Mercury -Year 1


Welcome to Mercury Class!

My name is Miss Haylett. We have a wonderful summer term of learning ahead and I am, looking forward to continuing our learning together.

For English we follow a scheme called PM writing. This is a very engaging scheme of work designed to get children writing independently. We are starting the term off with writing recounts and doing some descriptive writing, encouraging the children to think and write confidently. Some of the ways you could help your child at home is to use the framework for description we use when completing work asking your child to think of a size, number, colour, shape, texture or doing sentence. For example, the bus is red with square windows. It is enormous and feels very hard. The driver is taking the passengers to work. This will help them to be more independent when we come to writing our own pieces of work.

This term in Topic we will be focusing on ‘Let’s explore London’, we will be looking at finding London on a map and describing its location. We are then going to look at landmarks in London such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Tower of London. As well as looking at geographical features of London such as the River Thames.

In Science we are looking at pets and gardens, identifying a range of animals in the house and in the garden. We will be focusing on what animals eat and finding out which animals might live in or around grass. In music we follow a scheme called Charanga, it is a very engaging and immersive way of studying music. We think about pitch, pulse and rhythm and sing along to songs from the past and present. The children will also be playing with instruments and we will be thinking about the sounds they can hear.

Maths will see us developing our number skills exploring addition, subtraction, shapes, time, patterns as well as many other exciting topics. We will also be exploring these topics for our homework each week. The log in details will be available in your child’s reading records.

Our first topic in RE this term is Holidays and Holy days.

Helpful Reminders:

  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday please make sure your child has a full PE kit.
  • Homework will be sent home on Thursdays, please make sure it is returned no later than the following Wednesday.
  • Our poem of the week book will go home on a Friday, this has the poem that we have been learning all week and should return on Monday.
  • Children must read each night and their reading record must be signed by an adult.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Please click the link below to see your child’s weekly timetable:

Mercury Class Timetable