St Martins Academy Chester

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Small Steps.


Watergate have had a wonderful start to this half term and have thoroughly enjoyed Wellbeing Week.

We kick started this half term exploring two cultural celebrations, Bonfire Night and Diwali. The children were eager to learn the history behind both celebrations and sequenced the stories of The Gunpowder Plot and Rama and Sita.


Watergate’s research of Diwali found that Hindus often give sweets as gifts to loved ones and light oil lamps. We were inspired to embrace these traditions by making tasty treats and paper lanterns to share with our friends. To conclude our celebration of Diwali we learned Bollywood dance moves and collated them to produce unique dance routines- so much fun!


As the week progressed we linked our new knowledge to science and literacy lessons. We had so much fun labelling our body parts and after identifying our five senses, Watergate utilised their experiences to describe what they would see, hear, smell, taste and feel on Bonifre Night. Similarly, the children investigated the use of onomatopoeia and wrote wonderful poetry to describe fireworks.


On Thursday, we embarked a fabulous class trip to the cinema to see Small Foot. The children were so excited and really enjoyed sharing this experience with their friends.

Watergate are delighted to welcome Miss Wild to the Year Two Team and look forward to working with her over the next two half terms.

Dear Parents and Carers,

My name is Miss Wild, and I am your child’s Student Teacher in Year 2. I am currently studying for my BA (Hons) with QTS Primary Teaching degree at the University of Chester and I am in my final year. I will be based in your child’s class full time from 5th November 2018 until 10th February 2019. I will be working closely alongside Miss O’Donoghue to plan and prepare lessons to teach the children in the class. Prior to this I have gained experience in other schools, working in both KS1 and KS2.

I have also worked in the outdoors industry as a Health and Safety Childcare Manager. Due to this, I have had experiences of coaching and teaching various ages; ranging from 3 to 16. I am also a keen swimmer and have swam competitively from a young age. This led me into becoming a qualified swimming teacher, where I specialised in working with competitive swimmers and children with disabilities.

I am excited about my time at St Martins Academy, and I am looking forward to getting to spending time with the children in year 2.

I look forward to having the chance to meet with you soon. 

Miss Wild

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