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Poplar - Miss Motala

Welcome to Year 5


After a glorious six weeks of sunshine and no alarm clocks, here we are in Autumn 1, smiling and ready to soar into our exciting Vicious Vikings unit.


In English, we will be embarking on an adventure as we explore the text 'How To Train Your Dragon' as part of our Fiction Narrative. We will immerse ourselves in the grammatical features used to describe the vicious Vikings and blood-thirsty Dragons and endeavour to utilise our creativity and imagination to create our own adventure story.

In Art, we will be analysing the detail and intricacy of eyes; most importantly, the eyes of Dragons. We will then design, create and mould a 3D sculpture of our own interpretation of Dragon eyes using clay and sculpting tools.

In Science, we will transport ourselves into Space and discover the beauty that exists within our solar system.


 Throughout this academic year, we aim to provide your children with exciting and memorable learning opportunities which will enrich their school experience. We love to share our learning with Parents/Guardians, therefore, please ensure you are checking for regular updates on class DOJO and ‘Our Learning’ tab on our class page on the school website.



Important Information :


  • PE is on a Monday (Indoor) and Tuesday (Outdoor)
  • Please ensure that your child attends school in their correct PE kit (red PE jumper/white t-shirt/ black shorts/joggers/black trainers or pumps)
  • Homework will be provided weekly on a Tuesday (commencing 13.09.22) and will need to be uploaded to Showbie by the following Monday
  • Spellings will be tested on the following Monday
  • Reading is a literary portal into an alternate dimension; therefore, 20 minutes of reading per night is recommended



If you have any questions, please contact me via Dojo or email.

Miss Motala

Our Ethos and Values Statement

Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:

- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;

- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;

- doing all the good we can together.

  • Love
  • Serve
  • Celebrate
  • Together