The 2020 to 2021 academic year is under way although it is less normal than previous years. My name is Theresa Thomas, and I will be the teacher in Pine class; years three and four. I live in the Wrexham area and I am married to Phil and have two daughters, Ffion and Megan. I enjoy gardening and baking.
I have been teaching for 20 years and have taught for 15 years in Chirk. I started in the juniors and eight years ago moved to develop my skills in foundation phase. I am pleased to have the opportunity to teach in key stage 2 once again, as I know many of the children from when I was their nursery teacher! I am supported by Mrs Ellie Cartwright in the morning sessions. Mrs Cartwright also covers my PPA time on Monday afternoons.
Our topics for this year are ‘Going green’ - covering environmental issues, recycling, electricity, and water during the autumn term. In Spring, we will be learning about Africa followed by learning about The Romans in the summer term.
In English, children will be encouraged to read and write a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. I expect them to develop their vocabulary and pay attention to spelling. In maths, number and problem solving will be taught alongside developing proficiency in telling the time, using money, and measuring accurately. PE will take place on Monday and Thursday.
Within my class, I expect the children to be well mannered, respectful, ready to learn and most importantly ready to have fun! Pine class will be busy but calm, organised yet filled with opportunities to explore and take risks. After an undoubtedly strange year, I want to develop the children’s sense of determination and perseverance. I will encourage them to be brave and try new activities and challenges. This will all be undertaken, with your child’s health and well-being at the forefront of the curriculum.
I would like to invite you to join us on this exciting journey of learning. Please share books, magazines, and news with them. Allow them to help you managing money in the shops and at home, encourage them to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks. You are a crucial cornerstone in your child’s development, and it is more important than ever that you participate and support your child in their learning.
You can contact me via Seesaw if you have any concerns or questions. I would request you contact me between 5 - 9 PM if there are any problems relating to your child’s well-being. I am available to meet parents at school if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress.
I hope that we will be able to meet soon,
Theresa A Thomas