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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Eagles Class

Mrs Terry and Mrs Stoodley

Welcome back! It has been lovely being back in with the class, together again. Thank you so much for all the support you gave your children during the Lockdown. We hope you had a relaxing Easter break.

We have discussed our expectations for the final term and will continue to be the best we can be and be proud of our achievements.

Our enquiry question this term is, ‘Why were the Vikings so ambitious?’ This is a History focus where we will study who the Vikings were, where they came from and why they invaded and raided Britain.

Our Design Technology will link to this enquiry and we will be making Viking longships from wood. We will be developing our drawing skills in our Art lessons as we look at drawing Viking faces and dragon heads. We will also be producing work for a virtual art display.

In English, we’ll begin by reading The Pesky Rat – a humorous narrative to get us hooked back into writing. After that we will explore a range of non-fiction texts about the Vikings and then we will look at the book, ‘How to train your dragon’. Some pupils may have seen the film version already.

In Maths, we will be focussing on perimeter and area, fractions and decimals and data handling.

In Science, we will look at changing states – solids, liquids, and gases. We will be carrying out more exciting investigations including looking at the speed that chocolate melts and how washing dries when hung in different places.

In Religious Education, we continue examining the life lessons of Jesus as our focus is on Christianity.

Mrs Gomes will continue to teach us Portuguese as our foreign language, and Mrs Morton will use her creative talents to deliver Art and Drama.

In Computing lessons, we will continue to use technology safely by recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and ways of reporting concerns. We will use the iPads and laptops for research, for Times Table Rock Stars practise, for programming (Scratch) and for data tasks.

We are going to be joined by Mr Netherway who is completing his teacher training at Exeter University.

Mrs Terry 😊