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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Nightingales Class

Miss Parsons, Mrs Farwell and Miss Smith

Welcome to Nightingales with Miss Parsons, Mrs Farwell and Miss Smith. The children are settling into Year 2 beautifully and are full of enthusiasm for the year ahead. We have very high expectations of all children and they are already working very hard to achieve their best. They are very enthused by our curriculum topics.  


In English we will be launching the Autumn Term with the book ‘Five Bears’ by Catherine Rayner. For the rest of the term, we will focus our writing around ‘The Invisible’ and ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’. We will be writing a narrative, diary, recount, letter, instructions and much more. Throughout the Autumn Term, we will be learning key grammar terms and spelling rules and applying these in our writing. As a year group, we will continue to practise our handwriting and begin to learn how to join.  


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. Throughout the rest of the term, we will focus on developing their addition and subtraction skills with numbers within 100, describe the properties of 2D shapes and use their multiplication symbol to calculate their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  


In Science we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will start by learning that animals, including humans, have offspring and how these offspring do not always look like their adult. Then we will focus on healthy living with regards to food, exercise and hygiene. Our Geography topic this term is ‘Wonderful Weather. We will be learning about seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and locating hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. In History we will be learning about significant historical people and events in our own locality by looking at John Stringfellow and the Wright Brothers and answering the enquiry question ‘How did Stringfellow change the way we live now?’. We will be making planes in Art and designing and making our own moving vehicles in DT. In RE we will be answering the question ‘What do Jewish people believe about Torah?’.  


Nightingales will be taught P.E on a Wednesday morning and a Thursday 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.