WELCOME TO POPLAR CLASS
We hope you have had a wonderful summer holidays and got to do the things that are special to you.
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 Monday and a Friday. 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 and Topic. 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 Friday 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We really look forward to working together this year.
Love Miss Robertson, Mrs Houghton and Mr Wilson J
Learning this half term
As writers, we will share the story ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo. Using our key text, we will create character and setting descriptions, letters of advice, actions scene with dialogue and obituary. We will the use The Three Little Pigs to look at crime and punishment, focusing on character description, narrative from a different point of view and a police report. We will look into the justice system of the Anglo Saxons and comparing it to modern day through arguments. We will use Crime and Punishment through the years to write a non- chronological report.
Place Value, the four operations, fractions and percentages
Is there any justice in the world?
We will investigate and interpret settlements in Britain after the Roman withdrawal in 410CE leading to the Anglo Saxon and Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England up to the time of Edward the Confessor. We will investigate place names, village life, law and order, raids and invasions. We will investigate the curiosity of Sutton Hoo and the treasure found there, thinking carefully about why it was placed there and the religious ceremony. We will be able to identify where in the world Anglo Saxons and Vikings came from, studying Atlases to find the key countries and routes.
In Geography we will investigate the countries and cities of the United Kingdom and how they have changed over time. We will be using six-fig grid references, symbols and key (including use of OS maps) to build our knowledge of the UK. We will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe their features.