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 with Mrs Mulcahy joining us on a Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday 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 practice 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.
Word of the Week
This week we are looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs. The word for this week is confident. Today we spoke about what confident means and whether the pigs in our story were confident. What do you do that shows confidence?
Thank you so much for sending your pictures in each week. It has turned out to be a really enjoyable time on the carpet, sharing our photos and chatting about what the words mean to them. Please do continue to send them in.
We decided to start with a few festive crafts this week - without going overboard! The children enjoyed singing last week, so they used their fine motor skills this week to thread beads to make jingle sticks to shake along to the music! Forest school was a sea of freshly fallen autumnal leaves, so the children collected them to use to make simple (but effective) wreaths. Reindeer tree cookie ornaments were popular and encouraged the children to use our pistol grip drill. For snack, we had porridge…it wasn’t too hot, or too cold - it was just right!!
Word of the Week
Here is our second word of the week challenge. This week we are looking at the story of Little Red Riding Hood and our word this week is Brave. Have a think and send in those pictures, what does brave mean to you?
Thank you so much for all the pictures and videos that were sent in last week. We had so much fun looking at them together and had some great discussions about what determined means. Lots of house points were also handed out!
Looking forward to seeing what you can come up with this week!
Run, run as fast as you can!
We have had a great week looking at the story of The Gingerbread Man. The children have been writing about what sort of things the characters might have thought when they saw the Gingerbread Man, they have been making play dough gingerbread men and finally making and decorating gingerbread men to eat!
The children had great fun rolling and cutting the dough and then when I went to get them out the oven one was trying to escape! See the picture!! I managed to catch him before he ran away!
Also, thank you so much for your pictures you have sent through for our new word of the week challenge. It has been great to see what discussions you have had. Watch out for our new word on Monday!
Word of the week
This is your new word of the week challenge! In order to develop children's vocabulary we are starting this weekly challenge so that you can discuss with your child the meaning of different words each week and then send in photos via Evidence Me so we can share them in class. I thought this was a great way to encourage talk at home and to also include you as parents in your child's learning journey.
This week we are looking at the story of The Gingerbread Man and so I thought 'determined' was a great word to start with. So, what does determined mean to you? When are you determined? Who do you know is determined?
After you have thought about what the word means, take a photo of something or you doing something that shows the meaning of determined. Send them in on Evidence Me and we will share and discuss them during our carpet sessions in the week.
I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with.