St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School

Griffiths Class

Class teacher: Mrs L Goldie Drumm

Teaching Assistant: Mrs David

(Mrs Clarke will also teach the class for part of Friday)

  Our timetable for the week:


  • reading books will be changed



  • PE (pls come in wearing kit and earrings removed - otherwise, they will need to be covered in tape)
  • Spelling Tests
  • Home Learning due back


  • reading books will be changed




This term we will be reading our class book The 13-Storey Treehouse. (For more information about Andy Griffiths, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

We would like you to record how much your child reads each day in their reading record. We have sent home books that the children have been involved in choosing, but we are aware that children may wish to read something else and that is absolutely fine! 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 each day and that books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday. 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. 



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.



Spellings will be sent home on a Friday. These will be tested the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be accessible to practise on Spelling Shed and this will go live for this year's spellings shortly. Logins will be sent home again. Spelling lists will also be posted here.



Our topic this term will be Romans in Britain.


Other Information

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.


Recommended websites:  

Top Marks Maths Games 

White Rose 1 minute maths 

TT Rockstars 

Book Recommendations 


This week's St Mark's Vision Award for Kerr Class was awarded to Thomas. Thomas has particularly impressed us with his maths learning, and his contributions to class discussions. Well done Thomas.


Curriculum details for term 1 to follow shortly.


Andy Griffiths


 Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997.


In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 52-Storey Treehouse in 2015.

Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children around the world and is now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera house, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and America.

Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.


The autumn 2022 Book Club choice was the award-winning, best-selling The 13-Storey Treehouse, written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton. It is the first book in the wacky Treehouse adventures series, in which the laugh-out-loud story is told through a combination of text and fantastic cartoon-style illustrations.

National Literacy Trust