Mercury -Year 1

Welcome to Mercury class!

My name is Miss Hanifin and I am your child’s class teacher. In our class, we have, Mrs Stapleton and Mrs Yasmin supporting us with our work to.

In Topic, we are looking at a variety of History, Geography, Art and D&T topics. This term we are learning about the history of the Great Fire of London, Life on the Home Front during World War Two and Famous Inventors.

In English, we will be looking at the features of different text types, such as stories, information texts, instructional texts, Newspaper articles, recounts and many more. Children will be continuing to work hard on their handwriting using a variety of handwriting patterns and learning the rules for different letter families. They will focus on writing sentences using a range of grammar and applying spelling rules taught.

We will be practising lots of number skills this year, looking at adding and taking away on a numberline, doubling and halving, shape and space and measures. We will also be practising counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Please also practise telling the time to the o’clock as we will also be starting to do this.

We have fruit time before break time every day. Please ensure children have a water bottle. If they do not, these can be purchased at the office for £1.50

A few helpful reminders:

We have PE twice a week. Children must have their PE kit for both days – Wednesday and Thursday.

Children must read and have their reading record signed every night.

Homework is due in on Wednesday. It will be marked and returned on Thursday with the next week’s homework.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Miss Hanifin