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.
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
A MORNING WITH WORLD WAR II ENTHUSIASTS CAROL AND GARY
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
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.