Welcome to Purple Class
We have really enjoyed our first week back and have settled in really well to our new classes.
In Maths this week we have been ordering numbers and seeing how far we can count. We have also been adding numbers using number lines and 100 squares.
In English we have listened to the story of 'Bog Babies'. We have been writing a retell of the story ready for our 'Bog Baby' display. We have been thinking about the different settings and what the characters might be saying.
In the afternoons we have had a PE session which we really enjoyed. We have also been thinking about who our 'safe person' on school is if we are worried about anything. We have learnt what to do if we are worried and how it would make us feel.
We have had another exciting week this week, on Tuesday it was Transition day and we all got to meet our new teachers for next year. Year 2 went to the Junior School for the morning and met their new teachers and did some new learning. We stayed for our lunch and a play outside. We all had a lovely time and are looking forward to starting next year. Year 1 spent the morning in their new class and had a go at being year 2's. It was very exciting and we enjoyed meeting our new teacher.
We are looking forward to next week and joining in Sports Day activities on Monday. On Wednesday we are looking forward to celebrating our success at school and going to the cinema to see 'Minions'.
In Purple class our Learning Hero was Gergely he was a Charlie Challenge for writing a fantastic 'Lost and Found' story and our Handwriting award went to A-J she tried really hard to improve her handwriting by making it smaller and forming each letter carefully. Well done!!
Our attendance was 95.6% which is slightly lower than the target of 96.1%
This week has been very exciting for Year 2's! On Thursday the Year 3 teachers from the Junior school came to meet with us and work with us for the morning. We had to write a letter to give information about ourselves. We also had a Maths activity which we really enjoyed. We had a lovely morning and are looking forward to Transition morning on Tuesday.
We have been learning how to use speech marks for when a character talks in English. We have been also ordering words in a sentence so that they make sense.
In Maths we have been consolidating and preactising our number skills.
In Topic we have been sorting animals according to different criteria and using a sorting key to identify animals.
The Handwriting award went to Evie for trying hard to really improve her writing and Maciej was a Charlie Challenge Learning Hero. He wrote a fabulous recount of our trip to the Gurdwara last week. The weather this week has been a challenge too sometime but all the children have really tried hard to keep cool and work really hard. Our attendance this week was was 94.8% which is slighly lower than our target of 96.1%
This week in Maths we have been learning how to work out multiplication using arrays. We know how to write both the repeated addition and multiplication number sentence.
In English we have been looking at how to change tenses from past to present. We have looked at certain words in a sentence and changed them to the past tense.
On Tuesday we visited the Gurdwara in Leamington. We covered our heads with a scarf, took our shoes off andwashed our hands as a mark of respect. We learnt about the 5 K's and how the Sikh community use the Gurdwara.
Purple class's attendance was 94.8% which is slightly lower than our target of 96.1%. Year 1 and 2 were all awarded class of the week for their excellent behaviour on our trip this week. Well done everyone!
Our Learning Hero this week was Ruby.
This week in English we have been basing our learning around 'Lost and Found'. Year 1 have written a retell of the story and Year 2 created a comic strip with captions, actions and speech. We have also been learning what a verb and a noun is and finding these in different sentences. We now know that a verb is a doing/action word like run, jump, skip and a noun is the name of a person, place or object eg. girl, school and table.
In Maths we have been learning to describe 2D and 3D shapes according to their properties. We have been looking at lines of symmetry and identifying them. On our cross curricular Friday session we went upto Gruffalo Woods and went on an Artic animal picture hunt. We then put our findings into a graph and answered questions about what we found.
In Topic we have been learning about the Inuit people and how they live. We have found it very interesting and is so different to how we live. In Computing we have been creating our own Powerpoint presentation about our Topic 'Poles Apart'. We can add a new slide, change the font, copy and paste pictures and use the internet to find out information to use.
In Purple class it has been another busy week. Our Learning Hero was Sandra. She produced a super detailed comic with captions, speech bubbles and elipses.
Madison won our Handwriting award for making a real effort to improve the presentation of her work. Well done!
We had quite a few poorly children so our attendance was 93.2% lower than the target of 96.1%. We need to improve next week, hopefully we'll be a much healthier class!
As you know we will be going on our trip to the Gurdwara next Tuesday 23rd June.We are looking for volunteers to help, please see your class teacher if you would be willing. Thank you.
This week we have been writing poems about our topic Poles Apart. We have been experimenting with using similies and metaphors in our poetry. We have also been thinking about how poetry makes us feel.
In Maths we have been solving problems involving capacity. We have learnt when measuring liquids we use litres and millilitres. To bring the weeks learning together we made Artic drinks. We had to measure 200ml of juice into a cup and we chose whether we had 200ml of one drink or had 50ml of each.
In Geography we have consolidated our learning on Continents. We have now learnt the five seas, Pacific, Indian, Southern, Artic and Atlantic and where they are.
Letters have gone home today for our trip to visit the Gurdwara, please could you return them to school as soon as possible. Thank you.
This has been another busy week in Purple class. The Handwriting Cartificate went to Logan, he produced some lovely writing in his poem about snow. Well done Logan!
A-J was our Charlie Challenge this week thinking of some really fabulous similies to include in her poem. Well done A-J!
Our attendance was 92.8% which is slightly lower than our traget of 96.1%
This week we have been measuring in Maths using grams. We weighed out ingredients and made our own pizzas. On Friday we went up to Gruffalo Wood and cooked our pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven. They tasted delicious!
In Art we have been looking at pictures of the Northern Lights. As a class we recreated the picture using chosen techniques. We have displayed it on our board and next week we will be writing poems to put on it.
In our Computing sessions we have been researching pictures of the Northern Lights and pasting them onto Word.
Our Learning Hero was Erin G and our Handwriting Award went to Madison. Purple class attendance was 95% which is below the target of 96.1%!
This week in Year 1 we listened to the story of the 'Enormous Turnip'. Using the text we have been writing sentences using adjectives.
In Maths we have been ordering ordinal numbers and using positional language.
In Topic we have been planting the seedlings into Gruffalo Woods. We have learnt about the differences between fruits and vegetables and sorted them into the right group.
In Art we have drawn observational drawings of apples and tomatoes and labelled the parts.
In Year 2 we have been writing our own stories. We chose our favourite story from a selection of story starters. We have also written a newspaper report based on the disappearance of 'The Twits'.
The handwriting certificate was awarded to Madison this week.
Also a very well done to Nika for some beautifully presented homework this week!
Year 1 and 2 choir have been practising really hard for the Rugby World Cup song 'When Lions Roar'. Jason Moss from Rugby FM came in and recorded the whole school. They were amazing. We are looking forward to taking the choir to the Benn Hall to sing with the band 'Speak Brothers'. We may even get filmed for television.
This week Year 1 we have been learning to add two numbers together and solving number problems, using our fantastic adding skills! In English we have been writing our own stories based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have been trying to remember to use full stops, capital letters, conjunctions and adjectives.
In Topic we have been planting seeds and looking at parts of a plant.
Year 2 have been working very hard on their end of year assessments. Well done Year 2!
This week our Handwriting award went to Tobi for really trying hard with his joining.
Our Learning Hero this week was Malachai. He has settled in really well trying really hard with his learning.
This week our attendance has been 97.6% which is above our school target of 96.2%. We need to try harder next week because we want Shilpa!
Another super week. Well done Purple class!
In Year 2 we have been working hard on our end of Year 2 assessments.
This has been a very busy week in Purple class. The children have worked so hard. Sandra did some beautiful handwriting in her research about foxes and earned herself a handwriting certificate. Well done Sandra! Riley showed how hard he could work and we were really pleased when he kept on trying even when he found something quite hard. He was a Charlie Challenge this week. Well done Riley!
Zara was a brilliant School Councillor in her first assembly this week.
Icee-Lyn and Vanessa are enjoying wearing their new Playground Council tabbards.
Well done Purple class another super week.
In Maths we have been learning about hundreds, tens and units. We know how to work out how many are in each numbers.
In Topic we have continued to find out about aeroplanes. We have found out about Frank Whittle. He was born in Coventry and invented a jet engine to help planes to go higher and faster. We have seen photographs of a roundabout in Lutterworth that has an aeroplane on it. It has been made to help us remember the hard work of Sir Frank Whittle. He set up a company in Lutterworth called 'Powerjets Limited'.