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Welcome to the Poppy class page. It has been so lovely to meeting our new families and we look forward to working together in the coming months. On this page I will be posting updates about our class topics and what we have been doing in the classroom each week. There will also be ideas for you to try out at home. 

The children will not be given a home school book at the moment due to covid19, however you can keep in contact through the class email- poppy@balliolschool.co.uk. 

 

Morning session: 8:45am - 11:45am (Morning drop off is between 8:45- 9:05am)

Full Day: 8:45  - End of day pick up will be staggered depending on surnames. 3:05-3:18pm A-M surnames and 3:18-3:30pm N-Z surnames. On Friday's pick up is between 3:05-3:15pm. If you have any questions please email me or contact the school office. 

 

                                                                         

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Our Very Hungry Caterpillars....

Thursday 4th March - 

Hi Poppy class,

I hope you are all okay. 

After looking at the story of Rain before Rainbows can you make your own rainbow? You could use pencils, pens, bits of coloured paper, paints. Get as creative as you like. 

It would be great to see any photos of you dressed up in different colours and to see your wonderful rainbows. You can send photos in to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk. 

I hope you have a great day. 

World Book Day 4th March!                   

Just a quick reminder that it is World Book Day this Thursday. The whole school will be looking at the book Rain Before Rainbows,which is illustrated by David Litchfield, who used to go to Balliol! To go with the theme of the book, we would like the children to dress up in bright colours to resemble a rainbow - be as creative as you want but please don't feel that you need to buy anything especially for this occasion. 

On Thursday will be doing a range of fun activities to go with the story. Please check this page as we will be adding activities on the day, along with the video of the book being read. 

We are very much looking forward to having this colourful, positive day and sharing it with you all!   

 

                                                                      

I know you have all been working so hard in the last few weeks so this week is a wellbeing week for you. 

The school have put together some ideas for you to have fun with this week to take a break from screen time. I have added a link below for the activities. I would love to hear how you get on with the activities. If you would like to send any photos or videos I look forward to seeing them. smiley

Wellbeing Week Activities

Monday 22nd February - 

Hi Poppy Class. I hope you are all okay and had a lovely half term. 

If you head over to the story page, Mrs Mamon has uploaded the story of the hungry caterpillar. I hope you enjoy it! 

Miss Canetti x 

Friday 12th February - 

Hi Poppy Class, 

It's Friday! You have all been working very hard, I'm so proud of you all smiley

Today I have put up a music time with me, I hope you all enjoy it. You can use musical instruments too if you have any or you could use some pots, pans and wooden spoons.

Miss Canetti x 

Thursday 11th February - 

Good Morning Poppy Class, it's Mrs Mamon here. I hope you are all okay, it's lovely to see the sunshine today! I have put up a math's game for you. If you have a look on the activity page you will be able to find my video. I hope you all enjoy it. 

Have a lovely day smiley

Mrs Mamon x 

Wednesday 10th February - 

Good morning Poppy class, today we are going to practise your counting skills. Can you make some steps with blocks or duplo? Start with 1 block and then next to it make a tower of 2, next make a tower of 3, keep going until you have a tower of 5 or all the way to 10 if you can. If you don’t have blocks you could ask a grown up to cut up some paper squares so you can make ‘paper’ steps. Grown ups you could ask your children which tower has the most blocks/shapes? Which tower has 3 blocks/shapes in it?

                                       

 

                                

 

 If you head over to the activity page Mrs Mamon has a scavenger game for you to play. Have fun!             

Tuesday 9th February - 

Good Morning Poppy class it's Mrs Neal here. I hope you are all okay and have been having lots of fun at home.

I heard that lots of you enjoyed my game last week. I know lots of you were fantastic at the last game so I have done another video for you. If you head over to the activity page you will find my guessing game. 

I hope you enjoy it, have fun! smiley

Mrs Neal x 

Monday 8th February - 

Good Morning Poppy class. I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

What a lovely bright winters day, it's lovely to see the snow this morning!

Today's activity is to make a model or create a picture of a snowman. 

I hope you all manage to have some fun in the snow today smiley Maybe you could email in photos of you having fun in the snow or you could send in a photo of your snowman model, or picture.

Have a lovely day!

Miss Canetti x 

Friday 5th February - 

Good morning, 

I hope you are all okay. It's nice to see the sunshine this morning! 

Today I have something exciting for you head over to the activity page - you can find this at the top of the class page. Daisy class have videoed a song for you to join in with. 

Have a lovely day smiley

Thursday 4th February - 

Good Morning everyone, 

To follow on from our story of the three Billy goats gruff, I thought you could all have a go at making your own bridges. First if you have a look at the powerpoint below of different types of bridges. Have a discussion around the different bridges, you could ask your child different questions such as, 'Have you ever been on a bridge? What was it like? What was it made from?'

Your challenge is then to work together to make a bridge that they, or a toy, can use to cross a given space. For a larger bridge you could use wooden blocks, crates or planks. For building a smaller bridge you could use lego, lollipop sticks, card, wooden blocks or straws. 

It would be great to see a picture of your bridge - you can send it to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk

I have also added the three Billy goats gruff story on story page, you can find this at the top of the class page. 

Wednesday 3rd February - 

Good Morning Poppy Class,

I hope you are all okay. Miss Sheen enjoyed seeing you all this morning on the zoom call. She said lots of you enjoyed looking at different minibeasts. 

I have added Miss Sheen's minibeast powerpoint below if you would like to have a look again. 

Miss Sheen thought today you could go on a minibeast hunt, whilst on your walk. What minibeasts do you think you might see? It has been a bit wet recently I wonder if you will see any worms or snails?

 

Tuesday 2nd February - 

Good Morning Poppy class. I hope you are all okay. 

Today Mrs Hurn has a subitising challenge for you! I have added the link below for you smiley

Have fun!

Mrs Hurn's Subitising 1,2,3 Challenge!

Monday 1st February - 

Good Morning Poppy class! I hope you are all okay and had a lovely weekend smiley 

Today Mrs Neal has a game for you! Head over to the activity page (you will find this at the top of the class page) to play her memory game.

Have a great day! smiley

Friday 29th January - 

Hi Poppy class. 

Today I thought it would be fun to play a game to challenge your throwing skills. For this activity you will need baskets and/or boxes and some balls (if you don't have balls you could use some socks). Your challenge is to throw the correct amount into the basket or box. You could either write a number onto your basket/box or an adult could tell you how many. 

Have fun! smiley

 

                                             

Thursday 28 January - 

Good Morning Poppy Class, Mrs Hurn here. I have an activity today to help develop your listening and attention skills. For this game you will needs 2 pots/pans and 2 spoons and a grown up to play along. The adult first taps out a simple rhythm (for example 3 steady beats) and then you (the child) echoes that.  Try different patterns- can you copy all the patterns correctly? If this is really easy for you, place a barrier between you, so you can only hear the sound to copy. Maybe you could make some rhythms for your adult to copy. Have fun!

I have a challenge for you.

Miss Canetti has read you the story of Don’t put your finger in the Jelly Nelly, can you finish my rhymes and email them through to Miss Canetti?

We would love to hear your ideas.

A dog on a ………………

A cat and a ………………

A pig in a ………………….

A mouse in a …………….

poppy@balliolschool.co.uk

Tuesday 26th January - 
Hi poppy class, 

I hope you are all okay and have had lots of fun in the snow! It was great to see lots of your snowmen and snow angels! 
Here is is photo of some of the houses your friends have made at school. If you have made one it would be great to see a photo. You can email it though to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk and I will add it to our display. 

  

      

Monday 25th January - 

Good Morning Poppy class. I hope you are all okay. I bet lots of you had fun in the snow yesterday! Miss Sheen has a bug activity for you today. If you head over to the activity video link at the top of the page you will be able to find it. Have funsmiley

Miss Canetti x 

Friday 22nd January - 

Hi Poppy class, 

I hope you are all okay. I know the other day on the zoom call we talked about what we liked to eat on a pizza. I thought it would be fun to have a go at making your own pizza. What ingredients are you going to add? I know lots of you like cheese and ham. It would be great to see a picture of your pizza if you make one. You can send me a photo on poppy@balliolschool.co.uk 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend smiley

Thursday 21st January - 

Hi Poppy Class, 

I have recorded a new video of a story for you. The story is called 'Don't put your finger in the jelly Nelly'. You will be able to find the video under 'story videos' at the top of the page. See if you can help me find the rhyming words in the story smiley

Wednesday 20th January - 

Hi Poppy class, 

I hope you are all okay. 

I have added below two different links to the cosmic yoga we do all together. See if you can copy the actions. I wonder if you can join in with the words from the story. 

I have also added a link below for a rhyming game. It is an extra challenge after reading the story 'Don't put your finger in the jelly Nelly' on the zoom call. You were all fantastic helping me find the rhyming words. 

Have a great day! smiley

Tuesday 19th January - 

Good morning Poppy class. I hope you are all okay. 

Today Miss Sheen has a challenge for you. It would be great to see what you get up to and see how creative you have been, so please send your photos in to poppy@balliolachool.co.uk 

Have a great day!

 

                  

Monday 18th January - 

Hi Poppy class, 

I hope you are all okay! It has been great to see some of you on the zoom calls. You have all been working so hard and doing fantastic work. I am so proud of all of you 

Todays challenge is to make an obstacle course. Combine cushions, chairs, soft toys, blankets, cardboard boxes, hula hoops, skittles and a little imagination to create an indoor or garden obstacle course. Climb and crawl, dodge the burning lava and evade the crocodiles to make it to finishing-line victory. 

Have a great day!

Miss Canetti x 

Friday 15th January - 

Hi Poppy class. I hope you are all okay. Mrs Mamon has recorded a song for you. I have added it to the activity page, you can find this at the top of the class page. Can you sing along with her? I wonder if you can help Mrs Mamon count down?

Have fun!

 

Thursday 14th January - 

Hi Poppy class, 

I know you all love to dance to music. Below I have added some of your favourite songs to dance to. Can you copy the dance moves and join in with the singing?

Have a great day!

Miss Canetti x 

Wednesday 13th January - 

Good Morning, I hope you are all okay!

It has been great to see lots of you joining on the zoom call, we all miss you! Thank you to anyone who has sent in photos of your home learning. It looks like you have been working very hard!  

Today I thought it would be fun to make a pig puppet, I have put some example below of ones we have made at school. 

Have a great day!

 

           

Tuesday 12th January - 

Good Morning, I hope you are all okay!

Today's challenge is to find different shaped objects from around your house and draw around them. What pictures can you create. I will have a go at this today and upload a picture to show you mine. It would be great if you could send us a photo on poppy@balliolschool.co.uk

Monday 11th January - 

Good Morning Poppy class. I hope you are all okay and had a lovely weekend!

Today I thought it would be fun to act out some of the story of the three little pigs. Gather three different items of varying weight. For example a tissue, duplo block and a plastic container. 

Your task is to see which item will blow over you can do it yourself or you could use a hairdryer. 

Before you blow your items, ask your child to predict which items will blow away by the wolf's huffing and puffing.  

Whilst your doing the activity you could repeat the words from the story "and I'll huff and I'll puff..."

Friday 8th January - 

Good Morning Poppy class, 

I have a challenge for you! I would like you to go for a walk around where you live to see what types of houses you can see. Talk about what you can see, naming familiar features such as door, window, wall, roof, garden, drainpipe, gate and chimney.  

What type of building is it? (House, flat, bungalow?)

How many windows can you see?

What is the building made out of?

It would be great if you could take some photos and send them to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk

You could do this activity either today or over the weekend. 

I have attached below a power point of different types of houses for you to have a look at too. 

I hope you all have a love weekend. smiley

Message for parents - I hope you have found the activity packs useful. They will be ready to collect each week after lunch every Monday. If you haven't managed to collect it from school by Tuesday lunchtime we will drop it off for you.

Thursday 7th January - 

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all okay. 

I hope you have been able to watch the video of While we can't hug. Today we thought it would be nice to paint a rainbow of a picture for someone you love, like Hedgehog and Tortoise did in the story. 

What colours are in the rainbow? Here are some examples.

 

            

Wednesday 6th January - 

Good Morning Poppy class, I hope you are all okay today. 

The children that joined the zoom call today really enjoyed the story of the three little pigs. I know lots of you are brilliant at building! So your challenge today is to build a house like the three little pigs. 

It would be great if you could send us a photo of what you have built so we can put it on display in the classroom. You can email them in to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk

Have a great day! smiley

Tuesday 5th January - 

Hi everyone, I hope you are all okay.

Our new topic is called "how does that building stay up?" The first story to link with our topic is called the three little pigs. 

Today I would like you to share the story with someone. Look at the pictures in the story and talk about what you can see and what is happening? Are you able to copy some of the familiar phrases?

Below I have attached the link to the story. 

 

After reading the story 

What did the first little pig build his house of?

What was the third house made of?

Which house did the wolf blow down?

How many pigs are in the story?

 

                                                                        

 

While We Can't Hug

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While We Can't Hug - Part 2

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While We Can’t Hug- Part 3

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Tuesday 8th September - 

It was great to see you all again and see lots of happy excited faces! I know there were a few tears which is normal and it will ease. Today the children had lots of fun exploring the classroom and the outdoor area. It was lovely to have some sunshine today and water play was a big hit! We added ducks and nets and tried to see how many we could catch. Just a little reminder, please can you label any belonging so we know who it belongs to. I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow for lots more fun!

Take care, Miss Canetti 

Friday 11th September - 

What a great first week we have had! It has been so lovely getting to know all the children and see them all settle in so well!  All the children are getting used to the routines in Poppy class such as tidy up time and handwashing. Inside today we have been painting pictures, the children were very interested mixing the colours together and creating beautiful masterpieces! We have also spent a lot of time in the garden today searching for bugs using the magnifying glasses, exploring the water and digging in the large sand pit. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, I look forward to seeing you all again next week smiley

Miss Canetti 

Monday 14th September - 

Hi, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It has been lovely to have some sunshine today so the children loved being outside playing in the water and on the bikes. This afternoon it was too hot so we had short bursts in the garden. We looked at the story "while we can't hug" and they were very fascinated by the rainbows and the colours so we created our own rainbows with paint, they look fantastic! 

Have a lovely evening. 

Miss Canetti 

Wednesday 16th September - 

Hi everyone, the children are doing so well coming in and are a lot more settled. We have had lots of fun in the garden today watering the plants and flowers, talking about how they grow. We also have a tadpole in our small pond and the children have decided to call it 'Freddie'. We have been very excited watching it swim, and discussing about how he will grow and turn into a frog. The children have also had lots of fun playing with the blocks, using tools and wearing hi-vis jackets, pretending to be builders. 

Please can you remember to send back your funding forms by 25th of this month otherwise your sessions will become chargeable    

I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. 

Miss Canetti 

Monday 28th September 2020

Good Morning, 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Last week the children we're very excited to see that 'Freddie' our tadpole had turned into a frog. He has come out of our pond and gone for an adventure. The children discussed where they think he might have gone. Last week the children loved exploring the autumn tray looking at different leaves, acorns, conkers and pinecones. 

Our topic this term is called 'Why do you love me so much?' this week we are looking at a story called 'sometimes' it looks at feelings. We will also be drawing pictures of our families. 

Thank you for any parents who have sent in family pictures, it would be great if all the children could have one for our family display, the children love looking at these!

Have a lovely day smiley

Miss Canetti 

Autumn Term Newsletter

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely half term! Thank you to all the parents who have sent in a family photo. If you haven’t sent one yet you can email it over to poppy@balliolschool.co.uk.  Our topic this term is called ‘is it shiny?’

We will be looking at a story called ‘How to catch a star’ by Oliver Jeffers. I will add the link below so you can share the story at home too.

Today was very exciting as we introduced our class fish to the children! The children came up with lots of names. It was hard to choose so we put the names into a hat and picked one name out. Our fish is now called Fred.

 

                   

 

 

Today we have also been creating making marks in coloured sand to create a firework picture. We discussed the sounds the fireworks make and what colours we might see.

Friday 6th November 2020

 

This week the children have been making firework biscuits. We filled syringes with different coloured icing and dribbled lots of lines to look like firework explosions. Here are some of the biscuits the children made. 

 

                                             

Friday 13th November 2020

 

This week the children made some twinkle lamps (diva). We watched a video around Diwali and looked at different diva lamps. The children used clay manipulating it with their hands. When they were dry the children used different coloured paints, glitter and sequins. We have put them on display in the classroom here are some of the diva lamps the children have made. We have also been dancing to Bhangra music and used the ribbon streamers. 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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