PAGE UNDER DEVELOPMENT Welcome to Class F2SB/JBA - Team Marvellous
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
Mrs Belt - Class Teacher & Early Years Leader Hello! I am Mrs Belt and I am one of the teachers in the Marvellous Minibeasts. I have been teaching for a very long time but have been at Wellgate for eight years. Early Years is my favourite place in school and I love seeing our youngest children grow to be confident, independent and resilient learners. Helping young children learn to make sense of letters and sounds and become readers is one of the most amazing things about our job. I have one daughter who is at university and she makes me proud every day. I also have a very noisy cat called Brian. We love to go out and about especially for coffee and cake – we usually leave the cat at home! If I’m ever missing, I will probably be near the sea eating Raspberry Ripple ice cream. I have a season ticket to watch Leeds Rhinos and get especially excited when they win. When I am not watching rugby, I love to sing in a choir and over the last few years have learned to crochet. I would like to learn more about the Welsh language as it was my grandad’s first language. I can speak a little but not as much as I would like. Diolch yn fawr!
Mrs Binns-Alexander - Class Teacher Hello, my name is Mrs Binns-Alexander and I am one of the teachers of the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I have taught across different year groups at Wellgate for seven years and over the last three years, I have loved teaching as part of the F2 team. I enjoy how different every day and every learning moment can be. One of my biggest inspirations in teaching is educationalist Greg Bottrill – I think he is a genius and has such a fascinating understanding of childhood, education and the magic of children. I have two beautiful children and love spending time exploring and adventuring with them. As a family we are always busy on our exploits, walking and talking about the things we see. Although, this is frequently talking about which is our third favourite insect and how many spiders we think would fit in a pocket. I wish I knew more about Science. My mind was blown at a recent conference when the speaker talked about Quantum Physics. I think in another life I would like to come back as a physicist.
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
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 loving support the Marvellous Minibeasts in F2. I love everything about working with children, I love 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.