St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School

Class information


Year 1 will be having PE on a Wednesday.  Please come to school wearing PE kit.  Foundation Stage do not need to wear PE kit this term as we will be using the outdoor area throughout the week.

Reading Books

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday.  Please make sure that reading books are in school every day.

Home Learning

Year 1 will have home learning sent home every Friday.  Please return it to school the following Thursday.  

Things from home

Please make sure that all items (uniform, coats, water bottles, lunchboxes etc) are clearly labelled.

Bright Class


Class Teacher:  Miss Kirkham & Mrs Velvick

Teaching Assistant:  Ms Vince & Mrs Charilaou


    Rachel Bright Collection 8 Books Set - The Book Bundle

Our weekly award winner

Well done to Alice for listening brilliantly and always being ready and respectful.  Alice is kind to others and always keen to help.

Our termly overview

Our weekly learning

26th September

This week, year 1 have been doing lots of work based on another Rachel Bright story, "The Squirrels Who Squabbled".  We looked at the characters feelings, wrote in the first person and used some new vocabulary in sentences.  Next week, we will be writing a diary entry from the perspective of Cyril the squirrel.  In maths, we have been counting forwards and backwards, and finding one more than a given number.

FS have been talking about their families and we have really enjoyed sharing photos from home and asking each other questions.  We have been practising to write our name and have started to learn some of our phonic sounds.  We have been doing art, building and playing games during our choosing time.

On Friday, we really enjoyed our day learning about The Great Fire of London.  We had lots of fun and can't wait to share some photos with you.  Keep an eye out next week!


12th September 2022

This week we have been reading the story "The Koala Who Could" by Rachel Bright.  Year 1 have been writing some fantastic sentences using full stops and capital letters.  They have been joining their ideas using the word 'and'.  They have loved starting some new learning in science, DT and topic and have worked hard all week!  Foundation Stage have settled brilliantly in to their new routines and have been great at getting to know each other and exploring all the things we can do in the classroom and outside.   We have been really impressed with what they have learnt already!

Click on the pictures below to see some of the things we have been doing.