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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 is updated each half term and gives pupils who are isolating and learning from home links to lessons and interactive resources.

You can access these on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or PC.




Challenge your book and/ or comprehension skills by completing an activity on Reading Eggs - your teacher will have assigned you a task to complete.

Practice reading fluently and using expression by choosing an ebook to read for pleasure at home. Sign in or ask an adult to join Oxford Owl for free!


Try to complete a peak on Fast Phonics over on Reading Eggs whilst learning at home then practice your your techniques and any new sounds in a variety of games on Phonics Play.


We have an amazing online resource used to promote cursive handwriting in the form of Letter-join.  This can be accessed from anywhere using the link below.  The schools login details can be found inside the children's reading record.

If you would like to practice independently we promote the sentence below as it contains each letter of the alphabet!

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.


This half term our topic is plants.  Within this link please find a variety of lesson videos to compliment our learning in school.


You could even think about the games/ skills we have previously learnt in PE lessons about how to keep fit and healthy using exercises.  Could you come up with and write down your own exercise routine? We can't wait to see what you can come up with!

For example our routine would be:

First stretch up high then touch your toes (5 times), jog on the spot (30 seconds), 15 star jumps, hop on the spot (30 seconds), 15 squats and then finish by walking/ marching on the spot for 30 seconds.  Repeat 3 times.


This term in computing we are learning about Digital Literacy (Net Searching). Pupils will learn about some of the uses of the internet. Children will learn how to:


Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.


Clay tiles - creating colourful clay relief tiles 


This clay project is inspired by the work of Scottish artist Hilke MacIntyre, and her wonderful ceramic relief sculptures (tiles).
This is fun and therapeutic for both children and adults. There really is something magical about clay.