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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Badgers class

Mrs Scott, Mrs Jones and Miss Jones

Welcome to Badgers class with Mrs Scott, Mrs Jones and Miss Jones. We are looking forward to a happy and productive Spring term. 

In English we will be starting the term be reading Kid Normal, a very exciting book based in which a boy becomes a Superhero. We will then be designing our own Superheroes and writing stories about them. We will then be learning how to write as journalists. Grammar is taught daily in Year 5, as is reading. The children complete a timed reading comprehension every Friday.  

In maths we will be beginning the term by learning about area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. We will then move on to a very important unit in which we learn about Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. In Year 5 Arithmetic is taught daily and tested weekly. Times tables are taught daily. 

In Science and History we are learning about the very exciting topic of Space! We will look at the development of the Space Race and learn about the countries it took place in. In Science we will learn about the why we have day and night as well as the solar system. 

This term, as part of our MC48, we will be learning how to take part in orienteering using a map and compass. We would also like to be able to visit a cinema, although this will be Covid dependent.  

We are very lucky that Mrs Morton will be working with us during this term to produce some excellent artwork based on recycled materials. Mrs Nadeau will be teaching R.E on a Wednesday afternoon. 

P.E is on a Monday and Friday afternoon. Children should come to school in P.E kit on these days. 

As in all year groups, reading is very important in Year 5 and all children are expected to read 5 times a week at home and complete weekly Maths, English and Spelling homework tasks. We would like it if children could also find time to play on TTRockstars. Homework will be set and due in on a Friday. We are of course happy to help children who are finding their homework tricky.