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Skilful sketching

Mercury have been learning to use different different types of pencils to create texture when sketching. They began by experimenting with the effects which can be created depending on the hardness of the pencil, before moving on to selecting the best pencil to...

Washingwell Weavers

As part of their 'Our World and Beyond' topic, Year 6 have been learning about Kente cloth. Native to Ghana, Kente is a type of silk or cotton fabric made of interwoven strips of material. Designed using bright, vibrant colours, it is worn by men (in a similar way to...

Let’s share a story 📚

There was an exciting buzz around the library this afternoon as Mercury were choosing a range of different books to share with children in Jupiter. To finish the afternoon we had hot chocolate and Mr Barnes shared on of Jupiter's favourite stories with Mercury....

Year 6 become students for the day!

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day at Northumbria University becoming apprentice students on campus. They took part in dodgeball at Sports Central, solved problems in the Students' Union and explored the campus on an A-Z tour. Our student mentors were really helpful and...

Mercury Medics

Year 6 have already learnt lots during their first aid course! Michelle from St John's Ambulance has taught them all about hazard identification, the recovery position, asthma, choking and bleeding. Looking forward to more this afternoon!

Mercury’s Orbit

As part of their Earth and Space topic, Year 6 have been exploring how the planets orbit the sun. They worked in groups to create their own human models, explaining why the planets take different lengths of time to complete their orbit. [video...

Letters of Love

Before Christmas, Mercury class helped to spread a little Christmas cheer at the QE hospital by sending some of the elderly patients some letters of love. They wrote about the fun events they had been taking part in at school, some Christmas traditions which they...

Party time!

Mercury class had a fantastic time at their Christmas party! Lots of laughter and dancing (with some very impressive worms), along with some traditional and modern party games. The 'After Eight' game was a particular highlight! Thanks to all of the children for...


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