Mrs Pallett/Rachell Byrne: A.m.a.
Why did you decide to be a teacher?
When I was 14 I came and did work experience at George Grenville School (it was called Grenville Combined school back then). I loved it so much that every since then I was determined to work in a school.
Is being a teacher like you thought it would be?
It is and it isn't! Teaching is wonderful in lots of ways and not one day is ever the same. You never quite know what sort of day you might have!
What lessons do you enjoy teaching most?
Despite not enjoying it very much at school, I really enjoy teaching Maths but I also love teaching English and Art.
If you weren't teaching, what would your dream job be?
I'm really not sure! I can't see myself doing anything else!
What was your favourite subject at school?
I loved Art and Design Technology at secondary school.
What were you told off for at school?
Year 1 finished our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic with a walk through our local area. We planned our route and plotted it on a map – we even found time to play in the park!
hot air balloons
As part of our ‘Up, up and away’ topic we made papier-mâché hot air balloons. We used (lots!) of layers of newspaper and tissue paper. We were most pleased with the results!
Senses in science
Year 1 have been learning about their senses in Science. We have been making string telephones and trying different foods and drinks to help us understand about our senses hearing and taste.
We have been finding out facts about owls in our topic this term and were able to "meet" some lovely animals when the owl man came. Did you know they are so silent when flying because their feathers are so fluffy and soft? Or that they can't actually turn their heads all the way around?