Marcham C of E Primary School

"Where Christian values are integral and learning is fun"


Wolves Class Letter – Summer Term 2023

 Class Teacher

Mrs M Sucksmith (Monday - Friday)

Mrs Rowlands (Tuesday AM)

Trainee Teacher

Mr Clayton

Teaching Assistant

 Miss Nuzzolese


Welcome back.  We can’t believe that we are in the summer term already!  There is much to look forward to this term, including the coronation of King Charles, as well as plenty of exciting events in school.  Do keep an eye on the school newsletter for information.  Our value this term is perseverance and in Term 6, courage. We wish Mr Clayton the best of luck during his second school placement during Term 5 and we look forward to welcoming him back at the start of June. 


Much of our learning over the next two terms will be based on the theme of Ancient Greece 

 – a topic which is always popular, and which offers potential for learning in every curriculum area.  We are immensely fortunate to have the wonderful museums in Oxford on our doorstep.  Why not enjoy an afternoon out at the Ashmolean Museum, which houses a wonderful Ancient Greek collection ( Additionally, the museum is currently hosting a major exhibition entitled ‘Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality’ which looks engaging and interesting.  It is running until 30th July 2023.  For more information and to book see There is a charge for this exhibition although access to the public galleries remains free. 


A summary of learning across all curriculum areas is set out below.  Our PE day remains a Thursday with an additional session on a Friday. However, the spring and summer weather provides an opportunity to get outside more and so we strongly encourage you to ensure that your child has a PE kit in school daily.  


Homework is set on Friday and due in the following Thursday.  This will consist of a mixture of Reading, Spelling and Maths activities.  We will also be providing the children with a collection of enrichment homework, linked to our Ancient Greece topic, from which to select.  Children are encouraged to complete one per fortnight, so three over the term, and will be rewarded with house points for their engagement.  Finally, we ask that you continue to support your child to meet our ‘Ten Minutes a Day’ reading pledge.  Where possible, try to find some time each week to continue to listen to your child read aloud and to talk about what they have read.  Ask them questions and for explanations.  It will test their retrieval and inference skills and make them better all-round readers.  For inspiration on books that are suitable for Year 5 pupils please see  


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, Mr Clayton and Ms Nuzzolesse 

April 2023 

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