Manor Primary School

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Autumn 2019

Welcome! The children have settled in to Chaffinch class extremely well and we thank all parents and carers for their support during the settling in process. The children are enjoying exploring their new classroom and making new friends. We look forward to an exciting term ahead!


This term our topic is Wonder! We will be turning into scientists, carrying out lots of science experiments to help us explore all things weird and wonderful!

We kicked off the term by exploring our senses. First we explored our sense of hearing and learnt how to make telephones using plastic cups and string. The children investigated the difference between when the string was kept tight and when the string became loose. They enjoyed using the phones to talk with their friends. Perhaps you could try making one at home...




Following on from looking at our sense of hearing, we then explored our sense of smell. We had different scents that we had to guess and then discussed which ones we liked and disliked. The lemon scent was one of the favourites but the turmeric tea bag proved to be quite unpopular!



This term we are very fortunate in that we have two ladies from Diddi Rugby working with us during our PE lesson. We are having great fun working on our ball skills whilst trying to improve on our co-ordination and team work. We are getting better at getting changed by ourselves too! Find out more at 



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Tricky Words Sight Words Song

In Chaffinch class we are continuing to practice our reading. We are learning our tricky words and below is a video that we use to help us. Have a listen with your child at home and see if they can say those tricky words when they see them!

Phonic Sounds

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Chaffinch Class have been working hard on their phonics this term. Check out the video to hear the sounds that they have learnt so far. It can also be a useful guide to help with pronunciation when your little ones are practising their reading and writing at home.