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Poppy Class


Welcome to our class page!


We are a Year 2 class and our teachers are Mrs Potter (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Tomlinson (Thursday, Friday). We also have Miss Roberts who is training to be a teacher. 


Messages from Mrs Potter and Mrs Tomlinson


We hope you all had a lovely break after our short but very busy half term!


We are so proud of how well the children managed with their SATs - all children worked so hard and remembered to try their best.  They also all coped really well with the changes to our usual timetable and routines - they are superstars! 


We had a lovely afternoon on the last Wednesday before we broke up, with Grandparents coming in to talk about what life was like for them when they were children.  Thank you so much to our visitors - we loved having you in the class and the children learnt a lot from you.


We also enjoyed an end of term treat with a little tea party to celebrate the children's hard work.


Our next topic will be 'Where in the world can my passport take me?'  and we will be learning about different countries, cultures and travel. Please see below for the homework activity if your child would like to complete this for our new classroom display!


Many thanks for your support, 


Mrs Potter & Mrs Tomlinson




Our topic this term is:


Where in the world can my Passport take me?


Our class book is The Travel Book published by the Lonely Planet.  This is a fantastic book, packed with information about every country in the world.  We will be inviting each child in the class to choose a country from the book for us to read and find out about this half term.  


Useful information about our timetable:

We do PE on Tuesday (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor).

Spelling tests are on Wednesday.



Reading – please read at home with your child as often as you can.

MyMaths and homework is set on alternate weeks.

Please support your child with

Times Tables - Use the following link to help with your times tables

Spelling - This week we have sent home a new format spelling list, which has  a list of 10 words focusing on a specific 'spelling rule'.  This will match our Spelling Rules teaching, and will also tie in with the Spelling Shed games, as we will set up the games with each week's word list.  Spelling Shed can be accessed through the app or website:  Your child's login details are in the front of their reading diaries. 


Key diary dates:


Monday 3rd June - Return to school

Tuesday 25th June - KS1 trip - details to follow

Wednesday 3rd July - Whole School Picnic

Thursday 4th July - Dovedale's got Talent

Friday 5th July - KS1 Sports Day (am)



Look at what we have been doing:


We loved welcoming grandparents to Poppy class for our special Grandparents Afternoon.  Thank you everyone who joined us and shared how life was like for them when they were children. 



Lots of us have been busy over the Easter break, thinking about which plant we would be!  Our homework creations range from pictures to fact sheets, models to stories!







We had a great time at West Park learning about some of the different trees that grow there! Thank you to Richard who took time to meet us and share lots of fun facts!










We have been doing lots of amazing things as part of our Robin Hood themed week!  On Tuesday we were visited by some Birds of Prey who made themselves very much at home in our hall...





And on Wednesday we learnt Archery skills - just like Robin Hood himself!











Jon from Asda come into school to tell us all about where chocolate comes from and how it gets into their stores.  He brought different types of chocolate for us to try and also brought some real cocoa beans as well! 






We had a lovely World Book Day and enjoyed getting dressed as book characters or in our PJ's for our Key Stage 1 Story-time! 




We had some visitors from Nat West bank, who came into school to talk to us about money.  We learnt about how money is used and how important it is to manage money properly.



We had lots of fun performing our Chinese song to the school on Wednesday, and to our families on Thursday!  Ling accompanied Aster class with her beautiful Chinese music, and we really enjoyed the drumming and the dragon dance!








We have loved having the Chinese artist, Ling Peng, in school with us!  We have had lots of fun learning  about how Chinese New Year is celebrated.  Look at these brilliant dragon puppets that we made today!















The children all loved their first forest school session in Year 2. They enjoyed playing hide and seek games to warm up then being a detective to find the hidden animal discs. Next they got to work in small groups/pairs to build a home for a soft toy animal using all of the natural materials they could find plus make a pipe cleaner/flour trail to help the animal find its home.









The children have really enjoyed sharing their homework creations this week, and we have seen a fantastic range of models, drawings, fact-files and stories about castles, knights and dragons.  We certainly have some very creative little Poppies in our class!  Have a look at some of their wonderful work...


















We had a very exciting time getting ready for Christmas in Poppy class!  We worked really hard on our Christmas concert - The Inn-spectors - and we hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing in it!  We had a lovely time visiting St Mary's Church for the 'Experience Christmas' event, and thank you to all of the helpers at St Mary's who made our day so enjoyable.  We loved making lots of Christmas crafts and of course, watching the Snow Queen panto!  Merry Christmas everyone!  



Before the half term break, we had lots of fun making our own rockets as part of D&T - thank you for all of your junk modelling materials you sent in!  The children really enjoyed designing, planning and making their own rocket creations!









We had lots of fun when we made our own rocket explosion by adding some mints to a bottle of cola!  We made some great predictions as to what we thought would happen and it was very exciting to watch! 


Our topic question this term is: Who will we meet in our Time Machine?  Over the holidays we thought about what our own time machine would look like... have a look at our creations!