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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Badgers class

Mr Netherway and Mrs Nadeau

Badgers class is taught by Mr Netherway alongside the support of the fantastic Mrs Nadeau. We also have some other fabulous adults working in our class throughout the week: Mrs Gomes, Mrs Terry, Mrs Holloway and Mrs Morton.  


In Badgers we expect the highest of standards across all aspects of school including behaviour, attitude, learning and homework. As key stage 2 pupils we aim to set the standards for all the other pupils in the school and lead by example as positive role models.   


In English this term we will be focussing on grammar skills and then writing narratives and a range of non-fiction texts. We will begin the term by reading the book, The Invisible by Tom Percival, followed swiftly by The boy at the back of the class, by Onjali Rauf, which will link well to our developing understanding of refuges in Geography, and why people move. After the half term, we will read Street Child by Berlie Doherty, which will tie in well with our understanding of Victorian life in Chard.  


In Maths we focus on Number: exploring place value, rounding and negative numbers. We then focus on our calculation skills. The children will complete weekly Arithmetic Tests and will continue with Table Races – both of which they did in Year 4. 


Our topic this first term is split into a Geography and a History focus on Chard. In the first half term, our Geography enquiry question is ‘Why do we live in Chard?’ and after half term, the History enquiry question is ‘How did WW2 change Chard?’ 


In Science we are learning about animals, including humans and their lifecycles. We will also focus on materials. There will be plenty of investigations! 


The children will also have PE, Art, PHSE, RE, Music and Portuguese weekly.   


If you should need to contact us at all, this can be done via the Y5 parent email, which is checked regularly. Email us at 


There will be a residential to Magdalen Farm, about 7 miles from Chard, from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April 2022. This is the first week back after the Easter holidays. More information will follow. 


We look forward to working with our Y5 families.