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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.

Year 5A

Welcome to Year 5A!

Our teacher is Miss Azhar and our teaching assistant is Mrs Barr. Mrs Mohammed also assists in the class.

Guess Who's in Ms Azhar's class?



  On the 22nd of May 2018, we are commemorating a year on from the terrible Manchester Arena attack.  Irk Valley Community School children and parents came together to remember the 22 people who lost their lives that sad night.


A whole-school special assembly of remembrance was held to remember the victims and their families.  The school focused on creating a legacy of togetherness and a message of ‘love not hate’ in our community.  Each and every pupil and adult in our school was given a ribbon to tie on the railings and our class also made bee symbol to fill with messages of love and we displayed them on our class window.


At Irk Valley, we believe that it is important for us to come together as a community and make sure we remember those who lost their lives a year ago. Their legacy has to be one of love, not hate. We are a community school and we want our children to think about how they can show love to the world.


Our school have linked this to the Manchester Bee. If everyone makes an effort to “bee” a little bit kinder, patient, tolerant and caring then collectively the world will be a better place.      

Children's Mental Health Week


At Irk Valley, we value our mental health as much as our physical health and are keen to nuture total wellbeing in our children. An important aspect of this is an awareness and understanding of mental health as well as being open to talking about mental health.


During Children’s Mental Health Week 2018, we encouraged our children, and staff to celebrate our uniqueness and feel comfortable with who we are.  It was all about #BeingOurselves!


On 18th of May, 2018, we have held assemblies on how spreading kindness can help keep ourselves and others healthy and happy.  Many children go through tough times just like adults and in those moments, the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference. That is why Irk Valley School has joined hundreds of other schools to ‘spread a little kindness’ by taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week.


During this day, our children have participated in kindness and fun classroom activities such as Yoga, watching short video clips relating to mindfulness, writing down what they think and understand about Mental Health as well as mindfulness colouring.


Below are some of the photos from the day:




Children Shakespeare Festival


Following the huge success of the "12th NIGHT" last yearfor the Shakespeare Festival, once again, this year our school took the opportunity for Year 5 children to get involve and explore Shakespeare's famous story - HAMLET. The performances were among other schools in the Northwest.  These performances marked Shakespeare 10th Anniversary.





This performance enable our Year 5 children to explore Shakespeare through compelling drama in the classroom, before bringing together to perform on the stage of prestigious professional theatre, The Royal Exchange. 


For 3 weeks, Year 5A have been practicing really hard, and using Shakespeare and drama as a deep, active learning experience, and on the 4th of May it was performed in front of 6 schools and audiences.  The performances have thrilled our audiences and the Royal Exchange is her local theatre.  We are so proud of our Irk Valley Year 5 children.


Here are some of photos and performance.  Enjoy!



Today at Irk Valley Primary School, we celebrated World Book Day in amazing style! All members of staff and pupils came to school dressed as their favourite characters from books.


World Book Day is celebrated all over the country on Thursday, 1st of March.  However, our school had to postpone it to today, Wednesday 7th of March as the school was closed because of bad weather.


Every year on World Book Day, we like our pupils to not only get reading’, but also to do lots of other fantastic activities. During the celebrations, we have special assemblys in which teachers and pupils share their favourite books and choose class winners of best costume. 




Our Cinderella has worked extremely hard today.  Not only has she been cleaning the house all morning and cooking, she also had to do many more chores, much more than she would normally do.  Today, her evil stepmother and sisters were asking her to teach a large, unruly group of 31 book characters! Everyone loved listening to her captivating stories but alas, the clock struck 3.20pm and Cinderella had to go...her evil sisters had to get ready for the party. However, unbeknown to her evil sisters, Cinderella's fairy Godmother came to transport her in a crystal pumpkin carriage, transformed into a beautiful princess in a long, flowing gown to the party. What an evening she was about to have... (planning not included!)

World Book Day

Reading in Library

Open Day

This week our attendance is 98.7%