The Grange Community Infant School

I play, I learn, I belong


Welcome to Poppy Class



We have learnt so many interesting facts about historial figures in the past.  So far we have read about the 'big dreams' of Marie Curie and Emmeline Pankhurst.  This week it has been Stephen Hawking who was the subject of our learning and we wrote many facts about his life and achievements.  As this is the last in the series of books about 'Little People, Big Dreams' the children also wrote about their own 'big dream' and we have made these into a class book.  It was lovely to discover the vets, horse riders, train drivers and doctors of the future!


The children are being regularly reminded to ensure that they are spelling the taught keywords correctly, and that they are forming their letters correctly (letters learnt so far are i, l, t, x, z, c, a, d, g, q, o, e, s, r, v, w, n, m, h, b, p, q. There is an external link above to show the correct formation of these letters).  


In maths the children have been thinking about numbers above ten and how it is quicker to count ten and then count on.  We have been doing this by using a tens frame and understanding that this is one ten and then the numbers above up to twenty are ones.  We have also been learning about number bonds to twenty, if you are able to support with this learning that would be great.  The children understand that these are two numbers which go together to make 20, for instance 18+2, 15+5.


In science we have continued our learning about materials.  We have considered what materials objects are made from and how they feel, using terms such as hard, smooth, soft, rough.




Our class mascot 'Poppysaurus' spent last weekend with Jake and this weekend will be with Aisha.


We are now regularly rehearsing for the Christmas performances, so we would be grateful if your child has a speaking part that they are supported to learn their lines this weekend.  Thank you for the costumes provided so far.




Mrs Mckechnie                                   Mrs Farrell

Mrs Flindell                                        Mrs Burvill



I, mum, dad, like, my, house, have, the, there, go, to, is, was, look, saw, by, he, she, his, her, they, were, and, are, people, friend, be, because, who, children.