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Poppy

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 enjoyed our class assembly - we were so proud of the children's performance!  Thank you for all of your support with learning lines and learning words and actions to 'Roar' - it is very much appreciated. 

 

We are looking forward to our trip to St Mary's Church on Friday for the 'Easter Experience'.  We are very grateful to the volunteers at the church who give up their time to plan and deliver the activities that make the sessions so enjoyable. 

 

We have a special themed week next week, where all children will be enjoying a range of exciting activities and lessons focussed on the legend of Robin Hood. Throughout the week the children will have the opportunity to watch archery, see a bird of prey display and learn medieval dancing.  There will also be a medieval banquet on Thursday! 

 

After Easter, our new topic will be about plants, with our learning question: If you were a plant, which one would you be?  We will be sending home an Easter homework activity this week so that children can begin the new term with lots of ideas!

 

The next half term is also when our KS1 SATs will take place.  Please be assured we have spent a lot of time preparing the children for these and we are sure they will be able to take it all in their stride and remember to try their best.  If you have any questions about SATs please don't hesitate to ask us. 

 

Many thanks for your support, 

 

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.

 

Homework:

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

MyMaths and SPAG.com homework is set on alternate weeks.

Please support your child with

Times Tables - Use the following link to help with your times tables https://www.timestables.co.uk/

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: https://www.spellingshed.com.  Your child's login details are in the front of their reading diaries. 

 

Key diary dates:

 

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

Friday 12th April - Break up for Easter 

Monday 29th April - Return to school 

Thursday 2nd May - School closed for local elections

Monday 6th May - Bank holiday - school closed

Thursday 23rd May - Break up for half term

Friday 24th May - INSET day - school closed

 

Look at what we have been doing:

 

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!

 

   

   

   

   

    

  

  

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