Welcome to Mercury Class!

Mercury  class are learning through the topic of Street Detectives this half term.  We are using Google maps to find out about our local area and will be exploring some new places in the community. The texts we are reading are The Detective Dog and The Children who Smelled a Rat! This will involve using props and making masks in art.

Children will continue to work on their IEP’s and have integrated therapy each week. You can find our weekly timetable inside the home school books which will tell you what we are doing each day.


Mercury Class Teacher


Spring is here, the days are longer and (slightly) warmer and Mercury have been learning about Mexico (Spring term 1) and are now learning about Roald Dahl’s amazing stories.

When we learnt about Mexico we loved the art work of Frida Kahlo and made our own floral portraits. We also learnt about cacti, deserts and made our own piñatas! But our favourite thing was ordering Mexican food and having a fiesta with our friends in Jupiter Class.

This half term we have been reading a different Roald Dahl book every week. Our favourite has been The Twits and we loved learning some describing words and making yucky beards! As part of our topic we had an afternoon at the Chocolate factory for World Book Day where we experimented with sweets and made our own doughnuts.


Mercury Class have had a very busy term in their new classroom. In Autumn 1 we learnt all about ‘Changes’ and spent lots of time exploring our new school. We particularly enjoyed learning about Autumn and recreating art by Andy Goldsworthy. We also carried out a Science experiment and made our own (salt) crystals!


This term we have been learning all about Victorians; the Queen, schools and Christmas traditions. We have learnt lots about this era and enjoyed our trip to Holly Lodge to experience a Victorian Christmas for ourselves.












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