Purple Class News
Hello new Purple Class!
I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and you all have some interesting things to tell us after 6 weeks apart. It was good to see some of you in holiday club this week. Our classroom is now all ready for you and I've put your super scarecrows up in the classroom to spot on the first day back. I wonder what you're looking forward to most.
There's just a few days to go until I see you all together. Remember to get your head in a book so you're not too rusty with your reading and of course, have a practise getting up early!
In our first topic we will be making scarecrows - some big and some small. If your grown ups have any old clothes, hats, wellies or anything else that would look good on a scarecrow, if you have their permission then bring them in. We can then have a good choice of outfits for our scarecrows. How exciting! Also, any scraps of fabric would be useful for our mini scarecrows.
We look forward to seeing you all together in a few days time.
Miss Kuriger and Mrs Moran :)
I hope you are enjoying your week away from school learning and are managing to enjoy some sunshine (and put up with the rain!).
I have been busy looking back at your achievements from last term and what a lot of progress I can see! A very well done to you for all your super efforts so far this year.
We have just one half term together in Purple Class left. How time has flown! But it will be an action packed, learning filled, fun term.
I have been getting ready for our next topic of 'The Circus'. What can you find out about the circus? Can you find out what you might see there? If you were a clown, what would your clown name be and would you have any special tricks? Or any funny jokes? You can share your ideas when we're back together next week.
See you all for our topic day on Monday :)
Miss Kuriger :)
WAKE & SHAKE CHAMPIONS! Well done today for your fantastic performance in the wake and shake competition. Mrs Moss was very impressed with our Mexican wave addition and also with how much your coordination had improved. You certainly deserved the trophy today so well done :)
It's almost time for our sports day Purple Class! I know that you are so excited to join in the fun, games and races on Friday.
The weather forecast is looking promising so please make sure you put some suncream on on Friday morning and that you bring your sunhats along too. It would be a good idea to wear suncream on a normal school day if it's going to be a sunny day. That way you can enjoy the sunshine safely and happily. I'll definitely have mine ready.
Miss Kuriger :)
Hello all of Purple Class!
Well done on a great half term at school. We have done so much learning through our Adventures topic and also through our Easter topic. You have developed great map work skills in geography, the skill of fair testing in science and good reasoning skills through RE. Of course, your singing in our Easter coffee morning was fantastic too!
I have noticed this term that you are all seeming very much more grown up and are getting so much better at working together fairly and effectively. Well done everyone.
I hope that you can keep reading throughout the holiday (2 weeks away from school learning is definitely needed but can slow us down a little) and practising your maths facts. Remember, we all need to be able to say the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables quickly, in any order.
Our next topic in school will be 'Inventions' which I will be busy planning over the next few weeks. We will be learning about the Industrial Revolution in history and about forces in science.
I wonder what you might be able to find out before then? If you would like to do some research then http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/industrialrevolution.html is a good place to start. You can just research for fun, or you can present your research in any way to share with the class in the first week back.
Most importantly have fun, rest and stay safe!
See you in a couple of weeks. Miss K :)
Hello Purple Class!
I hope you've had a lovely lie in this morning and are enjoying the first day of your little break from school.
I wanted to say how proud I was of all of you at the end of last week.
It was a busy week indeed:
1. We made it to London and back - You showed excellent interest and excitement as we spotted real Egyptian artefacts.
2: Who could forget our class assembly? - What great performers you all were! A very big well done to every single person. You were very brave, grown up and professional and I know you really enjoyed taking part. I know your grown ups would have been really very proud of you too.
3. Your writing is coming on a real treat. - I was very pleased in literacy last week also as I saw great effort in your non-fiction writing. Mrs Moss also told me how much she enjoyed popping into class to see how we were getting on and noticing how much better you were doing in your writing.
So, you deserve a good break!
When we return to school next week, we will be learning all about 'Adventures'. I am busy planning all our fun and exciting learning tasks and I am enjoying researching some famous explorers too. We might pop to Forest School on Monday morning, so remember to bring your wellies back into school for the first day back if you took them home for the holiday.
I wonder if you might have an adventure of your own this holiday? Remember, our imaginations can take us on any adventures we like! We don't even need to leave home for an adventure.
It would be really useful for your learning if your grown ups could help you with a challenge over the next few days. We will be learning to tell the time on an analogue clock in maths. It can be really tricky. If you could get ahead with reminding yourself of o'clock and half past times, that would be great. But it would be even better if your grown ups could also help you with quarter past and quarter to times. If you've got that sorted, your next learning challenge is times to the nearest 5 minutes. Can anyone manage this?
Best wishes for a super rest of the week.
Miss K :)
By now hopefully you've had a little rest after a busy last week of term. I wanted to say a big well done to all of you for your wonderful Christmas performances - I was very proud to watch you all singing and dancing so confidently without any help from the teachers. You were very professional. I have a copy of the DVD which my grandma is looking forward to watching over Christmas! A big thank you too for all of your Christmas gifts and goodies - very kind and very much appreciated.
Over the holidays please keep reading and enjoying a book so that we stay ahead with our learning. Also, practise your two times table so you can say the multiplication and the division facts quickly and out of order. This is good to help with our doubles too.
When we start school again after the holidays we'll begin a 'Roald Dahl' topic. I know many of you will be very excited about this! In the first few days we'll be reading some stories and listening to them too. I wonder if any of you watched the new BFG film at the cinema recently...that is still showing in some cinemas and you will probably enjoy it as much as I did!
Perhaps you'd like to read a Roald Dahl book over the holidays...I wonder what your favourite one is. What makes Roald Dahl a super author? We can talk about our ideas when we're back together again.
Have a good rest of the holiday and see you in 2017!
Miss Kuriger :)
Over the next two weeks, your homework is to practise your 2 times table so that you know it by heart in any order and to enjoy lots of reading.
Love from Miss Kuriger :)
Hello Purple Class.
I just wanted to tell you again how fantastic I thought you all were today at our Indian Festival. I know that all of the grown ups that came were very impressed with all of your learning and enjoyed watching your Indian dance in particular.
A big well done to all of you!
Miss K :)
Hello Purple Class.
Can you believe we have completed one half term? There are 3 terms in a school year...so that makes 6 half terms. We have completed one out of six so that's one sixth of Purple class complete. Five sixths left to go so still plenty of learning time to enjoy together.
I have been so impressed at how much progress you have made this term already. You have worked very hard and have achieved very well. I am pleased that Purple team are growing up into the new challenges of year 2.
Have a wonderful half term break. Remember to keep reading and practising the 2, 5 and 10 counting patterns. This will help you to be ready for when we return.
Our new topic will be 'A Taste of India' - if you'd like to research and find out something interesting about India, then you can share your learning when we return to school. You can present your learning however you like.
See you soon,
Miss Kuriger :)
Hello Purple Class,
Just to say how impressed I am at how well you are looking after our little bird friends the last few weeks. Plop the owl and his dad, Mr Barn Owl, arrived with our new class story at the start of this topic.
They have both enjoyed visiting your homes and you have helped them to record their adventures really well in their diaries. I can't believe they have had so much fun - 3 birthday parties over the weekend, flying lessons, bath time, beavers...all sorts of excitement!
Thank you to all mums and dads who have also hosted our cuddly owls, and for providing some excellent photographs. If you do have photographs but are unable to print them, then please email them to school and I will print them out.
For those of you who have not yet hosted our friends, your name could be next out of the jar!
Keep up the good work.
Miss K :)
A great big Roman thumbs up to all of Purple and Yellow Class for such great learning and behaviour today. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Chedworth Roman Villa as much as I did.
The teachers at the centre said you were a credit to the school and they were extremely impressed with how sensible and grown up you were.
I have got plenty of photographs from today which I will show at our Grand Opening tomorrow. How exciting. I look forward to seeing lots of your grown ups and letting them know how well you have settled in. They can see lots of your learning too.
Miss Kuriger :)