Goldfinches

Welcome to Goldfinches!

 

We are the Reception class.

 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Will

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Symington

 

Play underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

(See www.foundationyears.org.uk for more info.)

 

In Goldfinch class we have a balance of both adult led activities and child initiated learning. These sessions take place both indoor and outdoors.

 

In Goldfinch class we are explorers, adventurers, risk takers, problem solvers, artists and much, much more! 

 

We are passionate about being outdoors and connecting children to their natural environment.  We understand how important it is for our children to connect with the natural world, especially now, at a time when words such as: acorn, buttercup and kingfisher have been taken out of the oxford dictionary, only to be replaced by broadband, cut and paste and analogue.

 

In view of this, all of our topics are science based.  We investigate and learn all about British birds, trees, mini-beasts and mammals getting outside to observe first hand as often as possible.

 
FOREST SCHOOL
 
Definitely one of our most popular sessions of the week.
 
Goldfinch class goes to forest school at least once a week, whatever the weather! 
 
 
We believe that 'there is no such thing as bad weather just poor clothing!'
 
Nothing can stop us from getting out there and exploring.
 
We hunt for minibeasts, climb tyres, make dens, role-play, sing songs, use tools, build fires, climb trees, make concoctions in the mud kitchen, make elderflower cordial and much much more besides!