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Welcome to Poplar Class

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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:






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. 




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 Tuesday 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 Friday 24th January


Adding suffixes beginning with a vowel (er/ed/ing/en) to words with more than one syllable.












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!