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.

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