TEACHERS

Mrs Ward

Favourite Subject: I'm really struggling to pick just one thing but I do really love the 'awe and wonder' children

experience during Science!

Favourite Book: Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. I must have read it over a hundred times since my children have been born. 

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. 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 read her first book in a weekend and have her next two on order!

Mrs Child

 

Favourite Subject: I don’t think I have a particular subject that I enjoy teaching the most but I love learning new facts and information and topic sessions are great for this! I have a huge love of reading and enjoy reading tales and bringing stories to life.

Favourite Book: No, No, Charlie Rascal!

Favourite Author: 

Favourite Song: I LOVE music so this is a difficult question. Disney tunes, pop anthems, Indie and Irish folk music…I love it all. My favourite song would have to be ‘A Million Dreams’ from the Greatest Showman. Live music is always my favourite though.  

Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy eating delicious food. Most recently I have found a love of walking and appreciating nature. I particularly enjoy travelling and would love to continue to explore more of the world.

Mr Davison

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 going more?!

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 prefect the perfect cup of tea! It's a hobby but it's essential work as well- any tips? Let me know.

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Miss Westwood

Favourite Subject: English

Favourite Book: The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

Favourite Author: Enid Blyton

Favourite Song: 'The Other Side' from the Greatest Showman

Hobbies: video games, cross stitching, baking and riding my bike

Mrs Devlin

 

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 change.

 

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.

Miss Tomsett

Favourite Subject: Reading - especially storytelling as this can support learning throughout the curriculum.
Favourite Book: Has to be one I first read at junior school, but still reread, the Silver Crown by Robert O'Brien.


Favourite Author: Roald Dahl because of his wild and wacky world view.


Favourite Song: I have loads in different genres but I have been listening to 'I'm beginning to see the light', by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald.


Hobbies: Swimming, jewellery and headband making and finding, then doing the Steampunk and Vintage fairs. Going to the theatre, concerts and festivals and exploring all the locations I travel to, and of course, spending time with friends and family.

Mrs Dyson

Favourite Subject: English

Favourite Book: How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

​Favourite Author: Roald Dahl

Favourite Song: Cornflake Girl by Tori Amos

Hobbies:  Writing, sewing, drawing and painting.

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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. ​

Please follow us on Twitter @DaneRoydUFS to keep up to date with what we get up to!

Autumn 1 (w/c 5.9.22 - w/c 17.10.22)

  • Mon 5th Sep - School re-opens after Summer break

  • Tues 13th Sep - M&M Productions Pantomime

  • Tues 13th Sep - Roald Dahl Day

  • Tues 4th Oct - UFS Curriculum Evening 6pm onwards

  • Wed 5th Oct - PTA Cauliflower Card Order Deadline

  • Fri 14th Oct - PTA Krispy Kreme Sale 

  • Friday 21st Oct - Break up for half term holiday

Safeguarding
 

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 headteacher@daneroyd.wakefield.sch.uk  (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)

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