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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Kingfisher Class

Mrs Gomes, Mr Staddon and Mrs Burns

Welcome back to all of our outstanding owls! Mrs Gomes, Mr Staddon and Mrs Burns are excited to welcome you back after the Easter break with an exciting range of topics. We will continue to hold high expectations of behaviour and class work so we can continue to be the best we can be. 


We will begin with our geography topic of ‘Magnificent Mountains’, where we will study a number of different mountain ranges across the world. After the half term break, we will begin a history enquiry: ‘What similarities are there between the Bronze Age and the Ancient Egyptians?’. We have an incredible visitor coming to immerse us in the world of Ancient Egypt to kickstart this topic! 


In science, we will first focus on plants, carrying out many engaging investigations to learn the parts of a plant and how water moves around them. Our final topic for this year will be light and dark.  


In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, which will give us a variety of writing opportunities. Our first focus will be on the picture book ‘Town is by the Sea’ which we will use to inspire our creative writing and poetry skills. We will also be studying ‘The Proudest Blue’ to link in with our RE topic of Islam. After the half term holidays, we will focus on the very funny ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath!’ by Jeremy Strong to support our topic of the Ancient Egyptians. 


We will have a particular focus on measurement in the summer term in maths. This will include more work on telling the time, as well as learning to use different units of measure like centimetres, millimetres and kilograms. At the end of the year, we will have a chance to recap our learning and consolidate any misunderstandings. 


In Religious Education (RE), we will be learning about Islam with our enquiry question: ‘What do Moslem people believe about Islam and Iman?’ 


PE will be held twice weekly on a Thursday and Friday; please ensure your child has suitable clothing and footwear for either indoor or outdoor activities on these days. On Thursdays, we are lucky enough to welcome Mrs Morton into our lessons to lead us in dance. On Fridays, we will learn how to play tennis. After the half term break, our focus sports will be dodgeball and rounders. 


Homework and spellings will be set weekly; they will be set on a Monday and collected the following Monday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times at home and have their reading record signed by a parent/carer to prove that their child has read. Children who read five times at home during the week will earn ‘Dojo’ points which lead to rewards after consistently reading each week.