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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Owls class

Mrs Johns and Mrs Clarke

The children in Owls have been working extremely hard already this academic year and have made excellent progress over the Autumn term. They always try their hardest and enjoy explaining their learning; the work they have produced has been impressive. They are independent and reflective learners – keen to always improve upon their learning. 

Owls have enjoyed learning about the Victorians this past term and a local secondary teacher commented on how GCSE-worthy some of their writing was! In English, they have pushed themselves to make their writing the best that it can be. All the Y2 children in Owls sat and passed the phonics screen that they would have carried out in Y1. In Maths, we have become very good at problem solving and reasoning and are confident in explaining our learning. 

During the Summer term, Owls be learning about a variety of genres of texts, including narratives, non-chronological reports, instructions and poetry. Much of the learning will be based on our class reader and will have the theme of our enquiry question for the term. 

Our Summer Maths will be a focus on multiplication, division, fractions, statistics and measure.  

Our new topic for the Spring term is ‘What price progress?’. Our enquiry question will be ‘Are we too small to make a difference?’ We will be looking at seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles and develop an understanding of geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography. We will look in particular at climate change and the effects it is having on different parts of the world. We will undertake a small study of the Ice Age. For History, we will be looking at Lives of  significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements, comparing aspects of life in different periods – we will learn of the work of David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Greta Thunberg in particular.  

In Science, we will look at living things and their habitats, describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will also look at nutrition, food chains and sources. We will learn about plants, observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth. 

The children will continue to enjoy learning Portuguese with Mrs. Gomes and Art with Mrs. Morton. They will also have RE lessons with Mrs. Stoodley. Outside of Mrs. Morton’s Art lessons, the children will explore making and creating things using recycled materials as well as looking at environmental art. We hope also to create planters and homes to support the local wildlife. The children will have their weekly PE lesson on a Tuesday afternoon, so will need the appropriate clothing for this day each week. 

Please continue to support your child at home with reading – it is much appreciated. Homework will continue to be sent home weekly as well. If you have any enquiries or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us via the year group email; these emails are checked daily. 

We look forward to another term with your children. 

Ms. Johns and Miss. Clarke