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Emerald Class

Welcome to Emerald Class

Homework is set on Thursdays and due in on Thursdays.

Spelling tests are on a Friday.

PE Days: Monday and Wednesday


Weekly Timetable


Our Class Councillor is:     Amelia

Our Class Ambassador is: Alyssa 

Our work- Spring Term:

We have moved to live lessons over Zoom and following a daily remote learning timetable. We are using Purple Mash, Oak National Academy, Mathletics, Reading Eggs and MyOn.


In Maths we have been securing and developing our learning on money, telling the time to o’clock and half past and measuring. We have been listening to songs about days of the week and months of the year and continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Our work- Autumn Term:

In Maths we have been finding lots of fun ways to learn about addition and subtraction, place value of numbers up to 20, 2d and 3d shapes, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, time and money.



In English we have been learning about traditional tales, such as ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and we have also looked at books by different authors, such as Roald Dahl.   Where we concentrated on his story ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. We made story maps for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and even changed the story into ‘We’re Going on A Pumpkin Hunt’ for Halloween!

We have made fact-files about meerkats and learned to write postcards from Sunny in ‘Meerkat Mail’. We used our new writing skills to send letters to Father Christmas!

In Science, in the first half-term we learned about weather and the seasons. We looked at how the weather changes throughout the year and how our clothes need to change as a result.                      In the second-half of the term we were learning about different types of animals and their features.

In Art, we looked at colour mixing and created various pictures using different media. We were inspired by Kandinsky’s Circles and collated our artwork into one large-scale piece.

In English we have been learning to write stories including ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ using story maps. We have also been learning to write instructions using an instruction map. We have been doing daily RWI lessons and concentrating on handwriting as well as number formation.

For our Topic work, we are doing a variety of activities and 2Dos on Purple Mash. We have been creating our own beats using a variety of instruments in Music, looking at animal groups in Science, continents in Geography and old and new toys in History. Children have been adapting well to using online learning and increasing their computing skills.

Year One

Harvest 2020

In Year One, we learned about where food comes from around the world.   We also learned the Harvest Samba song.


All the classes made a display from the fruits they had learned about.