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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Help For Parents

Top tips:


The best way to help your child is to talk about and share an interest in the world - looking at places and locations. 


Encourage them to take an interest in the planet and its natural features and resources, point out things of interest eg how our sand dunes are eroding, routes into Manchester, different types of shops.


Ask them to think about where our food comes from, how it gets here.


Explore why people move house, towns or cities


Walk to school / play group if possible – rather than go by car – touch the outdoor world – keep a record of what you see on the way. Select a different topic each time – for example – Day 1 How many red objects can we see? – Day 2 – What different types of vehicles did we observe?


Let older children investigate route maps and help them to plan the route places that you visit. If you use public transport talk about types of transport – where they might be going.