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.
Please help your child to ensure that they have the following in school every day:
- A refillable water bottle
- Reading book
- Their Super Six:
Dates for your diary:
Year 5&6 spelling list
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.
- BBC Super Movers Times Table Songs - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/scottish-times-table-collection/zdnhjhv
- Times Table Games and Worksheets- https://www.timestables.co.uk/
- Mixed Times Tables - https://play.edshed.com/mtc
- Times Table Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth