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Reception - Goldcrest

1. Key Information for Goldcrest 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 Goldcrest class are:

 

Mrs Kathy Beaumont

Mrs Jenny Berry

Miss Tanya Gaze

The Welcome Booklet for Goldcrest class is here:

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

Forest school rotation for Autumn Term 2017

 

Reception  Wednesdays

Roc

Griffin

Phoenix

1 November

Discovery

Forest School

SEAL

8 November

SEAL

Discovery

Forest School

15 November

Forest School

SEAL

Discovery

22 November

Discovery

Forest School

SEAL

29 November

SEAL

Discovery

Forest School

6 December

Forest School

SEAL

Discovery

13 December

Discovery

Forest School

SEAL

Home Learning

 

Reception

  •  Reading

 

  • *Family Learning
  • Daily

 

  • Weekly

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 Goldcrest class?

 

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

Welcome to Goldcrest Class, we are enjoying getting to know your children! We have been busy, both inside and outside, exploring our classroom, atelier and meadow. We are learning each others names, our Key Workers and the EYFS team.

We have been observing your children very closely and making assessments to inform our entry baseline. Learning is very child-centred and based on children's interests. We have talked about our families and using your photographs from Family Learning we have created our very own Goldcrest family tree.

 

 

We have shared summer holiday news and made observational drawings of sea shells. Continuing the seaside theme our class display in the dining room features the book ‘Only One You’. It’s a story with the message, ‘There's only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place’. We chose this story to illistrate our first school value: Be the best you can be. To be a community which excels in the academic, cultural, personal and social development of all pupils. We used line drawings and Brusho to create our individual fish and wax crayon resist to make the sea.

 

 

The children have named our class bear Ben and he is working his way round the children visiting you at home. We do this to develop home/school links and to encourage follow-on opportunities for speaking and listening. Ben bear has a book in his bag that serves as a prompt for speaking. Please help your child to add something to the book for us to share, routine experiences such as home and play, tea and bath, or story and bed are absolutely fine! If you have Ben bear over the weekend please put him through a 40 degree wash, thank-you.

 

We have also celebrated Ben’s birthday! We made cards, wrote invitiations and wrapped presents. We learned how to mix powder paints and made bunting to decorate our role play area. We read Biscuit Bear and decorated biscuits for a party. We made pizzas too! Using our emerging phonics skills we added our own ‘writing’ to our photograph or our pizza making. For example some children wrote piz = pizza (writing in reverse is very common) and to = tomato and some children wrote the initial sounds they could hear m = mushroom p = pepper.

 

 

 

It is amazing to share the childrens exciting learning journey to become writers.

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