Coalway Junior School

Year 2 - September 2020 intake

Staff Profile

Hello Year 2’s

My name is Mrs Russell, I’m a T.A at Coalway Junior where I have worked for sixteen years.l currently work in year 4.

At school I enjoy Maths and listening to children read and I love going on school trips, especially PGL!

At home I like to read lots of books and I also enjoy long walks in the woods, hopefully spotting some wildlife at the same time!

Another thing I enjoy is going on holiday, with Cyprus and Weymouth being my favourite places.

I look forward meeting you all soon and getting to know you all.


Hello Year 2!

My name is Mr Fishwick and I am class 4 teacher as well as being the Physical Education Coordinator. I have been teaching at Coalway for 2 years now and my favourite subjects to teach are PE, Outdoor Learning and Maths.

I have very much missed being at school teaching the children and just miss being in school! I do have 2 step sons and I have a 1-year-old who most certainly keeps me on my toes.

I love keeping physically active by playing football for Broadwell Football Club. As football isn’t on at the moment I am cycling and running a lot to keep my body and mind healthy.

I very much look forward to seeing you soon. (You will notice me as I am 6ft 5 inches tall).


Hi Year 2. My name is Miss Henderson, I have been at Coalway for seven years and I teach in Year 4, class 3.

Since school finished for most of you in March, I have been spending my time working from home and school, reading books in the garden, doing DIY projects around my new house and watching movies. As well as this, I love animals and so have been very tempted adopt a couple of kittens whilst I am at home, but so far, I have resisted temptation!

I have been really missing my class and hope to see them again soon as well as seeing your new smiley faces, hopefully, starting our school in September!


Hi to all Year 2s,
My name is Mrs Ball and I am a Teaching Assistant at Coalway Junior School. I have worked at Coalway for almost 10 years and I currently work in Year 4 with Miss Henderson. My favourite subjects at school are English, Geography and Music and I love reading! My favourite children's book is Charlotte's Web.
I have really missed being with everyone in school during the lockdown but I have also enjoyed being at home with my family and looking after all our animals on our smallholding. I also have two sheep dogs called Gwen and Elsa who like to help me look after our animals ( especially the chicks!) I love taking them out for lovely long walks in the woods to enjoy all the wonderful wildlife and nature we are lucky enough to have in the Forest of Dean.
I am really looking forward to meeting you all soon.



Hello Year 2’s. My name is Mrs Holland and I teach the lovely Year 5’s at Coalway Junior School.

If you ask people about a Mrs Holland at school I’m sure they would say ‘she’s the arty one who likes anything creative!’ They would be right! My favourite time of year at school is our annual Arts Week... I can’t wait to tell you more about this exciting time of year at the Juniors.


At home I love nothing more than cosying up with my two daughters reading picture books. At the moment we’ve been enjoying ‘Supertato’. I wonder what your favourite books are?


I’m really looking forward to meeting you all at school. Perhaps you could tell me your favourite books then and of course show me some of your art work!


Hello Year 2.  My name is Katie and I am one of the Family Support Workers at Coalway Junior School.  I only started at the school in February this year but I have really enjoyed my time here so far.  

I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the pupils who join our school in September.  

A few weeks ago, I got a puppy.  Her name is Mollie and she is keeping me very busy whilst school is closed.  She has lots of energy and she likes to jump a lot.  

In my spare time I like to go running and I also like watching films.  My favourite film is Toy Story and my favourite character from the film is Woody.  


Hello Year 2’s!

My name is Mrs Price and I have been at Coalway Junior’s for 12 years. I have been teaching in Y3 for 5 years. My favourite subject to teach is Music. I love being in Year 3 where we have lots of fun! (and work hard of course!).  

I have two children and I live in Coalway. I also have two cats called Ralphie and Rex. They are very naughty!

I like spending time with my family, watching films, listening to music, shopping and going to restaurants. I also like going to the gym, but because of lockdown I have been doing it over Face time with tins of soup as my weights!

I have been very impressed with the work you have been emailing in to school!

I can’t wait to meet you all very soon and welcome you to the Junior School.



Welcome Year 2’s! My name is Mrs Lusted and I’ve been at Coalway Juniors for nearly 6 years. All that time I have worked with Mr Barrow. Now some people think he’s scary, but let me tell you a secret...he’s a total softie! I’m a huge Disney fan, my favourite film is ‘Up’ as it’s all about adventure and following your dreams. I look forward to helping you follow yours x


Hi Year 2! I am Mrs Dixon and I have a few different jobs around the school. I teach in Year 5 on a Monday and Tuesday and for the rest of the week I look after all things ‘Special Educational Needs’. I have been at Coalway for about 12 years now and I love everything about our school. We are a really friendly school. I enjoy teaching Computing and Science. When I am not at work, I enjoy doing Yoga, listening to music and spending time with my 2 children. We enjoy going camping together. I look forward to meeting you all soon!



Hello! Hola! Bonjour!


My name is Mr Holder and I work in Year 6. I have worked at Coalway for 7 fantastic years!

When at school you will often see me during assemblies reading books, setting you writing challenges and see me getting involved in lots of sports - I have a lot of energy to use!

Important things for Mr Holder:

  • My Wife and son
  • The colour purple
  • Tigger (T-i-double g-errrr)
  • Liverpool FC
  • Gloucester Rugby
  • Listening to great music (not Mr Barrow signing)


I look forward to meeting you all and reading your writing in September! 



Hi, my name is Mrs Worgan and I work in the office. You can come and see me if you have forgotten something like your lunch and I can call home to try to get it. I'm also a First Aider, so if you're hurt, you can come and see me and I'll try to help you. I also love a chat even if you're not hurt and you haven't forgotten anything! You can come and tell me about your weekend any time.

I love meeting all the new Year 2 children every year and I try to remember ALL your names by Christmas! I can't wait to meet you!
My favourite things are chocolate and my doggie Bootsie. I love taking her on very long walks in the Forest. She's like my best friend. I also love all food and spend lots of time in my kitchen cooking.
Have a great summer and I'll see you in September!



Hi Year 2’s. I’m Mrs Young and I am a Teaching Assistant at Coalway Juniors. I’ve worked at Coalway since September 2016 in Year 3 and can’t wait to start my 5th year in Year 3 with you.

I’ve missed teaching the current year 3 children since we finished school in March, I have a teenage son and helping him with his home learning has been quite difficult at times but I’ve also learnt a lot.

I like Maths because it’s logical and Art so I can try to be creative.

I try and keep fit and active, normally by going to the gym, but during lockdown I have tried to go for walks and have spent a lot of time gardening.

I look forward to meeting you all at the juniors and finding out all about you.



Hello Year 2s! My name is Mrs Mason and I am the Deputy Head Teacher at Coalway Juniors. I have now been at Coalway for 13 years and my favourite lessons to teach are English and History.

During the month of May I have challenged my two children who love watching YouTube on their Ipads to walk 30 miles ~ so far they have completed 16 miles! Have you set yourself any challenges during lockdown?

My favourite colour is blue and I love watching 2 types of movies ~ films that scare me and Disney films! My favourite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast.

I look forward to meeting you all soon.


White Rose Maths


As a school we have purchased White Rose Maths for Home Learning. There are daily videos and worksheets that can be completed. Your child can watch the video on their own or you could sit together and then there are the worksheet questions to work through. Please feel free to use with your children as a lot of the strategies covered they will be using in Year 3. The daily videos to use with the worksheets can be found on the link below.

Cheering up our Community


Today Mr Holder has set you a task to complete. If you finish it you are welcome (on your daily exercise) from Monday to come to the parent shelter outside the Juniors main office to post your letter (Mrs Lusted has made you a mini post box) or email them to us and we will print them off for you ~ we will deliver them to the Coombs.

There will also be a colouring pack and some coloured paper for you to collect if you would like.


Just make sure you stay 2m away from anyone else and don't come to school if anyone in your house feels poorly.


Enjoy the task! Make a difference in our community!

Daily Task 05.06.20


Todays daily task is on the Daily Updates page and is an art activity to complete with Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

You can find the Year 2 task for today under Daily Updates. You will be doing the same work as Years 3, 4, 5 and 6! Enjoy getting messy!

Year 2 Reading Task 01.06.20

Mrs Hollands Art and Reading Task 18.05.20

Mr Barrows Maths Tasks for week 18.05.20

Mr Holders English Task

English Activity 2

Sound Walk

Today on your daily exercise take a notebook or some paper and a pencil and stop and listen to all the sounds you can hear. The lockdown has allowed our local birds and wildlife to flourish! Can you hear the wind? Families chatting on their daily exercise? Write down all the sounds and then when you get home try and put them into a sound poem like the one below.

Sound Poem

Sound Poem  1

English Activity

English Activity 1

Write a letter to the teachers at Coalway Junior School telling us all about yourself.

You could include

~ Favourite hobbies

~ Activities you have completed during the lock down

~ About your family

~ Your favourite food etc

We have added some rainbow lined paper at the bottom if you have access to a computer you could print it out to write on.

You could always take a picture of your work and email it to for us to read.