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.
Wed 27 Feb
no swimming for FS/Y1
Fri 15 Mar
Buccaneers sharing assembly
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Bird Feeders and Creations
We have had a lovely few weeks outdoors with the Buccaneers.
We talked about the Big Garden Watch and made bird feeders to encourage birds to our site...we actually sat and watched a robin fly down to take some food from one of the feeders in a tree! Some of the children took their feeders home to hang in their own gardens!
The children have been becoming increasingly independent and are showing great teamwork; they have helped each other light fires and build dens - and one small group decided to saw a branch into 4 equal pieces and make a table! Ingenious!!
Hello from Mrs Winter
Dear Parents and Children
It was lovely to come in and see the children last week, they have been very busy and are all working hard with Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Johnson.
As Mrs Fairhurst informed you in the newsletter last week, I have had a follow up visit with my consultant and have been signed off work for a further 6 weeks. I have been told it is ok to start light exercise now so have been swimming and to a yoga class this week to begin to build my strength back up.
After having been stuck at home it is nice to be able to get out again, now I can drive once more too. The weather has also been prohibitive due to the ice but on Sunday my husband and I finally made it out to enjoy our afternoon tea, many thanks to the current Y1 and 2 parents for my gift voucher which I had been saving.
Best wishes to you all, Mrs Winter
Chinese New Year
We have been learning about Chinese New Year.
We helped to tell the story and then took part in a range of activities from using chopsticks and decorating biscuits, to painting snakes and creating dragon masks.
2019 is the year of the pig.
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.