Welcome to Year 6
What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book as a child was ‘Little Women’ by Louisa M Alcott. I loved all the characters, but Jo was the one I liked the most. She was independent and feisty. She loved writing and pursued her own career, in a time when it was frowned upon for women to have a job. Jo wanted to travel and explore and always had a book in her hand; all aspects of her character which I really identified with. She had to work hard to control her reactions to events, which I think we can all understand. Finally, she was a kind person who would do anything for her friends and family and always had the best of intentions.
What is your favourite memory from school?
To me, my memories of primary school are pretty vague. In my mind, it blurs together as endless days of playing rounders and learning the recorder. Specific memories seem to be more about particular teachers and how they made me feel. My favourite teacher was Mr Smith, who I remember as someone who would constantly go off on a tangent, stopping lessons to teach us about something completely unrelated or to read us a story or poem which he had suddenly thought of. I remember him as being funny, exciting and in love with learning. Although we wouldn’t get away with doing that so much now, I really hope that I leave the children I teach with the same feeling of school being fun and learning being exciting and interesting.
What is your most inspirational quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou