Welcome to Buccaneers!
In our class we have 20 children in Foundation Stage. Our teacher is Mrs Johnson; Miss Hill is our teaching assistant everyday. On Monday afternoons we have Forest School with Mrs Rae.
In the Buccaneers we love to learn! We have created a a learning environment that encourages the children to practise new skills, play with friends, explore and develop ideas and most importantly have fun. We have a fabulous garden which we use as much as we can. The children have a mud kitchen which they use to make wonderful creations, leaf soup, mud chilli and my favourite hot chocolate! We also have a great tyre sand pit, water area, bikes and gardening area which the children enjoy planting seeds, bulbs and watching their plants grow.
Children's social, emotional, physical and communication skills are are supported in conjunction with the teaching of reading, writing and maths. Our curriculum ensures that children's individual needs are met and they are given the best opportunity to develop and grow in a safe and inspiring environment. We support the children in developing the skills they need to build firm foundations that will help them as they progress on their learning journey.
We all had a wonderful day. We saw penguins, flamingoes, parrots and we survived our Jurassic journey through the woods! We even had time for a play at the park after a nice picnic in the shade.
Our Commonwealth Sports Day
Wow - what a fantastic afternoon we had; from the opening Year 6 baton relay (where they arrived at the track for their last sports day to the crowd applauding them) to our aerobic warm up with Miss ‘Motivator’ Reynolds, cycle races, weightlifting and rugby (to name a few).
It was so amazing to see the children come together to take part and cheer each other on. The Year 6’s were fantastic, helping to guide the younger children and set up the fun races. The teamwork and sportsmanship was brilliant.
It was a VERY closely fought afternoon with many personal wins - but only one House got to lift the cup; congratulations Dragons!!
What a fun day we have had. Looking back over our year together has been such fun but also sad as it means our time together is nearly over. It has been a privilege teaching your children this year, they are very special and what a nice way to celebrate this today.
Word of the Week
This week we are reading the story The Snail and the Whale. We are thinking about all the different places the snail visited on his adventure with the whale and where we would like to go if we were the snail!
What does adventurous mean? How does this word link to this story and are you adventurous?
Minibeasts, pondlife and popcorn!
One of the children loves spiders and told us all that another word for spiders is ‘arachnids’…so this week, we had a go using an electric drill to make holes for our woven spider creation. We had the clay out to make mini beast fossils - and got creative with the Hapazome, creating fun critter pictures!
In the pond, one of our Voyagers was teaching the children facts about frogs - they can live 10-12 years!
Meanwhile, some children had a go with the flint and steel and lit their first ever fire!!
Finally, campfire popcorn proved a hit!!