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Digital copies of your children's home learning packs


Click on the website links to access digital copies of your children's learning packs:


Normally a paid for subscription for teachers but free home learning packs available for each year group

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Normally a paid for subscription for teachers but free home learning packs available for each year group

School Closure and Home Learning

We have put together a few ideas for things you can do with your children during the period of school closure.  The children in Year Two had a few ideas of their own, which are: build a den, play in the garden, computer games, Pobble 365, do some maths, Lego challenge, play with toys, colouring, walk on the beach, ride your bike, make a kite, play football, read a book, do some cooking, learn to tie shoelaces, make a book, help keep your younger brothers and sisters entertained, have a home cinema afternoon, play with your pets, write a letter to a friend!  I think you will agree that these are all really good ideas, and I look forward to hearing about which of them my class have done when we return to school!


There are lots of websites that have provided activities for children during the next weeks.  Some of these are:

  • The Body Coach TV - on YouTube.  Joe Wicks will be providing a daily PE session for children, beginning at 9.00am.
  • - lots of curriculum-based activities for children of all ages.
  • - colour in pictures on your computer
  • The National Geographic - lots of interesting information, pictures and links covering all subjects.
  • NASA for kids - Lots of fun activities and games about space and exploration.
  • Natural History Museum - explore and find out about your favourite animals.
  • Lego Challenge - 30 days of different ideas and challenges.
  • BBC Bitesize - loads of education resources, games, videos and other activities.
  • Phonics play - practise your phonics, spelling and reading.
  • Oxford Owls - access free e-books to read online.
  • Wildlife Watch - lots of educational and exciting information, crafts and activities.
  • Woodland Trust - ideas for outdoor activities to learn about plants, animals and the environment.
  • Science museum - activities, games and apps to use at home.
  • IXL - lots of different maths games and activities.
  • - games and resources to practise your maths skills. 




Curriculum Maps for Summer term projects

Our Summer term projects are 'Wriggle and Crawl', all about minibeasts, and 'Bounce', a PE/Science-based project.


What will we be learning in this half term?

Welcome to KS1 - September 2019

As we enter the new term we ask you to please take a look at all of the info below that contains the important 'stuff' for day to day life at Poplars! Don't forget to scroll down to the class pages to see what we have been doing this week and any photos we have taken.

School uniform:
 Please ensure that all of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their names.


  • Red jumper/fleece/cardigan
  • White shirt/polo-shirt
  • Black smart shoes




  • Black or grey trousers/shorts




  • Black or grey trousers/shorts/dress or red chequered dress




  • Your child may wear stud earrings and a watch to school if they wish


It is really important for your child to practise reading as much as possible in order to consolidate their learning in school and to help them to broaden their vocabulary skills, general knowledge and imagination. While we practise reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult/older sibling at home at least 3 times per week. This needs to be dated and signed by the adult/older sibling who hears them to read in their reading record book.
Children who meet this requirement receive rewards and prizes for themselves and the class.



Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be back into school by the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked. 

Spellings homework will be sent home each Friday by your child's 'Read, Write, Inc' teacher, and will be checked the following Friday.  

P.E -
Due to a range of circumstances, we ask that your child brings their PE kit in on a Monday morning and takes it home on Friday afternoons,so that it is available to them every day of the week. Please ensure that all PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name. 


Their PE kit should consist of:


  • Red polo shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black jogging bottoms
  • Black plimsolls for indoor use and trainers for outdoor use
  • A jumper for the cooler seasons
  • A hair band if your child has long hair

Medical conditions 
Please inform your child’s teacher immediately if they have any medical conditions/requirements.


  • All children with asthma should have a spare inhaler at school available to them at all times, which must be labelled with their name.
  • If your child has any dietary requirements please let us know.


  • If your child is unable to come to school for any reason, please call the school (01502) 565757 to let us know as soon as possible (before 9:00am) so that we can mark their absence correctly in the register
  • If your child is absent for a longer period of time, your teacher will be happy to provide some work for them to do at home if you wish. Please contact your teacher if this is required


  • You can contact the teacher by writing in their reading record book, which is checked daily. Alternatively if you wish to have a meeting with your teacher, please make an appointment with them either through the school office or liaising with the teacher directly.
  • Please let your class teacher know if your child is being picked up by an additional adult other than yourself. We will not allow a child to go home with an unfamiliar adult that has not been designated.
  • Please inform us if you have a change of address/contact number.
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