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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Bumblebee Class

Mrs Johns, Miss Taylor and Mrs Jobin-Barbor


Welcome back to you all. 

We hope you all had a restful Easter break and are looking forward to our last term together – a sunny summer filled as usual with a love of learning. 

Our topic this term is ‘Around the World in 80 Days?’ and the enquiry question will be ‘Where in the world am I?’   

We will be looking at where we are in within the wider world and visiting, via both our English and our Geography learning, a variety of countries; finding out more about physical geography and comparing other countries to our own. In History, we will look at lives of significant historical individuals that have found fame through exploring our world. 

In Science we will investigate simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. In Art, the children will use a range of materials creatively to design and make products and art works. They will learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers from around the world. In RE we will be learning about Christian belief in God and about Judaism. In Music we will continue to sing and use our voices expressively and to listen and respond to music from different countries.  

In English this term we will continue to have daily phonics in preparation for the June Phonics screen. We will be looking at various books, fiction and non-fiction, linking to different countries to fit with our topic and our writing will explore a range of genre. We will continue to use our blending and segmenting skills for reading and writing, as well as building on our improving writing stamina and independence. When writing and reading, there will be a heavy focus on sight words – the words that cannot be phonetically decoded. Handwriting will continue to be a Year 1 focus also. 

In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication & division, fractions, place value and measure – including telling the time. We will continue to work on counting in 2s to 24, in 5s to 60 and in 10s to 130 - forward and back.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the team if you have any questions. 

Thank you,