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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.

Work to Shout About!

Mr Young and Miss Watterson (2W) work together to plan engaging lessons for the children as well as challenging them accordingly, ensuring the necessary framework is covered and preparing them for their education in Key Stage 2.


Current Curriculum Overviews:

The upcoming half term we will be turning our attention to Explorers!


Our final outcome this half term is to identify and understand the features of a set of instructions.  We will then produce our own set of instructions to pass on to another children explaining how to design and make your own moon buggy.  Just like Year 2 have in Design Technology!



We have learnt that a set of instructions must have the following: a list of things you will need, an introduction, a method, some pictures and imperative verbs (bossy words).


We loved our practical lesson in which we have to build an example set of instructions, matching those imperative verbs (bossy words) to the correct sentence within the method and including the appropriate picture to help follow much more easily!

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Setting Description...

Our second outcome this term involves us changing our focus to the explorer Christopher Columbus.


Our final week on our setting description was tough as the children had to really use their imaginations to visualise exactly what Christopher Columbus would have seen and heard during his journey to find the 'New World.'  Here are a few examples of our work...

Dear Diary...

Our first outcome is to write about a real life event, we have chosen to focus on Neil Armstrong and his mission to the moon.  We will spend two weeks learning all about the moon landings in 1969 and perfect our own diary entry of the magnificent occasion as we become Neil Armstrong himself.


We introduced our focus in the most exciting and catching way using the app AR Moon on the iPads, we watched through virtual reality the launch of the Apollo 11 and walking around on the moon! Here are a few photographs we would like to share...

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To help understand the layout of a diary the children read an extract written about Tim Peake's more recent trip into space and discussed the emotions felt and main events of each paragraph.

We then turned this into a drama lesson asking the children to act out the main events we have read about during Neil Armstrong's rocket launch to the moon, freeze framing from time to time and guessing which part each group had chosen.  Here are a few shots from the lesson...

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The children worked extremely hard becoming Neil Armstrong and writing a diary entry all about the rocket launch to the moon in 1969.  Here are a few examples of work...

Previous Terms Curriculum Overviews: