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Purple Class 

Autumn 2

 We started this half term learning about Diwali. We enjoyed the story of Rama and Sita and finding out about how Diwali is celebrated around the world.  

The same week we celebrated  bonfire night. We worked in groups to make up fantastic firework poems thinking about what fireworks and bonfires look like and the sounds they make. We had fun with glittery and sparkly firework pictures and used out ICT skills to paint pictures on the computer. 



We marked Remembrance Day along with the rest of the school as we stood silently to remember all those who have given so much in so many wars. We wore our lovely felt poppies which we made using our sewing skills. We also painted poppies in different ways using different textures. 



Continuing our theme of light  and dark, we have been thinking about things that give us light and those that do not. We also talked about the differences between natural and made made light. We have enjoyed a dark den in the classroom.  We are all very much enjoyed our Pyjama day when we wore our PJs to school, had hot chocolate and enjoyed stories by torch light. We also talked about nocturnal and diurnal animals and the things we do in the day time and at night. 

Now that we are into December we are starting on lots of fun Christmas activities. We have put our tree up in the classroom and have an Advent Calendar we are opening each day. We have been making paper chains to decorate the room. 

Last week we made a display called ‘Winter Penguins’. Some of us painted penguins and some of us made penguins out of 2D shapes. 


Autumn 1

Hello and Welcome to Purple Class. 

We have had a very enjoyable start to the new term getting to know each other and learning all about school life and routines.  We are pleased to say that everybody has settled in well.  We are enjoying sharing the children's 'All about Me' books with them, it is a perfect way to get to know a little more about them and for them to start to build relationships with us.  

The children have each painted a self-portrait using a mirror to look at their hair, skin, eyes and lips and choose the colours they thought appropriate for them.  The results are gorgeous and as individual as they children themselves. 

Over the next weeks we will continue to think about some of our favourite things, our feelings and our senses.  We will start on some work exploring numbers and read lots of our favourite stories as well as beginning to learn our phonics sounds. 


Summer 1 

To celebrate World Book Day, we created a display to show our favourite book characters. 

We talked about the different seasons and what happens in each season. We created a spring display and used our phonics to label our pictures. 

During our topic of knights, kings, queens and princesses, we created a whole class story. We also created our own shields and split pin knights. 

Spring 1 

Our topic this half term is The World Around Us. We will be looking at a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Some of these will include; Kipper’s Toy Box, A place to call home, There’s a boy like me, Time to play and Clothes around the world. We will also be learning about Chinese New Year and how people may celebrate.


In foundation stage, we had a PJ day. As part of PJ day we had stories in the hall read by torch light. In class we had a bedtime drink and snack (hot chocolate and a biscuit) and designed pyjamas. It was a really fun day!