Purple Class News
Hello Purple Class...we are now in 2019, although I wonder how long it will take me not to put 2018 on the board...you'll have to help me out!
I really hope you have had a great break so far. Thank you so much for your wonderful and generous gifts for Christmas. Miss Arscott, Mrs Moran and I are very grateful, so thank you.
Peggy and Bertie were very pleased with their carrots as an early treat and on Christmas day opened their pine cone garland (it's been munched a bit), their sunflower seed gingerbread man (only one leg was left by lunchtime) and their tasty hay (a big hit too). I have sent the card you made to the rescue centre where we got Bertie from and I'm sure they will be very pleased to hear how he is getting on. The guineas have developed a new bad habit - tipping the bowl upside down. I have tried explaining to them that it's not a good plan as they then can't get to the food, but they didn't seem to take that in. They haven't done it today...yet.
When I see you all on Monday, we will begin our topic of 'Best Books'. Please have a think about what your favourite book is and if you have it, bring it in to show. You'll need to be able to explain a little bit about the book and what makes it your 'best book'. I'm sure we'll have a good variety. I've got some of my favourites to share too. Peggy and Bertie have their favourite book at school already - they're trying to get top marks - teacher's pets :)
See you soon.
Miss Kuriger, Peggy (currently munching nuggets) and Bertie (currently munching hay)
Hello Purple Class,
I hope you are all well and have had a lovely week's break from school. You were so brilliant in your class assembly on the last day of term, I'm sure you've had a well deserved rest.
When we come back to school, we are going to learn about Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day as these are both happening in the first week. So if you'd like to do some homework next week, perhaps you could find out if there are any stories to tell about the World Wars in your family. Maybe there was a relative that took part. Maybe you have a few photos. You can share what you find out in class.
The following week we will start our 'Special Places' topic and I'll be planning lots of different home learning opportunities for you.
See you on Monday
Miss K, Mabel and Peggy :)
Your child will bring a trip letter home today but in addition to the information on the letter:
- If your child would like to come dressed up as a Victorian for the trip, they are most welcome to but they will still need to wear sensible shoes and have a waterproof coat.
- Please can all children (including those who are having a Blackwell Kitchen dinner) bring a small rucksack so that they can carry their lunch, snack and drink with them during the day.
Hello Purple Class,
I just wanted to write you a little well done letter as you all did brilliantly settling in to the new classroom and new lessons. I was particularly impressed with your history learning this week and you interpreted many different historical sources to find out what life was like back in the Victorian era. It won't be long before mums, dads and visitors will get a little look at your fabulous learning on Open Evening.
Don't forget the Victorian visit later this term too. I have been to have a sneaky look and plan some great learning for you and I think you'll love it. It would be really lovely if we could travel back in time and dress up as real Victorians too. It will make the day even more exciting. Have a think about a simple costume you might wear. Perhaps you could do a little bit of research with a grown up to find out more.
On Friday you will have brought home a class newsletter and homework sheet. I wrote the Forest School days on there and lots of other helpful information too. Why not have a try at a homework activity this weekend? You can hand in your green homework book on Monday.
That's all for now,
Miss Kuriger, Mabel and Peggy
Well Purple Class...now Yellow Class,
Thank you so much for a lovely end of term with really thoughtful cards, wishes and gifts. You have all been very generous and we appreciate your thanks.
You have all been a super class, full of kind and caring people who work hard and will do well. Have a lovely summer holiday and don't forget to speak to us in September when the thought of Purple Class is far behind you!
Thank you again,
Miss Kuriger and Mrs Moran x
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) :)