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Mrs O'Brien - Foundation Phase PPA

 

Hello I am Mrs O'Brien and I currently cover the children in the Foundation Phase for PPA. In my spare time I  enjoy spending time with my family, walking our dog and running with my friends. I also like to eat a lot (this is why I run!), my favourite foods are pasta and cake!  When I was in school I particularly enjoyed art lessons and later on Childcare, which eventually led me into becoming a Childminder for 11 years before I trained to be a Teaching Assistant. Before Childminding I also worked in a pub on an evening, so that I could pay my bills when I was a student! Since then, I have continued my training and qualified as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. As an adult my choice of a career is slightly different to the one I wanted as a child, when I was determined to be a Lollipop Lady! Today, I love my job and wouldn’t want to do anything else.

 

What will be learning throughout the year?

Our lessons during PPA time will focus on real life authentic experiences/ life skills. Lessons are planned separately for each year group and will be practical, fun and of course, educational. The topics through the year include:

Autumn Term –keeping safe and enterprise

Personal hygiene, people who help us, stranger awareness, E-safety, Road safety and first aid will be included.

Enterprise will involve each pupil designing, costing, creating and packaging their own product ready to sell around Christmas.

Spring Term – cooking and  sewing

While cooking, we will be learning various skills and language relating to the subject. Recipes will be followed in order to create healthy and tasty food.

Mixing, rolling, spreading/ knife control, shape cutting, sieving, weighing, measuring, whisking/ beating, grating, kneading, rubbing, peeling and slicing (phew!) are some of the skills to be explored.

Sewing will involve learning how to use needles and thread, basic stitches and design, resulting in the creation of an individual or class project.

Summer Term – forest school

We will be out in the forest school area or our gardens carrying out various activities relating to nature and wildlife. This will include activities such as planting/ growing, habitats and identifying minibeast and birds.

 

I am really looking forward to a productive and exciting year in the Infants!

Mr Ford  - KS2 PPA

 

Hi, I’m Mr. Ford. This year I am teaching Welsh in the Juniors and in Reception. I am also one of the First Aiders and when things get back to normal, I will be involved with after school clubs.

 

I have taught here since 1988. My interests are sports, especially football, cricket and ice hockey. I rarely miss a Wales football international and am also the team manager for Cardiff Junior Devils under 14s ice hockey team.

 

Mrs Hendy - RWI Intervention 

 

Hello everyone Mrs Hendy here! I would just like to tell you a little bit about myself. As a child I loved planting seeds with my dad in his greenhouse and cooking with my Nan baking cakes, fruit pies and jelly jam made with gooseberries and blackcurrants picked from her garden. I’m sure that’s why I love  gardening and eating cakes so much today! My favourite subjects at school were cooking and English. I loved reading and writing.

 

When I left school I went to college to do catering and when I left I became a school cook. During this time I became a parent helper in the classroom and realised I loved helping children to learn so I went back to college in the evenings to retrain and became a Teaching Assistant and to this day I still thoroughly enjoy my job.

 

At home I love to plant flowers in my garden and really enjoy listening to the birds singing while they enjoy the treats on the bird table. I enjoy reading books about famous actors that they have written themselves. 

 

My family and I love to holiday at Tenby in a caravan. It’s one of our favourite places with such lovely beaches and plenty of places to take Alfie and Tess (our two dogs) for walks. If I wasn’t a Teaching Assistant I would love to work in a cafe. I love chatting to people and of course I'd serve beautiful cakes and delicious fruit pies!

 

 

Miss Plant - Community Champion

 

Hi everyone, Miss Plant here!  I have been working at Tredegar Park Primary for over 6 years now.  What many of you don't know is that I was once a pupil here, I loved it so much I had to come back!  Some of the teachers who taught me still work here.

 

I have had the pleasure of working in lots of different year groups but now have a different role as Community Champion within our school.  I am enjoying this role as I get to see everyone. I oversee the Heddlu Bach as well as carrying out RWI and ELSA interventions. The Heddlu Bach (Mini Police) is a programme for children between 9 to 11 years old who work alongside the local Neighbourhood Policing teams to promote good citizenship in our school and local area and will be involved in community engagement events. The ELSA intervention promotes emotional wellbeing of children and young people. I have a few ideas for other groups that I am really excited about setting up in our school which includes life skills and to involve the local community so watch this space……….!

 

When I’m not in school I love spending time with my family. I like going to the cinema, walking my dog and playing board games. I do enjoy playing Just Dance and Mario Kart with my 2 daughters even though I usually come last. I also love to play cricket! I play for a ladies cricket team and I teach Allstars cricket too. 

 

If you see me around the school don't forget to give me a wave!

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