Welcome back to all our lovely pupils.
We have started the week off with a focus on the Recovery Curriculum. We have done team challenges (making egg parachutes), wrote a class story using story cubes, done some art work, played a skit-tell-us game and had a real PSHE and speaking and listening focus.
We are working really hard on getting to know each other and are using music videos to discover what we like and don't like!
In our classroom...
We are kind
We are honest
We give compliments
We laugh a lot
We make mistakes
We have big dreams
We are peaceful
We work hard
We are family.
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A little bit about us!
I turned 30 in August and I am due to get married in October (hopefully!) to Gareth. I have a little girl called Flora who is nearly 1 and a step son called Jamie who is 9.
I love singing, musicals and doing lots of crafting. I also enjoy reading and cooking lots of delicious food... during lockdown however, my baking has not gone well!
I am an incredibly passionate teacher. I feel it is important to build a mini community up in my classroom so that everyone feels safe and comfortable. I hope we can fill your days with fun and excitement and you will look forward to stepping into the classroom each day.
I love riding my bike and often come to work on it (when the weather isn't too horrible!) walking with my wonderful dog Poppy and swimming. I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I do not like cows and bad manners!
I am happy, fun and approachable and love to teach young people new things and offer them new experiences. I have worked in KS4 for the last 5 years and have spent time working in FE and residential before that.
I enjoy swimming, netball and walking. I love singing (but am not very good at it!) and I am also trying to learn to play piano. I find it very peaceful sitting in my garden and listening for birds and feeding them. I sometimes have a Woodpecker come and visit my feeder! I have a wonderful family with two sons. I am looking forward to working KS4 this year and trying some new and exciting things.
Autumn Term 1
This term we have started off by focusing on the Recovery Curriculum. This is to ensure we have a good transition back to school and feel positive about our new class and peers. We worked on our relationships, created a display so we can talk about our feelings each day and played lots of team games.
As a teacher I wanted to ensure my student's felt positive and excited about returning to school. I want them to leave happy and feel safe and secure.
This term is a little different to our normal St Andrew's. We are unable to do Meal preperation sessions and go out into the community so we are getting used to being based in the classroom.
Our topic this term is Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. This links our learning in Literacy, Art, Geography and Team Challenge. We are having a lot of fun so far and have been building shelters, doing illustrations, writing the next bit of the story and are looking forward to watching the film once we have read the book. In Science we are focusing on habitats (also linking to the island in Swallows and Amazons)
It is really important we continue to develop our practical and life skills. Our PSHE and RSE sessions are focused on our mental health and self-esteem and we have a weekly Literacy session focused on phonics, functional reading, letter formation and following instructions. In Numeracy we are learning how to tell the time and following capacity on packaged food instructions (we have enjoyed Jelly and Angel delight maths!)
We have settled back in really well and are enjoying getting to know one another!