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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Nightingales Class

Miss Parsons, Mrs Gomes and Miss Smith

Welcome to Nightingales with Miss Parsons, Mrs Gomes and Miss Smith. The children have settled into Year 2 beautifully and are full of enthusiasm for the year ahead. We have very high expectations of all children and they are working very hard already to achieve their best. They are already very enthused with the topic of Stringfellow and are excited to learn how he has changed our lives.    


In English we will be launching the Autumn Term with the book ‘The Invisible’ by John Percival. For the rest of the term we will focus our writing around ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ and ‘George’s Dragon Goes to School’. We will be writing a narrative, recount, letter, instructions and much more. Throughout the autumn term, we will be learning key grammar terms and practising applying them to our writing. As a year group, we will continue to practise our handwriting. 


In Mathematics we will be beginning the term by learning about place value. Children will learn how many tens and ones are in a two-digit number and improve their fluency with counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10s and be introduced to counting in 3s. We will then move onto addition and subtraction with two-digit numbers.  


Our topic this term is Chard. Within History we will learn about flight, looking at John Stringfellow and the Wright Brothers to enable us to answer the enquiry question ‘How did Stringfellow change the way we live now?’. In Science we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will start by learning that animals including humans have offspring and how offspring doesn’t always look like their adult. Then we will focus on healthy living with regards to food, exercise and hygiene. We will use our knowledge from science to prepare a healthy meal in DT. Our Art will be inspired by ‘Jenny Mellings’. In Religious we will be answering the question ‘What do Jewish people believe about the Torah?’. In science we explore how we can be healthy and the importance this has on our bodies 


Nightingales will be taught P.E on a Friday afternoon. Please support your child at home by listening to them read 5 times a week and recording this in their reading record. Homework will be set on a Friday and will need to be handed in by the following Thursday.