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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

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Welcome to 5T!



I'm Mr Thomas and I am so pleased I have the opportunity to teach your child this year. This is my second year teaching year 5 and I am hope your son or daughter is looking forward to this year as much as I am. I can't wait.


Here's a little more about me...


I have been a teacher at Irk Valley for 5 years and have  worked in Year 6 during that time. I have loved every minute of my time here - it really is the best job in the world! When I'm not in school, I enjoy going to the gym, cycling, playing cricket (500 runs at an average of 49.9 so far this season!), coaching junior teams and travel.

I have been a teacher for 27 years now, mainly in high schools, and have the distinction of having taught every year group from nursery all the way to year 11 and A levels!


This year is going to be a great year. We will be learning lots of new things, revising things we learnt in Year 3, 4 and of course having lots of fun (Shakespeare production and other exciting trips). My main aim, as 5T's teacher, is to ensure your child is safe, happy and makes excellent progress at school. 


I am looking forward to working together with you to support your child in Year 5. If you have any questions throughout the year, please do contact me.


Thank you!


Key Information



Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please come to school wearing your school PE kit. Information about PE kit and expectations can be found by clicking the link below.

5T Class Timetable 2022/ 2023

Class Teacher Contact: If you would like to speak to me, I will be available for a quick chat at home time, or you can call the School Office to arrange a meeting.

Alternatively, you can use Class Dojo to send a message directly to me and I will respond as quickly as I can.  We will use Class Dojo to send photos, information and messages of 5T's fantastic learning throughout the year.