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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

Opal Class

We are the youngest members of Puriton Primary School. Our teacher is Ms Keating and our teaching assistant is Miss Moreton. 

Weekly timetable 

Reading books and challenge books will be handed out in the next few weeks. 


Please bring book bag with home school diary and reading book.



Book bag needed in school.

Bring in challenge book if a new challenge is needed.



Book bag needed in school.

Welly Wednesday - so wellies needed. These may be left on the welly rack.

New reading books are available.


Book bag needed in school.

PE kit is needed. PE bags may be left on the pegs.

Bring in challenge book if a new challenge is needed.


Book bag needed in school.

PE kit is needed. PE bags may be left on the pegs.

New reading books are available.

 If you have any questions please contact me at opal@puritonprimaryschool.org.uk 

  Autumn Term 

Opal class autumn letter 2020- click here

Autumn curriculum overview- click here

Autumn term vocabulary sheet- click here 

W/C 19th October

This week Opal class had their first taste of using the Apex. It was very exciting and amazing to see how they persevered with skills over the week. 



We wrote our circus tickets for Ruby class, so they could come to our show.

  Tickets  Mason  Evie  Jasper    Dalia

The children worked hard practising their circus skills and on Thursday performed to Ruby class. They were brilliant, juggling, dancing, walking along the tightrope and announcing the performers. Well done everyone.




W/C 12th October

The children have started to organise their circus show. They have decided what they are going to be. Find out what Dalia, Dexter and Joseph are going to be. We have made posters to advertise the show. Here is Aston's and Scarlett's posters.  Next week they will be putting on their circus to children in year 1. We will be performing outside so all the children will be safe.

We have used technology to turn ourselves into clowns. We took clear clear photographs and then used an app to draw on top of them. We look great! 



We have been thinking about our families and 'who is special to me'.  This is Paige's [S] special person. 

We have learnt about Persevering Puppy who helps us to keep on trying when things are difficult. 

W/C 5th October

Opal class have been very busy this week. We have finished our paintings of circus characters. We had to think carefully about the colours we needed for their faces, clothes and props especially all the clown wigs and juggling balls.

Having listened to 'Smelly Louie' by Catherine Rayner, the children made their own potions to help Louie get his own smell back. The children had to be curious learners and make sure they smelt everything they put in their potions. It was lots of fun. 


We enjoyed the story 'The run away pea' which the children were given by The Book Trust. The pea was very silly and got into all sorts of mischief. Tabby liked it when he got his burnt in the toaster. Verity liked the page where he started to grow into a plant.


W/C 28th September

This week, the children have stayed all day. It has been very exciting and very busy. Concentrating Penguin has been watching the children learn new phonemes; say them correctly, hear them in words, recognise and write them. We have started to blend them to read e.g. "a" "t"   says "at".

The children listened to Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner. They had to listen out for the word 'pranced' and when they heard it, they had to get up and prance. Augustus had lost his smile. On Wednesday, we went outside to paint pictures of his smile but we forgot the paint. So the children had to be inventive and make their own. We got quite messy with our mud pictures.


The children have been practising their circus skills, using stilts, juggling, being a clown and ring masters. 

W/C 21st September

We have been finding out about Concentrating Penguin this week . He has to concentrate when he looks after his egg or it will fall on the floor. He has helped us to concentrate during our phonics lessons. We have learnt s and a phonemes, listening for their sounds and sorting items that have either. 

The children listened to Sylvia and Bird by Catherine Rayner. Sylvia and Bird are good friends who like to do things together. The children were set a challenge with a partner- to make a picture with 20 lolly sticks. They had to talk to their partner and decide together what picture they wanted to make. Then using the word "We", explain to the rest of the class. We had lots of lovely picture. 


The children have been fantastic having their lunch this week; trying different food, chatting to friends and clearing away their trays. Well done Opal class. I am looking forward to next week as we will be together all day.


W/C 14th September 

The children in Opal class have been creative learners this week. We took some tablets outside and took photographs of places around the school that we liked. We helped each other to use the tablet and show others our photographs. 

We have been helping each other with our counting, just like Abigail, the giraffe from a story by Catherine Rayner. We tried playing with different children and have started to make new friends. It has been a great second week. 

W/C 7th September 2020

Opal class have had a great first week. I have been really impressed with the way the children have settled to their learning in the classroom. They have been learning the names of new friends and finding their way around the classroom. We have been counting carefully and blending sounds [phonemes] to find the hidden animal e.g. c- ow says cow. We also talked about Trusted Grown-ups at home and in school. I am really looking forward to next week. 


Welcome everyone to Opal class. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

Click here to watch a video about coming in on Monday.