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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.

Learning at Home

Our home learning page will give you links to help you continue learning if you are at home. You can access these lessons on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Have fun!


Autumn 1

Maths - In the first part of the Autumn term we will be learning about place Value.  This includes reading and writing numbers up to 1000.  In reading we will be diving in to 'Stig of the dump' by Clive King.  In writing we are practicing handwriting and developing our character descriptions - based on a book called 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' by Michelle Robinson.  Click on the link to watch the videos and follow the lessons. 

English - We will be writing character descriptions based on Woolly Mammoth.  We will be using sentences with capital letters and full stops.  We will use adjectives to create interesting descriptions.  Finally, we will use conjunctions such as and, because.

How to wash a woolly mammoth book

Reading - We will be taking several weeks to delve into 'Stig of the dump' by Clive King.  This fiction book is a "Lovely story about the unlikely friendship between Barney and stone-age Stig has stood the test of time . . . contemporary children will love reading about the pair's lively adventures".


Here is a little extract:

The Thing sitting in the corner seemed to be interested. It got up and moved towards Barney, into the light. Barney was glad to see it was Somebody after all. Funny way to dress though, he thought, rabbit-skins round the middle and no shoes or socks.


We will use this text to help become confident, fluent readers as well as create several pieces of written work to show off our knowledge

Stig of the Dump - Chapter 1

Reading for pleasure - In these lessons, we will reflect on what reading for pleasure means. We will spend time thinking about different texts that are important to us.

Science - This half term, we will be focusing on our Light and Shadows topic, followed by some revision of the topics we have covered in year 3, towards the end of the year.

History - The Stone Age to Iron Age- In History, we will be looking at The Stone Age to The Iron Age and thinking about what changes we see between the lives of early humans and our own lives today. 

Art- This half term we will be looking at self portraits. Can you try your own self portrait at home?