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        Goldfinches Class
         (Year 1 and Year 2)

We are taught by Mrs Christmas (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Bridge (Thursdays and Fridays).

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Fourniss, Mrs Bond and Mr Smith.

Welcome to the Goldfinches Web page. Here you will find most of the information about our class and what is happening each term.

This term we are starting the term with a mini topic all about our school, celebrating the school being 175 years old at the school and church fete on Saturday 9th June.
Our main topic is “Amazing Africa” and we will be adventuring in our Hot Air Balloons across Africa learning all about African animals, different landscapes and learning about African Art. Term 6 is a busy term and we will be off to the Cotswold Wildlife Park to see African Animals in action on Monday 2nd July

 Click on the link below for more information for this term’s curriculum notes
Goldfinches Amazing Africa Term 6 2018


We really did enjoy our “Up in the Air” topic and as well as having a great time in our classroom. We also enjoyed a lot of Outdoor learning too!
We started the term with a Science investigation about the best material for a hot air balloon by testing out parachutes!

We had a fantastic trip to Ramsbury Estates. We walked across the fields identifying different birds and wildlife. We were such quiet walkers we even saw four deer crossing our path. The tractor ride was a highlight as was seeing the South Devon cows up close with their calves!

Back in class we continued to work hard finding out Hot Air Balloon facts and writing about our own adventures in a Hot Air Balloon around the world based on the adventures of “Miranda the Explorer”.
We also went on our own adventure on the last day of term and went on the Baydon 1000 mile challenge!
 This involved a whole school walk setting off from school. Goldfinches and Robins went on a slightly shorter version but when we got back to school we had walked an amazing 7 and a half miles!! The children were absolutely fantastic and the views from Baydon down towards Albourne were stunning! Congratulations to all the children and don’t forget to bring in your sponsor money!



Goldfinches Up in the air Summer Term 5 2018

Term 4 was Super as we got fully involved in our Topic Heroes and Villains and we all became Superheroes!
Despite being postponed World Book Day went ahead a week late and Goldfinches had a great day dressed as Heroes and Villains and moving around the school participating in different Super activities!
We enjoyed measuring and dressing up in the Super Secret Science Lab and in Science found out about Survival skills and what five things our Superheroes would need to survive! We created survival posters for Science Writing.
We also created our own comic strip stories based on The Incredibles and used the four different sentence types.

Goldfinches Heroes and Villians Spring Term 4 2018

Thank you to the parents who came to our Key Stage 1 SATs presentation in February.
Here is a link to the Powerpoint if you were unable to attend

Key Stage 1 SATS Parent Presentation Final version



We had a swashbuckling time exploring our last ‘Pirates’ topic. Below are some highlights of our adventures aboard the Golden Goldfinch!

Pirate Day 2018! AHOY me hearties!

Creating Treasure maps, wanted posters for ourselves (as pirates) and making our own pirate pop whilst exploring capacity – ml and litres.


We loved sharing our innovated ‘Giant Jelly Jaws and the Pirates’ story books with Kites class. They even gave us 5 star reviews on the back.

Goldfinches Pirates Spring Term 3 2018

Below are some highlights of a busy Term 2 full of plenty of learning opportunities from Year 1 and 2 travelling down to Salisbury to visit the beautiful Cathedral, accompanied by our very much loved Nicholas Bear, to transforming our class to a Winter Wonderland and investigating Seasonal change alongside Winter Celebrations.

Our Winter Wonderland in Class included reading the Snow Queen story . As well as writing our own versions of this much loved story, we mixed different shades of blue for an ice castle and also worked scientifically on ice experiments.

So it was with great excitement that we had our very own Winter Wonderland in The Paddock on the few days it snowed!!



Our visit to Salisbury Cathedral was fantastic and the children’s behaviour was exceptional as we explored the Cathedral and looked for consecrated crosses on the walls of the Cathedral. We also took our much loved Nicholas Bear, the school bear.

Nicholas loves a trip out and he accompanied us to our Christmas trip to see the Borrowers at The Watermill in Newbury. He was very good as he hadn’t been to the theatre before!


Celebrations Term 2 2017

Food Glorious Food was a great topic. We started off the term with Miss Wobble the Waitress

We worked scientifically to find out how jelly was made.

Which of course also involved eating it!

We had great fun in the Goldfinch Global café and we even had food made at home as part of Show and Tell!

The whole school had a very busy day on World Food Day. Everyone in the school took home their very own apple crumble.  



In amongst the busy term we had time to reflect and learnt about the Trinity. Finding out about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, three in one. We made triangle collages, plaits and windmills.

Goldfinches Food Glorious Food Autumn Term 1 2017

Below are some Highlights from Goldfinches 2016-2017