Welcome to Buccaneers!
In our class we have 18 children in Foundation Stage plus 9 children in Year 1. Our teacher is Mrs Winter; our main teaching assistant is Mrs Johnson, though we also have support from Miss Hill. On Monday afternoons we have Forest School with Mrs Rae. Please look about on this page to see what we have been doing!
Adults in our class update
Mrs Winter is currently absent following hip replacement surgery; during this time Mrs Sinclair will be teaching and leading the class. Mrs Winter and Mrs Sinclair are working together to ensure continuity for the children. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Johnson is enrolled on a two year course of study to become a teacher. As part of her course she is required to gain experience in a range of schools and settings as well as taking some responsibility for planning and teaching.
Traditional Tales in the Trees
We've had a lovely time in our first two sessions. The children recounted some stories around the fire that they had been learning in class. We had Goldilocks and the 3 Bears in the first session and the Three Little Pigs in the second session.
The children have loved the newly refurbished mud kitchen with new kitchen utensils, herbs and porridge oats. They have become increasingly confident with the tools and understand how to use the saw, loppers and drill safely. Some chose to make bear tree cookies, others have cut sticks to make a little pig - and others are more than happy to make up their own games, digging to New York looking for treasure!
We've cooked porridge on the campfire (very popular) and a large pot of soup (to keep the wolves away!!). Looking forward to some more Forest School Fun in the coming weeks!!
Magical Christmas Box
What a marvellous production this was! All the children had such huge enthusiasm and flair; the audience could not help but enjoy themselves. Well done everybody.
I came home from hospital yesterday (Tuesday) and have been resting today. I am able to walk about using sticks but am still feeling very tired. Benny the dog wants to sit with me all the time. I hope you are all well, from Mrs Winter
I had my operation yesterday and have been out of bed walking a little bit today. I am feeling tired but otherwise ok. I hope you all have had a good week and the nativity rehearsals are going well. Hope to see you all soon, from MrsWinter x
Some Christmassy Crafts
Over the last few sessions of Forest School, the Hurricanes and Buccaneers asked to make some Christmassy crafts. We had willow stars, festive tree cookies, wooden reindeer, snowmen, pine cone trees and wildlife friendly reindeer food being made over the afternoons!