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



  • reading books will be changed
  • Spelling Tests
  • Home Learning due back


  • PE (pls come in wearing kit and earrings removed - otherwise, they will need to be covered in tape)


  • reading books will be changed



THIS WEEK (21 jUNE 24):

We had a fabulous trip to Rochester Riverside (another school in our Trust) and enjoyed 3 round robin sessions as well as fun playing together. We have used the trip to help us write using the present perfect, and we have written postcards back to Mr Bassett about our day, including phrases such as, "We have all made some new friends." We have revisted our fraction learning this week and have impressed the adults with how much we have remembered from earlier on in the year. The week has ended with us starting to practise our sewing skiils (in preparation for making our purses in DT) and dissecting plants in Science! We have been busy!









Last Term:

Griffiths class have been working hard all week editing a narrative story that they wrote the first week back after the Easter break. They have worked very hard on it and listened very carefully to the instructions. They have also enjoyed seeing how much they have learned in our length and perimeter topic as they completed their end of topic reviews. Finally, they had a wonderful day baking their bread designs with Mrs Clarke - some very interesting flavour combinations making us think we may have a future Masterchef in our midst... 



We have had a fabulous last week of term writing our instructions, comparing lengths in maths (using mm, cm and m) and in our wonderful outdoor area. Our Vision Day focused on the wonder that is God's creation and what we can do to be stewards of it, as well as giving us inspiration and treasures to use when making our wonderul Easter Gardens. The children were so hard working and creative!




This week we had a wonderful visit to the Gurdwara. We had a fantastic welcome and the children were wonderful. We all really enjoyed the food!




This week we have been dividing 2-digit numbers by a one-digit number in maths, using place value counters to help support us when we have been dividing larger numbers. We have been learning about the idea of service in Sikhi in preparation for our Gurdwara visit, and our glockenspiel performance of Three Little Birds is now ready to perform to Mr Bassett!


We have had a great week back. We have been creating poems which demonstrate when to use an 'a' and when to use an 'an', creating letters with our bodies and learning some gymnastic positions, and learning about sun safety in science.




Our class book is 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, a Wednesday and a Friday. 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. The children are all working towards earning Bronze, Silver and Gold readers badges, so every read counts!



P.E. is every Thursday now. This term our focus will be striking and fielding.

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 Thursday.


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 have also been sent home.



Our topic this term will be History - Aztecs.


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 

Spelling Shed


Some children have asked where I make my word searches. This is the link:

Wordsearch maker



This week's St Mark's Vision Award for Griffiths Class was awarded to Fern. Fern has really impressed us this week with her work on the present perfect and the volume of sentences she managed to write. Fern continues to be a fabulous role model to the class and has been a great line leader this week! Well done Fern.


Curriculum details for term 1:

griffiths term one overview.pdf

 Curriculum details for term 2:


term 2 overview.pdf

  Curriculum details for term 3:


griffiths term 3 overview.pdf


  Curriculum details for term 4:


griffiths 4 term overviews.pdf


   Curriculum details for term 5:


term 5 overview.pdf




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