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Welcome to KS1 - Purple Class!
Hello - A great big welcome from both your  teachers, Mrs Munro (Mon - Weds) and Mrs Roberts (Thurs - Fri).  Here is an overview of the areas we will be covering this term:

Summer Term 1 Overview for Parents 2017

Spring Term 2 Overview for Parents 2017

Spring Term 1 Overview for Parents 2017

Autumn Term 2 Overview for Parents 2016

Autumn Term 1 Overview for Parents 2016

A few photos from Alnwick Castle - lots of fun was had by all! July 2017

Design & Technology - We have been designing, building and evaluating our own medieval castles. July 2017

Celebrating 'OUTSIDE LEARNING WEEK JUNE 2017' - A great big thank you to all the parents who came and helped. We took part in four activities: 1. Mini-beasts on the Move 2. Tree Giants 3. Woodland Windows and 4. A Scavenger Hunt

ART WORK: We have been making copies of the Bayeux Tapestry

We worked together to sort words into the 'present' and 'past tense'.

Celebrating NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - we made our own county flag.

Celebrating NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - we made our own county flag. 1
Celebrating NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - we made our own county flag. 2
Celebrating NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - we made our own county flag. 3
Celebrating NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - we made our own county flag. 4

Today we ran our mile in the rain and in our 'athletics' lesson.

Today we ran our mile in the rain and in our 'athletics' lesson. 1

Topic work this term on travel and transport

Topic work this term on travel and transport 1
Topic work this term on travel and transport 2
Topic work this term on travel and transport 3

Hall display celebrating our African artwork

Hall display celebrating our African artwork 1
Hall display celebrating our African artwork 2
Hall display celebrating our African artwork 3
Hall display celebrating our African artwork 4

Today in ATHLETICS we ran, jumped and threw the howler.

Our first athletics session - we have been talking about how to run. We tried jogging and sprinting. We also looked at 'chest' passes using a large ball. We focused on improving our own performances.

Performing Sea Poetry

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The children worked in mixed groups to perform one of the poems we have been using in English this week. They had to decide how to perform their poems to the class. Here are their finished performances.

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Celebrating Earth Day with the campaign - SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL

Children have enjoyed using the Ozobots in ICT this week. Some tried to add some colour codes to see if they could make the Ozobot turn around.

British Science Week - we invited parents to share what we had been learning in science this week. We shared: Penguin Watch on the ipads / Planting beans in CD cases / Following up on our Flower Dye experiment / Following on from a visit from a GP we worked together to complete 'Our body' jigsaws. Did you try some of our experiments at home?

Red Nose Day 2017

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Mr Fowles came to talk to us about engineering in British Science Week

Celebrating British Science Week - A visit from Mr Burville. We found out all about seals and dolphins.

AFRICAN ART - we have been making our own Maasai head dresses. We designed a pattern for the band and added detail.

Outdoor Learning - We have been finding out about HIBERNATION ...... Which animals hibernate, where they hibernate and building our own nests for the dormouse and hedgehog to go to sleep in.

Today we had scooter training. We learnt how to check our scooters - handle bars, wheels, brakes and locks. We learnt how to cross the road with our scooters - STOP LOOK LISTEN. Do not ride your scooter across the road. Walk pushing it beside you.

We went to visit St James church - we looked at the features of the church and also took part in a pretend baptism.

The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities. We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ...

The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 1
The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 2
The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 3
The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 4
The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 5
The 40 acts of LOVE challenge - we have been completing lots of different activities.  We said THANK YOU to the people who make our dinner, tidied our classroom ... 6

The Sports Council decided that they would like to do races against children in their class/year group. Purple and Jade class got together to do this, divided into teams and did some brilliant races. The children won points for each race. Both classes said they really enjoyed themselves!

OUTSIDE LEARNING - STICK SCULPTURES. Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Look at our class hyacinth. We have also had one class member who has completed a 'growing' project at home. Look at the 'Astronaut Cress Seeds' and the diary made about their growth.

Look at our class hyacinth.  We have also had one class member who has completed a 'growing' project at home.  Look at the 'Astronaut Cress Seeds' and the diary made about their growth. 1
Look at our class hyacinth.  We have also had one class member who has completed a 'growing' project at home.  Look at the 'Astronaut Cress Seeds' and the diary made about their growth. 2
Look at our class hyacinth.  We have also had one class member who has completed a 'growing' project at home.  Look at the 'Astronaut Cress Seeds' and the diary made about their growth. 3

OUTSIDE LEARNING - WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT The children were split into teams and had to hunt around the school yard for different objects. Well done the Hawks who found six of the ten items on the list - oak bark, a holly leaf, a willow leaf, a beech leaf and a twig with lichen on.

Week 4 in our GYMNASTICS programme. This week we started to sequence four of our actions (jumps, rolls, balances and weight on hands)

Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time. Each child has a day for reading with the teacher. The other children take part in: Using the Non-Fiction book box. Reading magazines and comics. Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week. Choose books from the class library. Look at what we do below.

Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 1
Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 2
Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 3
Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 4
Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 5
Reading Time - Everyday we have quiet reading time.  Each child has a day for reading with the teacher.  The other children take part in:  Using the Non-Fiction book box.  Reading magazines and comics.  Using the Kindle - a reward for being Star of the Week.  Choose books from the class library.  Look at what we do below. 6

English - Children learnt poems about senses off by heart. They then performed them to the class. Here is two of them performing!

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As Tasty as a Picnic by Celia Warren

Science - Iceberg Experiment

Outside Learning - Cross Curricular ART. We made our own frames out of twigs and then found natural materials to weave into them.

Gymnastics - Spring 2017

 

We are learning about:

Balance

Travelling

Rolling

Jumping

Weight on hands

 

Today we looked at four different rolls - see videos

A forward roll

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A tuck roll

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A straight / pencil roll

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Children had a fabulous time on our trip for KS1 Christmas party day. For photos please see Green class page. Thank you. smiley   

HAPPY NEW YEAR and could we say a great big thank you for all the wonderful gifts we received.  Father Christmas was very generous.

Our hyacinth bulb has started to grow roots. (09.12.16)

Our hyacinth bulb has started to grow roots.  (09.12.16) 1

Our topic this term is Arctic Adventure. We have been learning about Inuit boats and have designed our own. Mrs Roberts asked us to use our designs to make a model of an Inuitk.

We are growing a hyacinth bulb - watch this space to see how it grows. (1st December 2016)

We are growing a hyacinth bulb - watch this space to see how it grows. (1st December 2016) 1

In R.E. we are looking at the difference between Jesus' time and now. This week, we looked at the types of clothes people in Jesus' time wore.

In R.E. we are looking at the difference between Jesus' time and now. This week, we looked at the types of clothes people in Jesus' time wore. 1
In R.E. we are looking at the difference between Jesus' time and now. This week, we looked at the types of clothes people in Jesus' time wore. 2
In R.E. we are looking at the difference between Jesus' time and now. This week, we looked at the types of clothes people in Jesus' time wore. 3

Celebrating raising money for Children in Need Day - We made our own spotty biscuits.

Maths - Measurement. We had to make a snake that was longer than 10 cubes but shorter than 20 cubes.

In PE this term we are covering Gymnastics. We have been looking at creating different pathways on the floor and travelling on apparatus. Look at what we have been doing:

We talked about why we have Remembrance Day and created our own poppies using the Monet painting as inspiration.

OUTDOOR LEARNING - ALL THE YEAR ONES HELPED WEEDING THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN

OUTDOOR LEARNING - ALL THE YEAR ONES HELPED WEEDING THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN 1

Children thoroughly enjoyed a taster "Judo" session this week, where they played different games.

In Art children have designed and made a portrait of themselves out of clay. Afterwards, they painted it. As it is near Halloween some children have put some luminous orange on it. Will it glow in the dark?

Pussycat Pussycat (Traditional Poem) Performed by Purple Class

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Children following the clues and finding the answers. They completed 'Terry' the teddies challenge.

Answers to our 'Rhyming Treasure Hunt'

Rhyming Outside Treasure Hunt

Clue 1

Can you find something outside that rhymes with my name? Terry / ?

 

Clue 2

Look out for a wand.  You might find it near to the ?

 

Clue 3

Don’t look to the sky the clue is in the ?

 

Clue 4

Look out for key you may find it in a ?

 

Clue 5

Inside my handkerchief you may find a ?

 

Clue 6

Find a pig and you may find a ?

 

Clue 7 OUR LAST CLUE

Listen out for this.  You’ll find it near an acorn.  When you hear it you’ll know that you have finished the treasure hunt.

Purple class learnt some poetry, which they then recited off by heart infront of the rest of the class. They all did a fabulous job!

In English children are looking at stories with familiar settings, including 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' . These photos show the children enjoying acting out the various parts of the story.

Look how we start our day - we self register using the iwb.

Look how we start our day - we self register using the iwb.   1
Look how we start our day - we self register using the iwb.   2
Look how we start our day - we self register using the iwb.   3

RE - exploring 'Harvest'. Looking at food grown locally in Bedlington and food from different countries. The children had the chance to taste figs.

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This term in PE we are looking at 'Balance'. Look at what we have been doing:

We are also learning 'Dance' in our other P.E. lessons. This week we played with the balls, bouncing, rolling and catching them before making ourselves into a ball - small then large, bouncing and then travelling along!

Our first Outdoor Learning lesson - Looking for signs of autumn

In some of the maths lessons this week, children have been learning to improve their ability to count accurately, comparing size of 'snakes' (made of cubes) and estimating whether or not their 'worm' (paper worm) would be longer or shorter than 10 cubes long?

We are celebrating collecting all the Lego bricks on our Teamwork rainbow. We got GOLDEN TIME - this week that meant an extra playtime on the Trim Trail and Fort. WELL DONE


"Learning with Love and Laughter"

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