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Collaborative Artwork

Some parents may remember that several years ago, we held an Arts Enrichment Day at Five Ways. All pupils took part in additional art lessons and an artist was invited into school to work with pupils. As part of this enrichment opportunity, pupils made material squares that they decorated using beads, felt and collage materials. The decorative squares were sewn together by parent and staff volunteers and I am pleased to announce that the collaborative piece of patchwork is now proudly on display in the KS2 hall. Please pop along after school one night to take a closer look. I would like to thank Mrs Peters and Mrs Jackson for arranging for this beautiful piece of artwork to be displayed. It really is a testament to one of our school values which is 'Working Together', and represents a real sense of community that Five Ways stands for and values so much.


School Games Gold Mark Award!

We are delighted to announce that Five Ways, has achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2019! On behalf of the governors and staff at Five Ways, I would like to thank Mr Redpath, Mrs Marsh and Miss Myatt for their commitment to sport at Five Ways because without their efforts, this outstanding award would not have been possible.


Tennis Success!

Four pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a tennis competition at Rugeley Leisure Centre on Monday 25th June. They competed in an all-day tournament and played some fantastic matches. The pupils won all of their group matches and were group winners! They won their semi-final match against Heath Hayes Academy and after a very close final, lost to St Mary's Primary School in Colwich. A huge well done to the four pupils who took part; coming 2nd place out of 13 schools is a tremendous achievement! The pupils who took part were Jack Hodgkins and Sophie Hassall from Year 4 and Elysia Peters and Ethan Read from Year 3. Well done everyone!


Year 5 Anglo Saxon Day

On 10th May, Year 5 pupils were visited by an Anglo-Saxon warrior Bryctwulf, and his wife, Aedith. Lots of the pupils dressed up as Anglo-Saxons and all were given Anglo-Saxon names for the day. During the day, pupils learned about Anglo-Saxon life, and how many modern facilities were not available then, such as medicines, different foods and even orange carrots! Pupils also learned about invasions, hunting and battles and were able to handle many artefacts, including some very authentic weapons! Some of the pupils even tried on chain mail and helmets and found out how heavy they were!



Reception and Nursery Places Available

10th July 2018


A few spaces remain available in our teacher-led Nursery and Reception classes for September 2018.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of our purpose built Early Years department and Mrs Gould, who is our Early Years Assistant Headteacher, will be delighted to meet you and provide further information.


01543 278071