Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Welcome to Mercury Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Tracey

Teaching assistant:  Miss Dunstan

Our PE days are MONDAY and THURSDAY.

We change reading books every day and change library books on a Tuesday afternoon along with maths games. 

Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.


Please practice using the phonics play website to help your child with their phonics (there are plenty of free games: 

If you are unsure on how to pronounce the phonemes yourself, then please see the guide: 

A great website for practising maths is: 

Unsure of what your child's phonics phase means? have a look at this website:

Moon Zoom

Enchanted Woodland

We really enjoyed our trip to Bedgebury Pinetum and looking at all of the trees- we are getting very good at naming them. We even managed to find the Gruffalo!

Dinosaur Planet

The children have made an excellent start to the year! They have really enjoyed learning about dinosaurs so far and have also enjoyed forest school. At forest school they found an egg with a fossil inside- I wonder where that came from?! They have also been busy making dinosaur lands with hammers and saws. 

In English we have been recounting what we did at forest school and learning about Mary Anning. 

In maths we have started place value and are deepening our understanding of the numbers 0-10 by representing them in lots of ways, creating number tracks and finding one more and one less than a given number. Some of the children have been thinking about how they can explain their answers and convince me and the other children that they are correct.


In maths this week we have been learning one more, greatest and smallest numbers and have begun using greater than and less than signs. 

In English this week we have focused on the story Tyrannosaurus Drip and we will be writing our own version of this next week. 

The children have been looking at human bodies in science and have also been looking at their senses. 

The children have had great fun at forest school so far! Here our some of their photos:


The children have been finishing off their versions of Tyrannosaurus Drip to show off at parents evening- all of the children have worked hard and are extremely proud of their work. In Maths, the children have finished off their work on place value by looking at ordinal numbers and have now moved onto looking at the part whole model in addition.