Oakhill Primary School

‘Working together for a brighter future’


Welcome to Beech!


Mrs Fox-Crowther

Mrs Hughes





Welcome to the Poplar class page! We have lots of exciting plans for this year and we know that all of the children in Poplar will aspire to be the best that they can be! Last year was a very strange year and as a result, we will be working hard to address any gaps especially in Maths and English. This year we will be working on two main themes in our topic lessons; World War II and Ancient Egypt.  During our weekly science lessons we will be looking at materials, Animals (including humans) and Earth & space.


In order to help your children catch up, we would really appreciate you ensuring they read as much as possible at home (a minimum of three times per week) There will also be weekly spelling tests, so learning spellings at home will help your child with these in addition to using Spelling Shed. For help with Maths catch up please could you help your child with  multiplication practice as much as possible each week using 'Times Tables Rockstars'. Children will also be given a 'menu' of homework to choose from. When you listen to your child read at home please remember to sign their reading diaries!



Our English work allows us to read a range of different books, teaching key reading and writing skills through these. This year we will starting Year 5 off by reading be reading 'Friend of Foe' by Michael Morpurgo to link in with the work on WWII that we will be doing in History. In spring term, we will be reading and writing another narrative.

Teaching and Learning in Maths follows our Oakhill planning document which teaches the four main areas in maths: Number & Place Value, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding. 

Alumno Curriculum:
Our Alumno curriculum work on World War II, The Egyptians and Materials, Animals, and Space will include historical, geographical and scientific work alongside art, and design technology. Children will also have Computing, Music and French lessons.




In spring 1 half-term, PE will be on a Friday.

Things to remember


  • Fitness Friday each week. Children can wear PE Kit and/or suitable outdoor sportswear.
  • Children will been tested on their times tables each week on a Wednesday. They know which one they are working on.

If you need your logins for any of these sites please send a Dojo message to your class teacher


Spelling Shed:

TT Rockstars:

Purple Mash:


Collins Ebooks (reading scheme books at home):

Dance Mat Typing:

KS2 Phase Leader (Mrs Hawthorne)

To contact the phase leader for KS2 please complete the form below.