St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School

“I have come in order that you might have life - life in all it’s fullnes

John 10:10



Class information:

PE: Our PE day is Wednesday.      
Please come into school wearing your PE kit.

Reading Books: Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please can they be brought into school each day.

Homework: Homework will be set on a Friday. Please can it be returned by the following Wednesday.

In addition to weekly homework there will be a termly project. At the end of each term you will be invited into class to share in your child’s learning.

Class Reminders:

Thank you so much for attending your child’s House history presentation. The children had clearly worked very hard on their projects and had found out some amazing facts.
It was lovely to see everyone.

This terms Science topic has been ‘Animals including Humans’.
Term 2s project has an animal focus. Your child is invited to choose an animal to research. Your child can present their information anyway they like. It is an opportunity for them to practise using the scientific vocabulary they have learnt this term.

You will be invited to share in your child’s learning in early December.
Dates to follow. 

All presentations will begin at 2.30pm. Tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits will be available for a small donation.

We hope to see you there.

Allan Ahlberg Class


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We hope you have had a wonderful Summer having fun and making memories. 

 Allan Ahlberg Class books:


Class Awards: September 16th 2022 

 Head Teacher Award Winners:

Our winners this week are  

Alice, Emmy, Lottie & Owen

for researching their family history and creating a fact file about those that fought in the War.


 Winning House of the Week:

                       Normans & Romans       




 Term 1 Overview: 


 Weekly learning:

 Week beginning 12th September 2022:
  English: We shared our class book - 'The Pencil' by Allan Ahlberg. We looked at the characteristics of the main character.
 Mathematics: We have been reviewing place value and putting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers on a land marked number line.
 Geography: We reviewed the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and their capitals. We learnt how to use map coordinates.
 Science: We talked about the importance of eating healthily and exercise.
 Religious Education: We shared the Creation story.
 PSHE: We shared our thoughts and feelings and discussed what makes us feel proud.
 Week beginning 19th September 2022:
 English: We have continued our work on characteristics and have written a character profile.
 Mathematics: We have have continued to develop our understanding of place value and have ordered and compared numbers. We have used the    
 symbols < and >.
 Geography: We have labelled the points of a compass and have plotted objects on a map by using a compass for direction.
 Science: We have discussed and grouped animals according to their diet. We have used the vocabulary carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
 Religious Education: We have shared our favourite parts of God’s creation.
 PSHE: We have talked about how our facial expressions show how we are feeling.
Week beginning 26th September 2022:
 English: We shared a roman myth and created a story map to develop our oral storytelling skills.
 Mathematics: We looked at place value and compared and ordered numbers.  We have also been practising how to layout and record number sentences in our number books. 
 Geography: We used a key to mark places on a map. 
 Science: We learnt how to classify animals. We grouped animals according to whether they were vertebrates or invertebrates.
Religious Education: We created a story map to retell God’s Creation story.
Week beginning 3rd October 2022:
English: We used our story maps to write up our Roman myths. We reviewed our knowledge of work classes.
Mathematics: We have been learning to find  10, 100, 1000 more or less than a given number.
Geography: We have created our own Treasure Ireland and used our mapping skills to direct the pirates to the treasure chest of gold!
Science: We have looked at the human skeleton and identified and labelled bones.
Religious Education: We shared in the beauty of God’s Creation in our school grounds. We discussed how we could care for it. 
History: On Friday we shared an amazing day learning about the Anglo-Saxons with the rest of KS2.
Week beginning 10th October 2022:
English: We have imagined that if we were a Roman God which animal we would choose to be able to turn ourselves into and what magical powers we would have.
We have been learning to identify and classify types of nouns.
Mathematics: We have reviewed addition using the column method. We have been practising laying out the questions and writing the numbers in the correct columns so as to reduce errors.
History: We recorded what we already know about the Anglo-Saxons and what we would like to find out in our learning next term.
Science: We looked at how our muscles work. We discussed the voluntary and involuntary muscles and the differences between each type.
Religious Education: It was lovely to see so many of you at our Harvest Festival. Thank you for your generous gifts.
Week beginning 17th October 2022:
English: We have continued to look at word classes. We have read ‘Dreams of Destiny’ and practised identifying nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We have been developing our comprehension skills by sharing short non-fiction and fiction texts about the Romans. We have been practising answering questions in full sentences.
Mathematics: We have reviewed subtraction using the column method. We have been practising laying out the questions and writing the numbers in the correct columns to reduce errors.
Religious Education: We have used all our senses to reflect on the wonder of God’s Creation.

 Term 2 Overview:


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 Weekly learning:

 Week beginning 31st October 2022:
English: This week we have been learning to identify possessive and personal pronouns.
Mathematics: We have used the column method to solve addition and subtraction word problems.
History: We reviewed what we already know about the Anglo-Saxons and wrote our names using Anglo-Saxon runes.
Science: We reviewed what we already know about ‘Light.’
Week beginning 7th November 2022:
English: We have been focusing on sentence structure and joining our writing.
Mathematics: We have being learning how to multiply and divide. We have learnt the meaning of the words ‘commutative’ and ‘inverse.’ We have used the grid method to multiply a 1-digit number by a 2-digit number.
History: We have been archaeologists. We found some incomplete artefacts and tried to reassemble them.
Science: We sorted objects into groups identifying light sources.
Religious Education: We talked about the symbolism of water to Christians.