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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 Mrs Marshall with us for the Spring term, who is training to become a teacher. 


Messages from Mrs Potter and Mrs Tomlinson


It has been such a busy and exciting half term!


Next half term, our topic is all about chocolate!  Our topic question is 'How can we make our own chocolate factory?'  We have lots of fun activities planned, including researching into where chocolate comes from and how it is made; the history of chocolate, and also scientific experiments with chocolate.  We are looking forward to our visit from Jon from Asda who will be talking to the children about the journey chocolate goes on before it ends up in their stores. 


 Wishing you all a lovely half term break, 



Kind regards


Mrs Potter & Mrs Tomlinson




Our topic this term is:


How can we make our own Chocolate Factory?


Our class book is The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling. When chocolate crazy John Midas is given a magical gift, he thinks his dreams have come true! But he soon discovers that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing…



Useful information about our timetable:

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

Spelling tests are on Wednesday.

Forest School is on Thursday.


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 25th February - Return to school 

Thursday 28th February - Money Sense workshop

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Monday 11th March - Visit from Jon at Asda

Thursday 28th March - Poppy Class Assembly 

Friday 12th April - Easter Experience at St Mary's Church


Look at what we have been doing:


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!