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Welcome to Purple Class!

In Purple Class there are 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls.

We have a teacher and 4 assistants to help us learn.

We use symbols, Makaton, high tech AAC devices and our voices to communicate and visual timetables to support us during the day.

Purple Class - Spring Timetable 2019

Our Theme - Television

For the second half of the Autumn and the first half of the Spring term our theme is "Television". 

We will look at many different types of TV programmes, including those made for children and for adults.

Initially we will work on finding out what TV programmes the class find most interesting. The children will talk about what they like and don't like and maybe even have a vote and count the results.

We will have a go at making our own versions of favourite programmes and when we are happy with them we will video them. After this we can watch our recordings and maybe try to edit them and add music or narration. 

We can also film our everyday activities and make a documentary style programme - "A day in the life of Purple class".

As well as live action video we will try to make our own cartoons; by drawing, stop frame animation and maybe even using ICT to generate pictures.

Other activities that we could potentially film the class doing and make into TV are; Cooking (Brooklands Bake Off!), Gardening, The (Brooklands) News, Game shows and maybe even our sporting exploits …  

Purple Class: Autumn term: Planner for Habitats

Home Learning Suggestions

Most families have a television and most children like to watch television so there is a lot of scope for this theme at home! Below are some home learning suggestions ...

  • Ask your child what their favourite programmes are. Why do they like them? Who are their favourite characters? What could the programme makers do better? 
  • Try watching some types of programmes that you wouldn't normally with your child. You might be surprised what they enjoy. If they do like something unusual then do let us know!
  • If you have a tablet or camera you could always try to make your own TV show by doing some video recording. Most tablets and cameras will take video as well as still pictures. 
  • You could film some everyday activities or set up something unusual with toys as props. 
  • There are apps available free which will allow simple editing of video and adding music or titles - why not try these if you are ICT minded. 
  • You can also get apps that allow you to make your own simple cartoon programmes, again though even those aimed at children can be quite complex. 
  • Many children's TV programmes (especially those on the BBC) have games and apps associated with them. 

If you would like to contact us then please email using the email address below;

purpleclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious!

Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 1
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 2
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 3
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 4
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 5
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 6
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 7
Cooking. We tried one of our more ambitious cooking projects this week. We peeled and mashed potatoes before making them into ball, then we covered them into flour and cooked them to make waffles. They were delicious! 8

Theme - TV - Game shows. We watched some games show clips and then tried out some of the games for ourselves, both inside and outside.

Poppy Appeal - We received a visit from the British Legion to collect the money we raised from selling our hand made poppies.

Poppy Appeal - We received a visit from the British Legion to collect the money we raised from selling our hand made poppies. 1

Christmas Show - This year we dramatised "The night before Christmas". Purple class played the animals who wouldn't go to sleep!

Christmas - Christmas has started already in Purple Class! We have started making our Christmas decorations and presents. Here we are making salt dough and shaping it for decorative candle holders. Soon to be painted.

Television - Pizza - We not only made our own versions of that favourite TV snack pizza we also made boxes for the pizza. We thought about what persuasive words and images to put on the boxes to make people want what was inside.

Diwali - We tried some activities at school to learn about the festival of Diwali. There was a play about the story of Rama and Sita, we made clay Diya lamps and created Rangoli patterns with chalk.

Television - Cooking Scooby Doo Snacks. Our TV cooking this week was inspired by the enormous sandwiches seen on Scooby Doo!

Television - Superheroes. We tried creating superheroes for a TV programme. We used the computer, playdoh and cutting and sticking to represent our heroes and their powers.

Spooky - On "spooky" day the 31st October we tried some different spooky activities in class. Lots of the children dressed up as their favourite spooky characters. We also tried some traditional apple bobbing (harder than it looks), made spooky spiderweb decorations with glitter and glue and dressed up as mummys.

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