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THE CURRICULUM

All pupils will follow the new National Curriculum in all subject areas. Y6 pupils’ learning in English and Maths will be tested in May 2018.  Results of these will be forwarded to your child's receiving secondary school. 

Y5 pupils’ learning, in the same areas, will be tested in June 2017 using the optional SATs tests. 

Maths, English and Science are core subjects and will form the basis of much of our study this year.  Much of the children's learning will take place through a topic based approach. P.E and computing will also play a crucial role in ensure pupils receive a well rounded and thorough educational experience.

 

EDEN CAMP

As part of our World War II topic, Poplar Class visited popular World War II museum, Eden Camp. The immersive experience involved discovering what life was like in the Blitz, how women helped the war efforts, what streets looked like during the blackout and what the inside of a German U-Boat looked like.

A great time was had by all

ROALD DAHL DAY

At the end of September, we all dressed up as book characters from stories written by much loved author, Roald Dahl. We had some brilliant costumes and pupils went to a great deal of trouble to enter the spirit of the day. Well done Poplar Class.

A MORNING WITH WORLD WAR II ENTHUSIASTS CAROL AND GARY

Poplar Class were treated to a morning of nostalgia when World War II enthusiasts, Carol and Gary, came into school. Children were shown a variety of artefacts from the 1940's including foul smelling soap, dolly tub, gas masks and cookery books.

DRUMMING WORKSHOP

We were treated to a drumming masterclass by former Status Quo drummer, Jeff Rich, who amazed use with his talent on the drums and other percussion instruments.

DIWALI DANCE WORKSHOP

We all enjoyed participating in a Diwali dance workshop. 

YEAR 5 YOUNG LEADER TRAINING

Some of the Year 5 pupils in our class have been given the opportunity to become a playground leader. Mr Hanson from the School Sport Partnership has delivered the sessions on how an effective young leader works. Pupils have needed to plan and carry out games and activities for pupils in Key Stage 1

COSTA FOUNDATION WATER CHALLENGE

Continuing our partnership with the Costa Foundation, a water challenge was set up, where pupils had to complete a course carrying a backet of water in pairs. The total amount of water collected each day was totalled and an overall winner was declared. Unfortunately, Poplar Class lost out by only half a centimetre to Oak Class! 

MAKING GAS MASKS

Linking with our World War II topic, we all made gas masks, which had to be carried around school for a week. This allowed pupils to see the daily realities faced by children during the war but was also enjoyable when the air raid siren went off and everyone had to take cover under the tables!

DEMO P.E LESSON

We were treated to a brilliant P.E demonstration lesson by specialist Owen Denovan. Various skills were practised before principles of attacking and defending were put to the test in the game. A great time was had by all.

GYMNASTICS ROUTINE

In our P.E sessions, pupils have been devising a routine to Natural Blues by Moby. They had to consider incorporating a minimum of three balances, bridges, rolls and jumps, as well as thinking about the transitions between each of the balances etc. Some very successful routines were created, displaying excellent gymnastics prowess.