Mercury -Year 1

Welcome to Mercury class!

My name is Miss Daniels and I am your child’s class teacher. In our class, the children have Ms Marfo, Miss Coad and Mrs Grazioli supporting us with our work too.

This half term we will be learning lots of new things. Our topic is Poles apart. In this topic we will be looking at the North and South Pole. We will be comparing the climate and features of these with where we live.

In English we have started a great new text called ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We’ll be writing our own version of this story, changing different parts of the story to make it our own. Our story map is in the children’s homework books.

We will be practising lots of number skills this half term looking at adding and taking away on a numberline. We will also be practicing counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Please also practice 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.

A few helpful reminders:

We have PE twice a week. Children must have their PE kit for both days – Wednesday and Thursday. We currently have Middlesex Cricket coming in to teach us cricket on a Thursday morning which we are really enjoying.

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

Homework is due in on Wednesday. I will mark it and return it on Thursday with the next week’s homework.

Thank-you for your ongoing support!

Miss Daniels