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Emerald Class

Welcome to Emerald Class


We would encourage your child to change their reading books 2/3 times a week. The children will be given time to choose a book from the library within their reading band.  We will endeavour to hear your child read individually each week.  The teacher will hear your child read a book from their reading level which may not be the books they read at home. The teacher will sign to show your child has been heard read. Please could write down the title of the books read at home and write a short comment to tell us how they are doing. When children move up a level in reading they will receive a special sticker from Mr Goodier. 


Emerald Class have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please would you send children into school wearing their PE kit on these days.  They do not need to change into uniform on PE days.  Please note, earrings cannot be worn for PE. 


In year 2 the children are split into ability groups for maths on a Thursday morning. Your child will bring a maths activity home each week to complete for the next week. This doesn’t need to be returned to school. 


On Mondays to Thursdays, your child will have an ability based phonics lesson to learn new sounds and letters which then help them with reading and writing.  Spellings will be given out each week for children to learn at home and they will be tested on a Thursday. 


In the new year your child will receive a weekly comprehension sheet to complete at home to help them practice their comprehension skills. 



Each half term the children will be taught about a different topic.


Our topic this half term is Around the World


Children have agreed rules for their class.  Children who follow these rules or make a special effort at school, will be rewarded with Dojos. A Dojo champion will be chosen each week and we will also have a Star of the Day. The Dojo champion and Star of the Day will be able to sit on special chairs. Children can also receive stickers and certificates and, on Fridays, a new Lunchtime Superstar is chosen for each class. 


If you would like to talk to the teacher could you please see them after school or catch them at the beginning of the day for matters relating to the day ahead.