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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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.
How long were the dinosaurs?
We have been measuring out on the playground how long different types of dinosaurs were. Diplodocus were the longest, around 25 metres. Triceratops were just 8 metres long, still big enough to make us all go 'wow!'
Move like a dinosaur
In PE we have been exploring how different dinosaurs moved, some were slow and heavy, others may have darted about quickly. We listened to different pieces of music and thought about which dinosaur it reminded us of, would you glide like a pterosaur or swim like a plesiosaur, stomp like a diplodocus or run like a raptor? We then used our bodies to show how fossils were made.