“Hand in hand with God,we live love and learn together.”

“By God’s grace, we learn to loveand love to learn.”


Autumn 1: Gorilla by Anthony Browne



Hannah loves gorillas and spending time with her Dad. Unfortunately her Dad is so busy working he can’t even take her to the zoo to see her beloved gorillas. Then, on her birthday, Hannah finds a parcel at the end of her bed and inside is a gorilla! But it’s just a toy. Not a real gorilla. Or is it…? Hannah has a wonderful adventure with her friendly gorilla that ends with the best birthday treat of all. A day spent with her dad.


 Literacy skills:

  • use punctuation correctly - full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and possession
  • use expanded noun phrases
  • use paragraphs                                             
  • use past and present tense correctly           
  • use subordination and co-ordination                                                                                                                                                                        


The outcome from this literacy topic will be to write a recount based on the story of 'Gorilla'.



The Promise by Nicola Davies




To start the new school year we will be using a transition unit of work based on this text.

Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship ...

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