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Mercury – Year 5

Mrs Bevan & Mrs James (Class Teachers)

Mrs Tant, Miss White (Teaching Assistants)

Summer 2017

Here are some photographs showing Mercury class enjoying some Science learning on a recent trip to Shortenills.  The children had a lovely time on the trip, learning lots of new things and developing their teamwork skills.

Mercury Class have also been working hard in and out of the classroom back at Manland.  In English, we have written some reports based on our Shortenills trip and are now studying ‘The Highwayman’ poem.  We have enjoyed our work on the Greeks and have been busy in the kitchen cooking pitta bread.  We are also having fun preparing our songs for the production at the end of term and are looking forward to performing!

Autumn 2016

Welcome to Mercury Class 2016-17!

We have had a great start to the new academic year in Mercury Class. The children have settled in really quickly and are focussing well on their learning, as well as enjoying all the other aspects of school life. We have elected four Vice House Captains and there were lots of people who were keen to take part in the School Council and Eco Committee so new class representatives have been elected for those positions too.

We have been working hard on place value in maths and have started studying Black Beauty in English, which ties in well with our work on local Victorian history. Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been looking at local maps from before and during the Victorian period and have found out just how many places in the local area date from that time. It was fun trying to spot places we recognise!

We have started our regular book review in which children can recommend favourite titles to their classmates and the class lending library is up and running so that children can borrow books to take home.

The last half of the Autumn term was certainly busy! We thoroughly enjoy our trip to the British Schools Museum and it gave us some interesting information to share during our class assembly. It has also provided inspiration for recent work in English.

As well as lots of new learning across the curriculum, we are looking forward to the trip to Bletchley Park, as well as our cycling proficiency training in early February.