Friday 21st December 2018 - When Purple Class met Santa
Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Higson and Mrs Seaman-Peake would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a huge thank you for Christmas gifts we have received.
Enjoy the break and we will see you in 2019.
Friday 15th November 2018 - Mathematician, Reader and Writer of the Week.
These children have shown lots of effort and perseverance in their work this week. Well done!
Friday 15th November 2018 - Purple Class 'Do Their Thing'
Today we came dressed in non uniform to support Children in Need. The theme this year was 'Do your Thing' so we came dressed in whatever we wanted to. We had football kits, Princess outfits and of course Pudsey and Blush costumes.
Monday 12th October 2018 - Fire Safety Talk
Today we had a visit from Kate who works for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and is based in Swadlincote.
She came to talk to us about all the different roles the Fire Service carry out such as fire fighting, attending road traffic accidents and rescuing people who are trapped.
We all made a promise to NEVER touch lighters and matches and she talked to us about all the different ways a fire can start in the house.
She told us about Dexter who is the Fire Service's dog who is trained to help find out how a fire started.
Kate also taught us the STOP, DROP, ROLL procedure so we could help someone if they were on fire or if we were ever unlucky enough to be on fire ourselves.
We were told about the importance of smoke detectors in the house and how these should be tested weekly, and how it is very important to talk to our families about having a fire plan.
Watch Dexter and Freckles and how important it is to have a fire plan
Monday 12th October 2018 - Anti-Bullying Week
Today we donned our odd socks to show our support to this year's Anti-Bullying campaign and every child was given a choose respect wristband.
This song was written for Anti Bullying Week 2018. .
Friday 9th December 2018 - Mathematician and Reader of the Week
Our mathematician this week has been trying really hard with their maths and working hard on something they have previously found tricky.
Our reader used excellent detective and prediction skills when reading our wish story ‘The Magic Paintbrush’. well done girls!
Tuesday 6th November 2018 - Trip to Derby County's Pride Park Stadium
Today to help launch our new topic 'Can I be a sporting hero?' we visited Pride Park. We started the day with a colouring competition that Derby County had set us, then we toured the outside of the stadium looking for answers to some questions such as Who is Derby's main sponsor and who is the statue of outside the player's entrance? Then we had a look around the home and away dressing rooms, comparing the two and eventually went pitch side and sat in the home heated dug out seats and met Rammie.
Monday 5th October - I wish...
We started our new Talk 4 Writing unit by jumping into our wishes pictures, just like Mary Poppins jumped into hers. We had wishes such as wanting to fly so they could change the weather, travel to space so they could steal the stars, drive a racing car and win the trophy just like Lewis Hamilton and fly like a unicorn and visit unicorn land, to name but a few.
Thursday 25th October 2018 - 100% attendance
Well done to all of these children who have been in school every day this term. An amazing 18 children.
Thursday 25th October 2018 - Design & Technology Week
Linking to our topic 'Beside the Seaside' this week we have designed and made our very own lighthouses. We started the week by reading the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' by Ronda and David Armitage.
We then designed our lighthouses, thinking about the different materials we would use to create the different parts of the lighthouse.
Once we had made them, we then evaluated our designs thinking very carefully what we would change if we were to make one again and what worked well.
Even Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Seaman-Peake made a clay lighthouse, with a working light!
Friday 19th October 2018 - Reader, Mathematician and Writer of the Week
This week our reader of the week has been reading lots at home and using her big sister to help her with this. Our mathematician has done brilliantly in their maths this week and our writer has been trying really hard to write an independent explanation text. Well done everybody!!
Friday 12th October 2018 - Reader, Writer & Mathematician of the Week
Our stars this week have wowed us with their non-fiction explanation text writing (have a look below), had resilience when maths has been a little tricky and overcame this, and for reading their book with fabulous expression, understanding and enjoyment.
Friday 5th October 2018 - Reader, Writer and Mathematician of the Week
We have all been working really hard again in Purple Class. Our reader, writer and mathematician of the week have impressed the adults with their resilience and super work. Well done!
Friday 28th September 2018 - Reader, Writer & Mathematician of the Week
Our reader of the week showed us how hard he his trying with his reading book, our writer used everything on the characterisation toolkit in her changed story this week, and our mathematician wowed us with his maths work and problem solving.
Well done to you all!
Friday 21st September 2018 - Reader & Writer of the Week
Well done to our reader and writer of the week. Our reader knocked Mrs SP's socks off with his reading of common exception words and book. Our writer of the week listened to the feedback from the previous lesson and followed his story plan accurately and with lots of detail. Well done boys!
Friday 21st September 2018 - We're going to the Seaside
The children have been learning the poem 'We're going to the seaside'. We have been reciting the poem using Talk 4 Writing actions and also using our colour wash art skills, and feet, to create seaside inspired art.
Friday 14th September 2018 - Reader & Writer Of The Week
Well done to these children who have been chosen as our first reader and writer of the week in Purple Class. They wrote an amazing independent change story and read and found the correct grammar in the story The Rainbow Fish.
Wednesday 6th September 2018
A huge welcome back to all of the children in Purple class. We hope you have had an amazing summer and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures.
Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Higson and Mrs Seaman-Peake are very excited about this academic year and are looking forward to all the exciting learning we are going to do together.
Tuesday 19th June 2018 - Rangoli Art
Today we welcomed Ashok into Year 2 who is an artist who specialises in Rangoli art.
Rangoli is an indian art form where decorative patterns are created using materials such as rice, flour and petals. These are often created for festivals like Diwali and the designs are thought to bring good luck!
To create our art we used coloured salt, mung beans, lentils, barley and vermicelli. We drew around our hands, feet and bodies to create patterns and then filled them in using the different materials. We had lots of fun.
Friday 15th June 2018 - Dinner with Dad
On Friday we invited our Dads, Grandads and Uncles into class and set them a challenge to re-create the lighthouse from the book 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We even tested their engineering skills to see if they could re-create the moving pulley system. They all stepped up to the challenge and did an amazing job and definitely earned their lunch.
Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Beside the seaside
To begin our new topic this term 'Beside the seaside' we introduced the book The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch. This book is all about a naughty seagull who keeps pinching the lighthouse keeper's lunch, and what he and his wife can do to stop it.
Therefore we designed, made and ate our own disgusting sandwiches, some of us chose to have marmite and horseradish in our sandwich, others mustard and marmite and we even had a curry sauce and marmite sandwich. YUK! We thought the more disgusting the sandwich was then the seagull wouldn't want to eat pinch and eat it.
Friday 25th May 2018 - RMS Titanic arrives in Woodville
This term's homework challenge was to build your own model of the Titanic. As always the models have really impressed us and we can never believe how much hard work and attention to detail that goes into them. Thank you to all the adults that helped to build these models.
Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Zorbing Fun
We have been working so hard in Purple class this year that the teachers decided we needed a treat. To let off some steam we took part in a zorbing session and had an awesome time.
Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Were you 1st, 2nd or 3rd class?
In our topic this week 'Who is responsible for the sinking of the Titanic?' we travelled aboard the Titanic. We were issued with either a first, second or third class ticket and spent our time being waited on by silver service butlers in first class with fancy food. Second class ticket holders were also served with food but not at such a high standard as first, and third class were just given their very basic food and told to help themselves!
The third class were limited where they could go and their accommodation was very small, whereas first class had the choice of the Turkish bath, swimming pool, massage parlour, library and even the smoking room!
Monday 16th April 2018 - 100% Attendance
A huge well done to these children who achieved 100% attendance last term. You are amazing!
Monday 9th April 2018 - Kwik Cricket Coaching
As well as launching our new topic today 'Who is responsible for the sinking of the Titanic?' We have also received some Kwik cricket training from Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Friday 23rd March 2018 - Easter Activity Day
Today we spent the day travelling around the Federation, visiting the different year groups, taking part in lots of different Easter themed activities. We made Easter cards, Easter bunnies, baskets and eggs and we even played chocolate bingo! It was a lovely way to spend the last day of what has been a very short but incredibly busy term.
Tuesday 20th March 2018 - A visit from the animal man
We were lucky enough on Tuesday to have a visit from Spike the animal man and some of his furry friends.
We met Sniff the Tenrec from Madagascar, and found out the females have 42 babies in one go!
Next we met and held some Madagascan hissing cockroaches.
After that Spike showed us a Chilean Rose Tarantula, but we weren't allowed to touch it as we might have scared it.
Then we got to stroke an Australian Crested Gecko called Cresty, who had been frightened at a party and lost his tail!
Next came along Doris the Bearded Dragon who was very hungry so we were lucky enough to see it have a snack on a grasshopper. See the video below.
Then it was the turn of Kellogg the Albino Corn Snake, who wasn't slimy at all, and Spike told us that snakes don't actually hiss, it's their tail rattling that makes the noise.
Finally , Spike showed us Alan the Scops Owl who lives originally in North Africa or South Europe. We had to stroke him with the backs of our hands so the grease off our palms didn't damage his feathers.
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?'
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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