Welcome to Goldfinch Class!
Our teacher is Miss Cresswell. She is fun and friendly. She likes to paint pictures and do dancing with us.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Williams. She is kind and helpful. She likes doing arts and crafts with us.
PE Days: In Goldfinch Class we have PE on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please make sure your child has a PE kit that stays in school.
We are really pleased with how well the children in Goldfinch Class have settled into Early Years. They have adapted to school really well and show a great understanding of our school values and routines. I have really enjoyed our first half term together and getting to know the children.
Our topic this half term has been Marvellous Me/Do You Want To Be Friends? This has allowed us to build relationships, share information about ourselves, share stories and explore the classroom.
We started by looking at the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We enjoyed retelling the story in the playground, doing different movements to the story in PE, making clay bears, sequencing the story, learning positional language using characters from the story and making collages of different parts of the story.
We have enjoyed starting to learn phonics. In phase 1 we went on a listening walk and sound walk. In phase 2 we have started to learn sounds. So far we have learnt s, a, t and p. We have looked at the sound the letter makes and how to write it. Thank you for your objects from home, we have enjoyed sorting them by using our initial sounds.
We have also started Funky Fingers. We enjoy doing activities that help our fine motor skills and strengthen the muscles in our fingers. We have been using pegs, tweezers, doing threading, screwing up paper and wrapping pipe cleaners around sticks.
Next week we will be celebrating Harvest with the school in a Harvest Festival Assembly. We have been learning a song about a scarecrow that we will sing in the assembly. We are looking forward to performing 'Mr Scarecrow' to the school. We have made our very own scarecrow in the classroom, his name is Jerry, look out for him when you come into school. We will also be loking at signs of Autumn and exploring leaves and conkers.
Finally, thank you all for a wonderful start to the school year. Your children have come into school very happy, settled and eager to learn. We look forward to our adventures together next half term. We are always here if you have any questions or concerns.