We are the Marvellous Minibeasts. In our classroom we are learning to be independent and to explore the world around us. We are kind, helpful and always try our best.
Meet the Team
Miss Elliott - Class Teacher Hello, my name is Miss Elliott and I am one of the teachers of the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I love teachings and being a part of a child’s educational journey. I strive to make a difference in the everyday experiences of my class. In my own time, I enjoy reading about different ways children learn and explore in the Early Years. I have a little girl, who is beautiful. She keeps me on my toes and teaches me something new every day. It has been a privilege watching her grow and change and I could not be more proud of her. If I could live in a different city, I would probably choose London. It is filled with all the theatre and shows I would like to see. It would be my idea of heaven to be eating milk bar white chocolate ice cream and singing along to a good musical in the West End. I do however enjoy singing along with the Wellgate School Nativity, which could rival any West End Production.
Miss Beasley - Teaching Assistant Hello, my name is Miss Beasley and I recently joined the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I am so proud to be joining the team. I loving watching children in class grow and succeed in their learning and am looking forward to being part of their school journey at Wellgate. I enjoy learning different languages and speak both English and Spanish. I’m hoping to learn more about Makaton so I can further support any children with communication needs.
Mrs Mason - Teaching Assistant Hello, my name is Mrs Mason and I am proud to work with the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I love being part of the Foundation Team and watching the children learn and grow. I think it’s incredibly humbling to see the positive difference I make to the lives of the children in my class. My favourite children’s book to read is ‘Room on the Broom,’ – you’re never too old to enjoy the magic in a story. You can often find me out in the wilderness, walking my beloved dog. I also love spending my time with my nieces and nephews and being part of their world. My family is very important to me, especially my dad who is my biggest inspiration. I enjoy learning about people, places and music. I would love to be able to learn to speak another language fluently one day. I do have a GCSE in Spanish but can barely string a sentence together with it. Developing this skill is definitely on my to-do list.
Miss Cawthorne - Teaching Assistant Hello, I’m Miss Cawthorne and I love being part of the Wellgate team. I have worked in Early Years at Wellgate for a long time and am love supporting the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I love everything about working with children, especially seeing all the children blossom and sharing with them about all their different interests and hobbies. I have a beautiful little girl, who I am incredibly proud of. She’s got an amazing character and every moment with her is incredible and unique. I love baking and can’t wait until she is old enough to learn to bake some of my favourite recipes with me.
Mrs Guest - Teaching Assistant Hello, my name is Mrs Guest. I would describe myself as a kind, honest and friendly person who loves working in education. I recently joined Wellgate and the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I can’t wait to share with the children my favourite book, The Gruffalo and see the smiles on their faces. I love to see the children I work with learn and develop. I have two lovely children and I am so very proud of them and all their achievements big or small. My family are very important to me and I love that most of them still live in the area I grew up in. I love learning new skills and would really like to learn sign language. I don’t speak any other languages but you never know what’s round the corner.
Days to remember...
Wednesday - PE Thursday - Please return your reading record and reading books to school Friday - New reading books, sound sheets and lesson links sent home
What do we learn about in Class F2KE?
Each day we will complete our Phonics, Maths and Story lessons.
Autumn Term Text Drivers – The Little Red Hen, Can’t You Sleep Little Bear Communication & Language - Listening carefully and talking about and retelling stories Personal, Social & Emotional - Becoming familiar with routines, exploring emotions and feelings Physical Development - Movement Skills and developing Fine Motor Skills Literacy - Learning to read and write single letter sounds, Fred Games Mathematics - Counting and subitising numbers and amounts Understanding the World - Talking about our families, exploring the natural world, finding out about traditions and celebrations Expressive Arts & Design - developing storylines in pretend play, listening and responding to different styles of music, creating pictures and models using a range of materials
Continuous Provision – Role Play, Small World, Building Blocks, Funky Fingers, Writing, Drawing, Sensory, Reading Corner, Sand, Water, Playdough, Imagination Station, Lego Models, Mindfulness, Maths and Number, Games and Turn taking, Junk Modelling.
Visits – Visits from a range of People Who Help Us including Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers During this term, we will be reading many stories, rhyme and poems including: The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks & the three bears, Six Dinner Sid, Can’t You Sleep Little Bear, Pumpkin Soup, The Christmas Story