Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Welcome to Tigers


September 2020


Dear Parents,


We like to offer you a warm welcome you to Year 2. The team in Year 2 are Mrs Hookham, Miss Rowlands, Miss Smith and Miss Hodge.  Mrs Hookham is teaching from Monday to Wednesday and Miss Rowlands is teaching on Thursdays and Fridays.



The children should be reading their book every evening for ten minutes. We are happy for them to read the schools book or home books. Please ensure your child records what they have read in their reading journal. Books will be changed on a Tuesday, so please ensure they have them in school. We will give each child two books for the week. If you find that is not enough, let us know via their reading record and we will increase it for the next week.



The children will have Literacy homework on a Monday and Maths homework on a Thursday. The Literacy needs to be returned on Wednesday and the Numeracy by Tuesday.



The children are given the choice of snack from the Government scheme. Your child is also able to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack.


Water bottles

Please send your child with a named water bottle every day. They have their bottles on their table and can drink whenever they need to. They also have access to the tap to refill their bottles.


P.E. Kits

Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit, including trainers,  in school. Kits will be sent home to be washed on a Friday. Please bring back on Monday morning.



Please ensure that your child has a pair of named wellies or outdoor shoes, that will preferably be left at school.  We will be going out to play on the field no matter the weather, and so this will become more important as the weather gets colder and wetter.  Please also ensure that your child has a coat and, if you wish, a pair of waterproof trousers if it is particularly wet.


Covid care

The children are washing their hands with soap on entering school, before snack, after play, before lunch, after lunch and at the end of the day. They are also expected to wash hands after sneezing.

The class tables are sanitised before lunch, after lunch and at the end of the day.

The children are staying in their bubble throughout the day. The classroom is only accessed by them and our team of staff, on the field they have their own space marked out with cones and we also have our own toilets.


Phonics Screening

The children missed out on phonics screening in Year 1. They will be doing this after October ½ term. Results will be sent once they have been issued to the school.



The children will be taking their SATS test in the summer term. We will give more information about this as the year progresses. These are very low key tests and your children will be given the support and encouragement to do them to their best ability.


We are very aware of how difficult it is to communicate with us due to Covid and social distancing. If you have any concerns or are in need to discuss anything with us, please send an email to the office and we will respond either by email or phone call as soon as we can.


We will be holding a ZOOM parent meeting in the week beginning the 21st September 2020. We will cover this and answer any questions then.


We are so pleased to have your children back in school and to work with them. Keep safe and well.


Kind regards,


Mrs Hookham and Miss Rowlands


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