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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Badgers class

Miss Kitto and Mrs Pacheco


Welcome back! Badgers class is taught by Miss Kitto with support from the brilliant Mrs Pachecho. We have some other fabulous adults working in our class throughout the week: Mrs Gomes, Mrs Morton, Mrs Terry, Mrs Finn and Mrs Burns.  

In Badgers we expect the highest of standards in behaviour, attitude, learning and homework. We aim to set the standards for all the other pupils in the school, being 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. This will link well with our geography topic maps, 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 linking with history.  

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 topic is maps and after half term, the History enquiry question is ‘How did WW2 change Chard?’ 

In Science we will be being curious through properties and materials. There will be plenty of investigations! 

The children will also have PE, Art, PHSE, RE, DT and computing Music and Portuguese weekly. We will let you know the PE days.  


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 


We look forward to working with our Y5 families.