In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School and Wheelie Wednesday 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 Kestrel class are:
Mrs Andrea Bettridge
Mrs Beth Frost
Mrs Elizabeth Spencer
You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.
Now that the weather is likely to be warmer, Wheelie Wednesday is back! This summer term we will have sessions for years 1-5.
When it is your child’s class turn they will be able to bring to school either a bike, scooter or roller skates to play on at lunchtime, supervised by staff and parent volunteers. We must insist that if they are playing on any kind of wheels at lunchtime then they must wear a cycling helmet and for skating, knee and wrist protectors.
As before, we will have to review the event week by week as the weather changes. As standard we propose that the children will be able to ride their bikes on the field whilst skating and scooting will take place on the astro.
Use of planners
Planners should be checked daily for notes from school and any notes for teachers, including collection arrangements, should be noted in the planner. Reading (including book title and chapter or page numbers) should be recorded at least 3 times a week in planners and initialled by parents. Planners need to be signed by parents at the end of each week ready for the teacher’s signature on Monday morning. Pupils must take responsibility for ensuring this happens every week.
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:
Year 3: Valuing Differences and Keeping Safe-
Differences: Male and Female
A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here [http://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/]. In Year 3, points to note are:
|Core school uniform||No special notes for this class|
1. Large book bag with shoulder strap (school logo optional)
2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)
|PE / games||
Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities.
|Team Bridgewater kit||Pupils in this year group who represent the school in sports matches such as cross country, football or netball tournaments may wear "Team Bridgewater" kit (short sleeved t-shirts, hooded tops and showerproof jackets). This is all optional and available from our online supplier only. The school has a number of Team Bridgewater t-shirts available to those representing it at events.|
Please note - Rucksacks should only be brought in for kit/equipment for lunchtime or after-school clubs.