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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 - Autumn Timetable 2018

Our Theme - Habitats

For the first half of the Autumn term our theme continues to be "Habitats". 

We will look at both British and International habitats with a focus on the former during the summer term.

For English we will read stories and poetry about different animals and habitats and learn new vocabulary we can use to describe them. Of course we will also try to write about and describe them ourselves too. 

In Maths there is plenty of scope for describing and comparing habitats using mathematical language during shape, space and measure sessions. We can also use work on data handling using the results of our investigations in the sensory garden. 

This theme lends itself very well to Science and Geography sessions. We will learn about how and why different animals live throughout the world, in particular how they are adapted to different climates and life in the water, the air or on land. 

From a personal development point of view we will consider how we are affecting habitats in Britain and throughout the world. We will also think about the rights and needs of animals compared to ours. 

Creatively there are many things that we can make and do with natural materials. 

We are also lucky to have many community locations in Surrey that can support this theme for instance; The British Wildlife centre, Surrey wildlife trust locations and the seashore habitats on the south coast. 

Purple Class: Autumn term: Planner for Habitats

Home Learning Suggestions

There are plenty of opportunities for learning about different habitats both locally and when further afield, for instance if you go away during the summer holidays. 

  • In the park or in town look at the different types of plants there, what animals can be seen? Which animals seem to be mostly in the grass, in the trees? Why is this? 
  • Collect natural materials when out and about to make models or collages of animals or habitats. 
  • There are lots of children's TV programmes about animals and habitats (though not all are suitable for more squeamish children). For instance; Deadly 60, Walk on the wild side, Mr Bloom's Nursery, Nina and the Neurons, All about animals. 
  • If you have pets then talk about what they need to live (food, water, shelter) and what kind of habitat they live in (the house, the garden, a cage, an aquarium, etc).
  • If you are going away in the summer then look at how where you go differs from home. Are the animals different? Is it hotter or colder? Are there different plants? 
  • There are many day trips out in the local area to look at native and exotic animals - see the planner for ideas. 

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

purpleclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

Habitats - After last week when we identified different types of animal this week we thought about where they might live and what they might eat and drink. We used different coloured cloths to represent grass, desert, forest and water and placed the toy animals (mammals, birds, insects) where they lived. We then thought about what the animals ate; In some cases the other animals that were there!

Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.

Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  1
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  2
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  3
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  4
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  5
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  6
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  7
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  8
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  9
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  10
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  11
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  12
Cooking Pies - We plan to do plenty of cooking in Purple class this year. It is good practice for reading (recipes), measuring (ingredients), fine motor skills (cutting, pouring, mixing, etc) and of course it is a useful skill to have in the real world. It's also fun! We started our sessions making individual apple pies.  13
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