Welcome to Emerald class!
We are a hard working, enthusiastic class made up of 5 boys and 3 girls. Lucy is our class teacher and Jodie and Megan are our amazing teaching assistants.
We follow a semi-formal pathway and will be focusing on our independent skills, learning how to share and play together, and engaging with daily Maths, Literacy and Phonics lessons. We love to learn through child-led play and will be focusing on a new exciting topic each term.
In the Autumn term, our topic is "It's a kind of magic". We will be reading stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The magic porridge pot, Alice in Wonderland, the room on the broom, Goldilocks and the Three bears, and The gingerbread Man. We enjoy using sensory props and resources to retell the story and enjoy listening to whole class stories. We engage with daily phonics lessons, where we explore objects beginning with our sound of the week, and are beginning to practise our letter formation using glitter, sand, whiteboards and flour. Every day we engage with funky fingers activities to improve our fine motor skills. Some of our favourites are dough disco, keep the balloon in the air, and using tweezers to remove pumpkin seeds!
Our topic for spring term is "around the world in 80 days". We will be travelling around the world through the use of stories such as The Great Explorer, Jungle Jamboree, The Naughty Bus, Emma Jane's Aeroplane and Lost and Found. Our focus this term is to improve our play skills and our turn-taking skills through structured play sessions. We enjoy going swimming once a week and are becoming very confident in the water.