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Marlpool Junior School

 Hello and welcome to

Class Buxton!


Our Teacher is Miss Hunter.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mr Gibson. 


Our class is named after the lovely spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire. Buxton is famous for its fresh drinking water and baths.  It is a very pretty place with lots to do. Our tables are named after some of its most popular tourist attractions: St Ann's Well, Poole's Cavern and Solomon's Temple. We will be discovering more about our class name throughout the year and in the first week back will be completing some art work based on its landscape.  




In Upper School, we have been working hard on our latest topics: China and Crime & Punishment.



After Christmas, we discovered all we could about China! We looked at the Shang Dynasty, the Chinese Zodiac, The Terracota Army, The Great Wall of China and we celebrated Chinese New Year Day in school too! In Art, we designed our own willow patterns and had a go at Chinese brush painting to create Sumi-e symbols.

Here are some of our homework projects and end of topic non-chronological reports about China!






Last half-term, we studied the development of Crime and Punishment throughout the ages. We started by looking at the Romans, followed by the Anglo-Saxons and Tudors. We studied the life of Dick Turpin to decide if he was a villain or a hero and we experienced Victorian Workhouses!

There was a serious crime committed at Marlpool Junior School on Thursday 10th March! The safe in our school office had been broken into and the money raised from Miss Hunter’s Netball Club was missing! Mrs Kirkley’s lanyard was found on the floor (it had gone missing the day before), Mr Pickering’s coat was on the chair, Mr Gibson’s water bottle was on the table and a note had been left saying that the computer had been used the night before. After some excellent detective work, including finger printing, chromosome tests and questioning the suspects, it was discovered that the ultimate culprit was …. MISS HUNTER! She had stolen the money from her Netball Club to buy more glue sticks for her class!    

Here are some of our homework projects and end of topic non-chronological reports about Crime & Punishment!