Staff

Early Years Team

Early Years Team

What is your favourite children's story?

Mrs Mundy: My favourite story is a book by the author Julia Donaldson, it is called The Paperdolls. It is about a girl who makes five paper dolls and takes them for lots of different adventures. I enjoy it so much that I have brought a copy into school to share with the children!

Mrs Wood: The story that I enjoy the most is one that I know everyone will know, it's The Gruffalo. I love to share this story with the children because there are lots of fun activities that we can do in the classroom and outside, we love to go on a Gruffalo hunt!

Miss Hoggart: I love to share my favourite story The Rainbow Fish with the children in Foundation Stage. It is a story all about friendship and being kind to one another. The Rainbow Fish finds out that it is really important to share with your friends. I also love the illustrations in the book as they are really bright and colourful and shiny too!


What is your favourite colour?

Mrs Mundy: Orange 

Mrs Wood: Purple

Miss Hoggart: Blue


What is your favourite lesson to teach?

Mrs Mundy: I enjoy teaching Read, Write, Inc. Teaching children to read can give them the opportunities to learn in lots of different ways.

Mrs Wood: My favourite subject to teach is topic because I like to encourage the children to explore the world around them.

Miss Hoggart: PE is always a fun subject to teach! It is really good to see the children getting active and moving around. Developing children's motor skills is so important.


Do you have any hobbies?

Mrs Mundy: I love to go on long walks with my dog Dexter, especially to the seaside.

Mrs Wood: I enjoy going swimming to help me relax and keep fit.

Miss Hoggart: In my spare time I like to do lots of craft activities, I like to be creative and makes gifts for my friends and family.

Year 1/2 team

Year 1/2 team

What is your favourite lesson to teach?

Mrs Davies: Science and Maths... and Art and Topic and Read Write Inc!

Miss Taylor: History, Geography, Art and Writing!


What is your favourite book?

Mrs Davies: I love to read and have lots of favourite books. At school my favourite book was Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. I loved to read Guess How Much I Love You with my daughter when she was small. We both love all the Harry Potter books. But my favourite book is The Book Thief.

Miss Taylor: Reading is one of my favourite hobbies. When I was young I loved to read Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton and The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. I like to read The Worst Witch books and Julia Donaldson stories to my class. At home I like to read Harry Potter.


What is your favourite place in the world?

Mrs Davies: I loved sitting on the beach in Mexico at night, watching the lightening over the Caribbean Sea. In England, I love to spend time in York because I love the history and culture. But most of all, I love to be at home with my family.

Miss Taylor: I love to travel! Before moving to Doncaster, I lived in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam where I worked as an English teacher. I also worked at a summer camp in New Hampshire, USA. I love to see new sights, meet new people and try new foods!

Year 3/4 team

Year 3/4 team

What is your favourite lesson to teach?

Mrs Pickersgill: I love teaching P.E because I am passionate about sports and have a competitive nature!

Miss Brown: I like to teach art because I enjoy seeing children's creativity come to life. I like that art has no rules or boundaries.

Miss Dunn: I enjoy teaching reading because I love that moment when you open a book and sink into it, you can escape from the world into a story that is more interesting than yours will ever be.

Mrs Ronan: I love maths because it challenges me! It works my mind in ways other subjects can't. Mathematics is the foundation of everything.


Why do we love teaching? Here are our top 10 reasons.


1. We love to share our passion for reading, writing and learning.

2. Our pupils constantly surprise us.

3. To feel like our work has a purpose (outside of just making money).

4. Our acting careers never took off (just kidding).

5. School is the one place where we share ideas purely for the sake of bettering ourselves.

6. It is a fun, creative outlet.

7. To see the world from all the different perspectives of our children.

8. We are good at it (most of the time).

9. The feeling of accomplishment seeing students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills.

10. It gives us a valid excuse to correct people’s grammar.

Year 5/6 team

Year 5/6 team

What is your favourite lesson to teach?

Mrs Parkes: I love teaching writing because it allows children to express their creativity. 

Mrs Wood: Maths is my favourite subject! I love finding different ways of calculating and making links between different areas of maths. I also love teaching music, especially singing!

Miss Walker: I enjoy teaching the creative subjects such as art and DT. I also love to teach reading and sharing new books with the children.


What is your favourite book?

Mrs Parkes: I really enjoy reading Eren by Simon Clark with the children. It is very mysterious and the children really enjoy the spooky atmosphere that is created throughout the book.

Mrs Wood: Probably Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl as it's the first book that got me hooked into reading at Primary School. 

Miss Walker: I love the Beatrix Potter collection. My favourite is the Peter Rabbit story. 


Mrs Jenkinson

Mrs Jenkinson

What is your favourite food? 

I like most things but I really love Thai food.

What are your favourite sweets? 

Midget gems and American hard gums.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love spending time with my family; going on holidays and of course reading books! I read all the time - it's my favourite way of relaxing 

What is your favourite book?

When I was little I loved reading Enid Blyton books - the Famous Five, The Secret Seven and Mallory Towers. I still enjoy reading children's books but I can't choose a favourite! Recently I have enjoyed reading Ken Follett's Century Trilogy which tells the story of five families from the time of the first world war until the 1960s.  

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