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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.

Year 2

During our Geography Super Learning Day in Year 2 we completed lots of fun activities.


We learnt all about human and physical geography, even identifying and sorting local geographical features using an aerial map of Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall.

We also looked at aerial maps of our local environment and produced our own map remembering to include a key.

Another of our activities during our Super Geography Learning Day was to create our own salt-dough map of the world, we put our map reading skills to the test by identifying and naming each of the continents and oceans around the world.

This was the majority of the children's favourite part even if they all ended up with sticky hands!

To end the day 2T undertook a class discussion based on Geography. During this we listened to the focus group in the center of our ‘fish bowl’ then reflected on their practice as well as challenging their opinions when appropriate.  Our discussion topic questions included...

Are all seas around the world the same shade of blue?


Why are the top of the mountains in the Alps covered in snow all year round?