Marlpool Junior School

MarlpoolJunior School

Marlpool Junior School


Hello and welcome to

Class Derwent!

Our class is named after the beautiful River Derwent, which winds its way through some of the most wonderful scenery in Derbyshire.  We will be learning more about our namesake throughout this year! 

We are a mixed class of Year 3 and 4 pupils; our teacher is Mrs Bishop and our TA is Mrs Payne. 

Each half term, we will be exploring a new and exciting topic – starting with ‘Earth Odyssey’, which is all about our planet and the amazing creatures we share it with!  If you would like to complete any research at home, draw a picture or make a model relating to our topic, we’d be delighted to see it! 

Class Admin:


Maths / English (including spelling) is taken in and given out on MONDAY.

All the children are expected to read regularly at home (at least three times each week) and reading diaries should be signed by an adult at home, please.


Sessions take place on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY mornings and full, correct school PE kit must be worn.  All the children should have this kit in school daily as there may be opportunities throughout the year when we do P.E. on a different day to those stated above.

Please note that children must have appropriate footwear (plimsolls or trainers) to change into or they will not be allowed to participate.  Jewellery is not permitted at any time in school – a simple wristwatch can be worn but must be removed for PE sessions.

Please direct any questions or queries you might have to me, in the first instance. I am available after school daily – this is the best time to catch me as mornings are often very busy!

Thank you very much for your continued support – here’s to a fantastic and fun filled year!


Mrs Bishop