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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 we have two teaching assistants, Ms Morton and Mrs Coombes. 

Autumn Term: 

Weekly timetable and letter

Autumn curriculum Roll up, Roll up!



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


Book bag needed in school.


Book bag needed in school.

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


Book bag needed in school.

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


Book bag needed in school.

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


W/C 8th October

Thank you  everyone who came to Opal's inspire. The children really loved showing you how to do all the actions to our dough gym. 

We have been very busy this week learning more phonemes, comparing quantities and new songs. On Wednesday, after listening to the story 'Smelly Louie' by Catherine  Rayner, the chldren made their own smelly potions. They were real curious learners; looking smelling and in some cases feeling the potions. It was great fun.


Thank you to everyone who came to the 'Phonics and reading' workshop. If you were unable to make it please have a look at the handout and speak to a member of the EYFS staff to get copies of the games. The next workshop will be on Friday 9th at 2.30 in the hall.

W/C 1st October

We have been comparing quantities as part of our Maths lessons this week. First, we collected lots and lots of conkers then compared how many we had with our friends. Some of us had "millions" according to some of the children.  


The children have been finding out what happens if we don't co-operate as a class. Ms Moreton got in a real muddle when she handed each group a jigsaw. They had to help each other by giving others the piece they didn't need. They were very helpful. 

We found out about Concentrating Penguin this week. He works hard, focusing on his tasks and play. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the EYFS meeting. If you were unable to make it, here are the handouts.    1 2 

W/C 24th September 

Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to the meeting today. It was great to see so many people. Here is the handout.

Opal class has been very active during our health and fitness week. We have danced every morning, had a wonderful PE session with the coach and enjoyed the cross country run. we thought about healthy foods and what we would like for our tea. 


During our First Aid lesson, the children listened carefully to Becky and found out how to stay safe in the kitchen. They also learnt the 2 emergency telephone numbers, 999 and 112. 


On Wednesday we made our own paint with lots of mud so we could paint pictures of Augustus' smile, and other Catherine Rayner story. 

W/C 17th September

The children heard the story Sylvia and Bird, written by Catherine Rayner. Sylvia need a friend and found one in Bird. The children then worked with a friend to make one picture, with 20 lolly sticks. They decided on one idea and worked together, sharing and taking turns, to make the image. There were some great ideas. 


All the children stayed to lunch this week and ate very well. Lots of children tried food they thought they didn't like. Next week the children will be staying all day. 

W/C: 10th September

What a busy week in Opal class! The children learnt about our class Author, Catherine Rayner. We used one of her books, Abigail, to help us with our careful counting as part of Wellie Wednesday. Just like Abigail we counted leaves and lots of other items and actions. When counting carefully we have to say the number names in order and then if we can, touch the item. 

Everyone is looking forward to meeting the other half of the class and staying to lunch next week. 

W/C: 4th September

The children have settled very well into Opal class . They have made new friends, learnt how to share the toys and have started to learn new rhymes and songs. We have been counting carefully and blending sounds to work hear the word e.g. "touch your ch-i-n".

Next week the children will need to have wellies in school. It will also be useful to have a thin coat in school while the weather is changeable, as we go out to play even if it is drizzling.