Reception News

Early Years

Teacher Q&A – Mrs Gomersall 

What is your name? Melissa Gomersall

What class do you teach? Nursery and Reception

How long have you worked at Yanwath? 1 year and 5 months

What would the children be surprised to find out about you? I am originally from Barrow-in-Furness, I used to do Karate when I was younger. I play the piano and flute. I went to Air Cadets and learnt to fly a plane and do aerobatics

Do you have any pets? no

How do you spend your school holidays? I like to spend time with my family during the school holidays. I normally spend part of the summer holidays in our family holiday home in Turkey.

What would be your favourite meal? Chinese – chicken kung pao and egg fried rice followed by chocolate brownie and cream.

What makes a ‘good day’ at Yanwath? When all the children are smiling and happy. I love a good dress up day.

What is the best thing about being a teacher? Making a difference to the children I teach and making children passionate about their learning. Helping children to believe in themselves.

If you could pass any wisdom on to your students, what would you share? Never give up on your dreams and always go the extra mile.


Hello, my name is Mrs Gomersall and I am the Early Years Teacher here at Yanwath Primary School. Mrs Kingswood and Mrs Bitcon also work in the classroom supporting all our amazing learning.

In Early Years we love to learn through play and enjoy exploring in our classroom. This term our topics have been All about me and Superheroes. The children have enjoyed creating their own superhero costumes and investigating villains in our superhero house. We base our learning around the children’s interests and choose stories to focus on each week. We also enjoy taking our learning outside. The children have enjoyed counting ingredients to make superhero potions in the water and writing and making healthy recipes in the mud kitchen. To celebrate the end of our topic we are going to have a Superhero dress up day.

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