Meet the Year 5 Teachers!
My name is Mrs Gray. I am sure you will have seen me around school by now..I sometimes used to come into your classroom to leave little presents for Miss Alsop and have a chat! I am writing just to tell you a little bit about myself and what it will be like in year 5 next year.
I have been a teacher for 7 years now. I went to Northumbria University with Miss Farries and my first teaching job was at Burnopfield Primary. I have taught in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 since I started teaching here. I have been teaching in year 5 for the last couple of years.
Year five is a great year and you start to take on new responsibilities as some of the oldest children in school. You will have the chance to join the mini police who help to look after children in both yards. You will have your breaks in the upper key stage two yard with year 6. I LOVE teaching year five. We learn lots of new things and have some of my favourite topics (including The Greeks.) When you are in year 5, you will have more independence when you work. You will soon learn about my LOVE of beautiful presentation and I like you to be as creative as you can with lovely titles, bright colours and illustrations in your books. I love to celebrate any achievements no matter how big or small and you will quickly find out that I have a sticker for almost everything. My sticker collection just keeps growing and I love to give them out..I have sparkly stickers, scented stickers, stickers for sports, stickers for spelling, stickers for handwriting, growth mindset…the list really is endless.
I am in charge of PE across the whole school so some of you might have been to events with me in the past. I love to hear about all of your sporting achievements that you get up to outside of school. I really enjoy teaching PE-it is one of my favourite subjects to teach. I have a keen interest in football, I look after the school football team and enjoy watching football outside of school. I have a season ticket for Sunderland and have been to more or less every game since I was 8 years old. Just don’t talk to me about how well we are doing at the moment!
You will hear lots about my dog Paisley throughout the year. She is a three year old cocker spaniel and I always have a tale to tell about what she gets up to, which is usually pinching socks!! I love going out for long walks with her on a night and on the weekend. She keeps me so busy as she has so much energy. One thing you will also learn about me pretty quickly is how much I love all things Disney. I went to Disneyworld last year and loved every minute! I love theme parks and scary rides. You will be able to spot lots of different Disney items around my classroom-from my water bottle, to bags, to notebooks.
I am sure you will love being in year five. It really is a great year which gets you ready for year 6 and beyond. I know many of you will be worried about coming back to school after what has been such a strange time and that is completely normal. If you have any questions (or Disney film recommendations) I would love to hear from you. I hope you are looking forward to starting in year 5-I am certainly looking forward to welcoming you all back and can’t wait to meet you all properly. Mrs Gray 🙂
Dear Year 4,
I wanted to get in touch to say hello as I will be your new teacher from September! Some of you may not remember me and that’s because I’ve been off school since September on maternity leave after having my little girl last summer, but I’ll be back soon and I’m really looking forward to being your new teacher.
As some of you may not remember me, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself. I’m Mrs Errington. I have two young daughters and a very mischievous dog. We all love to be outdoors so this lockdown we have walked, explored woodlands, found streams, climbed trees and jumped in LOTS of muddy puddles! I love reading and I have read as much as possible recently both for myself, my daughters and for you lot so I can help you find great books to enjoy next year. I enjoy baking and have made lots of tasty treats with my eldest daughter while we’ve been off together- I’ll bet some of you have been doing this too- hopefully we’ll get to do some cooking in class together next year so we can show off our new skills! I am science co-ordinator at school and I love teaching science- especially the experiments (because let’s face it- they’re the most exciting bit). I love technology but I’m sad to say it doesn’t always like me so I hope that some of you gamers and computer geniuses will be there to help me out- we can’t all be Miss Alsop after all!
But enough about me, I’d LOVE to hear about you! What do you enjoy? What do you dislike? What have you been doing whilst you’ve been on lockdown? I’d absolutely love to hear from you. Normally, I’d be popping into school about now to meet you and get to know you but as I can’t do that, I’d love to hear from you by email- if you can. You can let me know a little bit about yourself and tell me your likes/ dislikes and what you feel about returning to school.
We are still all waiting for news about returning to school. I hope that we can all return as normal soon. I know many of you, like me, will have been off school for a very long time now and you will all feel very differently about returning. Some of you might be really excited about coming back to school and seeing your friends; some of you might feel worried that you’ve missed some school this year; you may feel sad because you’ve enjoyed spending time with your family, and some of you may be a bit nervous about returning. Many of you might feel a mixture of all of these emotions, so I want to reassure you that it’s ok to feel like this and not to worry because we’re all in this together. I’ve got some lovely ideas and activities planned for you next year to help you get back into school, learn lots but also have some fun! Whilst I can’t promise to be quite as funny as Mr Gibson, I can promise we’ll have great fun together and I’m determined we will have a fantastic year! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all again properly so let’s all keep our fingers crossed that we can return to school in September and have some fun!
Take care and stay safe!