Hope you are all well and have coped with everything that this strange academic year has thrown at you? It has been yet another challenging year, but I hope that you are as excited about joining Year Five as I am about getting to know each and every one of you!
As we are not going to get a usual ‘Meet the Teacher’ this year I thought that you might like to know a little about me before we meet in September. I’ve tried to imagine some of the things you’d like to know, so here I go. What sort of a teacher am I? I think I’d fall in to the ‘firm but fair’ category for this one. My classroom revolves around team work as that is how I see us, one big team. All working together to achieve the best that we can at every opportunity. There will be fun times and there will be serious times throughout our time together in Year 5, but respecting each other and being there for each other is key.
Right now for the fun stuff! I love a good laugh and, more often than not, during the school day there will be various moments where you won’t be able to help but laugh at my unique little ways. That doesn’t mean that every lesson or activity that we do will be full of jokes and fun activities as unfortunately there will be some aspects of learning that you will find challenging, and let’s be honest we all need a challenge otherwise how would we know that we were learning?
What do I get up to when I'm not at school? I love sport and in September the hockey season will kick back in which is great. I play for a team called Wolverhampton and Tettenhall. We won our league two years ago so we moved up a league last year which was a bit scary but exciting at the same time! Unfortunately, due to the virus our season didn't really get started, so we'll have another go at it this year. I have also, over the past year, rediscovered my love of golf. I hadn't played for over ten years, but during last summer I started to play again and I am really enjoying it. I even enjoy a round with Mr Jones after school. I also love talking about reading, my dogs (I have three), nature and my family, and I’m really looking forward to learning all about you and the things you enjoy.
The most important thing I want you to know is please don’t worry about Year 5 and how it will be or what it will look like, as whatever happens in September, we will work through it together and learn along the way.
Finally, Mrs Leach’s rules for you this summer: relax, laugh, have fun and look after yourself and your family. Then arrive back at school in September ready to give Year 5 your best shot, working hard to be the best version of yourself.
Take care and see you all soon,