Together, we can change the world

We know that the last few weeks have been strange for everyone.

We are missing you all, so wanted to share some familiar faces with a familiar song for you to enjoy.

In the video, you may also recognise some artwork created by our children. We thought this needed sharing too. 

Thank you to our wonderful staff for getting behind the camera. I can tell you personally, it is not something we all found very natural! A big thank you too to Mrs Walker for putting this together. 

Team Sleights

Pioneers Suggestions for Learning for Tuesday the 12th of January

Hello all you Happy Pioneers,

Here are some suggestions for your Happy Learning:

Let’s begin with some phonics and reading.

I suggest that you revise all of the sounds on the sound mat to start off.

Then revise the digraphs ee,ai and oa. You could take a fresh look at Geraldine if you need to. You could pause the video and write the words together.

In the photographs you can see  a collection of sentences with these digraphs.  Read the sentences with a grown-up. Your Pioneer could try to write some of the words or the sentences. Keep the sound mat close to you and the Phase 2 High Frequency Words too.

Here are the digraphs to look at again ai,ao and ee. Each word has some letters missing. Can you figure out which digraph goes in each word? It is tricky. Go slowly and try them out. You can use these to write your own sentences too.

 I have included a photograph of the high frequency words. These are very useful to read and to write.

Take a look at this link for extra support. You can turn the sound down and you can read the words as they come up:

Your new sound for today is a trigraph-igh-three letter,one sound.

Here is the link to Geraldine for this sound:

Take a look at the poster for words containing the -igh sound.


And now for some maths,

Here is a link to the website I would like you to use:
I would like you to use this to try out some subtraction for the song 5 Currant Buns. i hope that you all know how it goes…

If you do not want to use this maths app,you could draw out the song like a story map or play it out with your toys.

Please send me photographs and videos so I know how you are getting on.

In our book,What We’ll Build there is a beautiful illustration of a selection of useful tools. I have found a similar collection in my kitchen. Take a look at my picture and Oliver Jeffers picture. perhaps you could take a picture of a collection of tools in your house. Please share the picture with me.Ask some questions:

How does it work?

What is this for?

How does it work?

Tell me all about your interesting tools.

I  look forward to seeing what’s in your kitchen drawer or tool box!

Let me know what I can do to help.
Happy Learning

Learners Class Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all ok!

Today’s Home Learning activities are listed below. In the gallery at the bottom of the page, you will also find additional activities, or task sheets you may wish to complete for each lesson. This is the same as what is listed on Tapestry (just in case we have technical difficulties again)

In Maths, we are continuing to learn about division and sharing equally! If there is no access to Tapestry videos today then please have a go at pages 19 and 20 in your Maths workbook.

In English today we are thinking about our whole School book ‘What we’ll build’. Today, we are going to design and label our own Time Machine, in order that we will build our own! Think about what features your Time Machine may need? A clock? a start switch? a voice recorder? What else can you think of?

In Phonics we will be thinking about the sound ow/ou – These different spellings make the same sound. Can you make a list of words that contain the ow/ou sound. You may need to talk with an adult to find out which spelling is needed.

In Science, we are thinking about Light! Where does light come from? Our biggest source of light is the sun. Can you think of anymore sources of light? Let’s investigate how important light is today. Try reading your book in areas that are light and areas that are dark ie under the covers! see how this affects your reading!

Have a happy day Learners and keep smiling 🙂

Mrs Brown 

Home Learning Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hello Adventurers!

As we are having some technical difficulties with Tapestry at the moment I would just like to set you some home learning activities from your ‘Workout’ books. Hopefully, we should soon be able to access Tapestry again and have a full range of teaching videos. For now, your workout book pages are listed below. If you would like top try different tasks, I have added these to a gallery below, which you may complete at home too.

Thank you for your patience.

Maths –

Turn to page 14 and answer the questions on dividing.

English –

Turn to pages 6 & 7 and 10 & 11 to complete work on nouns and noun phrases and adjectives. We had just completed work based on this just before Christmas.

You might also like to have a go at designing and drawing a time machine, with lots of different features to help you travel back and forward in time. 

Science –

We will be exploring light and dark. Can identify and draw different sources of light you can find around your home.

I hope you enjoy your learning.

Mrs Roe

Discoverers’ Home Learning – Tuesday 11th January 2021

Hi there, Discoverers 😀

I am sorry that there were problems with Tapestry yesterday. I was very proud to hear that you were working through your home learning books, and managed to complete some alternative tasks too. Well done and thank you for keeping motivated!

Today, in maths, we are continuing with division. Have a go at the questions below, remembering that if you are unable to divide the 10’s equally, you can exchange them for 1’s. Let me know if you have any questions.

If you are completing maths in your home learning, today it is page 18 for year 3 and page 16 for year 4.





In English, we are going to be using the story ‘What We’ll Build’ for our key theme. For the next two weeks we will be building towards writing an explanation text. Each day I will set you a task which works towards this. Yesterday, or perhaps today, you will be able to listen to Sleights’ staff read What We’ll Build (This is in a separate post by Mr Grason). After listening to the story, you may have realised that the story talks about creation, and there are illustrations related to many tools. It would be great if today you could take a look at the example texts I have uploaded and tell me what they all have in common (key features). They are all examples of explanation texts from a book called Until I Met Dudley by Rodger McGough.
Here are a few questions to help you:
Do they all have illustrations?
Do they all have a title?
Are there any similarities in the language that is used?

When you have finished writing your list of key features, watch the video below, and see if there are any features that you have missed? 

Finally, your task is to create a cairn. Cairns are man-made towers of natural stones, usually built as a landmark or a memorial. All you need to do is gather a range of flat rocks and pebbles in different sizes, and then stack them in order, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top.
See if you can get your cairn to balance, and count how many stones high your structure can hold.
For an extra challenge, change the foundation of your tower to a smaller stone, and see if you can rebuild it.
If you don’t have any rocks or pebbles, you could get create and use small items around the home.

I hope you all have a wonderful day,

Mrs Taylor

Thursday 16th July

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all ok today.
Please remember to come and collect your child’s school report from the school office today (if you haven’t already).
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;- More details on Tapestry.
In English, there is a new Once Upon a Story to discuss.
In Maths, we have been learning about pattern this week, there are some fun games to enjoy today.
In Art we will be looking at how artists use colour and shape to produce a beautiful picture.

I would just like to say how amazing you have all been since March 23rd and lockdown began! You should all be very proud of yourselves. It has been truly lovely that we have all kept in touch via Tapestry and by telephone.
Enjoy the summer holidays and I will look forward to seeing you all in September!
Keep smiling 🙂
Mrs Brown

Thursday 16th July 2020

Happy last day, Discoverers,

We have made it to the Summer holidays, and you have worked so hard. Thank you 😀 

Today, in English, you are going to continue writing your story.

Today, you will be writing the middle and the end.

Usually, in the middle of a story, there is a problem, which can be solved towards the end. What is the problem in your story?

When you have written your story, why don’t you read it to your family?

I would love to receive a video of you reading it, or a picture of your final version, so that I can read it myself ?


Today, in maths, you are continuing to learn about symmetry.

For the first question, draw the shapes in your book, and colour in the squares that are shown. Then, complete the shape by colouring in more squares, so that the shapes are symmetrical.

For the second question, reflect the shape through the line, so that it is symmetrical. To check your answers, you can cut out the shapes and fold them along the line, to see if they match up.

For the final question, the shapes need to be drawn in your maths books, and you need to imagine that the line is a mirror. Reflect the shape in the mirror so that it is drawn symmetrically on the opposite side. Remember, look closely at the shapes as both of them do not begin on the line.


Our extra activity today, is something a little different.

I would like you to complete this mindfulness meditation.

You might like to do this activity before bedtime tonight, as you may feel tired, or even fall asleep at the end of it.

Follow the words in the video, and relax ? 

Have a wonderful Summer, and I will see you in September,

Mrs Taylor 

Thursday the 16th of July 2020-Good Morning to you All-Learning Suggestions for the Pioneers

We have made it through to the holidays. No more sleeps…

It’s Teddy Bears Picnic Day and I hope that you will join me in this wherever you are.

Here are your suggestions for today:

It is Picnic Day and toys enjoy real food and pretend food.
If you mix together 1 cup of flour with 2 cups of mud/compost and add water to make a dough,the resulting material is a fantastic mix to make and build with.
If you then add some cardboard and some leaves you have all you need to make tasty teddy treats.
Otherwise you could make some real sandwiches in the kitchen for you all to enjoy.
Get online and check the weather forecast before you set your rug out. You may have to set it out on the kitchen floor.
Happy Picnic All


Our Maths this week has been about big numbers. They all use zero.
Here is a story about Zero.Pop over to Tapestry to watch the video.

Once you have read the story,take a look at the book pages and try writing 100,1000,10,000,100,000,1,000,000.
You can also make the numbers on this week’s app:

Here is the link to a big numbers episode of Numberblocks.


That’s Maths Magic

Wednesday’s News – 15th July

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well!
Remember your child’s reports are ready to collect from the school office.
Today’s suggested learning activities are as follows;- More details on Tapestry!
In English there is a new Once Upon a Picture to discuss!
In Maths, continuing with pattern, today we will look at number patterns!
In Science, Laura and Layla have been thinking about dinosaurs this week at home, so let’s find out some more about dinosaurs today!

Keep in touch with me and let me know what you are doing at home.
Keep smiling:)
Mrs Brown

Wednesday 15th July 20202

Happy Wednesday, Discoverers,

Today, in English, you are going to begin to write your story.

If you aim to write the beginning today that would be great ?

Send me pictures of your writing so far, I can’t wait to read all of your unique stories!

Today in maths, I have some problems for your to solve.

For the first question, Jack thinks that if he rotates his triangle, he will be able to find more than one line of symmetry. Do you agree with him?

Looking at the second question, does a four sided shape always, sometimes or never have four lines of symmetry? Think about the quadrilaterals that you learned about last week to help you.

Yesterday, in science, you choose a nocturnal animal, and drew it.

Today, I would like you to do some research.

Try to research as much as you can about your chosen animal.

You might like to answer these questions: Where about in the world does it live? What is its habitat? What does it eat? How is it different to other animals? Are there any interesting facts that you have learned?

Have a great day everybody, 

Mrs Taylor 


Wednesday the 15th of July – Predator or Prey for Pioneers

Who’s eating Who?
Over the last few days we have been learning about food chains and classifying animals as herbivores,carnivores and omnivores
The next two words to learn are Predator and Prey.
Animals that eat other animals are called predators. The animals they eat are called prey.
Take a look at .this clip and read your new reading book.
Can you spot the predator?
Who is the prey?


As always,go slowly.
Go back to Geraldine if you need to revise a specific sound.
This book will help with the work on today’s other post about Predator and Prey.
Happy Reading.
To finish the year we need to get to 100.
Find 100 on your number square.
Use the NumberPieces App
Find 100 square.
Lay ten sticks on top of the square.
How many can you fit on top?
Try writing 100.
What comes after 100… The Big Numbers Song
This is a link to a favourite in the classroom.