I like books

What a great start to our week – ‘we lIke books !’ The children have been looking at and reading the book  I like books by Antony Browne.


We visited our local library to listen to a  funny story  read by Chris and to learn about different books.


We would love to know the title of your favourite book  and why you like it.

THINKING Time – Would it be a good idea if all books  had no words and why?

Mars children – we are looking forward to seeing your projects very soon !


Welcome back !

This week we are thinking about our amazing bodies. Harold the giraffe will be explaining to us how to look after them and why this is important.

Rockets and Stars s: Taking Care of Myself
Harold the Giraffe is preparing to attend Nursery. They help him to get ready by showing him how to use the items in his wash-bag. Using a
body tunic the children learn about the functions of some major internal organs and then exercise with an imaginary walk to Harold’s Nursery. They see what Harold gets up to at Nursery before he returns home for a nap while the children have a sleep under the star-lit
ceiling. Harold sings them a song about how special they all are before they each have a chance to say goodbye to him.
a) Understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.
b) Name major internal body parts – heart, blood, lungs, stomach (tummy).
c) Understand the importance of basic personal hygiene (e.g. washing, cleaning teeth and
brushing hair).

Mars children : All About Me
The children meet Harold who is very excited about going to his grandparents’ house and they help him check he has everything in his bag. Using a body tunic the children learn about the functions of some major internal organs. Harold gets plenty of exercise at the park and the children all join in exercising their bodies too. Back at his grandparents’ house Harold is feeling fed up and calls the Life Education Centre for ideas to cheer him up. Everyone feels a lot better after a sleep under the star-lit ceiling and Harold comes out to thank everyone for their help before singing one of his favourite songs about being happy and healthy.
a) Understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.
b) Name major internal body parts – heart, blood, lungs, stomach (tummy), brain.
c) Understand the importance of basic personal hygiene (e.g. washing, cleaning teeth and brushing hair).
d) Understand that medicines can sometimes make people feel better when they’re ill and understand issues of safety and responsibility.
e) Know some strategies for dealing with sadness (what to do or who to talk to for help).

Please will you help us in our learning  this term ?

Shape –  We will be helping your children explore the properties of shapes  2D flat shapes and 3D shapes. Why not play a game by going  on a shape hunt around the house and see what shapes you can find.

2D shapes- Point to a circle, triangle, square and rectangle  – How many corners does each shape have? How many edges are they straight, curved, long or short ?  Which shape has 2 short edges and 2 long edges?

3D shapes – Can you find a sphere, cone, cube and cuboid ? What shape are the faces you see?

Here is a little poem to help you

3D shapes are fat not flat, a cone is like a party hat. A sphere is like a bouncy ball, a prism is like a building tall. A cylinder is like a can of pop a cube is like the dice you drop.  


Have you got a funny bone?

We have been reading the FUNNY BONES story and learning about our skeletons.


Oliver and his Police dog have been reading the skeleton words

How many names of bones can you remember ?

In Mars we took a look at the bibles  given to us in our first week at school. We have been talking about the first story, creation.

What can you remember ? How many things can you recall ? How many days did it take to make the world and what did God do on the  last day?


Quick reply CLIC  questions

– How many fingers have you got ?  – Double 1 is,  double 2 is?  –  Half of 2 is    –   half of 4 is?  

What a busy week!

This week in Mars we have been trying to remember our ‘learn it’  in number time ; ‘I have 10 fingers.’ We have counted our fingers by uncurling them slowly every day and  there are always 10!  We need to remember now and reply without counting with”10 fingers”. We have been drawing our numbers correctly to 10 too outside during our target throwing games.

Thank you to ‘Mars’ children for following a recipe to make flap jacks for our charity coffee event in school on Friday. Many people have said they were delicious.

We had a special visitor ‘Jackie’ who came to show us and talk to us about a Baptism (Christening). We enjoyed lighting a candle and naming the baby. I wonder if you have any photos or family items used in a Baptism to look at and talk about with your child.

On Thursday  at 10 O’ clock we will be singing  the harvest songs we have been learning in church. It would be lovely to see all our grown ups there too. The younger children will be at Wiggly Worship.

Here are a few pictures of the things we have been up to. Making owl pictures, reading the Owl Babies book ourselves using new vocabulary. Writing words, collecting and comparing leaves for signs of changes from Summer to Autumn.


We have been talking about what makes us special, Tell us What makes you special ? Our coat pegs are all special, just like us!




September 2018 New beginnings!

Hello, and welcome back everyone!

The children have had great fun exploring their new environment and resources this week. We have transformed the FSU over the Summer to ensure we provide your children with the very best learning environment that enables them to be curious and imaginative in their learning. Please come along to our topic launch on Tuesday 11th September at 8.45 am or 2.45 pm  to find out how we will be  stimulating and developing your child’s interests this term with your help and support.

Here are some pictures of our first days   



Our Literacy book and language focus book will be the ‘Owl Babies‘ by Martin Waddell  & Patrick Benson


Thinking question

Is it better to be an adult owl (mummy) or a baby owl ? Don’t forget to tell me why.



Library trips

Thank you  Chris for making our library visit so much fun. We enjoyed listening to and joining with a range of books. One of our favorite was ‘The wide – mouthed Frog’.



Joining the Worksop Library  is free and easy to do – just call in and someone will be very happy to help you.

This summer there is another ‘Reading  challenge’ for all children  with smelly stickers to enjoy. Mischief makers fun day – with   Horrid Henry ! is on Monday 30th July and every Thursday there are drop in activities from 26th July to 30th August, 11.00am – 2pm. Also a ‘SUMMER SAFETY ROADSHOW’ featuring emergency services vehicles on 7th August. On Friday 10th August there is a performance of’ The Gingerbread Man‘  – tickets only £6/£3 . There are some fantastic things happening, don’t forget to tell us all about them on our blog. More information is available at http://INSPIRECULTURE.ORG.UK

Hot Weather

Making the most of the hot weather, the children enjoyed a treat as a snack this week…