Hello from Year 1 Kingfishers and thank you for visiting our section of the school website. 

Our teacher is Mrs Eckersley.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs O'Dwyer-Smith and Mrs Sehorn.

Year 1 leaflet - Autumn Term click here Leaflet Year 1 - Autumn term


Mrs Eckersley

All about me

I have worked in Reception at Newton Westpark since Autumn 2018. I am going to be the Year 1 teacher and I am very excited about the move up! I have one little boy. I love walking and the outdoors and we go for long walks every weekend. We often have picnics in the rain! I also love reading, tap dancing and speaking other languages. I really love French!

My favourite book

Pumpkin Soup

What I’d like to learn

I’d love to get better at playing the piano.

Mrs O'Dwyer-Smith

All about me

I have worked at Newton Westpark for 22 years. I have spent a lot of those years working in year 1. I have three children 2 boys and a girl. I enjoy taking my dog Molly for a walk. At the weekend I love to spend time with my two grandchildren. My favourite band is Westlife and I do enjoy singing along to all of their songs.

 My favourite book

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

 What I’d like to learn

I would like to learn how to speak Spanish

Mrs Sehorn

All about me

I have worked at Newton Westpark since January this year and I have loved every minute. My previous job was a nursery practitioner. I got married in August last year and moved to Leigh so that I could be closer to work. I love my friends and family and I enjoy travelling around the country with them. I also enjoy singing.

My favourite book

The Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton

What Id like to learn

I'd like to learn to drive and I am starting lessons soon.

Miss Hall

All About Me:

My name is Miss Hall and I will be the new associate teacher in Year 1.  I am very excited to start at Newton Westpark in September.  My favourite activities are painting, going on long walks and spending time with my friends and family.  I also watching lots of Disney films, may favourite is Moana or Mulan.    

My favourite book:

My favourite book is Michael Morpurgo’s Born to run.

What I’d like to learn:

I would like to learn a different language, maybe French or Spanish!

Please watch the videos from Mrs Eckersley below.