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I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll steal your blocks!

Firstly, I need to apologise for how quiet the blog has been over recent weeks and secondly, I need to apologise for how picture-heavy this post is going to be - there is a lot to catch up on!


During the last week of term Caedmon Primary School celebrated National Science Week and the whole-school topic centred around Crime Scene Investigation. On Monday morning the children were gobsmacked to find that some of their blocks had been taken from the construction area and in their place was a series of clues. Our little investigators found a giant footprint, a lock of golden hair and two animal footprints, which, after using the internet, they discovered belonged to a wolf and a pig.

The children decided that the potential culprits for this dreadful act could be the following:


- Goldilocks

- The Three Little Pigs

- The Big Bad Wolf

- The Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk


The children made decisions as to who they thought the culprit was and drew posters to try and track them down.

Later on in the week a few more blocks were taken and some new clues emerged; a bowl of porridge and some strands of straw. This helped the children to whittle down the suspects and they spent some time discussing who they thought it could be.


At the end of the week, having seen that all of the blocks had disappeared, the children followed some clues to the outdoor area where they found a house made of blocks next to the book of The Three Little Pigs. The children then all decided that what the three pigs had done was wrong and that stealing is against Nursery rules. The children showed a very good understanding that taking toys or items that belong to someone else is wrong and it helped them to understand that taking toys from Nursery could get them into trouble. 


Poppie wrote a message to the pigs


Finally, last week we had another Stay and Play session; thank you to everyone who was able to come and spend some time in Nursery. We hope you enjoyed it. Also, a special thanks to Blanca and her family and Meg and her mum who went snail-hunting and brought us snails. They children absolutely love their new pets and it's helping them to learn how to care for animals and insects.


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Nursery teacher, pug-lover and permanently covered in playdough and paint!

I'm lucky to spend my days with the most funny, vibrant, lovely children who are taking their first steps in education.

Email kathryndoherty@ with My Special World photos and queries.

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