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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 22 children. Our teacher is Miss Canavan. We are very lucky to get lots of extra help from our Teaching Assistants in school, Mrs Hailwood 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, English, 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 term our topic will be a History based topic looking at two famous people (David Attenborough and Mary Anning) - comparing and contrasting them over time and focusing on how their achievements have changed things for us today, their life story and placing it within our timeline. 


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. 


PE Days in Year 1 and 2 are Tuesdays and Thursdays, children to come in full PE kit, suited to the weather. For Spring Term we have Swimming on Tuesday's so please ensure they have all kit in a suitable bag. 


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).


Homework is set weekly on our Showbie Learning Platform; each week there are phonics related spellings to learn and either a Maths or English activity.


Please keep checking back as we will post regularly what we have been up to and things the children and yourselves will find useful. 


We encourage children to share achievements and celebrations with us from outside school so please send in any certificates. 


Miss Canavan 

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