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Church of England Primary Academy

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Goldfinches

Welcome to the Goldfinch Class

 

Working closely with our families and carers, we aim to have a happy and active classroom where children enjoy their learning.

As far as possible, our topics will be used to deliver the different areas of the curriculum, with visits and visitors to enrich the children's learning.

 

 

Timetable
* There may be some changes (Topic includes; art, dt, science, ict, music, history, geography, R.E, English and maths)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Handwriting

Spelling

Handwriting

Spelling

Handwriting

Spelling

Handwriting

Spelling

Celebration

Assembly

English

Phonics

Guided reading

English

Phonics

Guided reading

English

Phonics

Guided reading

English

Phonics

Guided reading

English

Phonics

Guided reading

Spelling Test

Collective Worship Collective Worship Collective Worship Collective Worship Collective Worship

 

Maths

 

Maths Maths Maths Maths

Topic

PE

Topic

PE

Games

Topic

Topic

Topic

Review

Golden time

Times Tables/Story Times Tables/Story Times Tables/Story Times Tables/Story Times Tables/Story

 

 Goldfinch reading

The Goldfinches are encouraged to read at home every day.

Try to ask questions about the story or other text as well as what the author means by the words and phrases they use to describe characters and their feelings. The books will be changed when they have read to a grown up and shared their ideas and thoughts about the book. We keep a record in class of the books they have read. The Goldfinches are also encouraged to take home a library book from the classroom, to share with family at home. This can also be recorded in their reading records.

 

Goldfinch Big Write

The children will bring talk homework home usually on the Friday before the Big Write session the following Thursday or Friday. Try to spend a few minutes talking through the ideas your child could use in their Big Write but there is no need to make any notes for the writing session.

 

Goldfinch spelling

The children will learn the spellings from the year 1 / 2 word list in school and try to include these in the BIG Write work. The Year 1 children will have words appropriate to their current phase level but will all be working towards being secure Phase 5 by the end of the year.

The children will bring home spelling pattern words to learn for a test each week. The spellings will be set by the teacher on a Friday and tested the following week on Friday.

 

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.

 

Water

Children need to have a water bottle to be kept in the classroom, so they have access to drinking water throughout the day. This bottle is for water only and not juice. Please send your child with a bottle of fresh water each day and then your child will bring the bottle home for washing and refilling. Please ensure the bottle is clearly named. Water bottles are available to buy from the school office.

What are the Goldfinches doing this year?

 

 

SpringTerm

 

Our theme for the Spring Term is, 'How have toys changed since our parents and grandparents childhood?'.

We will be discussing the children's favourite toys and why they like to play with them and compare them to the things their parents and granparents enjoyed playing with as a child. We will use different methods of research to gather information and form timelines showing how toys have changed over time.

 

Though our maths teaching is mostly done in our morning Power Maths lessons we intend to use maths in the topic work throughout the term. Much of our English will be taught through the topic, this will be most noticeable in the children's books. We have planned a wide variety of work and activities to fulfil the criteria and meet the objectives  required in Key Stage 1.

 

The children will be taught topic using all subject areas. We feel they will find the integration of the subjects easier to follow, understand the relevant links between subjects as well as being more enjoyable and fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the Year 1 and 2 children visited the National Centre for craft and design in Sleaford. It was an exciting day, looking at the gallery and creating their own pieces of art work. 
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