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Welcome to the Goldfinch Class

Summer Term 1 - The Scented Garden


Let’s tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden.


This half term, we’ll find out how to look after plants, ask the experts questions (Mrs Annall & Mrs Huckle) and appreciate the flowers. We’ll write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and write stories of our own. Discovering our green fingers will be fun when we plant and tend a pizza garden of herbs. We’ll also learn about the different parts of a plant and create our own ‘planting and growing’ action rhyme. Our senses will help us describe and sort a range of smells and we’ll make beautifully scented products. We’ll look closely at a wide variety of plants, create detailed, observational drawings and press real flowers to use in collages.


At the end of our project, we will have become plant experts! 


Help your child prepare for their project

Gardens are so special and are an excellent place to visit together. Why not take close-up photographs of flowers and use a plant identification app or spotting guide to find the name of each plant? You could also buy some wild flower seeds and watch them grow. Alternatively, bake recipes containing fragrant herbs and spices! Cheese and chive scones, cinnamon biscuits and lavender cake are all delicious!


As always if you have any concerns or need any help then please feel free to contact at

Knowledge Organiser - Scented Garden

Home Learning


Daily learning tasks are assigned in Microsoft Teams.  Paper copies can be collected from school on request.


Pupils can access all the remote learning resources we provide:


  • TT Rockstar
  • Oxford Reading Buddy
  • Education City


Please get in contact if you need any support. 


Mrs Ashton

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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