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 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.
Fri 24 Sep
Harvest Festival in church
Tue 9 Nov
Thu 11 Nov
Fri 10 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Carol service in church
Fri 17 Dec
Final assembly with parent celebration assembly
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After our busy morning with our assembly, then mini beast hunt outside, children were hungry, so we all made ourselves a sandwich.
Linked with our learning about time in maths this week children then sequenced the process for making their sandwich.
Nightingales sharing assembly and parent workshop
Well done to all our children on a fantastic sharing assembly this morning. This term seems to have gone so quickly, but we have managed to cram lots in with a fabulous display of home made animal models and habitats alongside some super writing.
After our assembly many parents joined us for our parent workshop. Having looked at habits in science and topic this term, including woodlands, ocean, dessert and urban environments, today we found out about micro habitats. Parents joined their children exploring the school grounds to look for mini beasts and find out where they live.
Many thanks to all the parents who were able to join us and for all your continued support this term.
Signs of Spring!
Despite the cold, the children managed to get stuck in at Forest School this week. We talked about signs of Spring and seasonal changes that we had already noticed or will be expecting to see - as the weather warms up!
Some of the children used a range of skills with different tools to create wooden snails - from sawing to hammering and drilling. Others chose to decorate tins and plant tomato seeds to take home and grow. It was also the perfect weather (windy!!) to make flags and use natural paintbrushes to decorate them.
In between all of that, we managed to bring the children back to the fireplace to get warm with some hot soup and fresh bread!
Year 1 day at Cotswold Wildlife Park
Year 1 enjoyed their day out at the Cotswold Wildlife Park seeing lots of animals. Their keeper led talk about different environments, ocean, dessert and rainforest, will help them in their learning about animal habitats in science this term.
Thank you to Amelia's Mum for joining and supporting us.
Foundation Stage day at Cotswold Wildlife Park
What a busy day we had at the Cotswold Wildlife Park on Thursday. All the children did very well walking around to see as many animals as we could, finishing off with a relaxing ride on the train. I am sure they all slept very well afterwards. Thank you to Lucy's Dad and Summer and Elliot's Mum for joining us.
Children all had their favourite animal and we shall be using the experience in our writing next week.