Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Wolves Class Letter – Autumn Term 2022

 Class Teacher

Mrs M Sucksmith (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Rowlands (Tuesday AM)

Trainee Teacher

Mr Clayton

Teaching Assistant

 Miss Nuzzolese


Welcome back to a new school year.  I hope that you had a wonderful summer and that your children are refreshed and ready for the new school year ahead.  We are really looking forward to welcoming your children to Year 5 and are excited about the learning that we have planned for them.  Our value this term is friendship and community.  In Term 2, our value is respect.


Mrs Sucksmith is the main class teacher, who will be teaching the class daily.  Mr Clayton will be working alongside Mrs Sucksmith this year as a student teacher.  During Mrs Sucksmith’s planning time, Ms Rowlands will cover the class and she will be teaching most of the Science curriculum, together with some Spelling and Art. Miss Nuzzolese is joining Wolves Class as a teaching assistant.


In Year 5 this term, much of our learning will be based on the theme of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings – a topic which we hope that the children enjoy and one which offers scope for much cross-curricular learning.    


A summary of learning in other curriculum areas is set out below.  Our PE days are on Thursday and Friday. As PE is our final lesson of the week, the children will come home in their PE kits on Fridays.  Please ensure that these are washed over the weekend and returned on a Monday.


Homework is set on Friday and due in the following Thursday.  This will consist of a mixture of Reading, Spelling and Maths activities. From time to time, the children will be asked to complete a more extended creative piece over a couple of weeks. Additionally, we ask that you continue to support your child to meet our ‘Ten Minutes a Day’ reading pledge.  Each child will be issued with a Reading Record in which to record their reading and in which they should make a reading reflection once a week.  We ask that you sign their journal to verify their reading at home.  Additionally, your comments in this book are much appreciated.  These should also be handed in on Thursday.  Raffle tickets are awarded for 4 reads signed off by a parent; additionally, tickets are awarded for a weekly reflection on something that has been read and the collection of new vocabulary.  The raffle draw takes place once a term and the winner will receive a book of their choice.


I hope that this overview answers any questions that you might have.  However, if there are any aspects relating to teaching and learning in Year 5 that you would like to discuss further or if there are issues that crop up which you would like to talk about, please do get in touch.  Emails can be directed to the school office and the office staff will forward them on to me.


Mrs Sucksmith

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