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Hello and welcome to all of you.
We are so looking forward to working together over the next few weeks. It's weird and wonky isn't it, but we're sure it will be fun, in a different way.
So... we are putting the resources you might need here. Phonics mats, some phonics information, maths play ideas and handwriting patter.
We are also looking forward to hearing from each of you and we are hoping to chat with you about how you are doing and what you have been doing.
Please send us pictures of what you have been doing. We thought it would be good to have a gallery that we can share with you all. If you want your photos or pictures to go in the gallery, then please let us know whether it's OK to share.
Of course remember that all these are just suggestions. The most important thing is that you explore and learn and that you have fun doing it.
We will upload challenges daily and we will be in touch at some point during each week.
We are sharing some links with you that you may find useful for phonics. Last week the DFE started making videos teaching Letters and Sounds which is the approach we use at Bridgewater, there are also other teachers who have made phonics videos. We will continue to provide a daily phonics lessons on this page for you, but if you want to dip in and out of some of these resources it could add variety, and some consolidation. They are all on youtube, we hope they are useful.
DFE - Letters and sounds for home and school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7anrdHnwGbs
Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJyHN0IFE8
Mr. Mc does phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JknQYNkW66o&t=1s
Tuesday 2nd June
Did you have fun yesterday with all those bubbles? I certainly did, blowing bubbles, chasing bubbles, writing about bubbles - such a great day!
Today we have a number challenge for you, a phonics lesson, the next handwriting session and a brand new story time. I do hope you have a good day.
We hope that you have all had a lovely half term break, and were able to get out and enjoy the fantastic weather.
It is good to be back with you again, and we hope you are looking forward to continuing your learning journey, whether that is at school or home, we will still all get to do the same challenges and share our learning fun on the website.
There will be challenges posted on the website on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Each week you will have 4 phonics lessons, a handwriting lesson and 4 fun challenges, plus the daily story times and of course the home learning sheet for those of you who want to try extra activities.
This half term we are starting to work on phase 4 phonics: some information about the learning expectations for this phase and some flashcard templates are posted at the top of the page under the phonics section.
Monday 1st June
It is all about bubbles this week, I love playing with bubbles - I hope you do too!
Today you have clip to watch about creating some bubbly fun, a phonics session and a new story time.
I hope you all have a super bubbly day!
Happy Teddy Bears Picnic Day! Have you had a wonderful time with your teddy's in the sunshine this week? It looks like it with all the wonderful photo's you have sent in. Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the delicious picnics you planned earlier in the week and made some yummy goodies!
Enjoy the photo's of yourselves and your friends from the last few days.
It is the half term holidays for a week so we are wishing you and your families a very happy and fun holiday.
Friday 22nd May
Wow! The teddy shelters look amazing! The teddies look as though they will definitely live healthily and happily. Well done to all of you who had fun making one.
We made them in school as well and had great fun!
Today's the day! My teddy is so excited! He has been waiting all week for his chocolate buttons and his jelly. I know Ed bear and Gogo are also excited!
We have a challenge for you this morning and a song to watch instead of a story. We hope you have a great picnic and we can't wait to see the photos. Have fun with your teddies.
Dear Firecrest Friends
I was so excited about the picnic I arrived a bit early but Ed didn't mind! We thought it was too early to eat so we played lots of games in the garden, I took a frisbee round to play with so we started with that then we played high jump and limbo, Ed jumped the highest and I was the best at limbo. We took it in turns to have a bounce on the trampoline whilst Mrs Fullman filled up the paddling pool. I thought it would be fun to see who could make the biggest splash, I'm not sure who managed it but Mrs Fullman got soaking wet taking pictures! Once we'd run around and dried out it was time for our picnic, we let Mrs Fullman join in as she looked a bit like a teddy bear, but her party hat didn't fit over her teddy ears! We ate sandwiches, carrot sticks, cucumber, tomatoes, crisps, peppers, flapjack, teacakes, rocky road and some sweets - wow our tummies were full and we were so tired we fell asleep. We've only just woken up so we thought we'd better post some pictures! Have a happy half term! Love GoGo and Ed xx
Dear Firecrest Friends
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic! I'm off to see Ed Bear for our picnic soon, I can't wait! I'm going to post some photos later so you'll be able to see what we get up to! I hope you all enjoy your picnics with your teddy bears.
Love GoGo x
Thursday 21st May
What a beautiful day today and so nice to be outside for some of the time. I hope that you all had time to use your senses and explore with our challenge.
So many colours, sounds and smells .
We hope you enjoy today's challenge today.You will need to remember all about SWAF and what the teddies need to stay healthy. If you can't remember then watch the Exciting news video again from Monday.
There is a a new story again today and more phonics for you to practice. Have fun preparing for the picnic tomorrow too.
We look forward to seeing your Shelters and habitats.
Thank you for sharing all your pictures, there are certainly some delicious sounding menus. Please enjoy seeing what your friends have all been up to and remember to send your picnic pictures in to share too.
Wednesday 20th May
Wow! What delicious menus your have been planning. They sound yummy! And you have been using your phonics brains to help you to sound out and write the words on your own. We can tell. We're so looking forward to Friday and the picnic.
Today we have a senses challenge for you. Teddies have a great sense of smell and hearing. You are going to use your sense to help you do our hunt.
It's great fun and I think you will need to go outside and enjoy the sunny weather too, so enjoy
Dear Firecrest Friends
I hope you're enjoying this week! I've had an invitation to Ed Bear's picnic on Friday and I can't wait. Ed also arranged an online chat with Barney Bear for us to learn more about SWAF. It was great, he explained the 4 secrets of life that enable all animals to survive. Barney said 'S' was for shelter so we went into the woods and built a den suitable for us and we found that insects use logs and rocks for shelter, birds build nests and we found a hole in the ground which might have been for a rabbit. 'W' is for water which all animals need to drink, Ed found a pond that was quite muddy but there was some water. 'A' is for air which is what we all need to be able to breathe and is made from plants, we both found lots of them! 'F' is for food, I've made a list of food I'd like to eat at the picnic on Friday and I sent it to Ed but bears and animals in the woods need to find their own food. I searched in leaves and found bugs and insects, Ed found some seeds and worms near some bluebells and we found a huge leaf that a very hungry caterpillar might like to munch on. I hope you've all had a lovely day!
Love GoGo x
Tuesday 19th May
Well how exciting it has been today! Did you see your teddies with your teachers finding out all about SWAF. Did you know that the teddies need all those things to live happily?
I'm sure we'll be finding out more about this as the week goes on.
I hope you wrote to your teddies. Mine is so excited to be having a Teddy Bear's Picnic on Friday. He squealed when I gave him the invitation. Did yours?
I hope that you can help us today with the second challenge to plan what we will be eating. Good Luck.
We have some handwriting for you to practice today too. We are trying numbers today 0 and 1. Watch carefully to see how the numbers are formed .
Enjoy the Phonics today too and the story time.
Monday 18th May
Good morning everyone. we hope you had a great weekend and are ready for lots of fun this week.You are going to be busy planning and making things ready for Friday! Lots of excitement this week so we look forward to sharing it all with you.
We have story to listen to and also two of your teachers had exciting news in the meadow so make sure you watch their video.
We have some phonics too today to practice as or oi.
Remember to watch out assembly this morning from Mrs Doodson too.
Hello from GoGo
Dear Firecrest Friends,
I am very excited about this week because we are going to be learning all about Bears - just like me! And I especially love Teddy Bear Picnics - I hope Mrs Cornish will let me have one. Have you got some teddy bears at home? Do you know what they like to eat? My favourites are marmite sandwiches. Mrs Cornish doesn't like marmite. Do you?
I can't wait to see your pictures this week.
Thank you for all your photo's this week - wow you've been busy!
I hope you've had fun making your Supertato and other veggies - and that they all defeated the Evil Pea!
Enjoy the photo's of yourself and your friends below and have a wonderful weekend.
Friday 15th May
What a supertato sort of week we've had! Thank you for sharing all your learning - it is so lovely to hear that you've had fun. The sunshine has been out a bit more today too and hopefully a bit warmer this weekend.
The Evil Pea is back to his usual mischief and this time he has left some take away problems to solve - things might get a bit squashy!
For phonics, you will be using your diagraphs to cross the swamp. Can you remember them all?
Our story today is 'How to Hide a Lion'.
Hoping you have a wonderful weekend - what fun things might you get up to? Remember, Family Learning has extra ideas of things to do if you fancy it.
Have fun and take care
Thursday 14th May
Good morning! How did you get on with planning and making your own super veggie yesterday?
We hope you had fun. Mrs Berry would love to see your creations and make a special banner with them. (Please email her - thanks!)
Today we have a Veggie challenge. Can you create your own super veggie and write what they are like. Will you choose a super carrot, a super broccoli or maybe a super bean?! Have fun!
We are revising our diagraphs in phonics today - can you remember them?
We also have a story - The Tiger Who came to Tea.
Have a look below at our photo gallery - what amazing things you have been making. Keep it up!
Have a great day.
Wow! you have all been super busy working on Superworm and Supertato challenges. Have fun looking at the pictures.
Wednesday 13th May
Good Morning Firecrest! How are you feeling this morning? Ready for another Supertato challenge?
We hope you were able to stop the Evil Pea with his maths problems yesterday - I'm sure Supertato is very grateful.
Today we have a creative task where you can make your own super veggie. What will you choose? We look forward to seeing pictures of them.
For phonics there is a tricky word challenge - and even a swamp and crocodile included! Good luck.
If you liked Aunty Mabel there is one you can watch about potatoes and the story today is Alexander's Outing - enjoy.
Mrs M is looking forward to seeing your portraits too - you can draw or paint yourself, or create yourself with Lego, junk modelling, flowers, anything! Have fun.
Have a great day.
Tuesday 12th May
Morning everyone! How did you get on with your Supertato challenges yesterday? Did you write some fun things in your speech bubbles?
And did you enjoy the game NSEW in phonics - did any of the words trick you? I hope you had a great day.
Today there is a maths challenge. The Evil Pea has written some maths problems and is trying to trick all the other vegetables. Supertato needs your help!
For handwriting we are looking at cutting and mark making. Mrs McGuire is on the video and a photo of the mark making sheet is included that you need.
For phonics today we have some more digraph spotting and a separate sheet is included for you to use on the computer screen, or ask a parent to write it out or print. Good Luck
We have a story too - The Bear Who Stared
Have a great day.
Monday 11th May
What a beautiful weekend! We really hope you enjoyed the celebrations on Friday and it was filled with fun, sunshine and plenty of cake. Please do send any pictures - we love to see them.
This week we have the story - Supertato by Sue Hendra.
Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match?
We have the story for you and a writing challenge.
This week in phonics we are revisiting and revising our sounds.
Have a great day!
Hello from GoGo!
I'm sorry I haven't been in touch with you very much. I have been on holiday at Mrs Cornish's house. It is very busy here as there are 4 children at her house. Would you believe one of Mrs Cornish's boys took me upstairs to have fun with some other bears and Mrs Cornish forgot all about me! Now she's making me have a wash. I think I'd rather be at school with all of you.
Thursday 7th May
Morning everyone. I have been keeping my fingers crossed for sunshine today as it is Forest School. Today we have a Forest School lesson for you, a tricky words phonic lesson and a new story time. There is an extra class challenge for Firecrest too. Have fun everyone, and we will be back again on Monday
Looks like you are all working hard and having lots of fun. Thank you for sharing.
Wednesday 6th May
Good Morning. Did you enjoy Superworm yesterday? We have loved seeing some of your writing and pictures of your very own superworms. We have also had a preview of some of your bunting - Berkhamsted will certainly look great on Friday when it is all displayed. Today we have some Superworm maths for you, along with a phonics lesson and a new story time.
Tuesday 5th May
Did you have a go at Mrs. Lee's challenge yesterday? I thought some of those moves were pretty tough!
Today we have got a story to start you off - It's Superworm by Julia Donaldson. Then there is writing challenge, some phonics and a handwriting lesson for you do at some point this week. I hope you all have a great day.
Monday 4th May
Welcome back, I do hope you all had a lovely weekend, it was certainly good to see the sunshine again on Saturday. We have something a little different for you today. A couple of challenges have been set for the whole school this week, so today we still have a phonics lesson for you and a new story time, plus the whole school challenges. There is a VE day making task and an exercise challenge from Mrs. Lee. You will need the Bridgewater Exercise Alphabet and the youtube clip to do Mrs. Lee's challenge, and The Great British Bunting is for the VE day challenge. We hope you enjoy them, and look forward to hearing how you got on.
Friday 1st May - Photo Gallery
We've made it to the end of another busy week. Thank you for sharing all the things you've enjoyed doing this week - from snail hunting, to picture drawing, phonic sounding, cake making, spring scale building, snail writing and many, many more! We love seeing them and hope you enjoy seeing your friends. Did you see the video of the crazy teachers on the website? We miss you!
Enjoy the weekend with your families and take care
Friday 1st May
Good Morning everyone and welcome to another Friday! Is it really the 1st May?
Did anyone do Joe Wicks this morning? What did you dress up as? Have you enjoyed our snails and slugs challenges this week? We have loved all your spiral writing and snail art. Did you find any snails or slugs out in the garden in the rain? We hope you enjoy watching the short snail film today and Mrs Berry has a Forest school challenge for you to end the week with. Have fun today and enjoy the weekend. Don't forget out Friday assembly on the website.Well done to you all for lots of good learning this week. We miss you but it's lovely to hear from you all. Stay safe and keep smiling. See you again Monday.
Thursday 30th April
Well good morning! Is it really Thursday already. we hope you have had a good week so far.It's been so lovely to see all the Snail art today. so many differnt ideas. You are all so creative. well done! We hope you enjoy today['s challenges too. have fun !
Enjoy looking at some of the things you have all been up to this week.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Good Morning everyone! It looks as though you have had fun with all the snail challenges so far this week.
We have loved all your spiralling writing and the spring scales were fun.
We hope you went out in your wellies in the rain in true Bridgewater style. Did you find any worms or snails? They love the rain don't they?
Have fun with today's challenges.
Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to another day of fun challenges.
I hope you enjoyed that silly story yesterday about Norman the Slug. His doughnut shell did look quite delicious didn't it?
We have more challenges for you today and another story.
We hope you have a lovely day.
Good Morning everyone and I hope you enjoyed the weekend of sunshine!
I went for a walk in the bluebells and they were so beautiful. They smelled lovely too.
Have you seen the lovely photos from last week with all your friends?
We have loved hearing all about your Hungry Caterpillar work . What fun you have had.
This week we thought we would carry on with mini beasts so we have chosen the rather funny story of Norman the Slug with the Silly shell.
Listen to the story and then have fun doing some of our challenges.
Good luck and have fun
Friday photo gallery
Thank you for sending in all your wonderful pictures this week - we have loved seeing the fun you've had at home. You've been busy!
Enjoy seeing your friends and have lots of fun over the weekend.
Friday 24th April
Happy Friday everyone! Did you know that today would be Friday? It's hard remembering the days of the week at the moment but hopefully you had some fun singing the days of the week song and putting them in order yesterday.
We finish our story about The Very Hungry Caterpillar today. Our challenge is to go out and search for your own minibeasts today and write a little bit about them. I found a tiny green caterpillar in my garden yesterday - it just appeared on my arm! He definitely didn't look quite as hungry as the one in the story.
For phonics today we are looking at the 'oi' diagraph. There is also a story - A Cuddle for Claude to enjoy.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine - again!!
Thursday 23rd April
Good morning everyone! Aren't we lucky with the beautiful weather we are having this week - did you spend some time outside yesterday?
I enjoyed playing with my swing ball set and did a bit of gardening too - there seem to be so many weeds!
I hope you enjoyed writing what you like to eat - we loved seeing your pictures.
In the story, the hungry caterpillar eats something new. everyday. So today we are going to think about the days of the week and how to write and order them. We have a fun song to sing as well. For phonics, the challenge is to see if you can write the capital letters in the alphabet.
I will add a link to a video called 'Come Outside'. Aunty Mabel finds out all about butterflies - you might like to watch it.
We also have a story for you - 'The Queen's Hat'.
Have a great day!
It is so nice to be back and see all of lovely things you have been up to. Here is a selection, some things you have done in the Easter holiday, and some of your fantastic caterpillar work from this week.
Wednesday 22nd April
Good Morning! Looks like another lovely sunny day ahead - I bet you'll enjoy being outside.
How did you get on with yesterday's challenge of repeating patterns? Did you have any luck finding any diagraphs around the house? I couldn't believe how many were in my place.
Today, you can have a go at writing what things you like to eat. Is it melon, or maybe grapes or even cake? For phonics today we are looking at the alphabet and lower and uppercase letters. There is also a story for you to enjoy.
Have a great day!
Tuesday 21st April
How did you get on with the Hungry Caterpillar leaf challenge yesterday? What a very hungry caterpillar he was - are you as hungry as him?
I love the animated story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar- did you watch it?
Today I will put a link to a video with Eric Carle reading the story - he was the author of the story. His website https://eric-carle.com/ has lots of things you can explore too.
Today, you can have a go at making your own caterpillars - and see if you can colour them in a repeating pattern.
We also have another handwriting letter from the curly caterpillar family - the letter f.
Our phonics today is to go on a diagraph hunt.
Good Luck and have fun!
Monday 20th April - Welcome Back!
Hello everyone! Welcome back. Did you have a lovely Easter break - and maybe got to eat some yummy chocolate eggs too?
I got a delicious chocolate bunny who was covered in gold, and we had an Easter egg hunt around the house. It was great fun.
I bet you've enjoyed being outside in the sunshine too - hasn't the weather been lovely.
We have been thinking of you all and hope that you and your families are keeping well and enjoying time together.
This week we are doing one of my favourite books - The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. You probably know the story well and might even have it in your bookcase. Today, we have the story for you to watch, a caterpillar leaf writing challenge and some phonics too.
I hope you have all had a great week learning and playing at home. I have been busy looking for signs of spring and playing in the sandpit.
I miss you all but I hope you have a Happy Easter with your family. I am going to stay with Mrs Cornish for the holidays - I hope she shares her Easter Eggs!
Love from GoGo
Friday 3rd April
It's Friday, the last day before the Easter break and we have a really 'eggciting' activity for you today, we hope you have fun with your family doing today's challenge. We hope you have a lovely Easter break, and that maybe the Easter Bunny will pay you a visit. There will be a family/ home learning information sheet on here later today, but what we want you all to do most of all is have a lovely Easter with your family. Remember if you do anything and would like to tell us about it ask your grown up to send us a message and maybe a photo.
Happy Easter everyone.
We have so enjoyed seeing all your eggtastic things you've been up to this week! I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful eggs that you painted and drew - I can see that you have taken a lot of care and time over them. Some of those maths challenges were so hard - did you manage them? Eggcellent!! I loved listening to all the stories as well - I've never heard 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' before.
I am going to put a few more photos up of what you and your friends have been enjoying this week. I hope you enjoy!
We have another challenge for you tomorrow - good luck! Remember we think of you all so often and miss all being together. Take care. Team Firecrest
Thursday 2nd April
Good morning, we saw some pictures of some beautiful eggs yesterday, I wonder if you will spot any in the windows when you go out for a walk? There is a maths challenge and some phonics for today, and a story time for you to enjoy. I hope you all have a great day.
Wednesday 1st April
Hello, it's April fools day, Will you play any tricks today?
It was so great to see that some of you had a go at the handwriting yesterday, we saw some really careful handwriting. Today we have a fun mark making challenge and some more phonics, as well as a brand new story time. We hope you have a fantastic day again.
Tuesday 31st March
Good morning, did you enjoy the story, and findinding out about Toby's Easter yesterday? I do hope so, we are going to be having lots of challenges about Easter this week. Today there are maths and phonics challenges, a new story time, and there is a handwriting lesson that you can have a go at sometime this week. Have fun today.
Dear Firecrest Friends,
I hope you are all having a nice time learning and playing at home. I am missing you all. It’s been very quiet in school without you. I have done some reading and some writing with Sam Bear from Goldcrest and even climbed a tree outside in the meadow.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you all get up to this week,
Lots of Love GoGo x
Monday 30th March
Good morning, welcome back to week two of home learning. We loved seeing and hearing about all your work and activities last week, and can't wait to find out what you get up to this week. As this is the final week before the Easter break we are going to share the story We're going on an Easter Hunt with you and have some fun Easter challenges. You can start off listening to Mrs. Beaumont telling the story , there is also a writing challenge and some phonics for today, plus a story time to complete the day. Whatever you do today, I hope it's fun.
Happy Friday Firecrest!
Wow! What a beautiful week it's been. We have loved seeing all that you've been up - you've certainly been busy.
Thank you for sharing it with us, we've been amazed at all the fun - from painting daffodils, to junk modelling, jumping on numbers, writing your own Dear Zoo books, setting up Busy Fingers, teaching your families physi-gym, writing phonic sentences, drawing animals...and so many more!
We do love hearing from you - thank you for the emails.
Here are a few photo's of your friends from this week.
Enjoy the weekend and time spent with your families. Team Firecrest.
Friday 27th March
What another beautiful day. We're so lucky aren't we. It makes us feel cheerful when the sun is shining.
I hope you are all keeping smiling!
We can see that you have been doing some of our challenges and that some of you have been doing some great junk modelling too.
Keep the photos coming, we love seeing what you have been up to.
We have sent you another phonics and maths challenge for today. You will need lots of legs!
We also have Family Learning to dip into over your week ahead together
Enjoy and have a good weekend.
We look forward to hearing from you again next week.
Wow! What lovely number sentences we have seen from some of you today.
It looks like you had fun games with your animals. Some of you chose Giraffes and dogs and cats.
Did the animals eat the food or did you?
Today we have more phonics for you to practise and we also have another writing challenge.
I wonder what page you will make or whether you will choose to make a whole story?
We 're looking forward to hearing all about it.
Have a good day today and keep in touch.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Well we hope your first day of learning at home was really fun.
We are looking forward to hearing your news and seeing your pictures and photos of your work as the week goes on.
How did you get on with your sentences today? What animals did you choose?
Today there will be an assembly which you will find on the main school page. Enoy sharing this with your grown ups too.
Today we are giving you another phonics challenge and a maths challenge too.
So enjoy taking away some food!
There is a story for each day to watch too so choose a different one for today.
Enjoy today and make sure you do lots of exploring and having fun too.
Welcome to our Home learning for this week.
Our first week together at home.
We are going to start the week with Mrs Berry reading you the story of Dear Zoo. Enjoy listening to this.
We have a writing challenge or a maths challenge for you every day and then we also have some phonics and handwriting for you to practise.
We hope you really enjoy these challenges and we are looking forward to seeing some of the things you have been doing.
Keep in touch with us and enjoy the sunshine.