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.
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 …
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.
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