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 staff in Goldcrest class are:
Mrs Kathy Beaumont
Mrs Jenny Berry
Mrs Jane Fullman (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Mollie Stevens (Teaching Assistant)
Letters for Goldcrest class can be found here: https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/reception-letters/
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.
Nearly at the end of term..... and what a term it has been!
We have enjoyed a busy week - Christmas has arrived at Bridgewater. We have a post office in our classroom and a shop! We have been making paper chains, folded paper snowflakes, cards and calendars. We have worked on our shared video this week too - it goes live on Monday. We had a little preview today!
Wishing all our families a happy weekend :-)
Wednesday 25th November - Thanksgiving Celebrations
We built the Mayflower for the Pilgrims to make their journey to America. We stocked up with food and had buckets just in case big waves came over the sides of the ship.
w/c 23rd November - Little Red Hen
We have been exploring 'The Little Red Hen'. We have tasted different types of bread, drawn story maps, acted out the story in the meadow, taken turns 'hot seating', told the story with yoga moves, made our own little red hen and have written our own 'Little Red Hen' books.
16th November "Odd Sock Day"
We have been talking about what makes a good friend and we shared our thoughts. Watch our video and see if you can think of any more ideas.
This term we are practising our ball skills. We had to bounce and catch a ball whilst our partner counted how many times we caught it.
W.B 12th October . Kitchen Disco week.
What a fun week we have had! We have read, chanted, made musical instruments of our own and used saucepans to make a drumming work shop. We have danced and boogied and written a poem together. We have drawn funky fruit and we have counted and matched numbers of fruit . We have "shaken our pips" and "wiggled our hips" and done the conga many times. We have even painted with kitchen utensils like a potato masher and a whisk .What fun!
Please do ping us an email if you have a question or a worry – however small!
If it’s a general Reception question you can use email@example.com
If it’s specific to your child please email our class teaching team – please copy in both teachers as we job share:
Wishing you all a lovely Autumnal weekend.
October 2nd We have had fun this week. Painting, ordering, playing, writing in role and mixing outside. The gingerbread man continues to be a focus and we have played with the salt dough biscuits that we made (we are finding raisins everywhere!) The children innovated a lovely story - we have sent it home to share. Our first wet playtime too.....
Have a lovely weekend, rest and relax.
Welcome to another new year in Reception!
We are so excited to be starting in Goldcrest and we have had a fun few days exploring our new classroom.
We are looking forward to getting to know each other and to begin our new learning journey.