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Dear Parents,


Forthcoming Events

Tues 21st Nov

Sycamore Class

Thames Explorer Trip

Weds 22nd Nov

Willow Class

Thames Explorer Trip

Thurs 23rd Nov

Hazel Class

Thames Explorer Trip

Fri 24th Nov

Indigo Class

Trip to Polka Theatre 

Weds 29th Nov

Yr 1

Trip to Polka Theatre (letters to follow)

Weds 29th Nov


Teddy Bear’s Hospital visiting (run by St. Georges Hospital)

Fri 1st Dec

Whole School

Winter Fair – See below 

Weds 6th Dec

Reception Nativity Production for parents at 2pm-2.30pm - Main Hall

Thurs 7th Dec

Reception Nativity Production at 9.30am-10.30am - Main Hall

Fri 8th Dec

Nursery Christmas Singalong for parents of children in morning Nursery at 9.15am to 10.15am  - Main Hall

Nursery Christmas Singalong for parents of children in afternoon Nursery at 2pm to 3pm - Main Hall

Tues 12th Dec

Yr 4

Singing at Morden Baptist Church (details to follow)

Tues 12th Dec

Yrs 1 and 2 Production at 9.30am for parents of children in Blue and Green  - Main Hall

Weds 13th Dec

Yrs 1 and 2 Production at 9.30am for parents of children in  Indigo and Lilac  - Main Hall

Thurs 14th Dec

Yrs 1 and 2 Production at 9.30am for parents of children in  Turquoise and Yellow - Main Hall

Thurs 14th Dec

Yrs 3-6 - Community Christmas Carol Concert at 6pm – green tarmac in the back playground

Fri 15th Dec

Blue and Turquoise

Trip to Polka Theatre (letters to follow)

Tues 19th Dec

Whole School

Christmas Lunch (details to follow)

Tues 19th Dec


Last day for children in Nursery (normal times)

Weds 20th Dec

Rec-Yr 6

Last day – School closes at 2pm 

Regular Events



9am – Studio


Family Group - 9.00am for parents

Mango Room


PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

After School


Change of date to Inset Day in January

Our planned Inset Day for the school staff on Wednesday 3rd January has had to be postponed as the external speaker is now unavailable and so the school will be open for the children on Wednesday 3rd January and the Inset day will be moved to a date in the Spring Term.  I am very sorry for any inconvenience. 


School Photos

On Tuesday 14th November your child came home with their school photos.  If you wish to keep them you can either order online with a debit/credit card or via the school correct money or by cheque – follow the instructions on the proof.  If you are returning the photo via school it must be received by Tuesday 21st November at the latest.  Any late arrivals may incur a surcharge. Please remember to put your child’s name and class on the proof as well. 


Science and Environment Taster Sessions

Those children who have secured a place in the above taster sessions have been informed in writing.  Unfortunately these sessions have proven to be very popular and heavily over-subscribed!! Those children who did not receive a note confirming their attendance will have the opportunity to reapply during the Summer Term. 


Winter Clothing

Now that the weather has turned decidedly chilly and children are bringing in hats, scarves and gloves can you please make sure these items are named.  It would be useful for the younger ones to have gloves on a string that can be threaded through their coats.     




Sports News by Mrs Keenan

I was extremely proud of the five Yr 6 pupils who represented the school at the Merton Multi Skills festival on Friday 10th November at Sutton Sports Village.  They all showed amazing sportsmanship working together as a team and also with the other 19 schools that participated.  After completing a circuit of 12 different stations, which included kurling spinning, javelin and seated volleyball we returned to school in very high spirits wearing their well-earned medals. 



Our usual Christmas letter will be sent out next week.  This gives parents very useful information about all of the up and coming events that will take place before we break up at the end of term.


PTA news

Social Media sponsorship starts today and runs for 3 weeks until Friday 8th December, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and help us raise money for our school! Our Fair sponsors, Landmark Lofts, give £6 for posts with picture, £5 for post without picture and £2 for each share/retweet. Unfortunately we don't receive money for "likes"!  The posts should be related to promoting the Christmas Fair and must include 'sponsored by @LandmarkLofts'. You must have “liked” or “followed” Landmark Lofts first, in order to tag them in the post and to be counted in the incentive.

 Follow us on:  Facebook: Friends of Poplar Primary School    -    Twitter: @PoplarPTA   -    Instagram: PoplarprimaryPTA


Thank you so much for your Mufti day donations!

Next week we will be in the Studio, Tues-Friday between 9 - 10:30am, making up hampers with the donated goods for the Christmas fair. Please come along and help if you can spare some time!


The winners of this week’s house points are the Tigers – well done!


Katharine Davies