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Reception - Firecrest

1. Key Information for Firecrest 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. 

Notes from Meet the Teachers 9th September 2019
Your teachers in Firecrest class are:

Your teaching assistants in Firecrest class are:

 

Mrs Sian Maguire (Mrs M)

Mrs Kelly Cornish

Miss Mollie Stevens

 

The Welcome Booklet for Firecrest class is here:

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

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Home Learning

 

Reception

  •  Reading

 

  • *Family Learning
  • Daily

 

  • Weekly

RSE Curriculum

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 - 

Caring friendships

Being kind

Families

Uniform requirements

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
Bags

1. Small book bag 

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers or plimsolls. 

2. What is going on in Firecrest class?

 

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

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.

Lots of fun making potions and casting spells.
We have made an enormous spider's web!
Red Nose day Fairy Yoga fun!

Welcome back!

It has been wonderful to be back in school playing and learning together.

Helping the Tree Keepers.

Happy New Year! We celebrated at home and in school.

Brilliant boomerangs! Thank you for sharing your work this week. We hope you enjoyed exploring Australia and finding out about the animals that live there...

Oi Bridgewater School - thank you for your rhyming pictures :-)

Happy Christmas everyone!
Christmas is getting close! We have been making reindeer food and writing our recipes down, creating beautiful Christmas art and we have enjoyed doing our Christmas shopping in our toy shop.
We have been busy preparing for Christmas this week.
Every week we are busy making, doing, problem solving and playing. It is such good fun!
Family Learning 13.11.20
Super Veggies and Evil Peas!
Remembrance
Children in Need
Family Learning 6.11.2020
It has been a busy first week back with lots of superhero fun and firework art.
Home learning 16th October

Family Learning 23rd October

Have a wonderful half term break. Team Firecrest.

Marmite's Birthday Fun!

This week we have loved being The Bridgewater Pirates! We hope you enjoy our pirate pictures - and that we don't scare you too much!
Family learning 9.10.2020
We have had a colourful and creative week this week. We have learnt how to make our own paints using powder paint, and we explored making lots of different colours. We also learnt about 2d shapes, and created lots of pictures, patterns and models using shapes. We enjoyed exploring the sounds we could make with different instruments - it was quite noisy! Some of us were so excited to have started phonics that we decided to make cards and write messages to our families.

Family Learning 2.10.2020

 

This week we have been enjoying making some new friends and trying out new activities, we even made vegetable soup for Peter Rabbit.

Family learning Friday 25th September 2020

This week we have shared the story Dear Zoo. We have painted and drawn animals, written about our favourite animals, made our own books, built containers for the zookeeper to transport the animals in and made lots of play-doh food for the animals.
Home Learning Friday 18th September

16th September 2020

We began the week by practising our counting skills - counting bears inside and outside our classroom.

We also enjoyed the sunny weather in the meadow.

We found out about how to enjoy and play in our meadow. Then we put our new tree climbing skills into practise and carried out many rescue missions to save forest animals from the tree branches.

 

After the animals were rescued some of us needed a rest...
We've also found time to get our meadow ready for the autumn with some planting, wash the bikes and play with the dinosaurs.

First week fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firecrest - September 2019
We went for a lovely Autumn walk and collected lots of Autumn treasures that we then used to create patterns and art work.
We enjoyed making and eating pizza, just like the Little Red Hen.
It was fun celebrating Go Go Bear's birthday, we made cakes and party hats and wrote invitations in preparation for the party.
The big balance scales that Grace's dad has made us are really good fun!
Remembrance Day.
Lots of thinking, how many different ways can you make 5?
We loved playing pirates, we went for adventures on our ship, made treasure maps and telescopes, and even dug up some 'real' treasure.

4th September 2019

We have enjoyed our first day in school.

September 5th 2019

Another busy first day in Firecrest.