Emerald Class

Teachers: Mrs Blythe and Mrs Evans

Adults in class: Mrs Kite

Welcome to Emerald Class. We are a Year 6 class and we love learning! Please keep visiting our class website page as we will update it regularly. Our most recent learning will be at the top of our page.

Please see the documents below for our yearly overview and planning pathways.

Yearly overview Emerald Class 2023-2024

Emerald Class Planning pathway Autumn 2023

Emerald Class Spring term learning pathway 2024

Upcoming dates in Emerald: 

28th February: Bristol Zoo Project Visit

28th February: KS2 Reading Workshop

1st March: Emerald Class Open Classroom


Things to remember – Term 4: 

PE – Tuesday – gymnastics

PE – Wednesday – tag rugby

Homework for Term 3 and 4 will be spelling, reading and times tables and project work for each term.   We will be testing children on a Monday to see if they have learned the previous week’s spellings.

1.4.24 – Open Classroom – UPCOMING

Year 6 Open Classroom – Friday 1st March 2024 2:30-3:10:
As part of our current English Unit, we have been exploring the beautiful text ‘The Phone Booth in Mr Hirota’s Garden’.  During our open classroom this Friday, we will share some of writing which focuses on the use of figurative language to describe the ocean’s movements, sounds and impact; we will then spend some of the session using a variety of materials to create visual representations of waves and the ocean. We hope that you are able to join us.

23.4.23 – Lost Spells Poem

We have been working hard to learn the beautiful poem – ‘The Moth’ from the book – ‘The Lost Spells’. We have created some props, as well as thinking of ways to add interest to our performance through actions, voice projection and body language.


Learning Update

Maths: This week we have continued our learning on ‘Fractions’ Decimals and Percentages, primarily focusing on percentages.  We have explored: finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, understanding percentage, ordering fractions, decimals and percentage, finding percentages of amount and solving multi-step problems

Next week, we will delve into the world of ‘Area, Perimeter and Volume; we will explore the area and perimeter of rectilinear shape and the area of right-angled triangles.  As we continue our learning, we will also explore:

  • finding the area of any triangle
  • finding the area of parallelograms
  • finding the volume of cubes and cuboids

Questions to ask at home:

Where can I see examples of area and perimeter in real-life? 

What jobs would use the skill of finding area and perimeter in their roles?



This week, we completed the first week of our new unit – ‘Narrative (focusing on character): The Phone Booth in Mr Hirota’s Garden’.  We explored the key features 0f the text, inferred from a variety of beautiful images and produced detailed character descriptions linked to a character’s physical and internal characteristics.


Next week, we will continue our learning journey by:

  • creating detailed setting descriptions
  • describing the impact and movement of a tsunami
  • using dialogue to show character and to advance the action

Questions to discuss at home:

What natural disasters can occur in the world? What leads to them happening?

What impact do natural disasters have on the world?



Over the past couple of weeks will have investigated  the natural resources found in the arctic and how indigenous people live. We also had a talk led by Richard Lancaster – see photos below.

Next week, we will be visiting Bristol Zoo Project to continue exploring animals adaptations, looking closely as ‘Frozen Kingdom’ animals.

Questions to discuss at home: 

What is a polar region?

Where can they be found? 

Where is the coldest place you have ever been?

What is contributing to climate change?

How can we help to reduce our carbon footprint?



Based on ongoing assessment information, we have decided to tweak spelling groups and focuses for the term.  We have selected specific patterns to target misconceptions and to ensure good progress as we head towards the end of Year 6. Your child will receive a letter outlining their focus spelling patterns for the rest of Term 3 and Term 4.  They will be set corresponding spelling patterns on SpellingShed to support in them learning their specified patterns.  If you have any issues or concerns, please let us know.




Richard Lancaster from Greenpeace

Emerald class had a very special visitor today – Richard Lancaster from Greenpeace.
He gave a very interesting talk about the Frozen Planet. We learned more about the polar regions and the animals that live there. He spoke to use about Global Warming, what effect it has on the planet and what can be done to help reduce it.
We asked lots of interesting questions for him to answer and explain more about.
This image is a temperature diagram. It shows the average global temperature over the past 170 years.