Welcome to Buccaneers!
In our class we have 20 children in Foundation Stage. Our teacher is Mrs Johnson; our teaching assistants are Miss Hill in the mornings and Mrs Mulcahy in the afternoons. 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 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.
Melvin's mischief update
We have had a great week in the Buccaneers class, the children have really enjoyed finding what Melvin has been up to each morning and completing some of the tasks he has set us! We've been making paper chains to decorate our classroom and I hope our Christmas jokes have made you smile as you come into school each morning. The children are getting very excited about Christmas and are very keen to share what their elves have been up to and what they have had in their advent calendars each morning.
Here are some pictures of what we have been up to this week.
I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman I am!
The children enjoyed the story theme last week so, this week, we looked at Stickman. They all joined in as we told the story and could recall some of the things that Stickman had been used for. The children could then choose to make clay snowmen - with stick arms, make mud paint pictures on flags - with a stick mast, stickmen, go on a stickman hunt or create a Father Christmas tree cookie.
Of course some children chose to climb trees, have fun on the slackline or light fires - for the first time!
We finished the story around the campfire with spaghetti and toast to warm them up 😊
Melvin has arrived!
Melvin our class elf arrived today and he brought with him a singing and dancing Christmas tree! He left a note on our whiteboard and the children were very excited to read his letter. Looks like we are in for a month of mischief and mayhem with this little chap!
Christmas has arrived in the Buccaneers class! Today the children have enjoyed being Santa's elves, making presents in the assembly area and then wrapping them in the packaging area. What was even better was that the elves were super tidy and tidied up all their wrapping paper at the end of the day.
Tomorrow our special visitor arrives ready for 3 weeks of fun! Watch this space for further photos.
Jumping in muddy puddles!
The children had great fun this morning jumping in puddles and discovering the river in our garden! It is great to get out and enjoy our garden whatever the weather and the children did seem to love the rain and the puddles it left!
As the weather is now very changeable and we have more wet weather days please can you send your children in with a set of spare clothes as we only have a very limited supply of spare clothes. In Early Years we do go outside whatever the weather and we do try to make sure the children are dressed appropriately. If you would like to send waterproofs in with your child please let us know and we can make sure they wear them when it is particularly wet.