Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"



Dear Parents,


Welcome to the Foundation Stage Class at Marcham Primary School.



This term we will be learning about the topic, ‘Ourselves’. The children will be able to access a variety of activities which are based on learning through plan. Please see the topic plan attached for more detail.


Food and Drink

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school. They are able to access this throughout the day at any time and we will refill it if required. The children are given a piece of fruit each day. Your child is also welcome to bring in a piece of fruit from home if they would prefer. The children are able to have a free school meal or pack lunch at lunchtime.



Please try to read with your child each evening. We are happy to change your child’s book for them. Please leave it in the book box by the front of the classroom. It will then be changed for the end of the day. Mrs Hookham, Miss Rowlands, Miss Thorpe or Mrs Mahoney will listen to your child read once a week.



The children are learning to recognise and write their name. We are encouraging them to write it wherever needed. The children need to start with a capital letter and then the rest in lowercase. They are being taught how to form the letters correctly as this helps with joined writing in the future.


If your child has a head injury then a letter will be placed in their bookbag. Smaller injuries will be cleaned and dealt with. If necessary, a member of staff will inform parents at the end of the day. Due to the children being busy we do find that they can have toileting accidents. They are reminded and asked to go to the toilet regularly. We do have spare clothes for them to change into. Can we please have the items washed and returned?


Forest Schools


A letter will be sent soon to advice you on the dates your child will attend forest school and what is needed




A literacy and numeracy activity will be given out each week. We ask you to spend around 15 minutes on this activity. We are aware that the children are tired by the end of the school day. We are flexible when it comes to doing homework. Literacy is sent out of a Monday and to be returned by Thursday. Numeracy is sent out on Friday to be returned by Tuesday.




We are always available in the morning and after school for five minute conversations. However, if you feel that you need a longer meeting then please arrange at the office. Parents evenings will be held throughout the year. We will also set up Tapestry where you will be able to see what your child has been learning during the day.


We look forward to working with your children and you.


Kind Regards,


Kerry Hookham and Julie Rowlands.

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