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.
In the event of a school closure, we will post home learning activities onto the website;
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
The Welcome Booklet for Firecrest class is here:
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. 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.
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.
Home learning 16th October
Family Learning 23rd October
Have a wonderful half term break. Team Firecrest.
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.
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!
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.
We made a bird hide and enjoyed watching and counting the birds for the Great British Bird Watch.
What happens when you add water?
What happens when you mix it up?
Chinese New Year was great fun. We made lots of dragons, we made stir fry and ate it using chopstick, we even found chocolate coins in our lucky red envelopes.
Oh no! some of our toys have gone missing! We became detectives and hunted for clues.
During cultural week Miss Mitchell taught us all about Australia. We loved creating some aboriginal art and learning about Australian animals.