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Year 5: Miss Berrington - Malorie Blackman



Hello and welcome to year 5, Malorie Blackman class. My name is Miss Berrington and here you will find all sorts of information about our class and what we will be getting up to this Summer...


My major passions in life, besides my two boys, are teaching and Vinyl. If there is ever an opportunity to sing in class to promote and engage learning, I'll do it!  I am also a huge Derby County fan, so let's see how they do this season...we could do with a good run!


We are really lucky to have Miss Vaughn with us this year...she will teach Malorie Blackman class on a Tuesday. She is an exceptional scientist and specialist 


If you wish to contact me, please do so via class dojo. 




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For our final term, PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. We are lucky enough to be taking part in Tai Chi- very excited! Thank -you once more for all your support with swimming during the previous three half terms. smiley



 Watch this space for my weekly update guys....sorry, but it may sometimes include how the RAMS are doing... 

Watch this space for my weekly update guys....sorry, but it may sometimes include how the RAMS are doing... 


24.09.21: What a fab few very busy weeks we have had. Your children have settled into year 5 life very well and they are enjoying our WW2 block of learning! Well done to Cohen, our first well done certificate holder! yes

01.10.21:Another great week...Harvest Festival went down a treat- thank you so much for all of your food (and lovely jigsaw donations). Well done to Fin, who received this week's Well Done Award smiley COYR!!!!!!!

08.10.21: The children all looked fab in yellow today for our mental health awareness day- thank you for your support! A super high five to Logan who received this week's Well Done  award. laugh Let's hope England do well this weekend...

15.10.21: What a hard working week this has been...your children all deserve a rest. They have done a fantastic job today with their HOT writes about Anne Frank. Everyone deserves a cheer! We had a brilliant time tasting biscuits today and we have made an enthusiastic start to our D&T block of learning. cool happy Weekend folks...

22.10.21: This first half term has been wonderful...thank you for all your hard work! Well done to Jack S who received this week's well done award.yes Let's hope we beat Coventry tomorrow xxx

05.11.21: Happy Bonfire night everyone...hope you have a lovely weekend! The children have completed some FANTASTIC writing today and definitely deserve a rest. Polling day for School Council is on Tuesday so we are in full campaigning mode...

19.11.21: What a FAB Children in Need day we have had. Your children have all been brilliant supporting the cause and donating- so thank you very much! Well done to Connor who received this week's WELL DONE AWARD!! wink

26.11.21: A very busy week, with lots happening as usual. The children performed some fantastic jumps in gymnastics this week, and have also performed brilliantly in maths- we have been investigating perimeter. A huge well done to Franklyn who received today's WELL DONE AWARD! Top Jobyes  (What a great job we did against Fulham...)

17.12.21: The children have worked super hard this week, especially on their newspaper articles about Dunkirk- fab well done to everyone. Last week's Well Done award was presented to Charlie TA- SUPER JOB to you!!laugh 

22.12.21: My final message of 2021! What can I say? All the children have worked like troopers this term and definitely deserve a FAB Christmas break. So a big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Miss B zxxxsmileysmileysmiley

15. 01.22: Happy New Year everyone...your children have made a really positive start to the year. Swimming was absolutely brilliant, the children behaved in the Dovedale manner remembering  all of their REACH values. I felt very proud to call them my class! 

21.01.22: All I'm saying is: FAB writing this week, Super well done to Harmony for receiving this week's REACH certificate smiley and................let's get behind DCFC against Forest this weekend!!!

28.01.22: A brilliant shout out for Ozzy and Luca who received this week's Well Done Award...good things do come in pairs. Some fantastic paired writing by these two lovely chaps this week.- well done!! On another note, thank goodness DCFC have been given a bit more time. (We won't mention last weekend's match...)surprise

04.02.22: It was another double whammy this week for the REACH certificate! Super well done to Darcey & Jasmine for their marvellous gymnastics skills!!!cyes And...a BIG shout out for ROONEY....

18.02.22: Wow, what a half term...hasn't it gone quickly. We have had a brilliant time swimming this term- the children have improved their skills already. They may very well be ready for the Olympics by the end! The children have really amazed me with their knowledge of volcanoes- all the homework they completed has enhanced their learning- so a huge well done from me. yes Congratulations to  Erin  for being awarded the well done certificate this week...what a little gem you are.laugh Have a lovely half term everyone. As always...COME ON YOU RAMS!

03.03.22: Welcome back everyone! We have kicked off the new term with a fantastic week. We had a great time on World Book Day...we have begun to make our very own class book about Human Rights. We are looking forward to an exciting half term, with Science week on the horizon! Let's make it a FAB weekend with a win for Derby at home tomorrow.!

11.03.22: This week has been a brilliant week for our class- learning and behaviour has quite simply been outstanding! I'm so proud. Well done Isobelle B for receiving this week's well done award from Mrs Houseman. Don't forget folks- SCIENCE WEEK next week and RED NOSE DAY on Friday xxx

18.03.22: Happy Friday everyone...what a week! Science week was a total success- the children had a brilliant time during the science carousel and had a taste of year 6 life as they visited other teachers. laugh The week was rounded off superbly by visiting the science dome and Georges's win for the the STEM competition- WELL DONE George!!!!yes We are very proud of you. To complete the week, we all made a fantastic contribution to RED NOSE day. THANK-YOU from me, for all your support lovely parents. 

25.03.22: The children have worked really hard on their assessments this week- and had a fabulous time in their ambassador HUBS this afternoon! Well done to Logan W laugh who received this week's well done award.

01.04.22: We have had a super week folks. We are well on the way with our printing projects- we are all fast becoming pop this space. We will watch our REACH assembly on keep a look out for our winner. As always COYR!!!!

21.04.22: Getting ready for the week ahead, and welcoming you all back for the summer term! Feeling super sad for the RAMS but- we have lots of exciting things in store this term xx

29.04.22: What a FANTASTIC class assembly! I have no words to describe how proud I am of this class...what a great achievement!!! Have a lovely back holiday weekend xx

06.05.22: Another fab week guys! All I have to say is all the children have received merits for their efforts today!!! AND....COYR, last match of the season tomorrow xxx 

20.05.22: The children have had a great week, we are starting to get to grips with protractors! It was our last swimming session today- the children had some brilliant fun- really showing off their confidence and new skills in the water. I am really proud of every single pupil in class, they have made amazing progress since we began!! 

26.05.22: WOW, OH WOW! We have had the most amazing day today- the children had a fantastic time celebrating the Queen's Jubilee and sang their hearts out when the whole school performed God Save the Queen....have a fantastic bank holiday folks xxx

10.06.22: What a first week back! The children have completed some fantastic writing and comprehension work, I have especially been impressed with their determination and effort with reading and the children raising their game with the quality of answers they are producing. We rounded off the week with our first celebration assembly back in the hall- well done Ethan, who was awarded this week's certificate. yes

17.06.22: What a scorcher! Another great week, the children have worked their socks off! We have been consolidating our knowledge ready for assessments next week and a super exciting celebration day on Friday... Have a lovely weekend laugh

24.06.22: This has been a brilliant Celebration week for the children. They worked so well to complete their final assessments of the year- I'm very proud of them! We have ended the week with a show of wonderful support for Ukraine with a brilliant sea of yellow and blue outfits. Thank you so much for your support!! Well done to Jack for receiving this week's well done award.



Homework will be set on a weekly basis. It usually alternates between a mathematics activity, mymaths for example, and an English activity, for example. Sometimes we may set a paper based activity, which we will give plenty of notice for. If you need a computer based activity printing out, please let me know via dojo and I can do that for you.


We expect ALL children, EVERY week to learn their spellings in preparation for their weekly test. Times tables MUST be learnt and time spent on TT rock stars is a must. 


Finally, we encourage children to read as much as possible at home, both to themselves and to their parents. Reading at home is vital to compliment and reinforce what we are doing in school. 



Please find below, Summer 2 spellings...