Mercury (Year 5)

Welcome to Mercury class 2020-2021

Home learning

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Spring 1 – Off with her head!


Let’s travel back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors.

During this half term, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal painting and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.

At the end of the term, we’ll create and perform a rhyme to help us remember key dates from the Tudor period and make a life-sized model of Henry VIII. It will be huge.

Writing – biographies, persuasive letters. poetry and riddles

Maths – Ratio, prime/square/cube numbers, decimals

Science – Changing materials

Geography – Maps

PE – Lacrosse (On Friday)

We will aim to go outside whatever the weather, safety permitting.   Please ensure the children have appropriate outdoor PE kit: t-shirt, trousers, jumper and footwear.

Computing – sound recording

Art – Portraits, sketching, 3D modelling

French – Holidays and hobbies

RE –  Understanding Christianity – Incarnation

PSHE – Dreams and goals

Reading –  In class, linked to our topic, we will be reading, Treason by Berlie Doherty and Armistice runner by Tom Palmer.


Please make sure you have a reading book in school with you at all times as everyday there will be an opportunity for independent reading.



Have a look at this great website for inspiration for books you may like to read:

Take a look at this page for suggestions of books if you like a particular author.


Spellings will be set weekly and placed at the top of this web page. These will be available on Friday and tested in class on the following Friday.

Maths homework will also be set on a weekly basis. This will either be timestables for those children who require them or a different type of maths homework.  Every Wednesday all children will practice their timestables in class.

Mrs Jenkins will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Skipworth will be teaching on Friday.  Mrs Skipworth will be in class all week with Mrs Underdown in on Tuesday and Thursday and Mrs Heron on Thursday.

Mercury will be having PE on a FRIDAY, so please come to school in your PE kit which you will wear all day.  We will be outside, weather permitting, so please come dressed in appropriate, warm PE clothing.

Self-isolating at home?

If you are self-isolating at home then please follow this link.

It will take you to the Oak National Academy and you can find a schedule for year 5 of videos and activities that will help you to continue to learn at home.

Keep up to date with what’s happening in Mercury class by visiting our class Dojo.