Emerald class have done a fantastic job of settling in this term! We have been busy making new friends and doing lots of activities together such as cooking biscuits and apple bakes, building obstacle courses and creating party invitations and shopping lists from our story ‘Maisie’s Birthday’.
We have been learning lots of new sounds and applying them to our reading and writing. We have loved using the Jolly phonics actions to help us remember and have become really good at beating the teacher to recognise the sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n.
We especially loved working on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. In the Wilderness we had an exciting adventure going on our own bear hunt, walking over the crunchy twigs, through the crispy leaves and in the slippery mud.
It has been a fantastic start to the year and we are very excited for all our adventures over the next two terms.
This half term Emerald class have been busy becoming bakers, circus stars and elves in the lead up to Christmas. We have continued exploring new sounds in phonics and have moved on to digraphs (ch, sh, th, ng) and tricky words! It has been fantastic to see the excitement from the children spotting tricky words in the environment and in the books they are reading.
In maths we have continued learning about numbers and becoming confident at recognising one more and one less. We have also been on a shape hunt and are experts at recognising circles, squares, rectangles and triangles.
We have loved learning our new stories ‘Biscuit Bear’ and ‘Blue Penguin’. Through these stories we have made our own biscuit bears, learnt new circus skills and discovered the South Pole through research, art and drama. Did you know that it’s the father penguins job to protect the egg?
The lead up to Christmas has been the most exciting time of year so far. We created tree decorations, wrote letters to Santa and made cards for special friends to spread the Christmas cheer.
To top it off, we worked hard to learn new Christmas songs, create dances, design costumes and write invitations for our Christmas Nativity – we hope you enjoyed it! All the children did a fantastic job and we were so proud to see their confidence shine through.