WB 26th October 2020
I hope you’ve all had a nice half term and have made the most of the remnants of the Great British ‘summer’.
I just want to say to you all that I am really excited to start the new half term and I thought I’d give you a flavour of some of the learning that we are going to start this week in Class Emerald. This half term, we will be travelling back in history 2000 years to the time of ancient Rome and those mighty conquerors, the Romans. We will be learning about the extent of their empire and how things didn’t always go their way…
We will be learning how to construct reports in our non-fiction writing this term within English and we will be strengthening our understanding of written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in maths. As well as all of this, there will be many other things besides going on in class.
One important change will be that one of our PE days will be changing from Monday to Tuesday, so the children will now need to remember to wear their PE kits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
I can’t wait to get stuck in!
WB 12th October 2020
We have settled nicely into our new surroundings now and so far everything is going well. We had an exciting week last week with lots of science being done in class… I trust you all got your socks back!...
This week is the second week of parent phone consultations. Last week’s calls went well and I am looking forward to speaking to the rest of you this week and letting you know how your children are getting on in Class Emerald so far this year.
This week, we will be finishing off our unit on basketball in PE so that we can start our new unit of TAG RUGBY when we return to school after the half term. I, for one, am very excited about this. Additionally this week, we will also be doing some RE and exploring ‘belief’ from the points of view of various faiths.
Have a good week everyone.
WB: 5th October 2020
A few notices for the week ahead:
Firstly, don’t forget that Class Emerald will be beginning their time in their new room this week. We will be in the library for the next few weeks. I will attach some pictures at the bottom of this message so you can see the new learning setting for yourselves.
Secondly, this week it is ‘Parents’ Evening. This year, as I am sure you already know, proceedings will be quite different. You will be in receipt of a phone call on either Tuesday of the coming week or the following Monday. If you still need to sign up for an appointment, please do before WB 12th October.
Thirdly, don’t forget that we need you all to continue to bring things in for our art project (see earlier post for details).
Thank you all,
WB 28th September 2020
This week in Class Emerald, we have been learning about all sorts of exciting things. In maths, both years three and four have been strengthening their understanding of sequencing numbers as well as using their existing times table knowledge to work with larger, related numbers. Our English unit is coming to an end now and this has culminated in a piece of descriptive writing that draws on the children’s knowledge of different sentence types and an application of some pretty tricky new vocabulary.
This week has also marked an end to our geography topic ‘Our Land’ – a study of the UK – and the start to an exciting science unit all about the states of matter and how these can change. This will involve the children investigating and using their scientific knowledge to predict and record outcomes.
On Friday, the children will have a supply teacher in the class to help facilitate our class move and so we are advising that the children come to school in their PE kit so that some outdoor learning is possible.
I look forward to speaking to you next week.
WB 21st September 2020
I am delighted to announce that the children in Class Emerald seem to have adjusted to being in school again. In addition to this, we have remembered how to be really supportive and welcoming to a new student who has joined our class this week.
This week, we continue to work on our writing and use all of the different sentence types on which we have spent a lot of time working. The children are now really gelling and starting to act as a team; they are now habitually using our class walls as reference points and asking, across year groups when necessary, if they need help. Well done children – I am really proud of you.
As the nice weather of summer starts to abandon us, it would be a good idea for children to ensure that they bring coats with them every day, as well as an additional pair of socks and change of shoes. Several have been caught out by the weather this week.
Also, please remember that we are starting our art project soon and the children need to bring in all the things they will need for this (see previous post).
In the meantime,
Have a good week and I look forward to speaking to you soon.
I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are all looking forward to coming back to school for this new year. I know that it has been a long time (for most of you) since you were last here, but please try not to worry about the return to school because we will do everything we can to make your experience as fun and interesting as we possibly can.
I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and I can’t wait to get started. With that in mind, there are a few things that you need to remember:
Use your log in at home to practise
your times tables!