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.
Following on from the 3 Little Pigs theme, Class 1 were keen to carry on with building houses outside; in particular, they asked to make mud castles - so we brought buckets, spades and sun to Forest School!! The children had great fun experimenting with mud and water.
Build-a-House Parent Workshop
Thank you to all those parents who came to our assembly on Friday, I hope you agree, your children are fantastic; they learned lots of interesting facts during our dinosaur topic and are now enjoying learning about the Three Little Pigs. If you were unable to attend our workshop please come in to our classroom and see their houses displayed (just a little competitiveness between a few Dads).
World book day
Thank you for all the fabulous costumes, Class 1 enjoyed sharing books with older children in the school.
Three Little Pigs
This term's topic will be based around construction, in line with the whole school Design and Technology theme. Linked with this theme, in literacy we have begun learning the story of the three little pigs, children have enjoyed acting out the story with puppets. We will be developing our own versions of the story as well as exploring materials to build houses.
How did the dinosaurs die?
What happened to make the dinosaurs extinct? Most scientists agree a huge meteorite hit the earth; could this have caused a huge shock wave with floods and erupting volcanos following? The dinosaurs may not have all disappeared quickly but over many years the earth's environment no longer supported their survival.
So what does it look like when a volcano erupts? We watched a video clip then created our own eruption by making a chemical reaction.