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Dear Parents,


We hope all the children are now settled and enjoying their time at school.  It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our Parent Talks this week.  We are looking forward to a busy and exciting term ahead! 

Advance Notice

Thurs 12th Sept


Nursery re-opens – normal times

Mon 16th Sept

Yr 3

Class Talk – 9am – Main Hall

Weds 18th Sept

Yr 4

Swimming Lessons begin

Fri 20th Sept


Class Talk – 9am – Main Hall

Fri 20th Sept

Yr 2

Family Maths Workshop (5 weeks) 

Tues 24th Sept

Whole School

Farmers Market 3.30pm (see below)

Fri 27th Sept

Yr 4

Trip to British Museum (details to follow)

Tues 1st Oct

Indigo Class

Tour of London Trip (details to follow)

Weds 2nd Oct

Yr 5

History Man “Greek Dave” visiting school

Thurs 3rd Oct

Blue Class

Tour of London Trip (details to follow)

Thurs 3rd Oct

Rec, Yrs 1-2

Lunch with my teacher (details to follow)

Fri 4th Oct

Turquoise Class

Tour of London Trip (details to follow)

Mon 7th Oct

Yr 5

Wimbledon Bookfest Event (details to follow)

Tues 8th Oct

Yr 6

Trip to Imperial War Museum (details to follow)

Tues 8th Oct

Yr 3

Wimbledon Bookfest Event (details to follow)

Weds 9th Oct

Yr 4

Harvest Assembly to parents 9am (details to follow)

Thurs 10th Oct

Rec-Yr 6

Nasal Flu Vaccinations

Fri 11th Oct

Yr 4

Wimbledon Bookfest Event (details to follow)

Fri 11th Oct

Yr 2

Wimbledon Bookfest Event (details to follow)

Mon 21st –Fri 25th Oct

Whole School

Half Term – School closed

Fri 1st Nov


Class Reps Meeting

Regular Events



9am – Studio


PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

After School


We still have lots of regular medicines that have not been returned after the summer holidays.  It is especially important to do this as your child will not be able to go on any school trips without the correct medication at school.

Secondary School Open Days

Please let the school office know if you intend taking your child to any secondary school open days or selective eligibility tests – thank you.  These absences will be authorised, however the children are expected to be in school either before the exams if they are in the afternoon or are expected to return in the afternoon if the exams take place in the morning.  The closing date for applications for Secondary School are 31st October 2019.  Children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 should now be applying for Primary School.  Children in the nursery will be bringing home a leaflet with all the information you need for applying for a primary school placement.  We have a small supply of these leaflets in the office for any parent who's child does not attend our nursery but would like information regarding applying for a primary school place.


As grapes can be a choking hazard for small children can you please make sure that they are cut in half lengthways or in quarters before putting them in your child’s lunch box – thank you.


Can we remind parents that if your child has a packed lunch they need to have a water bottle in their lunch box as well as a separate water bottle in class.






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After School Club Update

Most of our clubs start next week as shown on the club timetable.  We have been able to accommodate all requests for places.  Children in Code/Robotics and Art Clubs will receive individual notes confirming whether they start this term or next.

PTA News

All Poplar parents and carers are automatically part of the PTA and are warmly invited to come along to our meetings where we discuss upcoming events and ways we can support our school. This term meetings will be held on the following Friday mornings

at 9.10am in the Old Hall – 20th September, 11th October, 8th November and 29th November.  We will also try to arrange some evenings (dates tbc).  Hope to see you there!

Poplar Farmer's Market – Tuesday 24th September 2019 – 3.30pm in the Main Hall

We are pleased to inform you that preparations are under way for this year’s Farmer's Market. Chutney Club have made their first batch of jams and we now need donations of clean, empty jam jars to reuse in our next two sessions. We would also welcome any excess fruits or vegetables grown in your own gardens, if you are struggling to make use of, that could be added to the allotment produce and turned into a preserve. 


We will be running a competition as part of our Farmer's Market this year. The theme will be cakes made from fruits and vegetables. We would like you and your child(ren)  to cook up your favourite recipe and enter your cakes on Monday 23rd September. Please make sure there are no nuts! As an Eco School we will be judging them on use of Fair Trade ingredients as well as appearance and taste; it is essential that all ingredients are listed and those that have a FairTrade origin are recorded clearly.  

Assembly theme this half term with Years 1-6

This term our theme is Explorers. This week we looked at Ed Stafford, the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. His story of grit and determination raised lots of questions in both halls. 

Wimbledon Guild “Waggy Walk”

Wimbledon Guild are organising a fund raising walk (with or without a dog) on beautiful Wimbledon Common. Monies raised will go towards helping people across Merton.  For further details and to register go to   


Finally, this week’s quote is:  “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”

Malala Yousafzal



Best wishes for the weekend.


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Elaine Spick