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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.

Week 1 (Beg. 23rd March)

Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

Please find a downloadable version of our work set on Google Classroom for your child.




Topic/ Curriculum:


  • Draw a map of the streets around your home. Label the key human (things humans have built) and physical features (Things that are made from nature) of the environment. 


  • Find a variety of objects and materials in your home. In your books, write whether they bend, twist, stretch or squash. 

For example, you could find a metal knife. Experiment to see if you can change its shape then write in your book whether you could bend, twist, stretch or squash it.  

Art / D&T

  • Build something you would find in the polar regions using things you can find in your home. This could be Lego, playdoh, recycling or building blocks.  
  • Help your grown ups with the cooking.

Science / Geography

  • Research who Ernest Shackleton is. (Polar Region explorer whose boat froze in the ice).  Write key facts about who he is in your book.
    Then, using the materials in your home, build a boat that can float in water. See how much weight your boat can hold before sinking


  • Make your own playdoh. All you need is flour, salt, oil and water!

  • Research ‘Art using cutlery’. Pick your favourite image and draw it in your book. Then have a go at recreating the image using your home-made playdoh.