Welcome to Purple Class!
Purple class team are; Ian - class teacher, Nikki our lead teaching assistant (TA2) and our TA1 team of Charlotte, Jemma and our new arrival Marie.
For the remainder of the summer term our topic is called 'Splish splash splosh', and will involve lots of water play and investigation. We will of course be having lots of fun with water but we will also be investigating how to stay dry in wet weather and will be looking at lots of different uses for water too.
Towards the end of term we will be visiting the water play park in Cassiobury Park Watford, we will also be having a water fun afternoon at school.
We will be continuing to swim until the end of the academic year.
Ian and the purple class team.
We are very excited about visiting Mead Open Farm and have our fingers crossed that the weather will be fair!
In the classroom and around the school we will be learning animal names and the sounds each animal makes, we will also be making representations of each animal using a range of materials.
In numeracy sessions we will be doing lots of work counting and grouping animals and also sorting animals.
Busy sorting farmyard animals
Our literacy sessions will be led by the story 'Who's in the shed?' by Brenda Parkes.
This half term our topic is called 'Making sense' and we will be investigating our senses. This will involve lots of tasting, smelling, looking, listening and touching and will also give the children a chance to think about what they like and don't like!
During this half term we have chosen an author to focus on (this is an extended version of world book week). Across Key Stage One we will be enjoying the work of Nick Sharratt, you can find out more about him and his books here.
Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly work
Purple class have enjoyed taking part in their topic 'What a performance' this half term. We have been working with the story 'Going on a bear hunt' and everybody has enjoyed learning the story and actions. We even had a final 'performance' of the story at the end of term!
In ICT this half term we have been focusing on moving a cursor around the screen and clicking to cause an effect. We have used several programmes to develop this skill including a 'Find Mr Tumble' game from the Cbeebies website, to which there is a link for you below: