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Mrs Walmsley

I started my teaching career as a Supply Teacher in September 2021 and have worked across the primary phase from Reception to Year 6. I have completed long-term positions in Year 3, Year 4/5 and Year 5 classes.

After leaving Sixth Form, I studied Home Economics (Food Design and Technology) and received a 2:1 Honours degree. I then worked in the Food Industry for over 4 years as a New Product Development Technologist, where I designed and developed a range of new food products, including working on Rustlers Burgers. Eventually, I decided to pursue my passion for teaching and have never looked back. I completed my PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist course at Edge Hill University in 2021. In my spare time, I enjoy watching birds at WWT centres, baking and crafting.

I am looking forward to teaching Class 6a at St Andrew’s and getting to know each individual in my class.

Mrs Lloyd

This year, I am excited to be continuing my role of teaching assistant in Year 6, and I am looking forward to working alongside Mrs Henderson and supporting all of the Year 6 children. I have been a teaching assistant for 30 years, the last six of these at St Andrews. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and doing lots of walking.

Homework

Homework will be handed out on a weekly basis. Children will be sent home with weekly English, Maths and/or topic work. This will relate directly to what we have been learning in class or what we will be learning the following week.

Homework will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned by Wednesday at the latest. I will be running a homework club on Monday at playtimes for children that have found completion of the given tasks difficult.

Reading Books

Reading books will be chosen by the children in class and can be taken home to read at their own pace. The children will be responsible for changing their books. We will also be completing daily reading with the children in school and have a class novel which will also be read daily.

PE

This year we have PE lessons on a Monday and a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their correct, full named PE kit in school on these days with pumps that fit in case we decide to work outside. Their PE kit can be kept in a bag in their lockers.

SATs

At the end of Year 6, children take their SATs tests along with children from primary schools across the country. This year, the children will be taking their SATs tests in reading, writing, maths and SPaG. These will be taking place in the week commencing 13th May 2024 over four days. As a class, we will be doing lots of preparation for these as well as ensuring that we keep our lessons exciting and engaging so that the children remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Closer to the time, homework will have more of a focus on testing to allow the children to get used to the way questions are set out.

If you have anything that you need to discuss, please don't hesitate to come into school and speak to us or send a message via Class Dojo.

Thank you for your continued support in assisting in your child's education and development.

Mrs Walmsley