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All About Me

Welcome back everyone to our new topic All About Me. We hope you have had a good summer break.

We launched our topic on Wednesday with our thoughts and plans. Watch out for our curriculum letter with further details.

Here are the new Mars children looking very smart in their new school uniforms.


We are the new ‘Roaring Rockets and Shooting Stars’

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Next week we have a special baby coming to be bathed. We would like to talk about ourselves when we were babies so if you could bring a named baby photo next week we can see how we have changed.

The Three Little Pigs

What a super story, we have been learning to retell the story in sequence with songs too!

“Trotting down the road, trotting down the road, three little pigs on a big adventure trotting down the road”

“Have you any straw for sale , straw for sale straw for sale?                                                        Have you any straw for sale to build my house this morning ? ”                                                          ( repeat with sticks and bricks.)

. TLP 3 A little pig in a tall brick house.

TLP 2 Designing  and making on the table top map. TLP 1

Our highlight to end the week was the trip on the minibus to Clumber Park. We met some of the story characters and even helped to make the houses with the different materials. Of course the wolf  blew them down … well except for one. Watch out for our visit photographs coming soon !

Wet and dry week!


We have been investigating materials…


to see which are waterproof


Here we are making shapes in puddles

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with the ducks who came to look!

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Welcome to Priory Car wash

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We can offer a wash and polish to make your car shine. Don’t forget to squeeze the sponge!


Mars children were challenged to find a waterproof material to make teddy an umbrella. What fun we had !

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Perhaps you could search for more waterproof materials at home?

Night and day week

This week we shared the book ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’ by Martin Waddell we focussed on the opposite ‘Day and Night’. We looked at letters we post and how they are sorted on the night train by postal workers.

po 1 Here is Alexcia in our Post Office

We have been using chalk to create handwriting patterns on our bears.

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Perhaps you would like to talk about nocturnal animals together. Mars children have used the internet to learn all about them.

Next week we shall be investigating ‘wet and dry’.