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Welcome to Purple Class!

In Purple Class there are 11 children, 8 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 - Summer Timetable 2019

Our Theme - Houses and Homes, Town and Country

For the second half of the Spring and the first half of the Summer term our theme is "Houses and homes, town and country". 

We will look at the town and countryside in our local area and across the wider world. In particular contrasting people's homes in the town compared to the countryside. 

The theme planner is below please have a look to get some idea of what we will be learning about at school. 

Purple Class Theme Planner: Spring-Summer 2019 - Houses and Homes, Town and Country

Home Learning Suggestions

This theme is a great excuse to get out and explore the local towns and countryside. We are very lucky in Surrey to have great examples of both! Below are a few home learning suggestions ...

  • Visit the local country parks, there are many in Surrey. They can be grassland, woodland, hilly or flat, many have streams and lakes and the animals that go with those features.
  • Most people live in a home and whether it is a house or a flat it offers the possibility to look at see what is in each room and maybe take some photos to write about at school. 
  • There are lots of programmes on TV and resources on the internet which display how different people live around the world and what their houses are like. 
  • If you are going away to visit friends or family or even for a holiday then look at how their homes are different and how the countryside around where they live might be different to ours. 

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

purpleclass@brooklands.surrey.sch.uk

23/5/19 - Theme - Town and country - Country Games. We played some traditional games that people would have enjoyed at home and at country fairs. Tug-of-war, skittles and skipping were all popular outside. Inside pick-up-sticks, cup and ball and the simple mechanical toys were all popular.

10/5/19 - Cooking - This week we decided to practice some really practical cooking skills and make "Things on toast". Some of the things were cheese, beans, egg, avocado and tomatoes. The class prepared their own toast and toppings and enjoyed!

3/5/19 - Theme - Town and Country. We looked at lots of photos of different places and identified if they were in the town or country. Lots of the photos were of Reigate so we really enjoyed spotting the places we know. We also placed toys; animals, cars, etc in the correct place on play-mats. Finally some of us designed our own towns!

4/4/2019 - Rural life centre - Purple class went on a trip to the Rural life centre near Farnham to find out more about how people used to live in the countryside. There was a great presentation about how children lived a hundred years ago, even milking cows. There were also many old buildings including a schoolhouse, prefab house, old caravans and a water hand-pump. Best of all was the 1950s playground with a big slide, seesaw and an old milkfloat to ride in.

29/3/19 - Cooking - We decided to make "armpit fudge" this week. This is not as revolting as it sounds, the only involvement of the armpit is to warm and mix the mixture!

22/3/19 - Houses and Homes. We made something useful for the home this week. Everyone had to saw up the wood to make it and drill holes to attach the pieces together. Can you guess what we made?

15/3/19 - Red Nose Day - We made cupcakes (with red cherry noses) and gingerbread men (with red noses and coloured buttons) to sell at the red nose day cake sale. We then had the opportunity to buy different cakes at the sale and there was even a "grass" car with a red nose at school.

5/3/2019 - Pancake day - We made pancakes and then tried tossing them. The tossing part was pretty hard and we had a few drops but there were still enough left to eat!

7/3/2019 - World Book Day - There were some great book themed costumes in Purple Class this year.

28/2/19 - PSHE - Working as a team. The teachers in Purple Class bought in some washing from home to be sorted and hung up. The Purple class children were amazingly helpful, they cooperated with each other brilliantly to complete this task in record time.

28/2/19 - Sadly our class pet, Gary the Gerbil, passed away over half term. So Purple class buried him beside his brother in the garden at school. Everyone was quiet and respectful, he was more than 5 years old which was extremely old for a gerbil!

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