Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Pandas Class Letter - Summer - Part 1


Class Teachers

Miss Wagstaff (Monday-Thursday)

Mrs Field (Friday)

We have some fantastic teaching assistants who also double up as 1:1

Mrs Finch (Monday-Friday)

Mrs Phillips (Monday - Wednesday)

Miss Greig (Thursday-Friday)


Welcome to Pandas


We hope you have all had a hopping good Easter and are feeling ready for our Summer Term. We are re-charged and excited to welcome Mrs Field to our team. Mrs Field will be teaching on Fridays. This term we will be learning about ‘People Who Inspire Us’. The curriculum web attached will give you an understanding of what learning will be taking place this term.



P.E. will continue to take place on Wednesday afternoons, and it is back to Tatty Bumpkins. We will also be exploring our skipping skills through some additional maypole sessions. Please ensure your children keep their named P.E. kits in school throughout the week as extra sessions may occur. We have been really proud of how well the children have been getting themselves dressed and undressed please continue to support them by encouraging them to get themselves dressed and undressed at home. No trainers needed yet as our sessions will be inside.


Homework will continue to be set every Thursday. This will link to our two newly taught sounds each week and will consist of two segmenting activities and two new flashcards. Please continue to expose your children to all the previously learnt sounds in the folder and why not also have a go at finding these out and about in the environment. Please remember to return the phonics folder the following Wednesday so we can add in their new sheets and flash cards ready to go out on Thursday.

Reading: children will continue to be set a ‘real’ reading book and electronic reading book. Please remember to return the children’s ‘real’ reading books on the Wednesday so they can be changed and ready to go out on the Thursday.



Please make sure that all items of clothing (not just P.E. kits and even socks as we always have some floating around) are named to avoid disappearances as everyone has the same items. It can also be helpful to have something small on their book bags at the front so they know they are theirs, e.g. a sticker or a small keyring.

We advise that the children have wellington boots for those wet and muddy days. These will be kept in school on the wellington rack. The weather will be improving but we still have lots of showers therefore it is still useful for all children to have waterproof over trousers as we go out in all weathers and can get quite wet and muddy.

We provide a different piece of fruit every day for your child’s snack however if you prefer or they are not eating (we will let you know) then you are more than welcome to bring in your own piece of fruit. This term we will start to introduce “Toasty Tuesday” where the children will be taught how to make their own toast for snack. This will be done in small groups with adult supervision.


Please remember to send your child in with a named water bottle (preferably a non-spill one) everyday as learning though play is thirsty business and a bookbag as this is where the children put the ‘work’ they want to take home and where we will put their phonic folders.

If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a suitable meeting time although, we are available after school most days for more pressing matters.


Best wishes,

The Panda class team.


50 things to do before you're five: 

50 Things To Do aims to provide inspiration for parents and carers to connect with children through a range of activities, all designed to have a positive impact on learning and health, please click on the link below:


What to expect in the Early Years: 


What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf (

Pandas Curriculum Web

For anyone who missed the Phonics Parents Information Evening on 21st February, you will find a copy of the presentation below.

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