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Reception - Firecrest

1. Key Information for Firecrest Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

Your teachers in Firecrest class are:

 

Mrs Rachel McGuire

Miss Rebecca Mitchell

 

Your teaching assistants in Firecrest class are:

 

Mrs Sian Maguire (Mrs M)

Mrs Kelly Cornish

 

The Welcome Booklet for Firecrest class is here:

Notes from Meet the Teacher - 11th September 2017

Letters for Firecrest class can be found here: http://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/reception-class-letters/

Forest school rotation for Autumn Term 2

Reception Wednesdays

Roc

Griffin

Phoenix

7 November

SEAL

Discovery

Forest School

14 November

Forest School

SEAL

Discovery

21 November

Discovery

Forest School

SEAL

28 November

SEAL

Discovery

Forest School

5 December

Forest School

SEAL

Discovery

12 December

Discovery

Forest School

SEAL

19 December

SEAL

Discovery

Forest School

Home Learning

 

Reception

  •  Reading

 

  • *Family Learning
  • Daily

 

  • Weekly

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:

 

Reception: Our Lives - 

Our Day

Keeping Ourselves Clean

Families

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here [http://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/]. In Reception, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Small book bag (school logo optional)

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers or plimsolls. 

2. What is going on in Firecrest class?

 

Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities. 

12th December 2018

In the last few weeks we have been busy preparing for our Nativity performance. We have practised singing our songs and signing Silent Night, our narrators have been learning their words and we have all carefully decorated our costumes and made the props. Today we performed the play to our families. We were all fantastic and the play was a lovely start to Christmas.

08th October 2018

This afternoon we met some new additions to our meadow - two baby squirrels.

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26th September 2018

We have shared our books with our families during family reading. It has been lovely seeing so many stories being enjoyed and talked about.

 

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We harvested blackberries and apples from our meadow and fields, peeled and chopped them and ate our crumble at snack time. We printed with the apples and blackberries too. 
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5th September 2018
We have enjoyed our first few days in Firecrest class. We have been busy exploring our classrooms, the outside meadow space and the atelier. We have experimented with some mark making, dressing up, role-play and baked in the mud kitchen. We have also played in the sand and water trays. 
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Firecrest's Class Assembly: 14th June 2018

17th May 2018

College Lake

Following our invitation from Edward Bear we visited College Lake with our bears. We found out about our environment and S.W.A.F. We  played games, explored and built shelters for our bears. We enjoyed our picnic. We had an amazing day. If you visit we hope that you will that we will see a few more blue clouds and a little more sun than we did!

24th April 2018

 

We had some fantastic visitors this morning. We enjoyed finding out about how our firefighters help us, the equipment they use  and exploring the fire engine.

 

27th March 2018

We have talked about the Easter Story. We made Easter books and cards, painted and printed pictures and crosses. We hunted outside for hidden Easter pictures and we asked our friends about their favourite Easter treats. We rolled eggs down the hill.

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24th March 2018

During Art Week we created lots of portraits. Have a look at our clay faces.

We made portraits using natural materials.
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We looked at how Picasso changed the view of a portrait. We cut up a photo of ourselves and stuck them back in a different way.
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22nd March 2018

We have been looking at how our bodies work and how to keep ourselves healthy. We investigated a skeleton and looked at the inside of our bodies. We prepared some healthy food, we created an obstacle course and started our regular Daily Mile.

 

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07th February 2018

An egg appeared in our field. We have been investigating the egg. We visited the egg and made x-ray glasses to examine it. We created eggs by painting, drawing and using our cutting, joining and collage skills. We kept an eye on the egg from the hide that we built. We imagined what might be inside the egg.

 

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18th October 2017

This half term we have been learning how to use our art area. We have explored colour mixing with powder paints and printing.

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Outside we have enjoyed an autumn walk and we created artworks inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Kandinsky using natural materials.
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We have prepared and shared apple crumble, using the apples from our meadow, an alien tea party and pumpkin soup.
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We've been exploring forces using magnets and our rocket mice.
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8th September 2017

We have enjoyed our first week in Firecrest class. We have been busy exploring our classrooms, the outside meadow space and the atelier. We have experimented with some mark making, dressing up, role-play and baked in the mud kitchen. We have also played in the sand and water. It has been a very busy week.

 

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