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Purple Class

Purple and Orange Classes have been working really hard to make our outside area a lovely place to be.  I'm sure you'll agree that all our efforts have paid of and it is now and wonderful place to learn, socialise and relax.

Purple Class visited Dobbies Garden Centre at Milton Keynes.  We met Steven the community champion who very kindly let us choose some wonderful things for free for us to bring back to school and improve our outside area.  Of course we also visited the cafe for some lunch and cakes!

Purple Class had a 'Bridge Building' competition.  We worked in 3 small groups to build a bridge which could support a pile of books.  Marks out of 10 were awarded for teamwork, design, appearance and strength.  All the bridges were fabulous but the winners by only 1 point with the strongest bridge of all were Ada, Bryn, Natalie and Ayesha.

This week Purple Class visited the Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth aircraft collection.  The weather was very kind to us and the rain held of until we were all safely indoors eating lunch and looking at planes.  
Last week we all dressed in our best party outfits and helped Her Majesty celebrate her 90th Birthday.

Purple and Orange classes had a visit from Ruby, Jenny's rescue dog.  She was lovely!  Ruby is 11 years old and likes to chase squirrels, eat fish and sleep!

As part of our termly topic of 'The Secret Garden' Purple Class visited Wimpole Hall farm and gardens.  Even though the weather was interesting we had a lovely day looking at all the different styles of gardens and watching a cow being milked at the farm.  Some of us also had a nice bit of cake in the restaurant!

Freeze frames in drama

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Students in purple class worked together to create a sequence of 4 freeze frames that represent one emotion of their choice. They then selected some music they wanted to play in the background to emphasise their emotion.


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On the afternoon of Thursday 10th March Orange and Purple Classes attended the Bedford Festival of Music and Drama held at King's House.  We performed 'My Favourite Things' and 'Edelweiss' from 'The Sound of Music' with help from Mark and Sarah of Soundsmiths.  We also performed 2 ensemble songs with the other 3 schools who attended.  A fabulous time was had by all.  Quite a few students (and staff!) were nervous before the performance particularly as it was the first time at the festival for many of us.  The students performed brilliantly and made us all very proud.  Thank you to those parents who were able to come and support us.  Unfortunately photography was not allowed at the event so we have no pictures.wink

Purple Class had a great time dressing up as our favourite characters for World Book Day.  We enjoyed listening to different people read poems and stories to us.

Just before our half term holiday we had a visit from Caius an officer in the Roman army.  He spent the day with us and taught us about the origins of the Roman army, the equipment they used and what life was like for a Roman soldier in Britain.  We all had a fantastic day and learnt a huge amount.

On Shrove Tuesday we ate pancakes and took part in pancake races.

This week we've had a fabulous trip to Verulamium Roman Museum in St.Alban's.  We all had a chance to dress as Romans, were given a Roman name and got to handle and find out more about lots of Roman artefacts and how the Romans lived.

In humanities this week we have been learning about the Romans and some of us dressed up.

Last week Purple Class went to meet Steven the Community Champion at Dobbie's Garden Centre in Milton Keynes.  Steven is helping us to revamp our school grounds starting with the outside area between secondary and main school.  We bought several huge pots and lots of plants and of course had a little stop of in the cafe!

Purple Class have really been getting into the Christmas spirit.  We went out for a Christmas meal to the local Brewer's Fayre restaurant and also enjoyed Christmas dinner at school. Delicious!

On Wednesday 25th November we went to London to see the Chickenshed Theatre Company perform their Christmas production 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.  It was a very busy show with so much happening but we all had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the music, singing and dancing.

We performed our Thanksgiving themed assembly for the whole school.

We went Christmas shopping in Milton Keynes to buy presents for our friends and family.  Lunch was a very healthy McDonald's which we all enjoyed!

Purple Class have had a fabulous time raising lots of money for

Children in Need.

We dressed up in our favourite clothes and some of us had our hair styled in a funky fashion.

We collected lots of money by filling a giant Pudsey with small change and  had a go at eating 'Dangling Doughnuts'.

Ridgeway's got talent!

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Purple class have a superstar gymnast .

Fish and chips and IKEA meatballs. Yum, yum!

We had a fabulous time on our trip to IKEA spending lots of money (though we could have spent a lot more) on buying some lovely things to make our school library a more welcoming place to visit.  If you are popping into school at any stage please come and look at the library and see what you think.

Our trip to IKEA