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Welcome to Buccaneers!

In our class we have 20 children in Foundation Stage. Our teacher is Mrs Winter; our teaching assistants are Miss Hill in the mornings with Mrs Mulcahy and Mrs Sutherland in the afternoons. On Monday mornings Mrs Fairhurst teaches us and on Monday afternoons we have Forest School with Mrs Rae. Please look about on this page to see what we have been doing!

Class events

Mon 10 Feb

Assessment Week

Wed 12 Feb

School Association Rags 2 Riches collection

Thu 13 Feb

Parent Celebration Assembly

Thu 13 Feb

Art/DT Day

Fri 14 Feb

Art/ DT Day

Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb

Half Term

Mon 24 Feb

Long parents' evening

Thu 27 Feb

SENCO SEND reviews

Fri 6 Mar

Buccaneers sharing assembly and parent workshop

Fri 20 Mar

Parents' and carers' assembly

See the full diary...

Bang!

The children really enjoyed their messy art project - creating their own fireworks!

Firework fun

This week our theme in class has been Bonfire Night and fireworks. We have learned about why we celebrate Bonfire Night, how Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament but King James was saved. In literacy we have listened to a Bonfire Night story and written about what we can see on Bonfire Night. In maths we have taken part in rocket and fireworks themed counting activities. In PE we explored moving like different fireworks to music and in art we have made fireworks pictures and fantastic fireworks. 

On Friday everyone enjoyed making chocolate coated apples with sparkly sprinkles. We talked about how the chocolate changed as it was heated and cooled again. 

More Diwali fun 

A big thank you to Miraya's parent's who came in to join our Diwali celebrations today. They talked to us about how they celebrate Diwali, the different foods they prepare and how they decorate their home. They also brought in cakes to share and made everyone a lantern to take home. So lovely to welcome them as visitors to our class and help bring our learning to life. The children were so engaged and interested, especially about the different gods. 

Diwali sweets 

As part of our Diwali celebrations today we made Indian sweets, cornflour halwa, coconut burfi and dried fruit ladoos. Children enjoyed mixing different ingredients and seeing how they changed when mixed. This afternoon we followed the line of lights before sharing our sweets at snack time, trying different foods and flavours. 

Happy Diwali 

We have been thinking about other's beliefs and how Diwali is celebrated.  Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Today we have shared the story of Rama and Sita. We then thought about how Hindu's celebrate, by cleaning and decorating their homes, wearing new clothes, giving gifts and watching fireworks. 

Children all took part in a range of activities, including making diva lamps, paper chains and Diwali cards. We also coloured Rangoli patterns. Children built a den this afternoon to explore light and darkness with torches. 

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