Welcome to Poplar Class
The children are taught by Mr Phillips.
Assisted by our wonderful support team
Mrs Duffy, Mrs Jelly, Mrs Larkins, Mrs White and Mrs Jackson.
Friday 1st March 2024
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.
When I was in year 5 my father took me to the local book shop. He let me wander the shelves and told me that I could choose whatever book I liked, but only one. I spent a good half hour looking through the shelves staring at the spines and enjoying the artwork on the covers. I found a few familiar books that I had seen at school or on my own shelves at home. Then I noticed a special display. There was a sword on it! I crept closer, mesmerised by the bold artwork on the front cover of a glorious tome. Above the display were a pair of gigantic dice. A poster on the stand said that I could be the main character. I could control what actions I took as I journeyed through a dungeon.
I didn't even read the blurb!
I have read 'The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' many times. Myself, with my children and with my classes. It is one of the reasons I became an avid reader, and an author. It was 'the book' that got me to read when I was just starting on the reading journey. It is frustratingly hard to survive until the end without cheating. There are parts you can not complete without drawing your own map. It has pictures in it which gave me nightmares. It was and is brilliant.
Mr Phillips book recommendation is - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone and the many, many other books in the Fighting Fantasy series.
Every week we will learn around 10 spellings. To practise play the games on Spelling Shed (see link below).
POPLAR CLASS PHOTOS
Friday 9th February 2024
We had a very enlightening trip to the Mosque in Maidenhead this week and got to experience a very different religious building than we usually see.
Whilst writing our balanced arguments comparing the UK to a North American country, it was surprising how many of the children were not drawn to the warmer climates and tropical beaches and preferred the grey rains of England!
Have a wonderful Half Term week. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 19th February.