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Marlpool Junior School

Hello and welcome to

Class Derwent


Our class is named after a river that flows through Derbyshire, mostly through the Peak District and its foothills. The River Derwent is a rural river about 66 miles long (106km) and links to the River Trent in the south of Derby. The River Derwent flows into three large reservoirs that were built in the early part of the 20th century to cover the demand of water in Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester. They are called: Howden Reservoir, Derwent Reservoir and the biggest, Ladybower Reservoir. We will be discovering more about our class name throughout the year.


Our teacher is Mrs Bishop

Spring Term, 2022 – second half

This half term, we are travelling back in time… 500 years, to be precise… and studying ‘The Tudors’.  We will set sail with the crew of the Mary Rose, find out more about King Henry VIII and all those wives and lots more!  I can’t wait to get started; this is one of my all-time favourite topics to teach!


And finally…

Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday – you are able to come dressed in your PE kit on these days, please double check the uniform section of the website for more information!

Water bottles should be brought into school daily… and taken home daily for a wash and a refill. Water only, please!