This week we took advantage of the wind and went outside with long ribbons on sticks to see them blow about. We also twirled our ribbons making letter shapes.


Here we are learning to hear the first letter sounds in words – jungle animals.

Jenson is recognising his letters  shapes when he hears the sound. Why not have a go at playing I spy this weekend?


Thinking Time

Which of these animals is the hungriest?

Why do you think this? Remember to use the word because in your answer.


This week we are still enjoying reading Nick Sharratt’s book, ‘Pants!’ Some of us have painted pants and added glitter. Some of us have decorated pants with crayons and pens. Some of us have used counters, jewels and buttons to make our pants look beautiful. We have also read some other books by the same author – do you know any of these?

Our garden has been enhanced with the addition of some tyres – and we are exploring them to find out what we can do with them. We can roll them, we can build them up, we can count them, we can hide in them, we can make trains out of them…what else can we do with them?

The Autumn winds have given us some fun – picking up the different colours, finding big and small leaves and sweeping them up…

Thinking Time!

Which of these hats is the odd one out? Remember to use the word because…

Talking Friends and New Friends

Following our second visit to Westwood Care Home this week, we thought you might like to see some pictures of some of our children sharing puppets with the service users, our new talking friends.

At the school pond this week we met some more new friends – 4 Khaki Campbell ducks! We looked on the internet to see what they eat – and found they like grass and sometimes snails!

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Apple Week!

As part of our Harvest celebrations the Foundation Unit went to pick some apples from our apple trees. Then we needed to peel, core and chop them.

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After that we needed to mix lots of ingredients such as flour, cinnamon, baking powder, eggs and sugar, together before we added our chopped up apples to the mix.

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Then we put the mixture into a baking tray and cooked our apple cakes! We had to wait until Tuesday before we could taste them.

We invited Mrs Horgan to a street party as we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all the painting of our Worksop street scene in our garden. We were very EXCITED to be celebrating this revamp!

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This week we have continued looking at patterns in ‘Mum and Dad make me laugh’. Mars children have made some patterns of their own using coloured pegs.

Some of the Shooting Stars are going to meet our new talking friends at Westwood Care Home. We will take some pictures and let you know how it goes and what we chat about!

Snack Time!

This week we have been practising our fine motor skills by spreading jam onto our crackerbreads.


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We have been writing lots this week – some of us have been writing our names and some of us have made words with magnetic letters.


Thinking Time

Which of these animals do you think is the friendliest? Why do you think this?

Welcome back!

We’ve had great fun talking about our holidays today and seeing our friends and teachers again. CHALLENGE: Here are some photos. Can you say a full sentence (around 6 words) to your grown up (and grown ups, can you please pop their sentence on the blog?) about something you can see in the photos?