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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!


Summer 2 


Maths - In the first part of the summer 2 term we will be continuing to learn about fractions. Following on from this, we will be learning about angles, lines and shapes and perimeter of shapes. Towards the end of term we will be looking at different kinds of graphs and then revising and consolidating what we have been learning in year 3 . Click on the link to watch the videos and follow the lessons. 

English - We will be writing a recount story about escaping from the erruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. We will also be writing an explanation text to explain how a volcano errupts and at the end of term we will writing and permforming poems based on volcanoes.

Escape From Pompeii : Read aloud by Ms Alisa

Escape from Pompeii (by Christina Balit) read aloud by Ms Alisa.

Reading - This half term we will focusing on different extracts of novels or short texts each week, starting with chapter 5 of 'The firework Makers daughter', 'Five children and It' and 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl. 



The Firework Maker's Daughter - Chapter 5

Chapter 1 snipped

Five Children and It Audiobook Chapter 1 with subtitles

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Five Children and It - Episode 1 [BBC 1991]

Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.

The Witches - Chapter 6 - The Meeting

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.

Geography-  'Why is the earth so angry?' - In Geography this half term, we will be looking at what shapes our world? - volcanoes and mountains

DT- This half term we will be looking at mechanical systems: Pneumatics - Design a moving monster.

How to make a Moving Monster

Children love monsters and this design allows them to have simple remote control of a monster's head. It is one of my most popular D&T workshops for Yr3/4 pu...