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 awaiting hip replacement surgery and will be reducing the time she is is class. Mrs Sinclair will now be teaching on Monday and Wednesday mornings and will be leading the class whilst Mrs Winter is absent after her operation. 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. She is currently taking part in an exchange with Bampton Primary therefore we have Mrs Burroughs in class with us this week and next week. Mrs Johnson will be returning after next week.
Fri 30 Nov, 09:00-10:30
Buccaneers Sharing Assembly
Thu 13 Dec
Aladdin at Chipping Norton Theatre
Fri 14 Dec, 14:30-15:15
Parent Celebration Assembly
Mon 17 Dec
Thu 20 Dec
Fri 21 Dec
Term ends 1:15
Fri 21 Dec, 10:00-11:00
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On Friday Class 1 had their sharing assembly, telling the story of Jack and the beanstalk and singing a song about how plants grow. After the assembly parents joined us in the classroom to make models of plants, children then added labels to the plant parts.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us and took part.
World Book Day
After an exciting dance session based around either Where the Wild Things Are or The BFG, we enjoyed a week of work around these themes, culminating in dressing up as book characters. The costumes were simply amazing!
Well done to everyone (including adults) for all of your thought and hard work.
We all thoroughly enjoyed this week.
Where the Wild Things are
On Monday Class 1 enjoyed an amazing dance workshop, led by West End Dance, exploring and adding actions to our story, Where the Wild Things are. As our focus for World Book Week children have been drawing story maps, creating their own Wild Thing characters, preparing themed healthy snacks and making dream catchers. We have all had fun getting into character as well as thinking about how the characters felt in different parts of the story.
Book Week Dance Workshops
We all had great fun in our dance workshops based on "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The BFG". Thank you very much to the School Association for paying for them!
Rain, rain go away!
Monday doesn't seem to offer us the best weather - but Class 1 doesn't let that dampen their spirits! Despite the rain, the mud kitchen kitchen will always need more water for recipes and to play with!!
The children cannot wait to get stuck into activities at Forest School quick enough; whether it is exploring the pond life, producing exciting menus, learning to use tools, having a go at lighting a small fire, making natural paintbrushes and creating pictures, looking for wildlife - or just hanging out for a chat by the fire!
However, on Monday 27th, the rain was playing havoc with our fire and watering our pancake batter down considerably; so, after managing to make a few pancakes, we finished our cooking indoors where the children were able to dry off and eat before their Book Week dance performance.