Favourite Subject: I'm really struggling to
pick just one thing but I do really love the
'awe and wonder' children experience during
Favourite Book: Each Peach Pear Plum by
Janet and Alan Ahlberg. I must have read it
over a hundred times since my children have
Favourite Author: I mean come on it's got to be Julia Donaldson right...she's a legend!
Favourite Song: Happy by Pharell Williams - It's one of those songs where you just can't stop yourself from smiling when you hear it.
Hobbies: Out of school I'm pretty much a chauffeur to 3 sporty teens. If I'm not spectating at a tumbling comp, it will be a netball match or CrossFit box or rowing regatta. When I do get a spare minute, I absolutely love reading - from cookery books, to the latest research in childhood development. Did you know Mrs Dyson is an author - I have read all 3 of her books and can't wait for more!
Favourite Subject: I love teaching Music
but my favourite subject is History.
Finding out about the past using different
sources as clues can be exciting.
Favourite Book: My favourite book has always
been The Tiger Who Came to tea. Both my
daughters love reading this with me.
Favourite Author: Judith Kerr
Favourite Song: TBC
Hobbies: I like to play musical instruments as a performer, in concert or below the stage at the theatre. I love to cook and am a keen baker - though still searching for the perfect chocolate cake recipe!
Favourite Subject: Art
Favourite Book: Peace at last
(large family series by Jill Murphy)
Favourite Author: Roald Dahl
Favourite Song: I can’t possibly pick just
one song but I do love Ed Sheeran!
Hobbies: Walking the dogs, hiking and eating yummy Italian food.
Favourite Subject: Maths and Art
Favourite Book: Going on a Bear Hunt
and Running Wild
Favourite Author: TBC
Favourite Song: Robbie Williams Angels
Hobbies: Anything creative, and outside in nature.
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Favourite Subject: PE! I love being able to
get outside and play fun, different sporting
activities. PE allows you to teach lots of
other subjects too, like counting in Maths.
Favourite Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
I love how colourful it is with lots of
repetition and rhyme – my little boy also
enjoys retelling the story to me too!
Favourite Author: It’s a hat trick for Julia Donaldson! I read all her stories to my little boy and girl at home.
Favourite Song: Mr Brightside by The Killers. This song is so infectious and always makes everyone sing and smile!
Hobbies: I love animals and like to walk my Labrador, Cooper (he’s a big dog, so has to exercise a lot!). I like to run most days and I even don’t mind running in the rain too! My secret hobby is my love of learning about sharks! The rest of my time is spent with my two children – taking them to different sporting activities (my little boy goes skiing, swimming, competes in go-kart racing and plays football on a weekend. My little girl goes to gymnastics and swimming).
Favourite Subject: No question - Geography!
There’s so much to see and understand in our
world. Geography just gives you itchy feet
every day to go and see it.
Favourite Book: Peter Pan…Where’s Neverland.
“Second star to the right and straight on till
morning!” Could any line get your imagination
Favourite Author: I'm with Mrs Ward on this one! Julia Donaldson every time!
Favourite Song: Ain't no mountain high enough! That song just makes me want to dance around the room and throw shapes.
Hobbies: Walking my two dogs and trying to master the perfect cup of tea! It's a hobby but it's essential work as well- any tips? Let me know.
Favourite Subject: My favourite subject has
got to be music - I loved it when I was at
school and enjoy watching the children
exploring music now!
Favourite Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Loved to read this to my own children and
the discussions it brought about how things
Favourite Author: As a child my favourite author was Enid Blyton. I was often in trouble with my mum for reading by torch light.
Favourite Song: I cannot pick just one as I love lots of different music!
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, live music, walking our three dogs, spending time at our caravan and jewellery making.
In UFS we provide a safe, nurturing and creative environment where your children can flourish and grow into independent young learners, ready for the next stage of their school journey.
We are proud to have produced an environment in which children can thrive in their learning with plentiful activities on offer, carefully designed to promote discovery and application of skills in an exciting way linked to our topics. Our indoor and outdoor provision areas are well-resourced and facilitate the children in directing their own learning through play.
In our care, your children are challenged to be the best version of themselves. We believe in an inclusive approach to education and so in addition to equipping your child with knowledge and understanding across the 17 different areas of the EYFS curriculum, we aspire for them to demonstrate kindness, to be inquisitive and to display determination when tackling new things.
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SUMMER 1 (w/c 17.4.23 to 22.5.23)
Monday 24th April - St. Georges Day Lunch Menu
Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday
Friday 5th May - King's Coronation celebrations in school
Monday 8th May - Bank Holiday
w/c 15th May - Walk to School Week
SUMMER 2 (w/c 5.6.23 to 17.7.23)
Wednesday 21st June - Artsmark Launch
Thursday 22nd June - Summer Picnic Lunch Menu
Friday 23rd & Monday 26th June - INSET
Monday 3rd July - Summer Concert
Wednesday 5th July - UFS Class Assembly
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th July - 'Meet the Teacher' transition activities
Friday 14th July – Rock Steady Concert
Thursday 20th July - Oliver Twist Pantomime
Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall, Mrs Hemingway and Mr Lee. Our Mental Health Leads are Mrs Hemingway and Mrs Kendall. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)
·Friday 22nd September - PTA Colour Run
·Wednesday 4th October - SEND Coffee Afternoon - 2:15pm
·Thursday 26th October - Harvest Festival
·Tuesday 7th November - Individual school photos
·Wednesday 8th November - PTA Spooky Disco
·Friday 17th November - Children in Need