St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School

Kerr Class


Class teacher: Mrs L Goldie Drumm & Mrs Clarke

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beadle & Mrs Lavender


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Mrs Goldie Drumm will be teaching the class Monday - Thursday.

Mrs Clarke will be teaching the class on a Friday. She will also be teaching the children in Year 4 on a Tuesday.


This week Kerr class have enjoyed playing glockenspiels, as well as singing Mamma Mia in their music lesson. They have also benefitted from using some maths manipulatives, in order to help aid their understanding of some very large numbers and being able to count on/back from those numbers. They have carefully planned their writing and are now ready to start on Monday. There is great enthusiasm about their stories. We look forward to reading them.


This week, we congratulated Kai for being an excellent role model to his peers, by awarding him the Headteacher's Certificate. He is always 'Ready' and 'Respectful' and keen to make some very valuable contributions to class discussion work. Well done Kai!

 Please find below details of the curriculum for this term:



This term we will be reading Beowulf: Dragon Slayer in our reading lessons and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit in our English lessons.

We would like you to record how much you read each day in your reading record. Remember, it does not necessarily need to be a book, it can be a magazine or newspaper article.

We ask that the children bring in their completed reading records every Wednesday (same day as PE and as their homework is due). We will be recording how many times your child reads in the week - we are happy that the children complete this, but it must be signed by an adult. If the children wish to change their reading books on a day other than a Wednesday, they should bring their reading records and books in that day. They know where to put them to let us know that they need changing. 



P.E. is every Wednesday.

Please come to school wearing PE kit suitable for outdoor learning. Earrings will either need to be removed, or covered with tape. It would be ideal if children didn't come into school wearing earrings on a Wednesday.


Home Learning

Home learning will be sent home on a Friday. On some occasions you will need to login to Google Classroom to complete the learning. All home learning is to be completed by the following Wednesday unless stated otherwise.


Other Information

Times tables tests take place every Friday

Any belongings brought to school e.g. clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles, hand sanitiser etc. should be clearly labelled.

Leave all your bits and bobs at home - you won't need your own stationery, toys or games.


Judith Kerr


Judith Kerr.. was one of Britain's most successful children's authors.

She was still producing stories and illustrations well into her 90s.

Best known for The Tiger Who Came to Tea and a series of picture books about Mog the cat, she combined great skill as an illustrator with a wry way with words.

She had an ability, which never left her, to see the world from a child's perspective.

BBC News (2019)


Some of her children's picture books are:    

  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • Mog
  • One Night in the Zoo
  • The Great Granny Gang
  • The Crocodile under the Bed
  • The Other Goose

Some of her works of fiction for older children are:

  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • Bombs on Aunty Daisy
  • A Small Person Far Away