Marcham C of E Primary School

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Meerkats Class Letter - Autumn 2022 


  Class Teachers

Mrs Callahan (Monday - Tuesday)

Mrs Terry-Smith  (Wednesday - Friday) 

Teaching Assistant

Ms Oliver


Dear Parents and Carers of Meerkat class,


Welcome to Year 4! We hope that you have all enjoyed the Summer holidays and are ready to start a new academic year. The children will be taught by Mrs Callahan on Mondays and Tuesdays, and by Mrs Terry-Smith on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Our topic this term is The Roman Empire and we would like to immerse ourselves in the topic by having a Roman Day on Thursday 20th October. We invite children to come to school dressed as an Ancient Roman, more details to follow.



PE will be on a Wednesday and a Friday and will be based on football skills this term. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school everyday, as well as some outdoor shoes.



Reading - Please encourage children to read for at least 10 minutes everyday. Children will all receive 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.


Spelling – We are sending home a new 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.


Maths – Most Year 4 children will sit the government’s statutory Multiplication Check in June 2023, which is a series of 25 random times tables questions (particularly x6, x7, x8, x9, and x12). Children complete these either on a computer, laptop or ipad and they have a time limit. More information can be found on the website. We will focus on multiplication and times tables throughout the year. We are sending home a maths log with ideas to help practise times tables at home.


Project – This half term there will be a project that spans a few weeks, to enable time for creativity!


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


This could involve designing a colosseum, painting Roman pottery, creating a mosaic, presenting a powerpoint presentation on famous Romans or calculating with Roman numerals to name a few ideas. The possibilities are endless! Projects will be shared with the class, so please ensure all projects are in by Monday 17th October.


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


Many thanks,


Mrs Callahan and Mrs Terry-Smith

Year 4 Teachers

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