Hello and welcome to Rousham class

Miss Hill, Mrs Rolfe, Mrs Roberts and the children in Rousham class are delighted to share with you our class page.

This term we are continuing our topic on The Ancient Egyptians.  The children are very excited to be embarking on their own personal projects.  They will be designing, researching, making and writing about their very own ancient Egyptian artefact which will be displayed in our class ‘museum’ at the end of term. In literacy this term we will be reading and writing a variety of texts, focussing on using engaging and ambitious language.  In maths we will be continuing to develop our understanding of the properties of numbers and using all four operations to solve problems and puzzles.


Homework each week will consist of a piece of either literacy or maths.  It will be given to the children on Thursday for them to take home over the weekend and bring back to school on the following Wednesday.

In addition to the set homework it is expected that childr

en will read regularly, practise their spellings and practise their times tables.


Children should be reading at least four to five times a week at home.  They should complete their reading journal every time they have read. Please do not hesitate speak to me about advice on appropriate reading books or visit our reading page of the website to see our ‘100 Great Books to Read at Tackley’ for more inspiration.

Times tables

It is vitally important that children are able to recall all their times tables facts by the time they leave primary school   The children will be regularly tested and given opportunity in class to practise their times tables but this needs to be complemented by further practise at home.  They need to be able to recall all of the related division facts too – so those children who are already confident should not become complacent but continue to practise recalling all the facts.  I will be giving them a variety of tasks and ideas on how they can further embed and deepen their understanding.


Children will continue to receive spellings each week – these will go out with their homework.  Children need to practise their spellings at home; they will be tested e

very Thursday in class.

P.E. equipment

We have outdoor games on a Wednesday afternoon and indoor gymnastics during the week. Children need to ensure their P.E. kit is in school every day.


If there is anything you would like to talk about please either catch me in the morning or at the end of the day.  Alternatively you can email: rousham@tackley.oxon.sch.uk

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Cycle B September 2017 – July 2018
Cycle A September 2018 – July 2019