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Welcome to Year 5!


Cherry Class - Your teachers are Mrs Fowkes and Mrs Argent who are assisted, every morning, by Mrs Gibbins. Mrs Fowkes teaches Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Argent teaches every other Wednesday morning, Thursday and Friday. 


Willow Class - Your teachers are Mrs Missin and Mrs Graham and your teaching assistants are Mrs Jackson and Mrs Farmer. Mrs Missin teaches Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Graham every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Palm Class -  Your teacher is Miss Pritchard and Mrs Thurston is your teaching assistant. 


Cherry PE days are on a Tuesday and Friday and Willow and Palm's PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, so come to school on those days in your PE kits. 


Cherry and Palm will swim on a Tuesday morning for the first term, returning in time for lunch. Therefore, should you wish to, you may come to school in your PE kits with your swimming clothes underneath (please remember to pack underwear). You will change at the swimming pool before returning to school, so jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top would be ideal as these are easy to put on and will keep you warm as the weather cools. Please provide a suitable bag to put your wet towel and swimming costume in. Willow will swim in the Spring term.


If you need to isolate, but are well enough to complete school work, please contact us to arrange how you would like to receive this work. We are aware that different families will have different circumstances and available technology, so we will try to work around your needs in these situations. We will not expect anyone who is unwell to be completing any work. It is more important that you rest and recuperate. 

Uploading work takes some time, therefore, please appreciate that we will need advance notice to do this.


Please ask your parents to contact us on the email addresses below:

Mrs Fowkes -

Mrs Argent -

Mrs Missin -

Mrs Graham -

Miss Pritchard -

If you have two teachers, it is helpful if we can both be copied into any emails. 


We are really looking forward to teaching you all this year and have lots of fun things planned! smiley




Elf Training Day at MJS

Welcome to Willow's Virtual Art Gallery


In our art lessons we have been studying the work of a range of artists who use printing to produce their work. We experimented with three different printing techniques: block printing, mono printing and collagraph printing.


We then created designs inspired by our river trip and produced a series of prints. We printed in single colours, layering colours and printing on top of collage.


Here are the results...

Bikeability - It was time to develop our skills on two wheels!

Willow's Trip to The Whistlestop Centre


Willow class visited the Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath. We learned about the River Derwent and about how the water quality impacts upon the wildlife that lives in and around the river. We also completed some pond dipping and identified the creatures we found. The river levels were very high and so we couldn't complete all of the river activities but we were able to observe it from the safety of a bridge. 

Well done to everyone who entered the Pumpkin Competition - it was a tricky task to get it down to just three!

Palm class - 1st - Sophie G, 2nd - Anna-Maria and 3rd - Sophie L. 

Willow class - 1st - Emily, 2nd - Henley and 3rd - Bella.

Cherry class - 1st - Charlotte, 2nd - Emily and 3rd - Florence

Palm's Rivers Trip to The Whistlestop Centre


We had a brilliant time at the Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath. We recapped our rivers knowledge, found out how clean the river was based on the types of stream creatures that lived there, we measured the flow rate, tested the temperature and measured the depth of the river. We finished off the day making a sketch of the River Derwent from the bridge. 

Blindfolded course in PE, relying on our teamwork skills!

We had a great time on National Poetry Day performing our learnt poems and creating our own, inspired by Karl Nova.

We have been fortunate to have Project String Quartet visit school this morning playing a selection of classical and modern pieces.

Topic Launch Day - Go With The Flow 


We had a fun day to start our new topic, which included locating rivers in the World and the UK, making our own Top Trumps cards, playing team games and solving a river problem. We will continue the topic, starting with rivers and ending with rainforests.

Well done for looking like great rock stars today! Get practising your x tables on TT Rockstars.

We had great fun in our playground games workshop and the children have been using the new equipment to play the games we learnt.

Welcome Back - Year 5 Newsletter Term 1