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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Kingfisher Class

Miss Moore and Mrs Stoodley

Hello from Kingfishers Class! Kingfishers is taught by Miss Moore and supported by Mrs Stoodley. 


Our enquiry question for this term is ‘How did the railways change Chard?’ In History, we will be looking at how and why the first railways were built and explore how trains have changed over time. We will use historical sources to investigate how the rise and fall of the railways has impacted Chard and the local area. We will also be going for a ride on a real steam train! In Art, we will be creating colourful artwork inspired by our railway topic and learning how to use a range of media.  


In English, we will be starting with the chapter book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. We will also be reading the poems Escape at Bedtime and From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson. In Maths we will be looking at place value before examining strategies to add and subtract. We will be learning our 3, 4 and 8- times tables, as well as continuing to practise our 2s, 5s and 10s. 


In Science, we will be learning all about Light. We will find out how light travels, what a shadow is, and which materials are best at reflecting light. In Religious Education, we will learn about Christianity and reading stories from the Bible that are important to Christians.  


PE will be taught on Wednesdays and Fridays. For PE lessons, please make sure your child has suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE sessions. Portuguese will continue to be taught by Mrs Gomes.  


Kingfishers class will have homework set weekly on a Friday, and to be collected the following Thursday. We also expect children to read 5 times a week and have their reading records signed by an adult at home to show this. If it is difficult for your child to do homework at home, time and space can be made in school for them to complete it. Please email the Year 3 email address – if this is an option you would like to pursue. 


We are looking forward to a great term of learning!