Welcome to Y6OL

We are really looking forward to working with you all and It’s definitely going to be an amazing year, jam-packed with new learning and exciting new experiences! See you all in September for your final year at Aston Hall! Let’s make it one to remember!

Meet your teachers
Mrs O'Daly

Hi, I’m Mrs O’Daly and I’m really looking forward to working with you in our class!

I just wanted to share a few facts about myself, and I look forward to finding out about you all, too!

I have two children, Iris, 3, and George, 1, who I love to bits and enjoy spending time
with at home, but they definitely both keep me on my toes! I’m a huge Sheffield
United fan: I have had a season ticket at Bramall Lane for almost 30 years and love
watching my team on a Saturday with my Dad. One of my favourite pastimes is reading (whenever I get chance) and I will read most things that I can get my hands on – I’m a big Harry Potter fan and have visited HP world in London/Orlando, and have even been for a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea that the other teachers took me on for my 30th birthday!

I love listening to all types of music, but it has to be indie rock and roll for me! Some of my favourite bands are The
Courteeners, The Killers and Oasis, and I’ve seen them all live several times, including the last ever performance
Oasis did before they split the very next day! I enjoy classical music, too, and decided to take up piano lessons a few years ago. I love teaching all subjects, but consider myself to be a maths geek, and I love all things number! I’m also passionate about teaching art.

This will be my 13th year at Aston Hall; I feel very proud of our school and I love working with our families and community – I very much look forward to sharing this year with you all.

Hey friends! I’m Mrs Lester-Binney (or Mrs LB for short) and I can’t wait to be one of your Y6 teachers next year.

I have lived in Sheffield for 10 years, and worked at Aston Hall for 9 of those, so school is a pretty special place to me! Before moving to Sheffield, I lived in Liverpool and my home city, Newcastle, but I consider Sheffield to be my new forever home. I have 2 toddlers, who I love to have adventures with, but I do not enjoy cleaning up after: I need tidiness and organisation in my life! Football is a huge part of my world, and I am an avid Newcastle United fan which means I spend most of my time following the Toon Army, and hoping they stay in the Premier League. I am a true drama queen, and one of my favourite things to do is go to the theatre; my favourite shows are Grease, Hairspray and Rock of Ages.

I don’t just enjoy watching performances, I also love to get involved in productions – I’m sure this years’ Y6 show will be the greatest yet! One of the best parts of being a primary school teacher is getting to teach so many different subjects and topics, but I do absolutely live and breath literacy: I truly believe that reading can take you anywhere, so I can’t wait to go on the journey with you! I am honoured to be part of your final year at Aston Hall – Let’s do this Y6!

Mrs Lester-Binney

This year’s main topics:

We have an exciting first term planned with plenty of new learning experiences, which will begin with our topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. A geography focus will help us to find out all about the polar regions and their physical features, including glaciers and natural resources. As well as this, we will delve into the life of a key figure, Ernest Shackleton, learning all about the scientific discoveries made on the extreme polar expeditions that he lead.

The work of Nerys Levy will be the inspiration for our art unit this term, as we develop skills in colour mixing and using tones, tints and shades.

In our English lessons, we will explore themes such as courage, bullying, family and friendship through our novel study book, ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio, which will guide us through the life of August Pullman, a ten-year-old boy born with a rare medical condition. The book will provide us with the opportunity to have quality discussions and debates about our own life philosophies, morals and principles that will feed into our many writing opportunities, developing our use of style, viewpoint, language and punctuation.

Class Information

PE days will be confirmed in September. Our classroom will be in the new building (left-hand side if you are stood on the decking with your back to the field.)

Mrs O’Daly teaches Monday – Wednesday and Mrs Lester-Binney teaches Wednesday – Friday.

Meet Class Y6OL Staff
Mrs Angel (Teaching Assistant)

Hi everyone, If you don’t already know, I’m Mrs Angel and I will be working across years 5 and 6. Just so you know a little bit about me: I have 3 energetic boys that have managed to keep me on my toes for 17 years now in total- one of whom (Noah) is still in year 4 now here at Aston Hall. As well as Noah, I have Zak – who is 15 – and Rhys – who is 17-years-old. I’m also married to a builder – Jason – which sometimes has its perks because I get things done cheaper, but often leaves me with unfinished work for longer periods of time- which isn’t so good! I don’t often have a great deal of spare time as I like to keep a tidy, clean ship at home, but when I do… I love a spa day, a meal out or shopping trip out with friends or family.

For many years now, I have been working in upper key stage 2 to support not only you, but your wonderful teachers too – they work tremendously hard all year to ensure you reach your full potential! Therefore, my role will be to assist them with that, and in turn, get the pleasure of working alongside you all, either in class or in small groups out of class. In schooI, I particularly love maths, so any maths worries or misunderstandings then bring them my way. I’m looking forward to hopefully meeting you all in September, getting to know more about those I don’t already know well, and working with you all too. Catch you all soon. – Mrs Angel.

Hi, Mrs Martin here. I think most of you already know me from our time spent working together last year alongside Mrs Thompson and I feel I have got to know most of you quite well. However, I thought it would be nice for you to get to know me a little bit. I have 2 children, a boy (Cole) who is now 21-years-old and works with my husband as a builder. Also, I have a daughter(Chelsie) who is 17-years-old and she is currently in year 12 at Aston Academy studying history, psychology and business studies. Both my children attended Aston Hall and were taught at some point by Mrs O’Daly, Mrs Angel and Mrs LB. How lucky were they! In my spare time, I love to go for walks in the countryside with my husband as we both love to watch the wildlife. Currently, in my garden I am feeding 2 hedgehogs, lots of beautiful birds, 2 mice and 8 squirrels – 4 of which are babies. I’m a bit like Doctor Dolittle! Also, I like to keep fit by trying to squeeze a couple of runs into my busy family life.

One of my favourite hobbies is art – if I want to relax I pull out my sketch pad and draw anything, mostly Disney characters, which I like to add to my daily journal. Another one of my hobbies is baking; I especially love baking cakes and over the past years have made wedding cakes for Mrs Rotherforth and Mrs Alderslade. I also baked cupcakes for Mrs LB’s 30th birthday celebration, which were topped with bright red guitars – rock chick!

I have been at Aston Hall for over 10 years now and I have worked across all key stages with year 5 and 6 being my favourite. I am looking forward to working with you all again and helping you all achieve your full potential in year 5/6. I can’t wait to help you create some fantastic memories this year. Love you all – Mrs Martin.

Mrs Martin (Teaching Assistant)