FREE Poplar Primary iPhone & Android App

 Dear Parents,


It was lovely to see everyone back after the Easter break – I hope you had a wonderful time!  


Next Week’s Events

Mon 23rd Apr


PTA – Summer Fair Meeting

Tues 24th Apr

Yr 5

Ironbridge  - Meeting for parents at 9am – old hall

Thurs 26th Apr

Elm Class

Trip to  British Museum

Fri 27th Apr

Pine and Rowan Classes

Trip to British Museum

Advance Notice

Weds 2nd May

Yr 3

Swimming lessons begin (see individual letters for details)

Weds 2nd May


The Lion King Performance

Thurs 3rd May


The Lion King Performance

Tues 8th May


Trip to London Wetlands Centre (letters to follow)

Mon 14th-17th May

Yr 6

SATS week

Mon 14th-17th May

Yr 5

Residential Trip to Ironbridge

Tues 15th May

Green Class

Trip to Morden Hall Park (letters to follow)

Weds 16th May

Yellow Class

Trip to Morden Hall Park (letters to follow)

Mon/Thurs 21st /24th May

Yr 6

Residential Trip to Ashdown Forest

Tues 22nd May

Lilac  Class

Trip to Morden Hall Park  (letters to follow)

Mon-Fri 28th May/1st June

Whole School


PTA Summer Fair

Whole school

Saturday July 7th

Regular Events



9am – Studio


Family Group - 9.00am for parents

Mango Room


PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

After School


Packed Lunches

Can we please remind parents to put additional water bottles into children’s lunchboxes as well as providing the children with a water bottle in class – thank you


Music in May

Every Friday in May, we encourage children in Years 1-6 to play a musical instrument (individually or in a group) to the whole school during assembly. If your child would like to volunteer please complete the slip attached and return to Miss Julie Davies via the school office as soon as possible.  We would like to have even more volunteers this year. It is initially a little bit daunting but the children experience a great sense of achievement which the whole school appreciates.   Once you have returned the slip, you will be informed of the date you will be able to play. Parents are also invited to hear their child play and indeed we welcome any parents or family members who can play an instrument to volunteer their skills. Thank you for your support.


Book Donation

The school librarians are asking for donations of clean, undamaged books for all ages.  Please send these in with your child. Thank you 



As it is now the summer term the children tend to take their PE lessons outside.  For this reason, the external gates are kept locked until 3.10pm. If you come into the school before this time, either because you need to speak to the school office or pick up from Little Caterpillars, can you please make sure that the gates are shut behind you.   Can we remind parents to ensure they vacate the school grounds as soon as they have picked up their child(ren).  We have lots of clubs running every day outside and we need to make sure the grounds are secure - Thank you     





Scooters and Bikes

Unfortunately despite lots of reminders, we are again seeing an increase in children entering the school grounds on scooters and bikes.  Please ensure that your child does NOT ride their scooter or bike once on the school premises - Thank you


PTA Summer Fair Meeting

On Monday the PTA we will be holding a meeting to discuss arrangements for this year’s Summer Fair.  If you have any ideas/suggestions please do come along at 9am in the Art room


Summer Uniform

Children may now want to start wearing their summer uniforms.  Girls may wear green or yellow checked summer dresses with white socks or white tights (no leggings), and boys may wear grey school shorts with grey/white socks.  Please remember to make sure all items are named and can we again stress that girls are to keep hair accessories to a minimum – hair bands or small bows.  Please can you ensure as the weather hots up, that your child has a hat to wear outside.   At this time of year you may wish to put sun cream on your child BEFORE they come to school.  If sun cream needs to be re-applied during the day it should be labelled and given to the class teacher for safekeeping.   


After School Clubs

Parents may be interested to know that there are still spaces available for Yoga on Mondays after school (Yrs 4-6), Ballet on Thursdays before school (Rec-Yr3) and Fencing on Fridays before school (Yrs 4-6). If your child is interested in attending any of these clubs please do come to the school office for an enrolment form or go to the school website, where you will be able to download these forms.  Once French Club begins next week all clubs will be up and running for the summer term!



We are still very low of parent helpers for swimming this term.   If you are a parent (even in a different year group) who can offer your help walking to and from the baths please do let us know.  Thank you.


The winners of the most house points this week are the Leopards - Well done!


Katharine Davies

Katharine Davies




Music in May Assemblies



Option 1



Child’s Name …………………………………Class……………………………plays the………………………(instrument) and would like to take part in an assembly in May.  


Option 2

I am the mother/father/brother/sister (delete as appropriate) of ……………………………….in……………….….Class.  


I play the……………………………..(instrument) and would like to take part in an assembly in May.