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Year 1 & 2 - Emerald

Welcome to Emerald Class!

We are Emerald Class, a mixed age Year 1 & 2 class. We are currently made up of 25 children. Our teacher is Miss Canavan. We are very lucky to get lots of extra help from Teaching Assistants in school - Mrs Hailwood, Mrs Hodson and Miss Wright.   


Every day we are busy completing a range of lessons for example in the mornings we do a mixture of guided reading, phonics, literacy, maths and handwriting. In the afternoons we are busy with foundation subjects such as Art, Geography, History, PE,  Music, DT (see what subjects we are currently focusing on in our Curriculum Overview).     


This terms topic is a Geography based topic comparing and contrasting a small area of the United Kingdom and Africa. We will be focusing on the North West Coastline and using the work of Anthony Gormley in Art. 



 We are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful outside space at Richard Durning's and we try and make the most of this come rain or shine. With wellies at the ready we often take learning outside with trails, challenges and even just completing our classroom work outside. We have started our Year 1 & 2 Forest school every Friday where we will engage in lots of outdoor ed based activities including Den Building.   


Each day we are also very lucky to have Mrs Halkett come  in to listen to the children read. She encourages them and discusses the books ensuring children are trying their best and are engaged. Children are expected to read as often as possible (for the best results - a little each night).


Please keep checking back as we will post regularly what we have been up to and things the children and yourselves will find useful. There will soon be a class newsletter giving information on Autumn Term 



Miss Canavan 

Information For Parents

E Safety SMART Rules

E-Safety Year One: Smartie the Penguin

E-Safety Year Two: Smartie the Penguin

Useful Links

Look At What We Have Been Doing in Maths

Look At What We Have Been Doing In Literacy: