WELCOME TO POPLAR CLASS
We hope you have had an amazing summer holidays and have had lots of fun.
We are really looking forward to starting a new year with you in Poplar class. We know that some of you might be feeling a little nervous but that's ok - we all are. We will soon be back in the swing of things. We can all help each other by being kind and helpful.
General Information for Poplar Class.
PE will be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please make sure your child as a PE Kit in school. This can be a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and a tracksuit/warm clothes for the winter months.
Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday, The homework will usually be a piece of English, Maths, Reading and Spellings. As requested, this will be paper homework.
Reading - The minimum expectation is that your child reads at least three times a week at home. This needs to be recorded in your child's reading record and signed by an adult. This record needs to be brought into school every Monday where reading will be checked.
If your child needs to change their reading book, they can bring it into school on any day and it will get changed for them.
Spellings - Your child will be given weekly spellings to learn and these will be given out on a Monday. The spelling test will be on a Friday.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to speak to us. You can grab us most mornings before and after school and contact us via the email address:
We really look forward to working together this year.
Love Mrs Rennison and Mrs Timmins
Learning this half term
Our first unit of work this year will be centered around the book - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We will be reading this book in our whole class read lessons and using the book to produce many different writing outcomes from. In the first half term we will be writing a setting description, a character description and a set of instructions.
Click on the link below for an audio version of the book.
Place Value, the four operations and fractions.
Will the Great Plague defeat you?
We will be learning about the Great Plague and that it occurred from 1665 to 1666 We will learn that many people died within days of catching the illness and had symptoms including headaches, fever, vomiting and painful swellings on the neck, armpits and groin. Those with the plague were isolated in their houses and a large red cross was painted or nailed to their front doors. The phrase ‘God have mercy upon us’ was also written on the door.
We will be learning that materials have different uses depending on their properties and state (liquid, solid, gas).Properties include hardness, transparency, electrical and thermal conductivity and attraction to magnets. We will learn that some materials will dissolve in a liquid and form a solution while others are insoluble and form sediment. We will also study how mixtures can be separated by filtering, sieving and evaporation as well as knowing that some changes to materials such as dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible, but some changes such as burning wood, rusting and mixing vinegar with bicarbonate of soda result in the formation of new materials and these are not reversible.
In Design Technology we will be creating a moving toy using CAMS. We will research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing product that is fit for purpose and aimed at a particular audience.