Purple Class News
So the match has just finished and we're through to the semi finals! Later on we will find out who our opponents will be.
Let's take this chance to extend our geography learning. This week we have investigated where our food comes from, using food packaging to learn more.
If you'd like to do some homework, try and find out more about the countries that are still in the world cup - England, France, Belgium, Russia and Croatia (at the moment) and learn about their climates. Then you can predict what sort of foods are grown there. Perhaps you can research on the internet too.
Let us know what you find out!
Dear Purple Class parents,
Thursday 19th July is Purple Class family assembly, all about the farm. It would be lovely if children could dress up as farmers for this. We have their forest school wellies in school, but please could you send in some suitable clothes? – e.g. a checked shirt/top, dungarees or jeans/shorts, a straw hat if you have one. Please don’t feel like you need to buy anything especially, just pick from what you already have. Send clothes into school in a named bag by Monday 16th July.
Thanks very much. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you for the assembly. We’ll get practising!
Thank you to those parents who have returned order forms. We have been very busy baking!
If you have not yet returned your form and do want to order biscuits, please return it as soon as you can. We would hate to run out of our delicious treats and our baking time is limited.
Miss Kuriger (on behalf of 'Purple Class Yum Scrums' biscuit business) :)
Hello grown ups,
Get ready for the launch of our new business 'Purple Class Yum Scrums'!
Today children in Purple will be bringing home order forms for their delicious biscuits. This form is mainly to give us an idea of how many biscuits to make. Please come and buy your biscuits after school on Monday 25th June or any extras we have we'll sell at the Summer Fair. If you're not able to come in to buy them, then you can send in the form along with the money.
Also, if children wish to sell any biscuits to neighbours or family friends, then please can you support them in taking any orders and collecting money? Then next week, children can bring the biscuits home to deliver.
Miss Kuriger and Miss Rees
Hello Purple Class,
Well done on a super end to the half term. It was a shame about the rain and our lack of sports day, but we now have something to look forward to later on in the summer term. I hope that this week you have a good rest and get to spend some lovely time with your families.
We looked up the weather forecast on Thursday and we noticed the thunder storms for the weekend. Those of you that are camping, I hope your tents did not turn into boats! Mabel and Peggy are certainly glad they are indoor guinea pigs. As I type, Peggy is snoozing in the house and Mabel is hay munching.
Remember to keep up the reading over the holiday and dip into some timetables learning too. Our new topic is called 'Build a Business' and we'll be learning about how we can be good entrepreneurs...what a tricky word that is! Can you find out what it means?
See you in a week,
Miss K, Mabel and Peggy xx
Some of you have been asking about costumes for Thursday...if children are wearing a costume for the Tudor Fayre, then they are welcome to come in wearing the costume and they can stay in it all day. If it's a bit of a burden (I'm imagining a cardboard and tinfoil knight in shining armour!) then children can bring in some clothes to change into after the event.
Hope that helps. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you on Thursday.
Mabel and Peggy (our guinea pigs for those who are not piggy followers) have just come inside from an afternoon nibbling grass in the garden (and even meeting an inquisitive neighbouring cat!).
They wanted me to remind you that if you are bringing in tasty dandelion leaves, as some of you have done in the past couple of weeks, please first ask a grown up that the leaves have not been anywhere where weed killer or fertiliser is used. Also, verges where dogs like to walk and...well, avoiding those areas might be a good plan too.
Thank you and see you tomorrow...Mabel and Peggy (now munching hay) xx
Well done Purple Class! We had a great day today at Kenilworth Castle despite the cold weather and wind.
Mr and Mrs Kuriger noticed how sensible you all were and how much you all knew about castles and the Tudors.
I really enjoyed climbing the tower and clambering up the hill as invaders. I know lots of you enjoyed those parts too. Mortimer, our friendly raven, also had a fabulous day, meeting some of his friends. He's now having a snooze in his sleeping bag after a tiring day :)
See you in the morning...we'll look at some photographs.
Miss K (and Mortimer) :)
On Monday, we are off on our castle trip and everyone needs a small backpack to carry their lunch in (even if you are having a lunch provided by Mrs Barker) and a water bottle that is well sealed! You may come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers and a hooded waterproof coat is essential in these April showers!
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our castle adventure!
Hello Purple Class,
Finally, as we get ready for Summer term, it's starting to feel like Spring! You had such an excellent end to Spring term with the Easter coffee morning. Excellent singing everyone...great pitching, dynamics and smiles! I know the grown ups were quite impressed. Also I know Mabel and Peggy enjoyed their visit...I wonder if they would have enjoyed Mrs Barker's carrot cake...
So as you're enjoying a rest, don't forget to get your nose in a book and keep up the times tables and doubles - Hit the Button is a good place to start.
Our next topic will be 'Castles and Dragons' - so if you want to get ahead with some learning, then you could do some research.
See you soon,
Miss Kuriger and Mrs Moran
Hello Purple Class!
Just a quick message from us to say we are safe and snug at Miss Kuriger's house...now that Miss Kuriger's boiler is working again. She decided it was a good plan to bring us home on Thursday just in case Friday's weather was bad. We think it was a good plan too. You don't need to worry about us being stranded at school. So we spent our first snow day snoozing, munching hay and salad and then playing tig.
Thank you for a super week. We have felt very happy and welcome. See you next week.
Mabel and Peggy (the guineas) xx
Do you remember your first day at school? I bet many of you were very frightened and didn't really know what to expect.
Well tomorrow the guinea pigs will pack their bags and get ready for their first day at school. They will be terrified because small animals can be nervous of changes, especially when they're little. I'm sure they will not be fans of the car journey and they'll be in a different cage too, so we must make sure we come into school very quietly. Even piggie 1, who has been racing around and bouncing up and down all afternoon, will go into hiding I'm sure.
I weighed them today. Piggie 1 is 473g and piggie 2 is 446g. I can tell they are much bigger in a week already.
If you have not returned your permission form allowing you to handle the guinea pigs and also telling school about any possible allergies, then please bring it back on Monday or ask your grown ups to write a little note.
See you on Monday!
Miss K, piggie 1 and piggie 2
Today the girls are getting a little more confident. Piggie 1 has been up and down, up and down on the roof of her house. She's also been skipping around excitedly and jumping around - the woodshavings have been flying! Piggie 2 is creeping around cautiously - she squeaks all the time she's on the move.
Yesterday they had broccoli - that was a big hit. They ate the stalks first. Today they have had celery, lettuce and cucumber. Piggie 2 ate the lettuce straight away and piggie 1 nibbled the corner of each piece and dropped it on the ground. Both of them ate the edge of the cucumber and then later ate the middles. I told you guineas were a fussy bunch.
I noticed some nibbles on the edge of their wooden house today - like we predicted there would be. They're making sure their teeth stay short.
That's all for now,
Miss K, piggie 1 and piggie 2 (they really do need some names soon)
So here's the latest piggie update. The guineas are settling in well. They are still very tricky to catch as they run off so quickly but once I am holding them they are beginning to enjoy a cuddle. They both purr (lots of little squeaks) when I stroke them which shows they like it.
Yesterday I gave them some cucumber but they ran off after sniffing it. I think they were nervous of it, but when I looked in this morning it had been nibbled. The tomato however, was not touched at all.
Piggie 2 is definitely still very shy but piggie 1 is finding her feet. I am sure she will be the boss of the cage. When I went into the room yesterday, unbelievably she was sitting on the roof of their little wooden house munching some hay! Piggie 1 is also quite nosey. If I'm holding her she tries to turn round to see what's going on. She won't sit still at the moment.
They had a little grass this morning (disappeared in seconds) and some celery leaves but they turned their noses up at those. In a few weeks time I'm sure they'll be gobbling all in sight as a guinea pig usually does.
Miss Townsend came round to see them today. She thinks they are wonderful and cannot wait to give them a cuddle when they are a bit braver.
I'll update again soon.
Miss K, piggie 1 and piggie 2
Hello Purple Class,
I thought you'd like to know how the guinea pigs are settling. I'll put a few updates on for you this week.
The guineas are still very nervous but they have crept out of their house and had a little bit of hay, some nuggets and a few nibbles of carrot. If they know I am watching them, then they zip back into their house as quick as a flash. So I am peeping around the door frame at them so they don't know I'm there!
One is definitely braver than the other. She is easier to catch and is a bit more inquisitive. The other is very very quick but once I've picked her up she does sit still - which is better than yesterday.
I'll update you again in a day or two.
Miss K, piggie 1 and piggie 2