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 teaching assistants in Firecrest class are:
Mrs Sian Maguire (Mrs M)
Mrs Kelly Cornish
Miss Mollie Stevens
You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.
This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our updated Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) scheme. This edition of ‘Teaching RSE 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 -
A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Reception, points to note are:
|Core school uniform||No special notes for this class|
1. Small book bag
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.
Circus WOW Day.
We had such a fun day exploring different circus skills today. We spun plates, juggled with scarves and balls, balanced peacock feathers and tried African flower sticks. We also used ribbons and had a try at balancing as we would for a unicycle. The day ended with Mike juggling with fire and sending a diablo to the moon.
Friday 11th June
We had lots of fun making our own dough to create our 'Biscuit Bears' and sending Bee Bot to visit all the different circus acts.
Our bug hotel is looking fantastic - thank you for your help.
Friday 28th May 2021
We have loved finding out about snails this week. We have learnt and written lots of facts, made them some lettuce soup and made lots of snail art.
We created snail art using Matisse's 'Snail' as inspiration. We 'tried painting with scissors' just like Matisse. We hope you enjoy the gallery.
Friday 21st May
This week we have been learning about all things 'bee' On Thursday it was outside classroom which coincided with World Bee Day, we made honey sandwiches, played games to help us understand how bees pollinated plants and collected nectar from flowers, and we ended the day with a honey sandwich picnic. We had great fun making 2d and 3d shapes with marshmallows and cocktail sticks, and learning how to control the Bee-Bots.
Friday 7th May
This week went to the computing suite and sat on the very high stools while we worked on the computers - it was so grown up! We have made caterpillars, butterflies and lots of other minibeasts, we hope you like our Hungry Caterpillar tree. Of course we have also had lots of fun playing and working with our friends as usual.
Thursday 29th April
Building, planting, water play and archery - a super fun week!
Friday 23rd April.
We have enjoyed another week, learning about castles, writing Jack and the Beanstalk stories and learning how all about time. The end of our week was really special as we got to meet the newly hatched Nursery ducklings.
It has been a lovely first week back in school. We shared the story 'Jack and The Beanstalk' : we have planted beans, learnt a brand new action song, made beanstalks and drew our own giants and measured them, we even used the used the big climbing apparatus and ropes to pretend we were climbing to the castle in the clouds.
26th March 2021
We wish you all a very happy Easter.
19th March 2021.
Another busy week with lots of authors, readers and doctors and doctors in the classroom, and fairies in the meadow.
It has been wonderful to be back in school playing and learning together.