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: Mrs van Rensburg

Teaching assistant:  Miss Dunstan

Helping your child to learn to read.

Friday 2nd October your child will bring home a plastic tub with a sheet of words to cut up. These words are to play games with in order for them to recognise words that appear in text and words that will need when learning to write sentences and very soon, stories. Please start with a few and gradually increase the new words as they remember them. These will be added to in a week or two, depending on how quick they recognise and remember them. Happy learning together!

Welcome to year 1 and Mercury class after a long time of unusual times.

The children have settled in well and have been so keen to take part in the variety of activities that are provided each day.

Miss Dunstan and I are looking forward to a great year of learning with your children.


PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and children will need the following kit:-

Named PE bag

           Black shorts

           White polo shirt with collar in house colour

           Dark coloured plain tracksuits (black/navy) may be worn in cold weather

           An extra pair of socks will be needed as the grass is often damp.

           Trainers which need to remain at school as we will be doing exercises outdoors though out the week

PE kits will remain at school until half term. They will only be sent home if they are very wet or muddy!

Term 1 Dinosaur Planet

This term we are learning about dinosaurs and the children are enjoying creating dinosaur homes, nests and fantasy play with a range of toy dinosaurs. They are excavating in the sand tray and chiseling away at 'fossils' in 'rocks'. To share their learning I have set a few tasks that could be enjoyed at home with your child. Please send a photo to the office and we will share your child's work with the class.

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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: