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
You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.
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 -
Keeping Ourselves Clean
A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here [https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/]. In Reception, points to note are:
|Core school uniform||No special notes for this class|
1. Small book bag (school logo optional)
2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)
|PE / games||
Trainers or plimsolls.
Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities.
3rd July 2019
This week we have been busy with our scientific investigations. We enjoyed finding out about owls in our assembly and we carefully folded and decorated owls which we flew in the meadow. We looked at gravity and Issac Newton - building giant marble runs and car ramps.
We also designed our own fish for fish flapping and we found out how to get our fish to move quickest to the finish line during our competitive fish races.
We created giant bubbles.
24th April 2019
2nd April 2019 - Bake Off!
We have baked and eaten well during the Spring Term.
We have enjoyed noodles during Chinese New Year, pancakes on Pancake Day. We have baked Anzac biscuits on Australia Day, made rock cakes during our space weeks and also prepared our own sandwiches. We still have Easter to come!
2nd April 2019
Thank you to our many special visitors. We have enjoyed visits from a Hearing Dog, a Yoga teacher, a zookeeper, a nurse, Dr Cunningham and a paramedic. We have also enjoyed learning about our families experiences - sharing Chinese New Year stories and pictures and Easter traditions in Cyprus.
25th March 2019
We challenged ourselves to complete the Ultm8 Warrior obstacle course. We tested our resilience and kept going - we all completed the course twice.
15th March 2019 (Red Nose Day)
Today we built our space models using the designs we created during the school D&T week. We used outdoor items to fulfil our designs and made rockets and space vehicles.
27th February 2019
Thank you to Mallard class for surprising us with their Random Act of Kindness - they brought cakes to share and joined us for some of our favourite activities.
19th December 2018
We loved our Christmas party - Thank you very much Vicky.
17th December 2018.
We enjoyed sharing The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. We thought about where our magical snowmen might take us and created a beautiful snowy scene.
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.
We have shared our books with our families during family reading. It has been lovely seeing so many stories being enjoyed and talked about.
17th May 2018
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.
24th March 2018
During Art Week we created lots of portraits. Have a look at our clay faces.
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.
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.
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.
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.