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Poppy Class

Our Class Learning Journey through our topics...

Number Rhumba

We are exploring numbers through fun and exciting books such as;

  • Ten Little Dinosaurs
  • 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
  • The Crayons Book of Numbers

We are using multisensory and hands on tools to help us understand and use number in lots of different ways through structured play and exploration. 

Spring to Life!

We explored;

  • Symmetry
  • Eggs and other messy food play
  • Egg hunt
  • Life cycle of a tadpole
  • Life cycle of a butterfly
  • Cutting leeks
  • Plating and digging
  • Numicon
  • Reflections 
  • Collage and mixing colours  
  • Interactive colouring
  • Interactive symmetry games 
  • What grows in our school

Princesses, Knights and Dragons

Our blended learning through lockdown took us through a journey of ‘Piggy’ the Dragon. Our class camera caught a big dragon flying in our classroom and she accidentally dropped an egg. We looked after the egg and made cosy nests for it until it hatched. We then thought of some names for the dragon, what sort of habitats it might like to live in and what foods it would eat. 

Piggy’s best friends were Shrek, Fiona and Donkey. We made sensory swamps and muddy food from chocolate. They also asked us to design then build a junk model castle for them to live in because they didn’t want to live at the swamp any more. 

We focussed heavily on makaton for everyday and topic based makaton. 

We worked together with parents on routines in the home and transferring skills learnt in school to the home environment. 

 

Let's Celebrate! 

We had so much fun finding different ways to celebrate in this topic.

We explored:

  • Bonfire Night/ Gunpowder Plot
  • Remembrance Day
  • Diwali
  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings; The Scarecrows Wedding
  • Christmas Around the World 
  • Science; cause and effect with coke and mentos, melting and cooling chocolate

WELCOME TO POPPY CLASS!

 

Teacher: Miss Rachel Roberts

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lynne Huckson, Mrs Esther Harry, Mrs Sara Brewer

 

We would like to make a very warm welcome to our new children and families to Meadowbank School. We are very lucky in Poppy class to have lovely exciting classrooms and access to outdoor areas for us to investigate. Every day we will be exploring all areas of learning and experience through focussed activities, group circle times and exploring all areas in our classroom including our role play, reading corner, sensory area and craft area. We will be focussing on learning to follow classroom rules and routines, developing our independence and communication skills.

 

In the Autumn term we are looking at the topic 'All About Me' and having lots of fun looking at ourselves, the parts of our bodies and our faces.  We will explore lots of activities using our senses and look at how we move our bodies in the classroom and outdoors. We will be busy getting to know each other, learning about things that make us happy and sharing our classroom resources.  

 

We will look at how the weather and plants have changed with the seasons as Summer changed to Autumn and then to Winter.  We will look at Autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins and learn about Bonfire Night.

 

Nearer Christmas we will be busy making crafts including party hats, decorations, baking delicious treats and getting very messy with glitter!

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