Welcome to Poplar Class

Miss Partington

Year 5 /6 Teacher

Miss Maple

Teaching Assistant

Hello and welcome to Poplar Class! We are a mixed class of year 5 and year 6 children taught by Miss Partington. Miss Maple is our teaching assistant and Miss Sasi provides EAL support.

PE will take place on Friday afternoons and will be led by Mr Allen. Please ensure your child has full PE kit in school for both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Miss Haddon will also cover sessions on a Friday afternoon and will lead our learning in RE.





UKS2 Termly Overviews


In order to ensure our pupils cover any lost learning through forced closures, we have altered our English provision to recap previous learning where needed. We will now be following a unit provided by Lancashire which covers objectives from both the current and previous year groups. Our first text will be The Nowhere Emporium. Our learning will encompass Reading, Writing, Grammar and Spoken Language and will be delivered through a wide range of activities to engage our learners.


Children are encouraged to read widely and regularly. We expect children to read their school book a minimum of 3 times per week. They are rewarded for each time they return their book and signed reading record. Regular reading is an invaluable way to enhance our learning and understanding and so it is extremely beneficial. This will look a little different this year, though pupils will still be given access to quality texts and asked to enjoy these at home. We will continue to provide reading records and pupils will earn rewards for their commitment to at-home reading.


Spellings rules are taught throughout the week. These are based on the Common exception word list for year 5 and 6.  New word lists are sent out on Monday and tested on Friday.  We will also be covering spelling rules based on the year 5 and 6 spelling curriculum. Children will be rewarded for accurate use of these spellings within their school work.


We follow the year 5 and 6 Maths curriculum with each child accessing the appropriate support, strategies and challenge according to their prior learning, attainment and year group.  We focus on one area of Maths each week and the aim is that all children have mastered this by the end of the week.  This will be through practise and consolidation activities including using pictures and resources such as place value counters. We will also complete daily 'Early Bird Maths' activities upon arrival into class. This is an invaluable time for pupils to receive extra support and enhance their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills so please ensure your child arrives punctually and ready to learn!

Each week the children will complete a times tables test.  It is expected that by the time the children are in year 5, that they all have rapid recall of ALL tables facts up to 12×12. Please encourage and support your child with accessing TT Rockstars to help them to practise their tables facts.



If you have any questions or matters that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to make an appointment through Mrs Nicolls in the office or contact me on my class email address - poplar@dukestreet-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Miss Partington

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