Christmas fun in Emerald Class!

We have had lots of festive fun over the last few weeks! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ„β­

First a huge congratulations to Emerald and Ruby class for all their hard work with their Christmas Production! Well done children – you all worked so hard to learn your lines, actions and songs to help make the whole production come together. We are all so proud of you! Thank you to all the parents and carers for all your hard work and support to help your children learn their lines and for providing such wonderful costumes!

We also enjoyed Christmas Jumper Day!

We also enjoyed ‘Tinsel the teacher’ where lots of tinsel, baubles and fun accessories were used! We had lots of fun decorating each other too!

We had lots of fun for our Christmas dinner too! We loved using the crackers!

We loved seeing a beautiful rainbow over school!

As part of our geometry work in Maths, we took part in Christmas themed shape work! It was lots of fun exploring the shapes! Can you spot some 2-D and 3-D shapes at home?

We also had a wonderful visit from Kathryn on behalf of Sound and Broomhall Chapel to help us learn even more about the Nativity. Well done Emerald Class for showing lots of good understanding!

Emerald Class also completed lots of super writing work this week and have created their version of the Nativity in their very own books that they made. They wrote pages and pages to show their understanding of events in the story! Wow!

We also had lots of fun for team day! πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘πŸŸ’πŸ”΄β­

We learnt and performed some wonderful traditional carols, discussed some festive traditions from other European countries and we designed, baked and decorated our very own gingerbread Christmas trees!

Emerald Class also thought about the messages of Christmas. They talked about what is important to them. They had lots of lovely ideas! 😊🌟

Finally, we had such fun for our Elf run! Many thanks for all the super fundraising for St Luke’s Hospice. The children wore their elf hats and had lots of fun running around our track! Many thanks to Miss Wade for organising the event! It was lovely to see such smiley faces as the children completed their challenge!

Daisy shared this super elf joke with us today on this very fitting day! It certainly made Emerald class laugh!

What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet!

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We have had a brilliant and busy term! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and have lots of fun! Happy New Year and best wishes for 2022! 😊✨

We look forward to starting our super weather learning in January! β˜β›…β›ˆπŸŒ€πŸŒ¦πŸŒ©β„β˜”

Emerald Class update and challenge!

Wow Emerald Class! What a fun and busy week we have had!

πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘πŸŸ’πŸ”΄ See our blog challenge at the bottom of the post! πŸŽ„

In English, we completed our innovated stories. The children worked really hard on their stories! Later in the week we wrote some super instructions for ‘How to build a snowman’ after being inspired by our snow day on Monday!.

Emerald children produced some super writing and worked brilliantly! They were great at independently including time words like ‘next’, ‘then’ and ‘finally’ in their writing. Well done Emeralds!

In Maths, we worked on comparing amounts. The children used the greater and less than symbols as well as the equals sign to compare amounts. We loved working mathematically to solve some tricky puzzles! Emerald Class were challenged to first solve calculations before working out which symbol was needed.

Emerald Class are busy at work!

We loved creating our rocket pictures inspired by the artist Peter Thorp. Some of his work is show below. Which image captures your imagination the most?

Emerald Class had lots of fun exploring the different images and using these to inspire their own art work!

We are also having a wonderful time in the run up to Christmas! πŸŽ„

Our preparations for our Christmas Play are well underway! Emerald and Ruby Class have been working so hard on their performances!

We also had lots of fun decorating our classroom!

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Last part of the blog post.. our new blog challenge!

Next Friday, it is Christmas dinner day as well as being Christmas jumper day! To help us get even more into the festive spirit, this week’s blog challenge is to come to school with your very best Christmas cracker joke!

Mrs Styles enjoys this one:

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

A Christmas quacker!

Can you think of a Christmas joke you can share with the class? Each entry will win a team point! πŸ˜ƒπŸŒŸ

We hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😊

Snowy day!

We had lots of fun exploring the snow today! It is great fun to explore seasonal changes. πŸ˜ƒ
The children had huge smiles on their faces and we had such a joyful time outside!

We have been busy writing our stories in English and working on subtraction in Maths! I’ll make sure to send updates on our learning this week! The children are working so hard and I’m really proud of their brilliant attitudes! Well done Emeralds!

Emerald Class also worked really hard last week learning more about the impact of plastic pollution. We took part in a special whole school assembly learning about the plastic pollution in our oceans and waters. The children shared lots of ideas about how we can use less plastic! We will continue this important learning this week too!

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Blog challenge! (From Monday 29th November to Friday 3rd December)

Here are some snowy photographs taken of school from this morning! It was a beautiful morning! Can you write a sentence about one of the photographs? Remember to make sure you include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces between words. Read your sentence back and check that it makes sense. Bonus points for using lots of descriptions and adjectives too!

Share your super writing to gain a point for your team before Friday’s Celebration Assembly!

Emerald update!

Remember to check our class blog challenge at the bottom of the post!

We had another busy week in Emerald Class! Our class demonstrated lots of kind and caring words and gestures this week and we completed some activities to think about all the different ways we can be kind to ourselves, other people as well as being kind to our planet!

Keep up the amazing work Emeralds! πŸ’• We also have been working hard with the wonderful Ruby Class to rehearse for our Christmas Production! Keep practising your lines and remember to say them in your ‘hall voice’! 🌟

In English this week, we started our new unit on writing journey stories. We used the wonderful story ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers to help kickstart our new topic. You might have this book at home to enjoy. If you don’t have a copy, you could always search for the book on sites such as YouTube and enjoy hearing it read to you.

As part of our Primary Writing Project work, we used this marvellous story and made it our own! We imitated the story and created our own version – The Way Back to School! Emerald Class are very creative! Our main character raided lost property and found a drone to fly all the way to a desert island. Our new story is no longer set in space; we have pirates, coconut trees and ships on the desert island! This week, I can’t wait to see what fun the children will have when they innovate the story further to make their own versions!

The children are working hard to make sure their sentences have capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! Keep working hard to make sure you include them independently Emeralds!

In Maths, we have been working on calculation. The children have been using and applying number bonds in their work. Emerald Class are trying really hard to learn number bonds. Can the children learn their number bonds to 10 off by heart? We use these number bonds in both addition and subtraction calculations so learning these mentally is incredibly beneficial.

We are going to focus on subtraction next week! 😊 You could make some subtraction questions at home. You could put 6 apples out for example. If 2 get eaten, how many are left? There are many opportunities to learn about subtraction at home!

Here are some of the kindness hearts we made in class. Thank you to Daniel in our class for the super idea! We made some heart paper chains to display our kindness challenges too. Here is a selection of our ideas. 😊

Homework! Road safety challenge

Thank you to Miss Wade for our road safety homework! Please see the email sent out with more information about our Road Safety learning. Here are the tasks:

Blog challenge! πŸŸ‘πŸŸ’πŸ”΄πŸ”΅

Well done to Blue team for winning our class blog challenge this week!

Linked to our road safety homework, I can’t wait to see the posters made which celebrate a Road Safety Hero! To enter the blog challenge this week I want you to come and tell my why the ambulance is painted in bright colours.

Well done Emeralds! We look forward to another fun and busy week at school! πŸ˜ƒ

Kindness! ❀

This blog post contains our new blog challenge!

This week is Anti-Bullying week and the theme this year is ‘One Kind Word’. We can’t wait to participate in the kindness challenge and see all the different ways we can spread kindness! Emerald Class are such a kind and caring class!πŸ’–

Here is our Kindness challenge for this week for use at home and school. I wonder how many you can complete! 😊

Blog challenge for this week! πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘πŸŸ’πŸ”΄

Well done Blue team! You won last week’s blog challenge! Which team will win this week? πŸ†πŸ˜Š

This week’s blog challenge is linked to our kindness challenge!

Listen to ‘The story of the Star Thrower’ which is shown below. Then use the template to show 4 different ways that you will be kind this week! I am sure you do lots of them all the time; this is a great way to really show just how kind and caring you are!

Instead of writing in the stars, you are welcome to think of your own way to show your kindness challenge if you prefer!

Make sure you show your kindness challenge to Mrs Styles or Mrs Huntbach to gain a point for your team!


What a lovely story! Here is a template for writing your kindness challenge on if you would like to use it. We can’t wait to share your lovely kindness work! ❀

Emerald Learning πŸŒˆπŸš€

Well done Emeralds you have had another super week!

We have been working really hard on our learning in Maths to explore the concept of addition as well as to learn our number bonds!

On Friday, the children made their very own number bond rainbow which went home. Please help your children to learn these number bonds off by heart! We hope the rainbow might make a good display and a nice way to learn the different ways to make the total!

You worked super hard Emeralds! Keep working hard to form your numbers the correct way round too!

We love to explore the concepts within Maths. We used number cards, Numicon, tens frames, number lines and lots more resources! We like to use practical methods to help us to learn and embed the concepts. πŸ˜ƒ

We had a great time learning about the very first person to land on the moon, Neil Armstrong! We found out lots about his adventures.

Did you know that his footprints are still on the moon even though it’s been more than 50 years since he has been! Wow!

It is such a joy to talk to Emerald Class about space. They have shared lots of knowledge so far! I think we have a few future astronauts and scientists in our class!
Emerald Class were also amazing when we created images of the solar system. We talked about the size of the planets and Emerald Class tried really hard to show this perspective in their work too!

Fantastic RE learning

Emerald Class love their RE learning with Mrs Huntbach! Emerald Class have been learning about the Jewish Festival, Sukkot. Sukkot is a week-long Jewish holiday that comes five days afterΒ Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest. Sukkot also commemorates the biblical story of the Jews’ escape from Egypt. They wandered for 40 years through the desert, living in temporary shelters.

These temporary shelters form a large part of the Sukkot festival today. Jewish families create a Sukkah, which is a temporary shelter or hut built outside. The roof of the Sukkah must be made of something that used to grow in the Earth (such as palm leaves or bamboo). The walls can be made of any material that can hold up to the wind. Families will decorate their huts with leaves, fruit and vegetables.

Emerald Class have been superstars during their learning and made a model Sukkah with their partner. Super team work Emeralds!

Remembrance learning

We learnt lots about the significance of Remembrance this week and why the poppy is such an important symbol of Remembrance.

The children were excellent in our Remembrance activities. They were so respectful and thoughtful during our Remembrance assembly and when we went outside to have our two minute silence. Well done Emeralds!

As part of our Remembrance writing, we wrote poems this week. Here is a selection of some of our work:

We also wrote poems focussing on the red and black colours shown in the poppy.

We also worked really hard on our field of poppy masterpieces. We used paint to create the meadow and sky, followed by the red poppy shapes. Emerald Class then added more detail to the meadow by adding other flowers to the meadow using oil pastels. Well done Emeralds! The children really impressed Mrs Huntbach and I with how carefully they used the paintbrushes and pastels to create their work. We loved how much the children thought about the effect they wanted to create. It’s wonderful to see just how unique every piece is! Great work Emeralds!

Blog challenge update! πŸŸ’πŸŸ‘πŸ”΄πŸ”΅

Great work on so many entries to our blog competition this week! Here are the entries of the poppies made! We love them! Thank you for all of your hard work, the children have enjoyed sharing their creations with the class! πŸ˜ƒ

Stay tuned to see which will be the winning team!

A magical visit! βœ¨

Emerald Class had such a wonderful time meeting Belle today! πŸ˜ƒ

We had such a magical visit and we learnt how much Belle loves to read! Emerald Class loved to hear the story of Beauty and the Beast and they joined in beautifully with some singing too! The children loved to tell Belle how much they love to read for pleasure too! It was so much fun talking to Belle!

Emerald Class had such a great time meeting Belle! Thank you for visiting us!

Belle made such an impression on the class that Emeralds were really keen to write her some cards! Here’s one of the lovely cards made for Belle! If you want to make a card for Belle, you’re welcome to bring them to school and we can get them posted to her castle! We know how much she loves to read!

What a wonderful visit we had! Here are Belle’s contact details below if you would like further information about booking her for parties and events!

Bonfire Night, Remembrance and our blog challenge!

See our blog
challenge at the bottom
of this post!

Wow Emerald Class! You did some super work when you were learning all about Bonfire Night!

Keep practising your number bonds, Emeralds! We used firework shapes to help us learn our number bonds to 10! Can you work on these at home? How many different ways can you make 10?

Well done Emeralds, you made some beautiful firework displays over the houses of Parliament!

πŸ”΅πŸŸ’πŸŸ‘πŸ”΄ Blog time! Here is our weekly blog challenge!

For this week’s blog challenge, you have until Thursday (11th November) to create your very own poppy.

To make your poppy you could use;

  • paint
  • colouring pencils
  • crayons
  • the computer to make a digital poppy
  • poppy coloured items from around your home and make your poppy out of these objects! Take a photo of your transient art poppy and share this with us in school!
  • you may think of another way to create your poppy!

Please bring these poppies (or photographs of what you have made) into school by Thursday. Many thanks! I can’t wait to see what you will create! Emerald Class are very creative! πŸ˜ƒ

Remember the team with the most entries will win the class team trophy!

We will be completing lots of learning around Remembrance this week so the poppies made will be used as part of our learning.