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Welcome to Poppy Class

Welcome again to Poppy Class page.  Hope you and your families are all keeping well in this unusual climate. 

The school is operating a bit differently at the moment and we'll be updating this page weekly, with activities that are happening in the class too.   Please feel free to send us any pictures or to ask us any questions at

Ali and the Poppy team.   


This link has lots of fun activities for early years children.  (If you are unable to get to the website, put 'BBC bitesize for EYFS' in your search bar and it should bring the link up. 

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Its the last week of term before the summer holidays.  As you know EYFS is closed to get things ready for September and meet new families, but please look at the different class pages for activities, as well as here, to keep going throughout the holidays. 

Also, please do not hesitate to contact us during this week, if you have any problems.

Have a relaxing and safe summer with family and friends.

SUMMER SUMMER Song (Sunny Sunny) - Dance Song for Kids | KIDS HUT

Its Summer time

If You're Happy and You Know It! | Barefoot Books Singalong

Boom Chicka Boom | Fun Dance Song for Kids | Brain Breaks | Jack Hartmann

Something to get you moving and smiling

I am the Music Man - Action Songs for Children - Brain Breaks - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

One to try with your family and friends

There is a Story Massage Programme accessible through 

This is every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm.  Its a follow-along massage story and will run for the next 9 weeks.  

7th July In the Jungle  - Live
9th July Little Red Riding Hood
14th July Mini Beasts - Live
16th July Animal Habitats
21st July Under the Sea - Live
23rd July Goldilocks and the Three Bears
28th July Pizza Party - Live
30th July Pirates
4th August Transport - Live
6th August Seaside
11th August Dinosaurs - Live
13th August Cinderella
18th August Into Space - Live
20th August Camping
25th August Weather - Live
27th August Sensory Walk
1st September Great Fire of London - Live
3rd September Musical Adventure


Maths is this weeks lesson and activities.


As we are still exploring what our body can do, we will be exploring hands this week.

Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark

Try a lovely hand massage

Some songs to use your hands:

Daddy finger, daddy finger, where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Mommy finger, mommy finger, where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Brother finger, brother finger, where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Sister finger, sister finger, where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Baby finger, baby finger, where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive

One, Two, Three, Four, Five,

Once I caught a fish alive,

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten,

Then I threw him back again.

Why did you let him go?

Because he bit my finger so.

Which finger did he bite?

This little finger on my right.

Put different things, you find around the home, into old socks and listen to the sound whilst feeling them with your fingers.  A few ideas are, rice, pasta, crinkly wrapping paper, bubble wrap etc. 

This weeks lesson is Literacy and we are reading 'Giraffes cants dance'.  The story can be found if you scroll down the page.

            Waltz like a  Wart Hog                      
Rock and roll together with a Rhino        
Tango with a Lion to the music                
Do the cha cha cha with the chimps         
Do the Scottish Reel with the Baboon       
Lie quietly and listen to the crickets violin music 

Dance a happy dance with Gerald the Giraffe as he realises that he can dance        


What is your favourite dance move?

This weeks lessons are about expressive art and design.  


We will also be singing songs that uses your body to move.  A few of these are:

Happy and you know it

Head, Shoulders, knees and toes

1 finger, 1 thumb keep moving

Grand old duke of York

Dingle, dangle scarecrow

If you click on the link  'EAD ideas' there are a few things for you to try.  Hand printing a Giraffe or making marks with paint or shaving foam.  

I am Special Song

Illustrated by Guy Parker Rees - Giraffes Cant Dance - A story by Giles Andreae

This is a story about Gerald the gangly giraffe. He believed that he couldn't dance at all until he started listening for the music that is around us all.

Rothschild's giraffes at Chester Zoo enjoy brunch! πŸŒΏπŸ¦’

Join Chester Zoo's zookeepers, from the comfort of your own sofa, as they give you a virtual tour of some of your favourite animals at the zoo.

Do enjoy dancing?  Have you a favourite song that gets you moving?  Have you a favourite sound? for instance bells jingling, drums beating, guitar playing?


Another topic we will be exploring is 'All about me'.  Can you wiggle your fingers? can you wiggle your toes? can you wiggle your ears, can you wiggle your nose?  Look in a mirror and see what you can see.


Peace At Last - Storytime

This is a great story which Poppy children will be familiar with. We have explored objects and took part in activities. You can listen, watch and go to different parts of the house and garden to try and find the sounds.

Storytime with Ms. Duggan "One Bear at Bedtime"

This is a counting story that we have also been listening to in class. Is there a favourite animal? Can you find it in the story? Enjoy.