contact the office and we can arrange a time to do so.


Best wishes,

Mrs Vaughan and Miss Wagstaff

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