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Fritchley C of E (Aided) Primary School


Church Street, Fritchley, DE56 2FQ 01773 852216                  


In this CACN issue, Lucy (age 10) has written a piece to give you an insight into what our older children in Years 5 and 6 have been up to in Chatsworth class:


Lucy’s Lowdown


At Fritchley School in years 5 and 6 we have been doing lots of interesting and fun things.

We have been designing our own app in computing class. With plenty of preparation, we have now started to make our app on Scratch. To begin with, we worked in pairs to get ideas, then we combined our ideas with other pairs. This has been our topic all year.

In art and DT, we have done two things: We have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy and designed our own natural artwork, and we have been making our own wind-powered vehicles.

pupils designing and making their own natural artwork more natural artwork taking shape


Chatsworth Class’ favourite lesson in English was when we made posters using all the features for an advert. For the titles we had to use alliteration. After we had done all the writing, we got to colour in our posters.

In Maths, we have learned lots of things, including ratios, angles, fractions and graphs. Every few weeks, we have a test about it.

Let’s not forget about the Famous Fritchley Family Breakfast. It was enjoyed by all the children and their families. You never know, it might be back next term!

Lucy Gascoigne (Year 5, Chatsworth Class)


Neighbourly Knitters


Knitting club got off to a flying start this half term with some extra help from Fritchley Pensioners, who came along to knit after having lunch with the children.

the neighbourly knitters helping some of the pupils“We all had a lovely lunch. A big thank you.” Ros Durbin

“Lovely lunch” and “Lovely children.”
Maureen Hallsworth

“We had such a nice time. Such a good atmosphere at this school.”
Elizabeth Griffiths.

More knitters are always welcome in school, or you could knit for us from home. Please contact our school office for more details about our charity project.



Fantastic Fritchley Four!!

Zak, Josh, Kendal and Alana show off their awards from their tennis tournament

Congratulations to our fantastic Fritchley foursome, who fought off stiff competition from eight larger schools in a March tennis tournament at Alfreton Leisure Centre. Around forty children took part in the competition and the Fritchley four played superbly, losing very few matches. The children were absolutely thrilled as, of course, are we!

Well done Zak, Josh, Kendal and Alana.



Terrific Talent


a group of our junior children performed at a joint cluster concert at the David Nieper AcademyWe were proud to see a group of our junior children perform at a joint cluster concert at the David Nieper Academy (formerly Alfreton Grange school) at the end of March. The children rehearsed songs with children from the other schools and our brilliant drummers rehearsed their concert piece. The group then got to sample a short secondary science session in one of the science labs in the state-of-the-art new-build before performing at the concert.

There was a wide variety of talent at the show in the form of singers, dancers and musicians including our own Fritchley drummers and singers. Well done to all!

Carsington Conservation


A daytrip to Carsington reservoir in April did not disappoint! The junior children learned all about the reservoir itself and about nature conservation in the area. They had lots of opportunities to explore the peaceful environment whilst creating some beautiful artwork.

“It was great fun. The Chatsworth class enjoyed creating and pitching our own business idea to benefit Carsington Reservoir and its surrounding areas.” Lucy, Year 5.

Meanwhile, the nursery and infant children used all of their senses to explore the world around them, enjoying textures, colours, sounds and smelly potions in a sensory wildlife workshop.

After lunch it was time to hunt for mini beasts and pond dipping!


the nursery and infant children used all of their senses to explore a sensory wildlife workshop. great fun was had pond dipping


Easter Worship


Fritchley Primary children have been thinking and exploring the value of hope this term. The topic concluded with our Messy Church worship based upon spring flowers.

We looked at how many churches decorate a cross with flowers on Easter Sunday and made our own
stunning cross from egg boxes.

The Easter term concluded with a day exploring the Easter story through activities at St Mary’s Church in Crich. Our friends from Crich Carr Primary and Crich Infants school joined us for a special worship in which our Key Stage 2 children told and performed the story of the resurrection.

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our schools’ performances. It was great to see St Mary’s so full.

Please see our school website and Facebook page for information on future events.


we made our own stunning cross from egg boxes pupils explored the Easter story at St Mary's church our Key Stage 2 children told and performed the story of the resurrection


We offer an extensive, newly furnished setting with free flow learning both indoors and outdoors in all weather. If you would like to visit our school to see our fabulous nursery space and to speak to our friendly staff, please telephone us on 01773 852216.

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Fritchley CE Aided Primary School.


Karin Baker, Headteacher.