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Welcome to the Goldfinch Class



Hello Goldfinches,

I hope that you are all well in these very uncertain times! This is just a quick message to say, please bear with us - we are all working hard to get our online learning up and running and ready to go live by Monday 11th January. 


Your first task is to check that you can access all the remote learning resources we provide:

  • Teams
  • TT Rockstar
  • Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Education City

Please contact me as soon as possible if you require any assistance with logging in to any of these. 


Our topic for this term is 'Bright Lights, Big City'. We will be learning about the UK - in particular London and it's landmarks. We will learn about the Royal family, with a focus on the Queen. We will also find out about The Great Fire of London and the impact it had. Take a look at the knowledge organiser attached below and begin to find out a little more information around our new topic. I will be uploading online learning from Monday next week for all areas of learning. In the meantime, please continue to read and practice times tables. 


Please get in touch if you have any technical difficulties. 


Mrs Ashton

Bright Lights Big City knowledge organiser

Speed Sounds Sets 1, 2 and 3 for Foundation Stage and Year 1

The video demonstrates the correct pronunciation of speed sounds Sets 1, 2 and 3 and allows children to go through each set independently. The video takes c...


Hello Goldfinches!

Welcome to you all - I will be your class teacher (Mrs Ashton) and am supported in class by Mrs Annall and Miss Gilliat. I will be working very closely with Mr Low (Robins Class Teacher) in order to deliver a broard and exciting curriculum, from EYFS through to Year 2. 

This school year will look very different to the way we are used to doing things - with new safety measures in place. Our main priority over the next couple of weeks is to help the children settle in and feel comfortable with the new saftey routines we have in place.


Water Bottles

Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school everyday. This can be filled up as needed.


Reading books/Diary

Over the next couple of weeks, I will carry out reading assessments to ensure your child is given the correct level book. These will be given out within the next couple of weeks.  


Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Mrs Ashton






Goldfinch Bookworms

Simply by reading regularly the children can gain points towards the Bookworm awards of Bronze, Silver and Gold. All they need to do is read to a grown up at home to receive a signature in their books, these then build up to the number required for each award. When they have enough points they will be given their certificate in our Celebration Assembly and also be able to place their own bookworm on the special Bookworm notice board.


Goldfinch Times Tables Challenge

The year 2 Goldfinches are trying to learn and practise their 2,5, 10 and 3 times tables at home to use regularly in school.

The year 1 Goldfinches will be encouraged to count in 2s 5s and 10s, knowing their 2 times table by the time they finish Year 1 .


Goldfinch Rock Stars

The children can use their knowledge of the times tables they are learning to become 'Rock Stars'. They can do this by using the Rock Star times tables website or app on you mobile phone. They can then take their place on the Rock Star leader board in school.



Harvest Celebrations

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