About Mercury Class

At Canterbury Primary, the classes are all named after famous people. We take our name from the singer songwriter, Freddie Mercury. Mercury class is one of two St Nicholas satellite classes, based within Canterbury Primary school. It provides for the younger children from the two class and has children from both KS1 and KS2. The lessons are differentiated from the national curriculum and have a practical play based structure. Children are learning to develop the foundations needed for learning across all subjects. There is a focus on speech and language skills, developing and extending sentences and using this in conversation; developing first reading and writing skills, and, the foundations of maths concepts. Child initiated play and adult led tasks, are alternated throughout the day, to promote motivation and concentration. The children are developing their personal independence and their social skills with support, as we work together to play and learn.

Autumn Term News

Hello from Mercury class!

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Our topic this term is Dinosaurs and the children have already had great fun creating dinosaur arts to turn our book corner into a dinosaur play area, with a jeep, a cave and several friendly dinosaurs. The children loved making everything and they have settled into their new class routines very well.

Over the two terms we will be learning lots of language associated with the different types of dinosaurs, what they eat, and about fossils. This is a cross curricular topic and we will be sharing lots of fiction and none-fiction books around the topic as well as producing lots of lovely art work.

We are lucky enough to have community learning activities of horse riding in term 1 and swimming in term 2. This will also give us opportunity to link our own experiences to our Science topic, which is about the seasons.

Thank you to all who are sending in fruit each week. We share any fruit in our daily snack time. It is a great way of a great way to encourage healthy eating and is developing social skills. The children are working on making choices, trying new foods, expressing preferences and building communication skills. Please can you continue to send in a bag of fruit once a week. Apples, oranges, pears, grapes and bananas are current favourites.

As the weather cools, please send in coats each day and can all children have wellies and waterproof trousers in school alongside their PE kits.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.



The class telephone number is 07754749718. Please use this to notify us of any sickness.

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