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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School



Miss Whitehouse and Miss Clarke


Welcome back to Dragonflies! We hope you had a lovely holiday. Dragonflies is taught by Miss Whitehouse with support from the amazing Miss Clarke. We are looking forward to a happy and productive 2023! In Dragonflies, we expect fantastic behaviour, an enthusiastic attitude to learning and wonderful friendships.  

In English, children will continue to have daily phonics sessions which will support them in their reading, spelling and writing. They will continue to practise and develop neat letter formation. Through our English lessons, we will explore a range of writing genres. Children will be taught to write narratives, letters, character descriptions and much more. We will be focusing on a range of high-quality books, starting off with Super Duper You by Sophy Hen. Children will be taught the Year 1 grammar objectives, including punctuating sentences and joining clauses with ‘and’. We will also focus on spelling rules and plurals. In Guided Reading sessions, children will have the chance to develop and discuss their understanding of a range of texts. 

In Maths, we will focus on Number and Place Value. Children will learn to count, read and write numbers to 100. We will also learn about Money, Geometry and Time. There will be daily practise of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to support children in their timetables in Year 2. 

In Science this term, we will be learning about Seasonal Changes and Everyday Materials.  Children will learn to identify and name a variety of everyday materials. We will also learn how to observe changes across the four seasons and describe the weather.  

We will do History in the first half term. Our Enquiry question will be: Why did The Great Fire of London destroy so many houses? Children will be learning about this significant event in history and the impact it had. After half term, we will focus on Geography and Britain.  

Children will also have RE, PSHE, PE, Art, DT, Computing and Music lessons throughout the term. PE is on a Friday. 

If you need to contact us, this can be done via the Year 1 parents email which is checked regularly. Email us at: 

We look forward to another fantastic term! 

Miss Whitehouse