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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Nightingales Class

Miss Parsons, Mrs Gomes and Miss Smith

During the past two terms Nightingales have worked extremely hard especially with learning their arithmetic and improving their writing stamina. These high expectations will continue, and we will ensure all pupils are joining their handwriting ready for Year 3.   


In English we will look at the narratives ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘The Queen’s Hat’ and ‘The Killer Cat’ among other texts. 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 with building on their knowledge of shape by naming and describing the properties of 3D. We will then explore money and continue to learn how to make a specific value but focus on making this amount in a variety of different ways. Throughout the rest of the term, we will be telling the time to five-minute intervals, learn how to do quarter or three quarter of a turn clockwise or anti-clockwise and measure in grams, kilograms, litres, millilitres, centimetres and metres.  


Our topic this term is ‘Around the World in 80 days’. Within Geography we will study the United Kingdom including the capital cities of the four UK countries and landmarks, as well as hot and cold climates in relation to the equator and the Poles. In Art and Design and Design and Technology we will shape, decorate and join textiles and exploring printing and the use of wheels and winding mechanisms in work related to the Great Fire of London. In RE we will be answering the question ‘What do Christian’s believe about love?’. 

 In Science we will begin by investigating what plants need to live and will then explore different habitats and why a living thing lives in certain habitats. 


Nightingales will swim for the first part of the summer term before May half term on a Friday and will continue to be taught by Mrs Gomes for Portuguese.