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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.

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Dandelion honey is a hit!

Well, considering lots of children said they weren’t going to eat dandelions (despite reading a book about how tasty and good they were), our homemade dandelion honey - was a hit!

We had lots of fun this week; sticky weed was stuck, frogs and tadpoles spotted, hedgehogs hammered (to mark hedgehog awareness week 1st – 7th May 2022) and bug hotels were created.  

We talked about a new game that we are going to try and play next session; big chief, little chief.

Word of the Week

After a break for a week word of the week is back! This week we are starting to plant our seeds and after a little tidy we are looking forward to our gardening area to start thriving! We are planting all sorts, from vegetables to flowers and now the Buccaneers know what plants need to grow and thrive we are all looking forward to seeing what grows!

What does thriving mean to you? Do you thrive? Do you have a garden or allotment that is thriving?

Changes

We have seen such changes in Forest School since the end of last term.  Lots of leaves on the trees, nettles growing and dandelions too.  In the pond, we’ve even spotted our first tadpole - although we would have thought there would be more!

The children enjoyed playing imaginatively, pond dipping with Leah, planting flowered to take home to look after and creating nature sun-catchers.

Before Easter, the class came up with a list of different things that they’d like to cook on the campfire and today we had the first one; cheesy pasta.  We talked about how we would need to cook the dried pasta so that it was soft, using a pan of hot water.

Word of the week

Welcome back to a new term! Today we started our new topic of Spring into Life by looking at the life cycle of a frog. The children have been playing with 'frogspawn' (cooked tapioca - no baby frogs have been harmed!) and learning all about how tadpoles become frogs. We will be looking at other life cycles this week as well and thinking about how things transform into something new. 

What examples of transformation in nature can you think of? What other things transform?

As always I look forward to seeing all your lovely pictures! If you have any issues with Evidence Me please do ask and I will try and help.

Mrs J 

Busy springtime 

We’ve had a busy few weeks at Forest school with so many things to see - from spring flowers and leaves appearing on the trees to frogspawn in the pond and butterflies fluttering around.

This week, the children talked about looking after seeds and helping them to grow, as they planted some seeds that will grown into flowers to attract butterflies.  Some also chose to use a knife to whittle elder and make a pencil.  With some new recipe cards for delicious meals such as ‘leaf lasagne’, the mud kitchen was very popular!

The children worked really well together to find the pieces of Easter eggs and match the chicks to the number - which resulted in a little treat!

Have a fab Easter break! 

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