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Welcome to Poplar Class

The children are taught by Mr Phillips.

TA - Mrs King

LSA - Mr Soares

Friday 17th March

STEM week was kicked of with us becoming super sleuths! We participated in a fantastic forensic science workshop where we learnt how fingerprints, DNA and shoe prints are used to solve crimes. We put these new techniques to use when we investigated a crime scene to see if we could discover who was the culprit - with surprising results!

Tuesday 7th March - had a wonderful day exploring at Kew Gardens from the Treetop Walk, looking at our reflections in the mirrored greenhouse, to marvelling at the Japanese Gateway and Great Pagoda. We enjoyed walking through the Temperate House and learning about plants and their uses in the Palm House.

Friday 3rd March - We celebrated World Book Day by representing words using ambitious vocabulary from mellow to apathetic!

Useful dates:


13th - 17th February - Half term holiday

Friday 24th February - PTA Super-sport event

Tuesday 7th March - Trip to Kew Gardens

Sunday 19th March - WASMA choir concert at the Hexagon

week beginning 20th March - STEM week

Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th March - Parent/Teacher meetings

Friday 31st March - End of term 1.30pm

Friday 28th April - Poplar Cake Sale

Each day, please remember to bring to school your pencil case with 'Super Six' (handwriting pen, pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler and glue stick), a refillable water bottle and reading book.


Please wear your PE kit to school on Wednesday and Thursday.

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!


Friday 24th February - This week we've celebrated international friendship as guides and scouts, learnt about trade and where different products come from and practised our tennis skills. We ended the week with some energetic circuits with Commonwealth Gold Medallist Adrian Patrick and listened to his inspirational tips on how we can achieve our own goals.


Circuits with Commonwealth Gold Medallist 4x400m athlete Adrian Patrick

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Thursday 9th February - wow what a busy and fun week! We have learnt how the weather and climate varies in Brazil, been creative and written our own fight scenes from Romeo and Juliet, deepened our understanding of e-safety, took part in sporting activities at The Piggott School and completed some inventive and impressive cams. We finished off the week with Break the Rules Day wearing our own clothes and there was even some coloured hair!

Friday 3rd February - We have learnt all about Romeo and Juliet and have enjoyed learning the vocabulary and acting out the dramatic fight scene between Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt. In DT we continued sawing, drilling and gluing to build our cams!


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Friday 27th January - In PE we honed our sequencing skills by copying the group leaders' moves and performing them in succession.

Friday 20th January - This this week in PE we've braved the cold weather learning how to play in different hockey positions from defence to attack. Some of the Year 6's had the opportunity to develop their cycling skill by completing their Bikeability training course and even cycled into Twyford and back! Whilst warming up inside we drew our own pictures using pixels.

Friday 6th January - It has been lovely to welcome everyone back and ready to start learning. We have had a busy couple of days reading and learning our new non-chronological report about an unusual animal and had fun making up actions to the text. In gymnastics we've practised jumping on and off agility tables.


Friday 16th December - A fun-filled week from Christmas dancing, escape room games to cheering and booing at the panto.

Friday 9th December - another creative week using watercolours to recreate our own versions of Monet's paintings Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies and ending the week with break the rules day from coloured hair to wearing reindeer antlers.

Friday 2nd December - rom budding artists to footballs stars. This week in art we have experimented with watercolours whilst in PE we have improved our ball control skills and practiced new moves in dance. We have played instruments and recited our poem Adder. We can't wait to for next week!


Friday 28th November - This week in Art we started to look at the work of Claude Monet and compared impressionism with pointillism. In PSHE we continued to think about the challenges refugees might face when coming to live in a new country and used paper balls to represent the issues they faced to show how hard it is for a refugee to manage them all.

Friday 18th November - We have enjoyed another week packed with creativity from developing our pointillism techniques in Art by creating pictures of mountains and rivers to recreating a rhythm from Gustav Holst's Mars from The Planets using percussions instruments. In PE we practiced our dribbling skills and had fun dancing in our pyjamas whilst refining our moves from West Side Story. 

Friday 11th November - The highlight of this week was definitely seeing the reindeer. Whilst in Geography we learnt about contours of mountains and even made our own contour models! We ended the week with Art by experimenting how to represent water using the pointillism method (painting using small dots instead of brushstrokes) to paint rivers.

Friday 4th November - We have had fun this week learning our new model text based on the book Hidden Figures and looked at a diary entry by Katherine Johnson to create our text maps. Whilst in art we have started to learn about pointillism looking at the artist Georges-Pierre Seurat. In Geography we used atlases to research the location of the world’s major mountain ranges.


Friday 21st October - We have had a week full of creativity from using our basketball skills to create games in PE, constructing our bridges and ending the week using our own sentences to play rhythms...phew!

Have a relaxing half term.

Friday 7th October - This week we have had fun building and testing our bridge designs in DT. Whilst in computing we programmed a micro:bit (a pocket-sized computer) to display our designs using an LED display and added sounds to bring the designs to life. Whilst in PE we have been improving our dances to include a new move from the Haka!

Computing - micro:bit programming

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Programming a micro:bit to display lights and sound.

PE - Dance

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Enhancing our dances by adding the Haka to our routines.

Celebrating Harvest at St Mary's Church


Friday 30th September - Wow what a busy maths we have been using place value to help with addition and subtraction, in PE we have developed our basketball skills and improved our dance routines to include a lift! Whilst in Design and Technology we planned our designs ready for coding using Micro bit.

Our geography field trip to Rushall Farm.