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Year 5: Poppy Class

Welcome to Poppy Class. Our teacher is Mrs Kelly and she is supported in class by Mrs Smith. When Mrs Kelly is out of class for her planning time, Mrs Coldicott teaches us.

Year 4

Autumn Term

Friday 26th October 2018


After finishing our work on the digestive system, we made our own poo! This isn't as horrible as it sounds! In a bowl we mashed together water (for saliva), vinegar (for stomach acid) and food (raisins, biscuits, bread and shredded wheat) until it was mashed down. We then put it into a plastic bag, cut off the end, then squeezed it out to represent food going through the intestine and out the other end!

We had great fun! 

Friday 19th October 2018

Eggsciting Eggsperiment

We investigated the effect of different liquids on egg shells to represent what effect these have on our teeth. We kept a record of our results.

Friday 21st September 2018

We have had a busy first three weeks back (where have they gone?!) since the summer and have been up to lots! We've written some fantastic free verse poems in English and have started the year in maths by looking at rounding and different mental arithmetic strategies. 


In IPC, we had a great time making salt dough to then create our very own dinosaur fossil skeletons! 

We have also been lucky enough to receive a visit from some animals, large and small! 

Year 3

Summer Term

In Poppy class, we have been recreating some famous pieces of art to start our new IPC unit - Paintings, pictures and photographs. The examples here are our versions of paintings by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

Spring Term

Tuesday 27th February 2018

This week, Poppy class have continued their work on Fantastic Mr. Fox. We have finished reading the book and are looking forward to watching the film to see what is different and what is the same.


Next week, we will be writing our own stories based on Fantastic Mr. Fox. We will be writing in the past tense and including dialogue with the correct speech punctuation.  

Thursday 4th January 2018

This week the children have been introduced to their new topic “Active Planet”. The children experienced the devastation of a volcano within their classroom and created a piece of art based around it.

Autumn Term 2017

Friday 24th November 2017

This week, Poppy class visited the Verulamium in St. Albans. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the Romans and particularly enjoyed being able to handle genuine Roman artefacts. It was also exciting to see some real mosaics and compare them to those we have made ourselves!

Friday 13th October 2017

This week Poppy Class travelled to St. Micheal's Church for the Harvest Festival. They had the pleasure of performing "Peas Pudding" as a class. They did a brilliant job!

Poppy Class have also completed their own Fables this week in English and have presented them in best. A busy week! 

Friday 29th September 2017

This week, we have been learning about measuring and reading scales. We have really enjoyed all the practical tasks that we have helped us to learn.

Friday 22nd September 2017

This week we learnt a French poem (called Two Little Dickie Birds) which taught us how to greet people and introduce ourselves in French. Watch out for our sharing assembly where we will get to showcase our new skills.

When we were Year 2...

Spring Term 2017

Thursday 9th March 2017

In English this week we have been looking at newspapers. To get us ready to write our own, we worked in groups to come up with attention grabbing headlines and detailed captions. Have a look at us at work:
Autumn Term
Seeing the light in the dark den.
Look at the fruit faces we made!

When we were in Year 1

Jungle explorers in our Drama Workshop
Labelling Jack and the Beanstalk characters
Mark making and letter formation
Our wonderful mathematics display
In maths, we are ordering by height
What will travel best on snow?
Snow play in our wetplay suits
Understanding the world - planting beans
Poppy Class work from the Autumn Term
Poppy Class outdoors
Chalking on our playground
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