St Mark's Eccles C.E. Primary School

Kerr Class


Class teacher: Mrs L Goldie Drumm & Mrs Clarke

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beadle & Mrs Lavender



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.



Thank you so much for attending the Art Exhibition. We hope you enjoyed seeing their amazing work. We have had a fabulous Art Week, organised by our Art Lead Mrs Clarke. The children were very enthusiastic and created an amazing individual piece, a collaborative class piece and wrote their own poems. 



We have sent home spellings in blue SPAG books (with plastic covers) for children to practise their spellings. There are currently 3 spelling lists and your child(ren) should know which one they should be learning. These have been sent home this week, ready for a test next week. The test will usually be on a Wednesday, so they will need to bring their spelling/SPAG books back in on Wednesday. They have also been issued with Spelling Shed logins for them to practise their spellings online. 
Spellings given Wednesday 22 March 23:

List 1













List 2



List 3



This week's St Mark's Vision Award for Kerr Class was awarded to Tamzin. Tamzin has particularly impressed us this week with her perseverance in maths. She is working much more independently and her confidence is growing. It is great to see her enthusiasm.

Well done Tamzin.


 Please find below details of the curriculum for term 3:






This term we will be continuing to read When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

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 Thursday - please note that this has changed.

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