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Hello lovely Poplar class!


I hope you are all well, getting outside in the fresh air, coping with home learning and staying active.


I have received some lovely messages from many of you, very impressed with all the hard work you have been doing - keep going and all we ask is you try your best!


I have been trying my best to stick to a routine of walking the dog every day to get my daily dose of exercise, it is lovely walking in the Yorkshire Dales at this time of year as the neighbouring farms have all their lambs out in the fields by our house! Some of the little lambs are very naughty and come into our garden for a munch on the grass! I have also been busy painting and getting back into piano. 


I miss you all dearly. Keep in touch it is lovely to hear from you - it makes my day!


Take care and keep smiling :)


Love, Miss. Shepherd x

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Hello Poplar Class!


I hope you are well, enjoying the sunshine, staying safe and making the most of your time at home!


I have returned home to the Yorkshire Dales for a few weeks to spend some time with my family. I have been getting my daily dose of fresh air and exercise by walking the dog as well as getting back into painting (something I used to really enjoy when I was younger and had the time!)


In a few weeks after the Easter break we will be posting some additional English and Maths work to keep you all busy, as well as some of our Summer term topics including Science and Topic. There are some really exciting and creative little projects that I'm sure you will all enjoy!


Keep in touch I would love to hear how you are all getting on!

Take care of yourselves, stay happy and healthy!


Love, Miss. Shepherd x

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Welcome to Poplar Class

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Home Learning Information



Welcome to Poplar's class page. We are taught by Miss Shepherd and supported by our teaching assistants Mrs Harmsworth and Mrs Fraser.


Here you can find information about upcoming events, weekly homework and important notices.


If you have any questions or queries, as always you can find me in the playground at the end of the day and I will be more than happy to help or alternatively e-mail via the office.


Please ensure that your child has their "Super Six" in school: pencil, rubber, ruler, glue stick, pencil sharpener and writing pen (if they have a pen licence). Thank you.



Dates for your diary:

WWF Fundraiser - Friday 6th March (break time)

STEM week - Monday 9th March - Friday 13th March

Winchester Science Trip - Monday 9th March (all children must be in school by 8am)

RPJ School Photos - Tuesday 24th March

Parents Evening - Tuesday 24th March

                            Thursday 26th March



This term's topic: London and the British Isles.






Reading homework should be recorded in the children's reading record books (parent and children comments welcome). The children are expected to read at home at least 5 times a week. This can be a book from home or their school reading book. Reading records are collected in on a Thursday. House points for completion of the reading tasks and a Star Reader of the week is awarded. 


The children are also encouraged to use reading den ( where they can review any books read that are then added to their own personal bookshelf!

All children have a copy of their username and password.




Maths homework: this may be a mathletics task or a piece of written work which will be sent home in a blue folder. 

Please note: Miss. Shepherd's maths homework is set Friday to be back no later than the following Thursday.



This term Poplar class will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon (weather permitting), although please ensure labelled kit is in school at all times.  



Spellings will be set every Friday for a test the following Friday.

Maths homework will be set every Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.


Spelling Homework – Test on...


Please refer to Home Learning section. 


Curriculum Focus Autumn Term 2019

Times Tables

In Phase 1, all children will be learning their times tables. It is a national requirement that all children know their times tables by the end of Year 4. Year 4s will now have a national test in June where they will be tested on their times table knowledge.

The children will be working their way through each times table in order to reach ‘Reasoning Rainbow’ where they will be able to apply their times table knowledge to word problems. The times table tests are ordered as follows:

  • Bronze: 2s, 5s, 10s, Mixed
  • Silver: 3s, 6s, Mixed
  • Gold: 4s, 8s, Mixed
  • Platinum: 7s, 9s, Mixed
  • Diamond: 11s, 12s, Mixed
  • Elite: All Mixed
  • Reasoning Rainbow

Each week the children will have a 2 minute timed test on the times table they are on, they must answer all questions correctly in order to move up to the next times table the following week. The tests include both multiplication and division to ensure they full consolidate their times table (e.g. 3x6=18 and 18÷3=6). Once they have passed each times table test on each stage they will receive a certificate for their achievements.

Please do support your children in practising their times tables at home. Here are some links which will support you with this.





Education City

Recommended Reading Lists - Year 3 and Year 4





Welcome Evening Presentation - September 2019

Year 3 and 4 Spelling list

Handwriting Helper!