Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


The Meerkat Class Newsletter 


  Class Teachers

Mrs A Terry-Smith  (Mon, Tue, Wed) and Mrs E Callaghan (Thurs and Fri)

Teaching Assistants

 Mrs M Lee (Mon - Fri) and Mrs K Lewis (Tue - Fri) Mrs C Salter (Mondays)


Dear Parents and Carers of Meerkat class,


Welcome back to the Summer term! There are a few changes and some exciting things happening this term, which we wanted to collate in this letter for you.



Mrs Terry-Smith will be teaching on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Callahan will be teaching on a Thursday and Friday. We are also really lucky to have Mrs Salter, Mrs Lewis and Mrs Lee in Meerkat class throughout the week.



Outdoor PE will be cricket on a Wednesday. Indoor PE will be Maypole dancing on a Friday. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school everyday, as well as some outdoor shoes.


Ancient Egypt

Our last topic this year is Ancient Egypt, and this will be launched with our Egyptian day on Monday 9th May. Please can children come to school for the day as an Egyptian! This could be as a cat, a mummy, Cleopatra, a pharaoh, the possibilities are endless!



Reading - As before, please continue to read for at least 10 minutes everyday. Children will have all received a reading wallet for their books and a reading record for the children/adults to add comments in. Please bring the wallet to and from school everyday.


Maths - Year 4 children will undertake the government’s statutory Multiplication Tables check in June, which is used to determine if pupils can recall their times tables fluently. Please continue to practise Times Table Rock Stars to help prepare them. We are also sending home a poster with ideas of games to play to practise times tables.

Spelling – We are sending home a spelling log with spellings for each week, based on different spelling rules that we will be focusing on in class. It includes ideas of spelling games to play to practise spellings at home. There will be no formal spelling tests as we will be assessing spelling through their application within their writing.

Project – This term there will be no weekly homework, but instead, an Egyptian project that will span the half term, enabling time to be creative!

“Create a piece of work to share with your class about Ancient Egypt”

This could involve making a 3D pyramid, writing using hieroglyphics, creating a papier mache sarcophagus, painting, modelling, or researching famous Egyptians, for example. Projects will be shared with the class, so please ensure all projects are in week commencing Monday 23rd May.


We are really looking forward to the term ahead! Please feel free to come and speak to us or email the office if you have any questions.


Many thanks,


Mrs Terry-Smith and Mrs Callahan

Year 4 Teachers


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