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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.

Class events

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Children In Need 2017

Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for your support with Children in Need this year. We managed to raise £152, which is amazing! We also managed to fill Pudsey with all of the coins.

It lovely it was to see the children dressed in their spotty costumes. Lauren in Curie class won the KS2 prize and Ruby in Kennedy class won the KS1 prize. 

Thank you again for your donations, it all goes to a great cause!!

Topic: Toys from the Past 

This term our topic will have a history focus, we will be learning about Toys from the Past. Last week we began our topic by thinking about how we have changed.  Children brought in photographs of themselves as babies, we enjoyed guessing who was who, children then thought about how they had changed, what they could do when they were babies and what they can do now. Thank you to our baby visitors, Florence and Harry, who helped us think about how we change and grow. 

This week we have begun exploring toys from the past and comparing them to toys from today.  Children have had opportunities to explore a range of toys including dolls, spinning tops and pull along toys, talking about what materials they are made of and how they have changed over time. 

Later this term we will be visiting the Oxfordshire Museum with Kennedy Class to take part in their Toys and Games workshop to further develop children's experiences and understanding. 

Science Oxford

Children all enjoyed science week at the end of last term when we combined with Kennedy Class to all take part in a range of science experiments. The week ended with a visit from Science Oxford, where we learned about 'Inventing Isabelle' and how some materials were better than others for making umbrellas and anchors! 

Learning new skills...

We've had a great first week back at Forest School with Nightingales and Kennedy Class.  Many of the children were keen to have a go at whittling using a knife.  We showed them how to use a knife safely, and watched them carefully as they whittled sticks to make a point.  Some children turned their sticks into a witch by adding eyes and a nose and colouring the point black.  However, many of the Kennedy class were keen to make spears!!

We came together around the fire this week to have Jiffy Pop from Canada and hot chocolate - followed by a song!

Invaluable help

The parent helpers that come out to Forest School on a weekly basis, rain or shine, are absolutely invaluable.  They are full of enthusiasm and immerse themselves in all activities.  It would be impossible to have our sessions without these wonderful people; thank you Mrs Blake, Mr Wright, Miss Glennister, Mrs Shipway, Mrs Wright, Mr Roberts and Mrs Gidlow!

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