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Friday 9th March 2018 - Munch with Mum
We have had a lovely time this morning inviting our Mums, Grandmas and Aunties in to school to celebrate Mother's Day. In purple class our Mum's joined us in a maths lesson, helping us to work out maths problems to give us clues to find out 'who dunnit'. We then treated them to a cake and drink.
Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Making Bird Cakes
Today on welly Wednesday we've been talking about food chains. We also talked about how important it is to help to keep the birds fed this time of year. Baring this in mind, today we have made bird cakes, using lard and seeds, which we will hang up around school to help our birds during the cold weather.
World Book Day - 1st March 2018
Purple Class have been celebrating World Book Day today dressing up as a character from one of our favourite books. We've had Miss Trunchbull, Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat, Mal from the Descendents and even Darth Vader!
Even the Year 2 teachers joined in on the fun, coming dressed as a character from a Roald Dahl book.
Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Art in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Today we have created our very own fruit and vegetable pictures in the style of this Italian artist who was born 500 years ago.
Thursday 18th January 2018 - 100% Attendance
Congratulations to James,Kyden, Emilia,Sophie,Georgia,TJ, Reese, Enya, Cerys, Kai, Lucas, Dexter, James and Thomas who all were rewarded with their 100% attendance certificates this week.
Wednesday 17th January - Can we eat it?
This week during Welly Wednesday we went outside, despite the snow and freezing temperatures, and talked about which part of the plant we can eat. Do we eat the leaves, the root, the seeds, the flower, the stem or the fruit part of a plant? We even had some carrots that had 'magically' grown in our garden, which we pulled out like the characters in The Enormous Turnip.
Wednesday 10th January 2018 - Welly Wednesday
This week on Welly Wednesday we looked at three different types of seeds and had to match them to the plant that we thought they would grow into.
We also went outside looking for any animals/insects that might be living in our garden. We found worms, centipedes, woodlice and even a caterpillar!
We talked about the animals that we'd like to be in our garden and what we could grow/build to encourage them.
Monday 8th January 2018 - Basketball Training
Today we have received some Basketball training from Stedy, an ex Birmingham Bullets player. We had lots of fun!
Wednesday 3rd January - From field to fork
Welcome back to another exciting term in Purple Class. Our topic this term is all about from field to fork. We will be looking at plants and how they grow, looking at animals and humans and how they grow and of course we've set ourselves the 'Ground Force' challenge of tidying and re-planting the school garden. We are very much looking forward to our welly Wednesdays!
To launch our topic we spent some time in the garden, beginning the huge clean up task.
As you can see, we have a huge job ahead of us but we're really excited about the challenge!
We also looked at baby photographs of ourselves, look at how much we've changed!
Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Merry Christmas Everyone!
Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Baird and Mrs Seaman-Peake would like to wish all the children in Purple Class a very merry Christmas. A big thank-you for the gifts we have received and we hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and Santa brings you something you have asked for. You all deserve it!
We had a visit from Santa this morning, one last chance to ask him if we were on the naughty or nice list!
Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Trip to Derby County's iPro Stadium
As part of our topic 'Can we all be a sporting hero?', we were lucky enough to visit Derby County's football stadium today.
We started with reading fact files about 2 of Derby's most famous players/managers Steve Bloomer and Brian Clough, and sitting in the seats and sketching the pitch and terraces.
We then had a walk around the outside of the stadium answering quiz questions related to what can be seen around the ground.
Finally we had a tour around the inside of the ground. We went to where the directors sit whilst watching the matches, we sat in the dug out and were very impressed that Derby's seats are heated, and even visited the home and away changing rooms. They were very different! We also visited the media room where the Derby Manager and players speak to the TV and newspaper reporters. We all had an amazing day.
Monday 27th November 2017 - Beau Barberista
On Monday we were invited to Beau Barberista where we were set a smoothie challenge. They want us to create our own healthy smoothie and then they will come into school and judge which is the best with the possibility of it being sold in their coffee shop. How exciting is that!
To launch it we were shown how to make a smoothie using a base and choosing very carefully what fruit to use, and then we got to taste it. We all gave it a big thumbs up.
A huge thank you to Beau Barberista for helping us with our challenge.
Monday 13th November 2017 - Open Afternoon
Over the weekend we set the children a homework challenge of designing their own sports wear. Then on Monday we invited parents and grandparents in to help the children create their design. We all did a fabulous job!
Monday 13th November - Shoe box Appeal
A huge thank you to Grace, Evie, Emilia, Jessica, Harry, Lucas, Enya, Sophie and Alicia who have all sent in a box to support our appeal this year. An extra thank you to Emilia and Lily and their families for sending in two boxes!
Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Fire talk
We were lucky enough to have Kate form Swadlincote Fire Service join us to talk about fire safety around the home.
She talked to us about what the fire service do and that they even have dogs help them investigate the causes of fire.
She shared what were the main causes of fire in the home, such as lit candles, forgotten pans on the stove, fireplaces, plugs and cigarettes and spoke to us about smoke alarms and how important these are in the home and to check them on a weekly basis. She showed us the importance of stop, drop and roll if our clothes were ever to set alight. She also talked to us about having a fire plan and to talk to our families about the importance of this.
Tuesday 31st October 2017 - Can I be a sporting hero?
To kick off our new topic we took part in lots of sports themed activities. Every time the whistle blew we had to compete in races against Orange and Yellow Classes and show our good sportsmanship, and congratulate the other classes if they won.
We then brainstormed ideas to come up with all the different sports that we already knew about.
We were introduced to nine different people and we had to decide who they were and what they did for a living. We will find out more about these people as the topic continues.
Finally, we designed, created and played our own table top games.
We had lots of fun!
Thursday 12th October 2017
Summer Reading Challenge
Well done to all of the children who completed the Woodville Schools Federation Summer Reading Challenge.
Charlotte, Bentley, Archie, Cerys, Lily, Jessica, Alicia, Georgia, Joshua, Thomas, George, Kyden and Kai were all super readers over the holidays and were presented with a certificate and a pencil.
Wednesday 6th September 2017
We hope you have had a lovely Summer holiday. We have certainly enjoyed listening to what everyone has been up to over the holidays, it certainly sounds like you've all been very busy!
Everyone has settled into Purple Class and are already showing Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Baird and Mrs Seaman-Peake that we are ready for Year 2 and ready to work hard and do our best.
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Well done to Andrew, Liam, Aidan, Maisie, Jasmine, Scarlett, Macey, Alicia, Joshua, Bethany, Calum, George and Olivia who all were presented with their 100% attendance certificates this week.
Monday 5th June 2017
Purple Class have made Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Baird and Mrs Seaman-Peake extremely proud over the past few weeks. Their resilience and attitude towards the SATs tests was amazing and they all took it in their stride. A HUGE well done to you all.
Monday 15th May 2017
Grown-ups joined us for an animal print themed open afternoon. Alongside their child they recreated animal print using different kinds of medium and then used the animal silhouette
to complete the picture.
Monday 24th April 2017
Well done to Liam, Aidan,Ava,Bethany, Calum,Jasmine G, Scarlett, Alfie, Alicia, George, Joshua, Kiera, Amy, Olivia, Bella, Michael, Andrew, Macey, Jasmine H amd Jayden for all coming to school everyday last term.
Monday 24th April 2017
Today we had a visit from Laura and some of her friends to launch our new topic...'What is the deadliest living thing?'
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