Eager Beavers 2019 - 2020

Miss Tither

Welcome to Eager Beavers

Hello, my name is Miss Tither and I’m the teacher of Year 3 and Year 4 children in Eager Beavers' class.  Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs. Jones and we have two special support Teaching Assistants, Miss Duffy and Miss Canavan, with our volunteer Teaching Assistants, Mrs Whalley-Smith and Mrs McManus. On a Tuesday afternoon, during teachers' PPA time, Mrs Showering leads the class, assisted by Mrs Walmsley.

In Eager Beavers, we aim to build upon the knowledge and skills learned in Busy Bees. Each half term we choose a new theme that interests the children. We make sure that learning is as active as possible and that children always know their next steps of learning.


We manage this through the following:

  • Focus group teaching
  • Valuing each child
  • Class size - 27
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • Activities are differentiated to meet the needs of each learner

Class News

This half-term, the topic in Eager Beavers is ‘The Great Plague'. In Literacy, we will be reading 'The Pied Piper' to ultimately write our own narratives, as well as newspaper reports and poetry around this story. In Geography, we will be learning how to take better care of our envrionment, to make it a cleaner place. In History, we will be learning about the the plague of 1665; to support our learning we will be visiting Astley Hall for a special plague workshop. 

Please have a look through the news, blog and gallery sections to see what the children have been doing.

Reading – recommended 4 times each week for 10 minutes and written in their reading record.

Times tables - regular times table practise is recommended for Y4 pupils, in preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check.

Mathematics/Literacy Homework – Homework is given out every Friday which alternates between Mathematics and Literacy and is due back the following Wednesday.

SeeSaw - regular updates about our learning will be posted on SeeSaw. This is also the main point of communication between Miss Tither and parents.

PE kit is required for Tuesday and Thursday. This half term we will be dancing, so appropriate indoor kit is needed. 

Children might find the following link helpful with their maths homework, or just for a little bit of extra maths fun at home.


Files to Download

Eager Beavers: News items

Astley Hall Trip, by Miss Tither

Church visit, by Miss Tither

Eager Beavers: Blog items

Super Sound!, by Miss Tither

Shadow Puppets, by Miss Tither

Eager Beavers: Gallery items

Pie and Patter, by Miss Tither

Bursting Buboes!, by Miss Tither

Eager Beavers: Calendar items

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Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078