Finches - Year 1/2

Welcome to the
Finches' Class page!  
 377 Gold Finch Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock
This half term the Finches topic is Under the Sea and we are going to learn about the oceans of the world.
Be Who You Are Day
The children had an amazing Be Who You Are Day. We had astronauts, footballers, an interior designer, fairy tale princesses, wizards and superheroes as well children showing who they are with their wonderful clothing choices. They all looked fabulous and enjoyed reading Todd Parr's book 'Be Who You Are' and listening to him talk about kindness which inspired lots of the children to make their own books.
World Book Day 2021
We've had lots of fun at home and school wearing our pyjamas and sharing our favourite bedtime stories!
Our cress growing experiment taught us that seeds will grow in the dark but the plants grow tall, thin and yellow. We thought the cress in the dark was growing thin and tall because the plants were trying to grow up to the tiny crack of light at the top of the cupboard door. Our plants in the light look much more healthy. We concluded that plants need the light to grow well and to turn green, but that seeds can germinate in the dark.
Reading at Home
Curl up with a book!
Please visit the website for some wonderful free levelled reading e-books to share with your child at home on your tablet or pc. Simply click on the My class login tab at the top of the page and enter the username - broomhill and the password - children
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
The Phonics Screening Check in June is for Year 1 children and Year 2 children who didn't complete it last year. It is an informal check to help the teacher assess how well the children's phonic skills are progrssing and whether they are gaining the skills they need in order to be able to read words.
There is a good explanation for it if you follow this link Oxford Owl Phonics Screening and below is a leaflet about it as well as some examples of the test you can practise with your child at home - the words with pictures of a alien are 'nonsense' words and the children have to really apply their phonics skills to be able to read them.
We really enjoyed our trip to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. We learned lots of facts about different animals. There were peacocks everywhere!
The Germ Busters! came to visit KS1 and we learned how to wash our hands properly.