I have been teaching at Burnopfield School for 30 years so I may have taught your older brothers and sisters or even some of your parents! I have taught in many different year groups across both key stages but in recent years I have been Key Stage 1 Leader and taught in Year 2, which is my favourite year group.
I have lived in Burnopfield all my life so I know lots about the village and our local community. I even came to Burnopfield Primary School as pupil just like you. I love watching cricket and often go to Burnopfield Cricket Club where my dad and brother played for many years. I like to keep fit by swimming a going for walks. One of my favourite areas to walk with my family is along the Northumberland coast near Dunstanburgh.
For our topics this year we will be looking at the changes that have occurred in Burnopfield over the past century, Toys over the past 100 years, Is the Uk the perfect holiday destination? People who have changed the world such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Does it matter to us if the Amazon changes?
Year 2 is an exciting year, new classrooms, new teachers and even a whole new building. We are sure to have loads of fun doing some amazing activities. I just hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
Let me tell you a little about myself. In my spare time I’m a full time gamer! I love nothing more than spending an embarrassingly amount of time sitting in front of my precious (that’s my computer). I love almost all sports, my favourites to watch and play are football and tennis. I am an avid Chelsea fan much to the displeasure of anyone that meets me but if I had to pick a North East team it would obviously be Newcastle. When I’m not wasting away in front of a computer I do BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) multiple times a week, quite a niche hobby but a really fun one!