Goldfinches 2021 - 2022

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Goldfinches information

PE Wednesday and Thursday - Navy blue top, navy blue tracksuit and trainers (black)

Homework- Given on Friday and needs to be in by Thursday

Spellings- Every Wednesday

Reading Books changed on Friday

Monday 10th January 2022

Happy New Year ! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and it is so good to have the children back. We have an exciting term ahead of us. I have enclosed four documents for you to view which explains more about what your child will be learning this term.

 

File icon: pdf LAND AHOY! Info sheet to go with CN [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Life to the Full Spring Term 2022 Key Stage 1 Year A [pdf 438KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf RE Spring 2022 [pdf 618KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spring 1 - Goldfinches [pdf 279KB] Click to download

Friday 21st January 2022

We have had a wonderful week! We have done a lot in our topic Lands Ahoy

In literacy we have been developing our poetry skills. We have looked at alliteration and rhyming and what they add to the poem. We then thought about how we could make the pirate poem we were learning more of our own. We decided to change the names to either our own name or someone we know. 

In maths we have been recaping over our multiplication and divirion as well as our addition and subtraction. 

In Geography we were learning about the points on a compass and how they can be used to give directions. 

In science we are looking at what we need as humans. We had to imagine we were shipwrecked on a island and what we would need to do first in order to survive. Things such as searching for food and water and making a shelter. 

Paddington Library

This week Goldfinches went to Paddington Library. We walked there from school. We we arrived we were able to explore before sitting altoghther to enjoy a wonderful story. We then got to choose our own books to take back to school with us and to enjoy beofre we return them in our next visit. We have had lots of fun looking at our books. 

Thursday 16th December 2021

Gabriel's Big Break

Well done to all the children in Key stage One for their wonderful performance in this years Christmas production. You worked so hard and were outstanding!

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very happy Christams and a wonderful New Year.

Our Class Elf

We have had a class elf who would be up to no good most days. One day he turned all our chairs upside down, another day he put red glitter in all our books and even tried to cover up our class projector so we wouldn’t be able to see our learning on the board.

He disappeared for a few days only to return today with a surprise in our trays. Thank you to our class elf for all the fun this term. You are truly magic.

 

Friday 12th November

Remembrance Day

We have been learning about what the soldiers went through and how difficult it would have been for them. We decided to design our own medals for them. We wanted to include drawings and key words of all the things they have done for us to show our appreciation. The children made their own poppies to wear on Remembrance day and also created some beautiful Silhouette art. 

Forest School

We had such a wonderful morning at the Forest School at Pad Rec.

The children really enjoyed learning about nature and the staff were so impressed with the children's knowledge on Minibeasts and their habitats. The children were able to explore and find things that interest them.  

Anti Bullying Week

Anti-bullying week runs from the 15th November until the 19th November and the theme is 'one kind word'. The week will begin with odd socks day which is supported by the CBBC. 

 

On Monday the children can come in wearing odd socks to show their support of this wonderful campaign.

Happy Half Term

Dear Parents

What a fantastic term! The children have worked so hard and settled so well into their new class.

I am so proud of all of them and hope you all have a wonderful half term break. 

See you soon 

 

Miss Cox

 

Literacy

This week we have been reading the wonderful story "How Anansi Got His Stories". 

Something very exciting happened in our classroom on Wednesday. We came into our classroom and all our books were gone. All that remained was a spider web and a note saying “I have taken your stories”. Later in the day we noticed there was a letter from Anansi the spider. It led to a special hunt where each clue led us closer to finding our books. The children had a wonderful time being detecatives and locating our class books. We then read the story and acted it out. We are looking forward to learning more about the story next week. 

Mini Marathon

The children have been working hard in their PE lessons to complete the miles needed to achieve the Mini Marathon target. Your support has been greatly appreciated and the children are looking forward to recieving their medals. 

Friday 24th September 2021

Attached is the curriculum newsletter outlining what we will be learning about this term.

File icon: pdf Autumn 1 - Goldfinches [pdf 305KB] Click to download

Growing Together

These first couple weeks back at school we have come together as a class to look at the environment that surounds us. We have looked at the benefits of having a calm and naturalistic environment and ways we can help to maintain and support this. We have made information posters to inspire others around us to look at ways they can improve their well being and mental health by simply taking the time to enjoy parks and other green spaces as well as making sure to put thier litter in the bin. 

RE

 The children have really enjoyed our topic our RE topic Families. We know that we belong to our home families but we also know that we belong to the school family as well. The Goldfinches have been encouraged to treat each other with the same love, care and support they would show to their own family. We are here for each other through triumphs and difficult times and we will continue to grow together as a team through this academic year. 

 

 

Friday 17th September 2021

What a wonderful week we have in the Goldfinches. We have been working hard and doing lots of things. Our story this week was 'The Secret Sky Garden' where we taked about looking after the environment we are in and by doing so we feel so much better about things. We've also been thinking about our families and the ways we show love and kindness to each other. Please find attached the presentation that we shared in our Welcome to Year One and Year 2 meetings this week.

Reminders 

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday.

The children were sent home with Log in details for Seesaw and Bug club. If you have any issues logging in please do not heistate to contact me via the office and I will do what I can to support. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Cox