Hello everyone and welcome to Year 2.
This year our Year 2 team is Miss Peacock, Mrs Matthews, Mrs Heseltine and Mrs Abbott and we are all looking forward to meeting you in the near future. My name is Miss Peacock and I will be your teacher next year. I am sure you all know me from STAR assemblies on a Friday celebrating your achievements.
I have been teaching at Burnopfield School for 28 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. In December my partner and I became grandparents for the first time so now we enjoy baby-sitting duties and spending fun times with our lovely little granddaughter. I hope you are just as excited to meet me as I am to meet you as I have heard so many good things about you all.
Hello I am Mrs. Matthews and this year I am going to be your class teacher and we will have Mrs Heseltine with us on a morning.
I have been teaching at Burnopfield Primary School since 2005 and have spent the last year teaching Year 2. I started my teaching career teaching Year 2 and it has been great to come back into this year group.
I am a qualified Zumba instructor and in February 2020 I completed some more training and are now a qualified Zumba Kids instructor too. In my spare time I still like to take part in classes and have had the opportunity to teach my own classes and hopefully when everything has settled down I am looking into setting up a community kid’s class near to where I live.
I like to spend time walking in the countryside or visiting beaches with my family and our 2 dogs Rosie and Skye. Skye is a new addition and has recently celebrated her 1st birthday with us.
In Year 2 we will tackle lots of fun and exciting challenges based around the following topics:
Bygone Burnopfield - we will research the history of Burnopfield and some inspirational people from the village. We will take walks around the local area and see how things have changed over time.
The Only Way is Up! - We will explore levers and mechanisms leading up to our parent event of completing our own toy.
Our Kingdom - We will learn about the four countries of the UK finding out about rivers, cities and famous landmarks.
Girl Power - We will study 2 significant women from History (Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole) and find out why they are remembered.
Amazon - We will find out about the continents and oceans of the world. Then we will look in more depth at Brazil and compare life in a small Brazilian village with Burnopfield.
We also hope to plan in visits to Museums and have some visitors attend our school to support the topics detailed above.
At Christmas we hope to visit the Pack Horse and sing carols for the annual old people’s lunch as our community event this year.
At the end of the Summer Term Year 2 will hopefully put on a performance for parents to celebrate the end of their time in KS1.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and sharing new learning experiences with you.