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More people who help us

Welcome back everyone for the last half of the summer term.

We have been very lucky to have yet another visitor to FSU who helps us in their job. We have been looking at the role of the Paramedic. The children have been asking questions to find out information.

What things can  you recall from the visit?


Not everyone is keen to help …. we are reading the story of The Little Red Hen this week, Did The Little Red Hen do the right thing by not sharing the bread? What would you have done and why?

Fire fighters

Fire Fighters 

This week we are looking at the role of the fire fighters. We have been learning about the uniform and the equipment they need to do their job and keep everyone safe. 

We have been finding our FIRE EXIT signs, and remembering what we have to do if the Fire alarm goes off in school to be safe.


Take a look and listen carefully at this video clip –

Can you name 5 items you would find on a fire engine, or what a fire fighter needs for their  job.  Make a list and bring it in to show your teacher ! ( MME badge)

Well done to Mars for taking part in our run every day (Miles in May !)  We can see your running and fitness is improving. Keeping that steady pace is so important!


  • SAY  and WRITE Capital letters ( adults call them out ) How many in 3 minutes ?
  • Play bingo – use your ABC mat and counters/pennies to hide  the letter name when called out.




Welcome Back !

We  hope you have had a great Easter break and you are ready for even  more fun learning!

Congratulation to Harmony-Lilly  for her outstanding  attitude and progress in her learning this term. Harmony -Lilly has impressed us all with her  ‘I’m determined to learn that  and impress you’ attitude in all areas of her learning. She is so determined to , she takes  herself off  and  perseveres until she has reached her goal every day.

100% attendance is a great achievement  too, so well done  to everyone in Mars who received their certificate.

We explored the meaning of EASTER  through stories and activities and had a little extra fun  with egg rolling and an EASTER Bonnet Parade raising money for our school fund. Thank you to everyone who took part.



Science week

Mars children have been learning about tunnels. We have looked at images of the ‘channel tunnel’. Our challenge was to build a tunnel, you have to be able to go through it !


Miss Crump’s group have been testing different liquids to see which one will go down the board the fastest. We all had a good guess and were surprised to see the result! Why not have a go at some experiments at home and tell us your results ?

Have a go at these additions what do you notice ?

2+1=             1+2 =

3+1  =           1+3 =

4+1 =           1+4 =

5+1 =           1+5 =

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hello again, we  have been sharing the story of Goldilocks and the Three bears this week.

We are learning new words and starting to draw and write the story  too.


The children have enjoyed making and eating  porridge for snack. They have mixed the dry  oats with water  and heated it, in the microwave before eating  it when it was ‘ just right !’

Our Priory Bear is on his way to you,  so please remember to  have fun and record the adventures in the diary provided. The children are very interested to find out what the bear has been up to when he comes back to school.




World Book Day


Wow! What a fantastic day full of reading and sharing brilliant books dressed in our pyjamas.

The FSU children shared books at Wiggly Worship, and with our talking friends at Westwood.

We had children from Year 3 who had made their own books  to read with us  and we shared books with our brothers, sisters, parents and carers.

Mr Little wood walked us through the jungle so we made  exciting animal sounds and the teachers read to us too!

Thank you to everyone for making it a great fun day in FSU and school. 

We challenge you all to complete the star sheet sent home let us know when you have done them all and tell us which was your favourite?

Keep reading a little every day 

We’re going on a Bear hunt !

Wow what a busy week ! We have been on lots of bear hunts, walking and talking through the story.

Well done children if you remembered  all the different environments in the story; long wavy grass, deep cold river, thick  oozy mud !  etc.  

Celebration  Day

Yes we are encouraging our children and families to read and share stories even more  than their 10 minutes every day ! 
Remember to wear your pajamas so we can snuggle up and read together.  We look forward to seeing you all !

We are beginning to talk about lent and things we can give up like Jesus asked the disciples to do.  We will be talking about positive things we can do, to show we care. What could you give up for lent, or do that is kind or caring ? We have 24 fun ideas for you to try at home over the next  few weeks !