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Thursday 30th June - This week we continued to explore rhythm in the story 'Tanka Tanka Skunk!' We even made our own African instruments to join in with the story!

Friday 24th June 2022 - This week we have been reading the story 'We're going on a lion hunt' by David Axtell. We also have made our own lion masks to wear when we reenact the story! We have also been looking at the story 'Tanka Tanka Skunk!' by Steve Webb, we have been clapping and playing instruments to the beat of the words in the story.

Friday 17th June 2022 - This week we decorated biscuits to celebrate Father's Day. We used spoons to spread the blue, sticky icing on the biscuits and then sprinkled on gold stars to make them shine!



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. 

You can keep in contact at any time through the class email- 


Morning session: 8:45am - 11:45am (The gate will open at 8.40am)

Full Day: 8:45  - The gate will be open at 3.20pm for a 3.30pm pick up. On a Friday pick up will be between 3pm and 3.15pm. If you have any questions please email me or contact the school office. 



Hello everybody! 

It's Miss Sheen here, I am covering as the Early Years Class Teacher in Poppy Class until April 2023, whilst Miss Canetti is on maternity leave. I am looking forward to working with you all over this Summer term and next year. If you have any questions or would like to contact me you can email, poppy@ 

Best, Miss Sheen smiley

Tuesday 7th June 2022 - Our tadpoles have turned into frogs over the half-term holiday! We were excited to release them into the school pond.

Monday 23rd May 2022 - Today we released all of the butterflies! we waved and said bye as they flew off

Friday 20th May 2022 - We have been very excited today, we have four butterflies that have come out of their chrysalis! We are just waiting for out last caterpillar to transform.....

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Friday 13th May 2022 - 

We have all been very excited this week as out caterpillars have turned into their chrysalis! We have been looking further into the life cycle of a butterfly this week and have discussed the different stages. 

We have also taken part in some Hungry Caterpillar yoga! I have added the link below if you would like to have a try at home. We also learnt  a new caterpillar song!

Friday 6th May 2022 - The Hungry Caterpillar - Read by Mrs Mamon

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This week we have been looking at the story The Hungry Caterpillar. We also have our own caterpillars in the class which we have been observing every day using magnifying glasses! The caterpillars have been growing lots and soon they will be making their chrysalis, we are very excited!

Monday 25th April 2022 - We were all very excited to meet the farm animals this morning, here are some of the animals we met...

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Welcome back everyone! 

On Monday April 25th we have Ark farm coming to visit for the day. The children will be able to get up close with the animals if they want to. Please let us know if your child has any pet allergies. 





Spring Term 2 Topic - Signs of Spring


World Book Day Thursday 3rd March 

Just a quick reminder that it is World Book Day this Thursday. The whole school will be looking at the book 'The Bear and the Piano', 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 to impress (choose your outfit as if you are going to a music concert), dress to explore (imagine you are going for a walk or exploring the local area, or go wild (and dress up as a bear!) Below I have added the school newsletter about world book day. 


Tuesday 1st March 2021 - 

Today we have been learning about Shrove Tuesday (pancake day). We have been making pancakes in the playdough area. For snack we have had pancakes and had different topping such as jam, lemon and oranges. We have also been practicing our scissor skills to make pancake faces. Have a look below to see some of them.  



Our pancake faces

Friday 11th February - This week we have continued to look at the story owl babies. The children baked their own owls! Take a look below to see. 


Friday 4th February 

This week we have started looking at the story owl babies. The children have been looking at videos of owls, what they eat and other nocturnal animals. We have also made our own owls. 



Wednesday 12th January - 


Hi Poppy Class, 

I hope you are all okay. Our topic this term is 'Starry Night and Winter Wonderland'. Our story last week and this week has been 'Whatever next' I have added below a video of Mrs Neal reading the story. 

Whatever Next - read by Mrs Neal

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Activities you could try at home:


See if you can make your own rocket to go to space, you could use a washing basket, a cardboard box like the bear in the story, see how creative you can get. You might also want to pack a picnic with you to have wherever you fly to. What would you put in your picnic? Can you remember what the bear had on the moon?


This week in Poppy class we have been exploring moon dough. Maybe you can give it a try at home.

   The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup of baby oil 
  • 8 cups of flour 

What does your moon dough feel like? I wonder if you could make a rocket with the dough? or a moon with craters in it?



Last week we looked and talked about nocturnal animals, can you remember any of them animals? I have added a video below for you to watch, I think you will like it. 

Can you remember when we see these animals? What do these animals do in the day time? I have also added below the story 'Wow said the Owl' we shared this story last week. This owl was a bit cheeky and stayed up in the daytime, can you remember what colours the owl saw? When was the owl meant to be sleeping?

Here is a challenge for you, you might need to ask an adult for help. Can you find any different shapes objects you can use for painting or drawing round? You might have some play dough cutters, cookie cutters or maybe old toilet roll tubes that you could make a shape with. Your challenge is to make a rocket using different shapes. You could draw, paint or even cut some shapes out. 



Take a virtual tour of our classroom!

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Friday 17th September -

Happy Friday everyone!  All the children are getting used to the routines in Poppy class such as tidy up time and handwashing. This week 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, we found lots of daddy long legs! We have also been having small group times where we have been singing our favourite nursery rhymes.

 Thank you to those of you who have sent the family photo the children love talking about them please keep them coming in. Also its very important for me to have your funding forms back please as there is a deadline to get them in the borough hall


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


Miss Canetti 

Friday 10th September 2021 - 

Happy Friday everyone! I know there were a few tears this week which is normal and it will ease, the children have been very brave. The children have had lots of fun exploring the classroom and the outdoor area. Just a little reminder, please can you label any belongings so we know who it belongs to.

We are going to create a family board within the classroom which the children love to look at, please could you send in some family photos or email them to 

Our topic this term is 'Me and my Community' we will be having lots of activities around our families and our feelings. 

I will update this page each week so you can see what we have all been up to. 


Please feel free to email or speak to me if you have any concerns. 


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


Take care, Miss Canetti 







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