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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Magpies class

Miss Brown and Mrs Crump

Over the past two terms the children have worked extremely hard, especially with learning their arithmetic and improving their writing stamina. These high expectations will continue as we make our way through the remainder of the year and many new and exciting learning opportunities, in preparation for Year 3. 


Throughout the summer term, we will look at the narratives ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Killer Cat’ among other texts in English. The children will have the opportunity to write diaries, letters, character descriptions, narratives and other genres. We will continue to develop our understanding and use of key grammar terms, punctuation and spelling rules. 


In Mathematics, we will begin by building our knowledge of 3D shapes by naming and describing their properties. We will then explore money and continue to learn how to make a specific value in different ways. Throughout the rest of the term, we will learn to tell the time to five-minute intervals, make quarter and three quarter turns clockwise or anti-clockwise and measure in grams, kilograms, litres, millilitres, centimetres and metres.  


In Science this term, we will begin by investigating what plants need to live and move on to explore different habitats and why a living thing lives in a particular habitat. Our Geography topic is India. We will develop our place knowledge through studying the geographical similarities and differences between Chembakolli and Chard. In History, we will research and collect evidence to answer our enquiry question ‘Why was Queen Victoria’s reign significant?’ We will continue to develop our understanding of the Christian faith in RE by exploring their beliefs about love. In Art, we will develop our understanding and use of textures, dye and print and in DT, we will learn to use a running stitch to create our own bunting. Portuguese will continue to be taught by Mrs Gomes. 


After Easter, the children will receive dance lessons during PE on Thursdays and after half term this will change to rounders on a Wednesday.