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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Kingfisher Class

Miss Moore and Miss Bilboe

Our enquiry question for this term will be “How Active is Our Planet?” This term we will be beginning our Geography unit. We will develop our human, physical and environmental geography knowledge, explore volcano and earthquake formation and investigate settlements in the Pacific Ring of Fire. We will also be comparing the physical and human features of our local area with the city of Puebla, Mexico and practising our geography skills.  


In English, we will be starting with the book Stone Girl, Bone Girl by Laurence Anholt. Using this text, we will write about our own amazing ‘curiosities’, prepare a biography of Mary Anning and write a newspaper report of the moment Mary discovered the Ichthyosaur! In Maths we will be learning about length and perimeter, before moving on to fractions. In the second half of the term, we will learn about time and properties of shape before finishing with mass and capacity.  


In Science, our main topic is ‘Rocks’. We will find out about the types of rocks and their properties, how different rocks are formed and how fossils are made. In Religious Education, we will learn about Islam and explore what Muslims believe about Islam and Iman. 


PE will be taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please ensure your children attend school in their PE kits for these days. We also ask that earrings be removed for PE. Children will continue to have Portuguese with Mrs Gomes and Art with Mrs Morton on Monday afternoons. In DT we will be making hand puppets and making food for one of our MC48 experiences. These will be growing our own vegetables from a seed and enjoying a picnic in the park. 


Kingfishers class will have homework set weekly on a Friday, 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 final great term of learning!