Year 5 Poplar Mrs Machin

For our first PURPLE time reward he made chocolate chip cookies and decorated biscuits with icing and Hallowe'en decorations. Our next PURPLE time reward is a film and popcorn. We have lots of other experiences yet to come.

Each week we celebrate our 'Star of the Week' which is announced in assembly. Our teacher looks closely at our behaviour, work and attitude to decide who encompasses the quality that week.  Postcards are sent home and our photo and name is displayed in the classroom for everyone who visits to see. I wonder who it will be next?

Having a good grasp of multiplication and the related division facts is very important. Every day we deepen our understanding of our times tables by doing different activities and through learning them at home. We are all aiming to achieve a 'Gold' level of understanding and recall by February half-term. Can we do it? Yes we can!


Detailed below is the links to the planning that is administered and taught in Year 5 Poplar class. 

Block 1 and 2


Block 3 and 4

Block 5 and 6

Proud of their work

Here are some of the best pieces of work from the children and detail about what they have been learning in this academic block. 


In Year 5 we are currently learning about World War Two. During the term, this theme has influenced all areas of the curriculum. For example:

  • We have written letters and diaries as an evacuee
  • We have created silhouette landscapes of Coventry Cathedral the night it was destroyed in a bombing raid upon the city
  • We have created a model of a garden complete with an Anderson shelter and a Dig For Victory vegetable patch
  • We have read 'Blitz'by Robert Westall, 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and are currently reading 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian
  • We have written a fictional biography based upon the experiences of Jospeh Robertson who was an American soldier fighting in the Battle of the Bulge


 This group were empowered from their prior learning about Anderson shelters therefore they were able to plan, design and make a wartime garden. Each group's work was unique and Mrs Machin was very impressed with the levels of support that the class were giving each other.

Class Blog

Hayden H

Hi its Hayden and over these weeks we have done many tests like are math test are big writes are not much more.Today 20/11/18 Mr S Clariey brought in his speial pet dog to be exact a German Sheperd called Cooper.He is very enengetic,happy and loves his ball if his ball is rolled towards him he would pounce towards.Well thats all from me hope you all have a good year. 

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Hayden H

These lastest weeks my class poplar has had lots of fun we have been doing times table BINGO which lots of us enjoy. Then we have meeting our new help teachers they will come once every tuesday right now and eventually they will come everyday.thats all of my news bye.

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Hayden H

 Im Hayden and I am the digital leader of poplar class and I really wanted to be the ambassador for my friend and his anger issues and im glad i am the digtal leader of my class it makes me feel special about it all but the most exciting part of it all is getting a free tablet mine is a dark blue coulor but some got others like black,rebut thats all.

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Hi Hayden are you having a good time of being a good digital leader hope you enjoy your year of being a digital leader. πŸ™‚ πŸ€—

well done for getting the job and good luck hope you have great time being our digital leaderπŸ˜€ πŸ‘

HI its Isabel S
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maddie w
πŸ˜›πŸ˜› great job Hayden you are a brilliant digital leader and a role model wish you good luck in yr 5 and other hard years. i cant imagine what you will be like when your older but good luck.πŸ˜›πŸ€—πŸ€—

hi its tw
I wanted to be digital leader really bad but you are very specil to me . good luck hayden.

Hayden H
Thanks guys every bit of support is better then the last but I really don't like the bad comments they make me seem worthless but I know that this will be a good year for all people in the school it will be fun,entertaining and great year thanks for the support hope you all good luckπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ ✍️can be hard byeπŸ‘‹

Hello its liam and i am telling you what a nice comment CH and i hope you put more coment like that πŸ˜„

libby s p
😊 hi ruby mai lovley coment

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…Hi Hayden you are a great digital leader.πŸ€‘

😺 BF
Hi Hayden πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» remember to go to meeting and don't forget your tablet! πŸ‘¦πŸ‘»

Hope you have fun being a good digital leader hope you a good time. 😁

demi bh
Hi Hayden i'm looking forward to seeing you posting all the learning onto the blog.πŸ˜„πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Layla S
Hi Demi that is a really nice comment well done. πŸ˜€

wow Hayden you are so amazing at being a digital leader.πŸ˜› πŸ‘

Be your best Hayden bening a digital leader πŸ€—

Layla S
Hi Demi that is a really nice comment well done. πŸ˜€

Freya B
Hi Hayden when are you posting your new blog because i'm really looking forward to when you post it . πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Thanks Hayden for being a good digital leader 🀩

Layla S
Hi Demi that is a really nice comment well done. πŸ˜€

Miss D
EO what a lovely comment, you're very kind.

dem bh

Well done πŸ‘ Hayden on being a digital leaderπŸ’».You will do well.

Hi Hayden you will be the best year 5 Digital Leader and why you were picked because you impressed the staff and the teachers and Mr Baker and Mrs Small. Well don keep it up and look after your friend.

well done Hayden so far you have been good at being a good role model to others.

Hi Hayden i think you will make a great Digital Leader πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‹ πŸ‘

Hi Hayden congrats on geting that job

Hi Hayden best of luck for being a good digital leader hope you do good.

Hayden H
Thanks guys and girls for having so much support in me and i'm glad that i am Digital leader but thanks to everyone i know and i want you all to have good luck.

hi Hayden i hope you have a good time being a digital well done for getting this job well done 😎

Isabel S
Hi Hayden I think your going to be a great digital leader!Keep with the good work!

hi Hayden you are a great Digital Leader and a great yr 5 good luck.

Layla S
Hi Hayden I am glad you are the digital leader of poplar I hope you enjoy it .

libby s p
Hi Hayden you are going to be an amazing digital leader this year.

demi bh
Hi Hayden i think that you will be a great digital leader, WELL DONE.

hi its alex c
HI I'm Alex your kinda friend and im here typing this to say that i wanted to be digital leader really bad but you will make digital leader this year and i wish you good luck in the future and more.

Hi Hayden! You will be a lovely Digital-Leader for yr 5. I can't wait to hear the reports of your experience for every week! Good luck in yr 5!

Freya B
Hi Hayden i think your a great Digital-Leader and a great friend. Good Luck!

thomas w
thanks for being a digital leader. bff

Hi! I hope you do well with being a digital leader and look forward to this year with you being that role. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Mr D
I am really excited that you have got the position as a Digital Leader and look forward to what you are going to write about class every other week.

good look in poplar y5 hayden you will be a great digital leader

hi hayden I think that you will be a brillant digital leader keep up the work!

have a great year of digital leader hope you do well

dem bh
congradulations for being a digital leader, Hayden

Hi Hayden you will be a lovely digital leader well done enjoy year 5

Demi h
Well done Hayden for wanting to be a digital leader for your friend.

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