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Archive for March, 2016


Facts about Saturn

Saturn is mostly known for

  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and also the second-largest in the Solar System.
  • It is a gas giant with an average radius (58,232 km )about nine times that of Earth.
  • Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture; its astronomical symbol (♄) represents the god’s sickle.
  • Saturn has a pale yellow colour due to ammonia crystals in its upper atmosphere
  • Wind speeds on Saturn can reach 1,800 km/h (500 m/s), higher than on Jupiter, but not as high as those on Neptune.
  • Saturn has a prominent ring system that consists of nine continuous main rings and three discontinuous arcs and that is composed mostly of ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust
  • Sixty-two moons are known to orbit Saturn, of which fifty-three are officially named
  • Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and the second-largest in the Solar System, is larger than the planet Mercury, although less massive, and is the only moon in the Solar System to have a substantial atmosphere
  • Here are some of Saturns other moons: Enceladus, Rhea, Dione, Mimas, Iapetus, Tethys.

World Book Day!

It has been a very exciting Wednesday here in Nursery! We have celebrated World Book Day by joining in with the school-wide Vocabulary day, with some very exciting new words linking to our current Superhero theme:


We also had a visit from local author, Morag Dennett, who read two of her stories to us. We heard all about Bebo’s “Ten Tickling Toes” in the first story, and all about the seasons in the second story, “Bebo’s Year”:


1There were lots of tickly actions to join in with and we really enjoyed getting up and moving! 6DSC00353We were even lucky enough to colour in our very own Bebo masks and take them home to keep!

78Morag Dennett’s stories “Ten Tickling Toes” and “Bebo’s Year ” are perfect for children in the Early Years Foundation stage, as they are bright, colourful and engaging with great actions and fantastic pictures by illustrator Warren Osborne. If you are interested in buying either of the stories, you can visit We had a fantastic time today!

Thank you for checking in

The Nursery Children and Staff

More fantastic secret readers!

A huge thank you to Olivia’s Mum who  came for a surprise visit to read ‘The Stickman’.


Thank you also to Mikhail’s mum who read us two stories about a lion who found his ROAR and a very grumpy owl.


We love Secret Readers in Reception!

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