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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.

Class events

Fri 24 Sep

Harvest Festival in church

Tue 9 Nov

Flu immunisation

Thu 11 Nov

Remembrance ceremony

Fri 10 Dec

Buccaneers Nativity

Tue 14 Dec

Christmas dinner

Tue 14 Dec

Carol service in church

Fri 17 Dec

Final assembly with parent celebration assembly

See the full diary...

Writing table

It is great to see children beginning to choose to independently practice their letter formation.

More and Fewer

This week we have been exploring more and fewer, children have been counting on and back on number lines to find one more and one less.  On Friday children iced cakes with 'more' and 'fewer' decorations.  Please talk with your child about what we have been doing and encourage them to practise using this vocabulary.  

He's got terrible tusks  and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws...

The children had lots of fun searching for the Gruffalo characters at Forest School last week.  Once they'd found them all, they used the masks in their own play and were inspired to make mice, snakes and Gruffalo's out of clay and natural materials.  They explored with the bug kits and some visited the frogs in the pond.

At snack time, we made batter and cooked pancakes over the fire.  Then, the children decorated them to look like the Gruffalo!

Family trees and baby photos

The children will be sharing their family trees and baby photos this week, if you have not completed this activity with your child yet or sent in a baby photo please do so at the start of the week so all children can join in the activity, thank you.

Reading with your child

Dear Parents

We are holding our reading workshop in the hall this Thursday at 9 o'clock, this usually last about half an hour.  I would urge you to please come along, especially if you are a new parent to our school, as I will be explaining how we teach reading at Brize Norton Primary School and setting out the expectations for the year.  This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  

All children have been given a 'green word' book to help them practice taught sounds and begin blending words.  They should be practicing these at home with an adult every day for about 10 minutes. We ask that you then write how your child is doing in their yellow reading record book daily so we know how your child is responding at home.

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