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Marcham C of E Primary School

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January 2021

Dear Parents,

 

We would like to thank you for all our lovely Christmas gifts and wish you all a very Happy New Year. We are hoping that 2021 will be healthy and happy for all.

 

This term our topic is A-Z of Animals. Please the parent overview on the website to get a clear picture of what the children will be studying this term. We would have asked you to bring any unusual pets to school for the children to see and learn about but due to Covid this is not possible. However, if you would like to send photographs in and typed information, we would love to share it with the class.

 

In DT we will be using Lego to design and make different animals. We have some Lego but would like to ask each child to bring in a small tub (with a lid and name on) of Lego for them to use. It will be returned at the end of the term. Many thanks with your assistance with this.

 

Covid – We will continue following the school policy. The children are brilliant at washing their hands and using hand sanitiser. We have our own play area and play equipment. Tables are cleaned before school, at lunch time and at the end of the day.

 

Outdoor Wellies / boots

Thank you to all the parents that have provided their children will outdoor shoes. There are still a couple that require them, so can we ask you to send them in please with names in.

 

Jumpers and cardigans

Please can you ensure that jumpers and cardigans are named. The children struggle to recognise their own and it is difficult for us to return them to the correct person without names.

 

Homework

Literacy is given on Monday and to be returned by Thursday. Maths is given Friday and to be returned by Wednesday.

 

Maths- please practise 2,5 and 10 times tables. It is important for them to have quick recall.

 

SATS

The government have cancelled the SATS tests for this year. The children are being teacher assessed and results will be fed back to you at the next parents evening in term 4.

 

P.E. Kits and Water bottles

Please ensure your child has their kit and water bottle every day. These also need to be named.

 

Reading

Please listen to your child read daily for 10-15 minutes. We change their reading books on a Tuesday and give them each two new ones. If your child needs more then let us know via their reading records. We are happy for them to read their own books and anything that interests and inspires them. We are working on comprehension skills and would like you to ask your child questions to check their understanding of what they have been reading. For example …

What was the title of the book? Why do you think they have chosen that title?

Can you tell me the meaning of the word ….?

Can you find a word in the text that means the same as …..?

Can you name the characters? Which is your favourite and why?

What do you think will happen next? What clues make you think this?

What would you do in this situation and why?

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Kind regards,

Kerry Hookham and Julie Rowlands

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