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Hi Mercury Class!


The holidays are here!


Firstly a huge well done to all of you for your wonderful home learning. We were so impressed with everyone and most certainly deserve a break!


Secondly we look forward to seeing you in September with your new teachers and seeing you all achieve marvellous things!


Finally, we hope you have a fabulous summer with your families. Enjoy yourselves, rest and relax but most importantly have fun!


Enjoy the break and stay safe


Mrs Allan, Miss Fowler, Mrs Hiscock, Miss Torode & Miss Clackson

Mercury Class Superhero Stories

Oscar's Animation Film

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Emily's Animation Video

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Wincanton Book Challenge 2020

This is a chance for you to share your favourite book with us, by completing a challenge which is similar to our usual take home tasks. Please read the attached sheet and then send us a photo of your finished project either on Tapestry or via our class emails. We look forward to seeing your amazing projects. 

Good luck :)

Our Book Challenge Super Stars


Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Mercury Class


Welcome to Mercury Class and Wincanton Primary School


Your teacher is Mrs Allan and Mrs Hiscock, Miss Fowler, Miss Torode and Miss Clackson will help in your class too. 


Your Learning Experience is    


Please see our curriculum newsletter (please find above) for more information as to what your child will be learning throughout the term. 



We have PE on a Friday morning so please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at the beginning of each half term and we will send them home with your child at the end of the half term.



We will change reading books on a Monday along with counting how many reads have been completed. Your child will be given 2 reading books to read to you over the week. They will be able to take home a sharing book that they can change as often as they require.


Please could book bags and reading records be in school every day.


If you are able to come in at any time to listen to children read please speak to a member of the reception team.



Your child will be sent home with a homework task on a Friday in their homework folder. Please complete the task and return the folder to school by the following Wednesday.


How you can support your child at home:

  1.  Blend letter sounds to create words: Using new digraphs learned.
  2.  Blend letter sounds to create words: Using new digraphs learned.
  3.  To share their reading book with them, talk about the pictures and what may happen in the story. Please            remember if your child reads 5 or times a week they shall receive a certificate and be praised in the                celebration assembly.
  4.  Ensure that your child has the correct secure grip on their pencil to be able to write.
  5.  Supporting your child with their weekly home learning journal tasks.
  6.  Recognising numbers to and from your journey to school, and around the house.
  7.  To complete set simple homework task. When writing letters please check they form their letters in the   correct starting place. 


-  “Reception enjoyed dressing up as fairy tale characters for their hook day. During the day they took part in different activities relating to the story they were read; Goldilocks and the Three Bears (porridge making), The Three Billy Goats Gruff (bridge building), Three Little Pigs (building houses out of straw, sticks and bricks) and The Gingerbread Man (boat building and decorating ginger biscuits).”

“Mercury enjoyed sharing stories with Earth class for World Book Day in their pyjamas during the afternoon.”

“Mercury class made their own penguin using egg boxes and googly eyes. They cut out the feet, beaks and body independently after painting the cardboard black.”

“Mercury class enjoyed their hook day for Land of Ice and Snow on their return to school in the New Year. They took part in a range of activities including an experiment to see if they could make their own snowflake salt crystals, igloo building out of sugar cubes and a blubber experiment using lard to help them understand how animals stay warm in the Polar regions.”


“Mercury class visited space for their hook day in the star lab and left the school far behind on Earth. We made our own star sign constellation and a planet mobile to help us remember the planets.”

On Friday the 21st June 2024 there will be a Mufti (non uniform) Day to support the PTA Summer Fete. The PTA are requesting the following items Reception: Cakes, Years 1 and 2: Bottles of any sort for a tombola and Year 3,4, 5 and and 6: Chocolate & Sweets. Thank you for your support.