Return to Classes

Mercury – Year 5

Ms Russon (Class Teacher)

Mrs Tant and Mrs Patel (Support Staff)

Autumn 2019

A very warm welcome to Mercury Class. The children have returned from the summer holidays ready to take on the challenge of Year 5. We have made a busy start to our maths learning and after looking at the place value of numbers up to a million, we have moved on to ordering and comparing decimal numbers with up to 3 decimal places. Our focus has also been on using precise mathematical language to help with our understanding.

In English, the class have written some excellent cinquain poems and embraced applying the rules of these poems whilst challenging themselves to make every word choice the best it can be. We have now moved on to our next unit of work – myths. We have been transported to ancient Greece and have started to follow Odysseus on his epic voyage home from the Trojan war.

Our science learning has already involved two experiments, with many more to follow in the coming weeks. The children have enjoyed being able to investigate changes to materials themselves, making careful observations and checking how they match their predictions.

Thank you to those who made it to the Meet the Teacher session last week. It was great to see so many of you. We look forward to showing you more about our learning during the class assembly on Friday.