FS2 - Emerald

Hello to all of the lovely Emerald families,


Welcome back to another exciting (but different) term. I hope that you had a wonderful half-term.


Our theme this term is space and we have lots of exciting things planned.


I will continue to update the website with the work that I would like the children to complete at home and I will run three live Zoom sessions a week. There will be a story Zoom on Wednesday at 1:00 and Phonics Zooms on Thursday and Friday at 12:30. I really hope that you can join me.


Please can you continue to send me photos of your work to the class email address, Emeraldclass@cherhill.wilts.sch.uk  It would be great if you could send me an email daily, however, if this is not possible then three times a week will be okay. If you have any questions please contact me on this address.


The most important thing is that we all keep safe and look after each other. I really do hope that it won't be long until I can see you again.


Take care,



Miss Horton and the EYFS Team smiley

Gingerbread Houses

Week 5

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

The Importance of Play

‘Play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children's development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults.’

Early Years Matters


Play is a crucial part of children’s development. They can learn so much through quality play. It may seem like they are ‘only playing’ but to them they are making sense of the world around them and learning and developing new skills. Therefore, it is important that they have a number of opportunities throughout their day to engage in play.

I will add play activities to the children’s daily lesson information and I would love to see photos of the children at play.

Monday 1st March 2021

Today I would like you to pretend to be an astronaut!


First I would like you to write 10 things that you would take with you in your space rocket, when you go on your space mission. I would like you to bring this piece of work to school with you next week.


Next I would like you to design your own rocket and then label the different parts.


Finally, can you design a space lunch to take with you on your space mission.


Play - go on your rocket to the moon!!

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Today I would like you to make a model of a space rocket using junk modelling materials. I have attached an example below. I would like you to bring your rocket to school with you next week.


Look at the pictures attached below. Can you write down how many aliens you can find? If you have any alien books at home, can you count how many aliens are in your book?


Moon and stars watch. How many stars can you count in the sky at night? What shape was the moon tonight?


Play - carry on with your space adventure!

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Today I would like you to write a letter to Bob, the man on the moon. Think of a question you would like to ask him about the moon. You never know, he might write back! I would like you to bring this piece of work to school with you next week.


Complete the I spy space math’s sheet attached below.


Join me for a story Zoom at 12:30.


Play - make up your own alien language with your siblings or grown-ups.

Thursday 4th March 2021

Today is World Book Day.

I would like you to dress up as your favourite book character (I am looking forward to seeing you on Zoom).


Have lots of fun completing the activities/challenges that Mrs Barker sent to you in a letter about World Book Day.


Join me at 12:30 for a Zoom session where we will talk about our favourite books and our costumes.


Play - role play your favourite story.

Friday 5th March 2021

Today I would like you to get ready for coming back to school on Monday.

Make sure that you have your Monkey Book filled in and in your bag. Pack the work that I have asked you to bring in.


Then I would like to talk to your grown-ups about the things that you are excited about doing when you come back!


Finally have lots of cuddles.

Friday 26th February 2021


Make and decorate the star biscuits (or any other space snacks you can think of). The recipe for the star biscuits is attached below.


Play the space addition game at least once with an adult.


Read to an adult at home and record it in your Monkey Book.


Join me at 12:30 for a Phonics Zoom session.


Play - design your own space themed PE session.
Counting Videos

Learner of the Term!

Star of the Week! The last 2 weeks of lockdown.

This Week's Values Ambassador

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Dinosaur Eggs!


Our Pale Tussock moth finally emerged from it's chrysalis! We safely let him go back into our garden.

Autumn Leaves

More Visitors to Emerald!

We have had more visitors to our Emerald playground!

We had a squirrel, which we have named, Sammy Secret Nut Picker Squirrel smiley

Then we found three more caterpillars which we have put safely in our caterpillar net. One of the caterpillars has started the process of building it's cocoon.

Very exciting times!

A Little Visitor

We had a little furry visitor to our playground.

Miss Horton carefully picked it up and took photos of it.

We researched what it could be and found out that it was a Pale Tussock moth.


Bug Hunt