Welcome to Reception
Our Class Aims
In Blackbird class we encourage children to be kind, to be independent and to try their best. Our aim is for children to learn through play, to be inquisitive about the world around them and to grow to be competent and resilient learners.
Meet our Team
Mrs H Pitt
I have been a teacher since 2006 after completing a PGCE at Reading University. I have always wanted to be a teacher from a very young age and love inspiring children in their learning and watching them grow. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and going to football matches to cheer on my favourite team. I also have quite a fascination with sharks!
Mrs S Belcher
Being part of a child’s learning journey and watching their curiosity and confidence flourish is a huge privilege. It reminds me how lucky I am to have one of the best jobs in the world! I completed my primary teaching degree in 2008 and I have worked at Manor Primary School for over 10 years. I am a Maths specialist teacher and also lead Design and Technology across the school. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family, travelling and exploring new places. I also love taking on new challenges such as skydiving, white water rafting and skiing.
Miss C Fryer-Saxby
I got into teaching around 10 years ago after having worked with children through various holiday and youth clubs. I loved how curious young minds were and wanted the chance to inspire children so that they could be the best that they can be. When I’m not thinking about how I could incorporate glitter into the days’ activities, I love nothing more than to spend time with my little girl or drink tea whilst watching Grey’s Anatomy!
Mrs T Eastwood
Miss K Sturgess
I have been at Manor Primary for 27 years working within all key stages. I began my journey as a mum volunteering and then progressed in my career as a qualified Teaching Assistant, later developing to an Early Years Practitioner. Whilst volunteering I realised that every child is an individual in their own right and that this means the learning journey they take enables them to flourish. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of their learning journey.