Outside our newly painted classroom!
Our David Hockney whole class masterpiece!
Goldfinches Class (Year 1 and Year 2)
We are taught by Mrs Christmas (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Chudasama (Thursdays and Fridays).
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Fourniss, Mrs Bond and Mr Smith.
It’s Term 5 and our theme this term and next is Under the Sea. We are already getting stuck into watery adventures with the exciting book “Oliver and the Seawigs”. The topic area has been transformed into an Aquarium and we are busy making sea creatures from the deep oceans. Term 5 is a short and very busy term so we are looking forward to getting the most out of this topic throughout Term 6 with a trip to Bristol Aquarium and a DT project of a moveable sea creature. See below for a more detailed overview of Term 5 and 6 overview.
Thank you for all the parents who came to the Year 2 Assessment meeting.
Here is the link to the presentation
This term our theme is Time Detectives and in Term 3 for Goldfinches that is The Great Fire Of London!
We will be learning about how the fire started, writing non fiction reports on the fire and Samuel Pepys style diaries. In Science we are learning about Materials and we will be building our own Pudding Lane out of cereal boxes, wood and straw culminating in our very own re-enactment of the Great Fire of Baydon on the playground!
Click on the link below for our Topic Web
Highlights of Time Detectives topic
We thoroughly enjoyed our topic of The Deep Dark Wood. In Term 1 we based our learning around the story of the Gruffalo but instead of “A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood….”
We found out about different animals that can live in an woodland habitat, we wrote our own Gruffalo story, made our animal out of clay and created a woodland shelter for them.
Term 2 we delved deeper Into the Deep Dark Wood with the story of Hansel and Gretel and the topic area became a Gingerbread House.
We wrote letters from Hansel and Gretel from the Gingerbread house telling their Father their plan to escape and as Christmas approached we made our own Gingerbread to take home.
For more details on the curriculum and on day to day life in Goldfinches click on the links below. We really encourage the children to engage in their topic learning so please encourage the children to bring things in for our topic area.
Below are some Highlights from Goldfinches 2017-2018