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Year 5 - Poplar

Welcome to Poplar Class


Mrs Kruber, Mr Lack and Ms Rowland welcome you to Poplar Class web page.




Important information


Class timetable:


Mornings focus on Literacy and Mathematics, afternoons are as follows:


Monday: Humanities


Tuesday: RE / PSHE / Computing


Wednesday: Science


Thursday: French / P.E.


Friday: PE / Library


PE kits should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday, children will be expected to wear the school PE uniform during PE lessons.

Jewellery must be removed and long hair should be tied back for safety.


Library time for Poplar class is on Friday afternoons. Children will need to bring their library books to school to change on a regular basis.

We will be able to change children's Accelerated Reading Books during afternoon sessions. Children are expected to go to the school library independently to change their book once quizzed.




The expectation is that children should be reading at home on a daily basis. The children will have a 'Reading record' book, this should be signed by an adult at home each time the child reads. Children will also read with adults in class. It is very important to encourage children's reading as this supports their literacy development, writing style and use of interesting vocabulary in writing.


Reading with your child and listening to your child read are possibly the best things you can do to help your child’s education.

Take time to discuss the text your child is reading, ask about the book, what do they like about it? Can they tell you about the main characters? What do they think is going to happen next?

Share reading at home - you can be a good role model by reading too!


In Poplar class we will seek to encourage independent thinking, learning and decision making. We will be encouraging children to take more responsibility for their learning and the success of the class as a whole.


There are seven topics we will be focusing on this year:


Autumn 1: Traders and Raiders


Autumn 2: Scream Machine / Peasants, Princes and Pestilence


Spring 1: Stargazers


Spring 2: Alchemy Island


Summer 1: Allotment


Summer 2: Beast Creator


Creating Anglo-Saxon Buildings

Creating Anglo-Saxon Jewellery - Messy work!

Decorating our Anglo-Saxon Jewellery

How do we know the Earth is round?

How did Anglo-Saxons colour their clothes?

Making our Anglo-Saxon village come alive!

Children need to be in school and on time every day ~Make sure you read the Privacy Notice on the Key Information Page~ The results of the Parent Questionnaires are attached to the 8th November 2019 Newsletter