Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Wolves Class Letter, Term 1


Dear Parents/Carers, September 2019

Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you had a lovely summer and that your child is feeling ready and excited about the challenges of the new term.


Our topic for the Autumn Terms is World War II. This will extend through all of our subjects, with our first book for the year being Emma Carroll’s ‘Letters from a Lighthouse’. We are very excited about our forthcoming trip to Bletchley Park (further information to follow) and are looking forward to having a go at code-cracking in Maths.


The focus for Term 1 in English will be upon punctuation, grammar and vocabulary, using ‘Letters from a Lighthouse’ as a vehicle to introduce these areas. We are actively seeking to extend the vocabulary of pupils and will be encouraging them to explore the meaning of new words and to use ambitious vocabulary in their writing.


Each child will have access to a wide selection of books in our class library and are encouraged to take these books home. Guided reading time is also set aside daily and each child will explore a text with an adult on a weekly basis. Daily spelling practice and investigations will enable children to learn the statutory spellings for Year 5/6, but also to develop their vocabulary further.

In Maths, we start with Place value and move on to Addition and Subtraction as well as Statistics before the half-term break.


Our Science topic for Term 1 is ‘Earth and Space’, with particular attention being given to describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.

We look forward to welcoming parents in to school for our Open Classroom meetings on 23rd September, where you will have an opportunity to learn more about the Year 5 curriculum and the work that your child will be enjoying this term.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.


With kind regards,

Mrs M Sucksmith

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