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Emerald Class

Welcome to Emerald Class!


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. The children can come to school dressed in their PE kit for the day.


Every child has a reading book and reading diary. Please encourage daily reading. Reading books and reading diaries must be signed and returned to school every day.


Login details for Oxford Owl and Numbots can be found in book bags.


Oxford Owl - to complete online reading homework (plus access to additional books you may choose to read at home).

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Numbots - to practise maths fluency skills such as number bonds and number facts.

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Thursday 23rd June 2022


In Art, Emerald Class used objects from the environment to create different shapes, lines and patterns. We were inspired by artists, such as, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. 

Thursday 23rd June 2022


In RE, we discussed the Jewish celebration, Rosh Hashanah. We had a taste of some of the most popular Rosh Hashanah treats!


Monday 20th June 2022


Emerald Class know lots about the United Kingdom. We have been using an atlas to identify the countries that make up the UK and also the seas that surround them.

Wednesday 15th June 2022


Today, in Science, Emerald Class became leaf detectives! We took a stroll around our local area and identified different types of trees. 

Tuesday 14th June 2022


In PE, Emerald Class have been continuing to develop their ball skills. We have been focusing on rolling and bouncing the ball in a controlled way so we can chase and collect it. We then practised rolling and bouncing the ball for a partner to chase and collect. We were super! 


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Friday 10th June 2022


Emerald Class have loved acting out their new English text this week - Whatever Next! 

Friday 27th May 2022


What an end to the half term! No one does Jubilee celebrations like Hetton Primary School! Thank you grown-ups for coming along and joining in the fun! 


Have a wonderful half term and we'll see you soon in Summer 2! 


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Thursday 26th May 2022


In celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, we participated in a 'dancing through the decade' workshop. Emerald Class have definitely got the moves! 


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We also took part in the Jubilee draw-a-long with Steve Antony; the author of our current English text, The Queen's Hat. 

Friday 20th May 2022


Today we watched and discussed the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We then had our own coronation ceremony and became a King or Queen for the afternoon! 


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Wednesday 18th May 2022


Emerald Class had a special visit from our local police community support officers, Louise and Sam. We found out what the ladies do in our local community, and how they could help us if needed. Plus, we got the chance to try on some police uniform!

Friday 13th May 2022


This term, in History, our focus is the Queen and the royal family. Today, we discussed another important historical event: The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate. We used our Art skills to create a beautiful wedding album.

Thursday 12th May 2022


Take a look at our AMAZING independent recount writing all about our Spring walk! We have worked so hard! 

Tuesday 10th May 2022


Today we took a stroll around our local area to spot signs of Spring. Miss Purdham and Mrs Atkinson are so excited to see our Spring walk recount writing at the end of the week!  

Friday 8th April 2022


What an eggciting final week of term we have had - from Easter egg hunts to making mini egg crispy cakes, and all sorts in-between!


Happy Easter Emerald Class - have a wonderful well-deserved break! 

Thursday 7th April 2022


In Design Technology, Emerald Class have been focusing on cooking healthy foods. We designed our own healthy wrap/pitta pizza, and today we followed instructions to prepare and make it! 

Wednesday 6th April 2022


Thank you Diamond Class for letting us look after your baby chicks for the afternoon - it really helped our discussion about signs of Spring! 

Monday 4th April 2022


Emerald Class love Easter Maths jobs! We have been consolidating our understanding of length and height, and weight and capacity. Plus, we always love to practise our number bonds to 10 - we are so speedy now! 

Friday 1st April 2022


In Geography, Emerald Class have been exploring the Amazon Rainforest. We have discussed the physical features and human features that can be found there, and how it is different to our local area. We created our own Amazon Rainforest inside a shoebox, showing lots of physical features, such as, trees, plants, waterfalls, and the Amazon River. We also remembered that there are some human features too, built by the Amazonian people, including, houses and bridges. 

Thursday 31st March 2022


Emerald Class had so much fun visiting Beamish Museum today. It was the perfect way to end our History unit focusing on toys. We played with some old toys from when our Grandparents were little and discussed how they are different to our toys today. We also explored the museum sites and had a ride on the tram to see how buildings and transport have changed too. 

Tuesday 29th March 2022


Today, Emerald Class had a visit from All Stars Cricket. We had so much fun practising our batting and ball skills! 

Tuesday 29th March 2022


In Maths, Emerald Class have been exploring weight and mass. We used balance scales and cubes to find the mass of different objects around our classroom. We then compared the objects using key vocabulary such as, 'heavier' and 'lighter'. 

Wednesday 22nd March 2022


Today, in Science, Emerald Class had fun in the sunshine exploring how to create shadows. We made shadow puppets and drew around our friend's shadow. We found out that a shadow is made when a solid object blocks the light from hitting a surface. 

Friday 18th March 2022


Emerald Class created some beautiful sunflowers to show they are thinking of the people of Ukraine. 


Thank you grown ups for your generous donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee. 

Thursday 17th March 2022


What an exciting day we have had! Emerald Class have been responsible for taking care of our tortoise friends, Charlie and Arthur. We have learned lots of facts about them in preparation for our non-chronological report writing next week. 

Wednesday 16th March 2022


In Maths, we worked together to measure the length and height of different objects around our classroom using cubes. We discussed which objects were the longest or tallest, and which were the shortest. 

Wednesday 9th March 2022


Today, in Science, we discussed how we could make a dark place light. We closed the blinds, turned off the lights and went under the table with a blanket to make a 'dark den'. We then used different light sources to investigate which made our dark den the lightest. 

Monday 7th March 2022


This term, in PE, Emerald Class are focusing on developing their ball skills. Today, we practised maintaining control of the ball throughout all of our movements. We did a super job! 


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Friday 4th March 2022


In celebration of World Book Day this week, Emerald Class have written a book review of their favourite traditional tale and have also made their own book marks! 

Thursday 3rd March 2022 - Word Book Day!


Emerald Class love to read! We had so much fun coming into school dressed as our favourite story character! Can you guess who's who?!

Wednesday 2nd March 2022


In RE, we discussed who is special to us and why. We used our acting skills to role-play how we would welcome a special person. 

Tuesday 1st March 2022


In Geography, we worked as a class to think of geographical questions about our local area, Hetton Le Hole. We then used Google and Google Maps to find out the answers to our questions. 

Thursday 10th February 2022


As part of Children's Mental Health Week 2022, we dressed to express - wearing something that made us feel happy! 

Monday 7th February 2022


Today we danced our socks off in PE with Mrs Atkinson - just look at our moves!


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Tuesday 1st February 2022


Some examples of our SUPER independent writing this week! We have worked so hard and feel very proud of ourselves!

Thursday 27th January 2022


Today, in English, we finished our sentence stacking lessons focused on 'The Gruffalo'. Just look at our fantastic working wall and class retell of the story. Miss Purdham and Mrs Atkinson can't wait to see our independent writing! 

Wednesday 26th January 2022


Today Emerald Class followed instructions to make Gruffalo crumble! It was delicious! 

Friday 21st January 2022


This term, in Art, our focus is printing. Emerald Class explored different objects they could use to create direct prints, overprints and repeating patterns, using the primary colours. 

Thursday 20th January 2021


Emerald Class are super mathematicians! We can use our number bonds to 10 to find number bonds to 20. Our Numicon monsters helped us too. 

Wednesday 19th January 2022


In English, our new text is 'The Gruffalo'. We love retelling our own version of the story using our wonderful story spoons. 


Wednesday 12th January 2022


This term, in Science, Emerald Class are learning about push and pull forces. Today we went on a forces walk around school and used post-its to label objects that use a push or a pull force to move. 

Tuesday 11th January 2022


Today in PE, we have been practising our gymnastics. We can make lots of different floor shapes including, straight, tuck and star shapes. We worked in pairs facing each other, taking turns as the ‘mirror’ and ‘reflection’. The ‘mirror’ performed different shapes and the ‘reflection’ copied.

Thursday 6th January 2022


This week Emerald Class have been exploring numbers to 20. We are brilliant at representing numbers in lots of different ways and have begun to partition numbers into tens and ones. 

Tuesday 4th January 2022


First day back at school after the Christmas holidays and Emerald Class are already impressing Miss Purdham and Mrs Atkinson! We used our super reading skills to follow instructions for making jam sandwiches - they were so yummy! 


Thursday 16th December 2021


Christmas party day! Not only have we danced our socks off and played lots of party games, we also had a visit from a very special guest... 


Thank you so much for all of your hard work this term Emerald Class - you are amazing! Have the most wonderful fun-filled Christmas with your loved ones. See you in 2022!

Wednesday 15th December 2021


Today we decorated our tree with our wonderful Christmas baubles (designed and made all by ourselves!) before impressing our grown ups with our beautiful carol singing. 

Friday 10th December 2021


Emerald Class are feeling extra festive! We had a delicious Christmas lunch before our Santa Dash in our Christmas jumpers! 

Thursday 9th December 2021


Emerald Class had a fantastic time at AAA Sports and learned lots of new tricks! 

Tuesday 7th December 2021


Emerald Class investigated herbivore, carnivore and omnivore poo to find out more about animal diets! 

Friday 26th November 2021


This week we have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes. We are super at sorting them into different groups and creating patterns! 

Wednesday 24th November 2021


In Art, we have been practising our painting skills. We have focused on holding our paint brush properly and creating light and dark tones using white paint - just look at our beautiful artwork!

Wednesday 17th November 2021


Emerald Class had lots of fun investigating their 5 senses today!



Monday 15th November 2021


Odd Socks Day! We talked about how our differences make us special and unique! We shared lots of ideas about how we can be kind to others and what we should do if someone is unkind to us. 

Thursday 11th November 2021


Emerald Class will always remember. 

Wednesday 10th November 2021


It was great to see what Emerald Class already know about their body. We labelled some very important parts!

Monday 8th November 2021


Emerald Class love a brain break with some Jump Start Jonny! Look at those smiley faces.....and the moves!

Friday 5th November 2021


Our new RWI scheme is already having a big impact. Mini teachers are popping up in Emerald Class... even when it's not phonics time!

Friday 22nd October 2021


What a great way to end a fantastic half term! We celebrated with a little Halloween Party and some spooky cakes. Thank you all so much for working so hard! I wonder what we'll get up to in Autumn 2!

Tuesday 19th October 2021


Today we stretched our legs and had a race outside before using ordinal numbers to rank our finishing position! 

Monday 18th October 2021


Thank you Diamond Class for inviting us to your pumpkin patch. We absolutely loved our Halloween story and being in your wonderful area!

Tuesday 12th October 2021


We can compare numbers within 10 using vocabulary such as, 'less than, greater than and equal to'. We can even use symbols too! 

Monday 11th October 2021


We had a wonderful day at Hardwick Park. What a glorious day it was....we wrapped up warm, explored the park and learned about seasonal change and how animals in the woodland prepare for winter. We were so well behaved - the ladies leading our group were super impressed! Miss Purdham and Mrs Atkinson were as proud as punch!

Thursday 7th October 2021


In History, we are looking at how things have changed. We looked at photographs of telephones that our grandparents would have used and then we made our own string telephone to talk to our friends.

Thursday 30th September 2021


You should see our writing about Mr Bear! He couldn't get to sleep because of all the noises on his camping trip. We had super fun acting it out and it really helped us to think of some exciting words to use.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021


Today we have been Scientists who have investigated lots of different materials!

Friday 17th September 2021


Today we used our drama skills to act out the story 'A Very Noisy Night'. Tomorrow we are going to begin our new story about a character who also cannot get to sleep because of lots of noises... I wonder if he feels the same as Big Mouse! 

Friday 10th September 2021


Move over Wincy Willis - Emerald Class are the latest weather presenters on your screen!

Wednesday 8th September 2021


Our new text is 'The Colour Monster' and we have explored lots of feelings. Today we listened to some relaxing music, practised our yoga stretches and blew some bubbles.