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In Y2, we are a friendly, caring class, who are keen to welcome new learners and make them feel at home in our classroom. We enjoy working and playing together and you will often find us learning together outside.
Kookaburras are curious learners who like to find out about the world in which we live and generate questions for our projects. We like being active learners by exploring new ideas and shared experiences.
We love listening to stories of all kinds and are keen to choose books from the class library to share at home.Our class project books are already well thumbed!
I am very happy to be working full time in Kookaburra Class this year and am looking forward to working with all the other pupils and adults in Key Stage One.
I have a degree in English Literature and a PGCE from Bangor University and have taught in London, Paris and Eton as well as several schools in Oxfordshire. I love working in an investigative way because I enjoy finding things out for myself. I am really looking forward to all of our projects this year ,but especially ‘Hear our Voice’ as History is one of my favourite subjects.
When I am not at school, I like to go walking with friends, spend time cooking in my kitchen, working in my garden or just chatting to my cat, Betty. I have really enjoyed recording stories for our school website while we have been apart as I love good quality picture books. When I retire I would like to write books for children. They might feature a very curious and courageous camel as these are my favourite animals.
I admire the work of the illustrator Quentin Blake who has drawn the picture for some of my favourite picture books. ‘Mister Magnolia’ and ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ are two that always make me smile. I will look forward to sharing lots of stories with Kookaburras in September.
I know that we are going to have a lot of fun together next year.
Writing Wrongs, Autumn 1 Project
This term our project is called 'Writing Wrongs'. We will be thinking about how our actions affect planet Earth. We will discover lots of shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes when we have finished with it. We will be asking the question 'What are we wasting and where does it go?'.
To help us answer this question we will us the key text 'What a Waste' by Jess French.
Our project will also involve opportunities for children to investigate different environments and take part in learning that encourages them to think about our responsibilities to the natural world. We will have a particular focus on food recycling.
Our linked texts are 'A Planet full of Plastic' by Neal Layton and 'One Plastic Bag' by Miranda Paul. During our focus on food recycling we will be looking at 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French and 'The very big basket of fruit and vegetables' Oliver Williams.