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Herons class

Miss Thompson and Mrs Nadeau

Welcome to Herons with Miss Thompson and Mrs Nadeau. We’re so excited to get going this year and we know it’s going to be great fun.  In Herons, we have high expectations of everyone. We are striving for all children to make brilliant progress to finish off their time at Manor Court.  

Our enquiry question in history this term is, ‘Why was Margaret Bondfield significant?’ We’re going to find out all about Margaret Bondfield, a local person, who became the first female Member of Parliament. We’ll learn about democracy and how the political system in the UK works. As part of this important topic, we’ll be visiting the Houses of Parliament in London, which will also tick off our first Manor Court 48. 

In English, we’ll begin by focusing on some key grammar terms then move on to the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. We’ll also read the brilliant Mischievians by William Joyce and look out for the persuasive letters that might come just before Christmas! 

In maths, we’ll practise arithmetic and problem-solving questions daily to make sure everyone is developing their skills in all areas of maths throughout the year. Our first block of maths will focus on place value and the four key operations. Times tables will continue to be important and the quicker children are with these, the easier everything else will become.  

In science, we’ll begin with electricity, building on the work that the children did in Year 4 before we move on to light after half term. Our geography lessons will focus on climates and biomes and we’ll consider how the climate is changing; an incredibly important topic. 

We also have exciting plans for DT (which will link to electricity in science), art, computing and Portuguese. We’ll share lots on social media so you can see how the children get on.  

It’s going to be a wonderful year!