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Manor Court CommunityPrimary School and Pre-School


Nightingales Class

Miss Clarke, Miss Smith and Mrs Gregory

Welcome back to Nightingales with Miss Clarke, Mrs Gregory and Mrs Pacheco.  


Across this year so far, the children have wowed us with their effort and determination, especially with new strategies in arithmetic and creativity within their independent writing.   We will continue these high expectations as we move into the summer term. We will encourage the children to further the quality of their presentation, discussions and recollection of new learning, in preparation for Year 3.  


Throughout the Summer Term, we will be reading the narratives ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Killer Cat’ in English. 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 explore money by learning how to make specific values in different ways, including giving change, and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. We will learn to tell the time to five-minute intervals, explore positions and directions, including making quarter and three quarter turns clockwise and anti-clockwise. We will also begin to understand making estimates by measuring and will make comparisons using appropriate units of measure.  


In Science this term, we will begin by investigating what plants need to live and move on to explore different habitats and why living things live in a particular habitat.  


Our Geography topic is surrounding India. We will develop our place knowledge through studying the geographical similarities and differences between Chembakolli and Chard.   In History, we will research and collect evidence to answer our enquiry question: ‘Why was Queen Victoria’s reign significant?’   


We will further our understanding of the Christian faith in RE by exploring their beliefs about love.   

In Art, we will develop our knowledge and use of textures, dye and print. In DT, we will learn to use a running stitch to create our own bunting! 


Nightingales Class will be taught P.E on a Tuesday and 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 to be handed in by the following Thursday.