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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.


Learn to punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question or exclamation.


Capital Letters:  Each new sentence begins with a capital (uppercase) letter.

Eg. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Full Stop: Sentences that end with a full stop are known as statements and are written to inform, explain or tell the reader something.



Questions: Sentences which end with a question mark are known as questions and are written to ask you something, they require an answer.



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Use the spelling rule for adding -s and -es as the plural marker for nouns.

For some words, it really is as simple as adding an -s onto the end to form a plural.  Eg. Dog becomes dogs, leg becomes legs and car becomes cars.

However, for some words we have to add -es to form the plural.  Eg. Fox becomes foxes, church becomes churches and bus becomes buses.

You can watch Mrs Cross modelling these rules in the videos below.

Plurals '-s' and '-es'

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Video modelling adding 'er' and 'est' to words for comparison.

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Video modelling adding the prefix 'un-' to words.

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