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Year 5

Autumn Term 2018

There are two Year 5 classes this year. 5S will be taught by Miss Simmons with support from Mrs Welham. 5P will be taught by Miss Porter with support from Mrs. McLellan. Mrs. Start will support some children across both classes. 


Miss Simmons has been teaching with the school for 5 years and this is her 2nd year in Year 5. She lives locally in Stevenage with her husband and two children age 16 and 12. Miss Simmons enjoys listening to music and spending time with the family. Miss Simmons is NQT co-ordinator and science subject leader. Any parents, carers, or grandparents with a background in science who might be interested in coming in to support science teaching and learning or to give an assembly - please contact Miss Simmons.

 Miss Porter has worked at Almond Hill for 3 years whilst completing her teacher training. Now qualified, she is excited to have her first class. She lives in Stevenage and is due to get married early next year. Miss Porter enjoys dance, music, theatre and writes her own poetry. 

 Mrs Welham has worked as a teaching assistant on and off for 15 years. She had a break of 5 years and worked as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, the skills developed in this role enable her to help support the additional needs of pupils in main stream school. As well as gaining experience for the job, she has gained specialist qualifications in working with children with speech and language difficulties, ASD (autistic spectrum disorders) and specific learning disabilities such as dyspraxia. Born and raised in Stevenage Old Town, she still lives in the town with her husband and 2 sons. Her youngest is 16, and is just beginning his GCSE year whilst her eldest is 18 and just starting his first year of University. When not at work she enjoys listening to music, walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Start, Mrs Mclellan and Mrs Finch also support in our learning this year. 


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