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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Your teachers are: Miss Besford and Miss Butcher


Our PE Days in Year 5 are below and PE kits will need to be worn to school on your child's class days instead of uniform.


PE in Year 5 will be every Wednesday.


Jewellery must NOT be worn for PE days and long hair should be tied back.  

School uniform:

Please ensure that all of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name & class, this enables lost items to be returned to their owners! 


Black / Dark Grey

Trousers / Shorts

Tailored,  No Jeans or Leggings

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Black / Dark Grey


Knee to mid length

Red Chequered


For Summer ONLY


Polo shirt or Collared shirt

Plain, Reception to Year 6


Collared shirt for ties

Years 5-6


School Tie - optional

Years 5 & 6 only – limited number available from the office at £4.50 each


Jumper, Cardigan, Fleece

Poplars Logo from Screens or Plain from supermarket


Smart School Shoes or ALL Black Trainers (NO markings or Logos on etc)

Heel of no more than 3cm, no mule type shoes with open heels. No open toed shoes.

Plain White, Grey or Black

Socks for girls


Red or Black

Tights for Girls


Plain White, Grey or Black

Socks for boys





Water bottle, named and containing water only. Please take home each day for washing.

No nail varnish or make up. 

Sunhats when necessary, sun cream in a named bottle and applied by the child.

Natural hair colour only

Jewellery and watches worn at parent’s own risk.  Earrings - studs only no hoops.

Mobile phones for years 5 and 6 who walk independently to school must be switched off and signed into the class teacher each morning.

P.E Kit:

We ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days that they are due to have their lesson.

Please label all items clearly with your child’s name & class

NO branded sportswear should be worn AT ALL


Polo Shirt



Plain shorts







Outdoor PE

Plain Black

Jogging Bottoms

Outdoor PE

Plain Black or Red

Jumper or Fleece

Outdoor PE

Hair to be tied back, no earrings on PE days or taped up.





  • It is really important for your child to practice 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 practice reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult/older sibling at home at least 4 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!

Medical conditions

  • Please inform your child’s teacher & school office immediately if they have any medical conditions/requirements.

  • Please speak to the office if medication is required within the school day. If your child only requires medication to be taken between 1-3 times per day then they do not need to take it while at school.

  • 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 the main office know as soon as possible.



  • 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. We have an absence line that can be called anytime day or night and a message can be left.
  • 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 the main school office if you have a change of address, contact number or email.


We look forward to the year ahead!

The Year 5 Team