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Year 1 - Purple Class

Miss Wright and Mrs McGrath

would like to welcome you to

Purple Class

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Term 1

Amazing Animals!

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This term our topic is 'Amazing Animals!' We will be reading the story, 'One day on our blue planet... In the Savannah' by Ella Bayley. The children will have reading and writing opportunities through this text. Keep an eye on this page to follow our learning journey as we will be slowly revealing the book...



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In Maths we have been working practically using the signs >, < and =. We used the idea that the crocodile always snaps the greater number to help us understand these symbols. We have also been using the 'part-part-whole' model to add numbers. Some of the children even had a go at creating their own 'part-part-whole' models in the outside area using chalk and outside objects!




Mrs Diamond has been working with us throughout this term. We have been learning about rhythm through playing chime bars. We have also been learning to sing in tune and respond to musical signals. We have loved the animal songs!



Brogdale visit!

In preparation for our Harvest theme, we were lucky to have Mike from Brogdale come to visit us. We learnt all about where apples come from and even got to taste some of the different varieties. 




Papa Vincent has made a welcome return and we are enjoying learning French through songs with him! We have been learning 'Old McDonald' in French and the children are picking up some French greetings and becoming more confident at using them each day. 

Our trip to Bullockstone Farm!

We had a fantastic day at the farm this term. We got to meet lots of animals, including guinea pigs, sheep, ducks, ponies and even a llama! We were lucky enough to stroke some of them and help feed some too. The most special moment of the day was when the very shy donkey (Nellie) came over to us - the ladies at the farm said it was the first time he had ever done it! Miss Wright was really impressed with how sensible, calm and considerate we were around the animals.