I am Mr. Ansell but most children call me Mr. A. I have been teaching at Stokesay since 2000. You can work out how many years that is! I have a real passion for teaching but I might be best known for my enthusiasm for helping children to enjoy and not be scared of maths. It is a subject that often scares people and really shouldn't. I also love teaching English. Sadly I have often heard it said in class , “I have no imagination.” It’s not true, you just need a spark to get things going, which I will always endeavour to do. I’m also passionate about children learning about the world through science, geography, history, IT and computing, PE, PSHE and Religious Education. In fact, I just love teaching no matter what the subject.
Norton class has a mixture of year 4 and year 5 children this year.
We have a Class Charter which states what responsibilities we have to ensure that there is a positive learning environment. The key points are as follows:
Respect - smile be polite and look after each other.
Fun - tell jokes and help when people aren't happy.
Safe - always be kind.
Friendly - smile and be positive to each other.
Tidy - after finishing something we all tidy together.
Fair - take it in turns and share.
Quiet - work quietly so people can concentrate.
Well behaved - stick to the class and school rules.
I am very pleased to be teaching your child or the child in your care. Rest assured that all the grown-ups in Norton will be dedicated to the education, care and well being of all of the class members.