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Welcome to Poplar Class

The children are taught by Mrs Tawse (Mrs Coe for part of Friday), ably assisted by Mrs Page and Mr Blakey.

Powerful Poplar Class!

17th September 2021

We have had another busy week. The children have written some fabulous versions of Theseus and the Minotaur - we will be looking at another Greek myth next week. In history we compared Athens and Sparta and their methods of government, deciding which one was the most effective and why. Democracy, or the lack of it, even made it into French when the children decided that anyone who named a month after themselves (Julius/juillet and Augustus/août) were probably dictators. Our study into electricity has developed into the children making their own circuits and problem solving when they didn't work - the children took this further by independently incorporating other items into their circuits to see which ones conducted electricity (apparently some water bottles and the zips in pencil cases do - we were using a very low voltage!). Basketball skills are developing, the children's sketching is progressing as they design Greek tiles, and we have been thinking about the positive and negative aspects of online communication.

We are hoping to go to the allotment soon - we will confirm this through our class rep. Thank you for helping your children to ensure they have their Super 6 in school - it has been much appreciated.

Building electrical circuits

10th September 2021

We had a great first full week together the children are already showing what great pupils they are. There was democracy in action as we elected School Council members and House Captains, and we debated what democracy really meant in our country, compared to the Ancient Greeks - many children felt that the Queen should have more power. Investigating static electricity was entertaining and we are looking forward to building electrical circuits next week.

We had a wonderful first day back with the children and look forward to our adventures over the year to come. Just a reminder: PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and children should come to school in their PE kit in those days. If you have any questions please ask, either via the school office or in the playground.

Welcome Meeting Information

25th August 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on September 3rd. This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks, their legacy and how it affects us today. In English and Art we will start by looking at ancient Greek myths and legends.  Maths will begin with place value work followed by the four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  In science, we will be making electrical circuits and in computing we will learn how to keep safe on the internet. Games will be basketball and French will cover days, dates and months.

Please help your child to ensure that they have the following in school every day:

  • A refillable water bottle
  • Reading book
  • Their Super Six:
    • Handwriting pen
    • Pencil
    • Rubber
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Ruler
    • Glue stick


Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 3rd September - back to school

Week beginning 6th Sept - School Council and House Captain elections

Wednesday 8th September - Parents' welcome meeting

Week beginning 27th September - Year 6 Bikeability

Tuesday 5th October - Harvest Festival at St Mary's Church

19th and 21st October - Parent / Teacher meetings

Friday 22nd October - Break up for half term


Monday 1st November - INSET day (no children in school)

Tuesday 7th December - Carol Service at St Mary's Church

Wednesday 15th December - Christmas lunch

Friday 17th December - Last day of term

Times Tables

All children should know their times tables off by heart by Year 5. Please do support your children in practising their times tables at home if they are not yet secure. Here are some links that may help.

Handwriting Helper!