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This half term our Christian Value is KINDNESS.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust


Let's get growing!

This half term we are learning about growing. We will be finding out about a variety of things that grow.

Things that grow are things that are living or alive.

Things that are not living or not alive do not grow.

What is the difference between living and not living? Let's find out...



It's Alive! | Biology for Kids

You're alive! And so are all the plants in your garden, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the ocean! But how do we know they're alive? What does it even ...

Living or not living activity

Can you explore your home and garden and find a variety of things that are living and not living?

Put them on the floor and write 2 labels. A label with 'living things' with one set and a label with 'not living' things with the other set.


Take a closer look

Choose 1 living thing and 1 not living thing and have a closer look at it.

Tell a member of your family what you can see. Tell them about the colours, the textures, the patterns and anything else that you can see that is interesting. If you have a magnifying glass it would be good to use it.


On a piece of paper have a go at drawing your 2 objects with lots of detail.

This is called an observational drawing or still life.


There is an artist that is very famous for his still life pictures and his name is Vincent van Gogh.

Can you use the internet to find out about him?

After that you can watch this video.




Art With Mati & Dada - VanGogh