Hi there everyone!
My name is Mrs. Mo Fielding and I have had the privilege of teaching at George Street Primary School since September 1994. I graduated from Caerleon University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Education Honours degree in Expressive Arts. After teaching for some time I then went on to undertake a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership and Management, graduating in 2007.
In my time at George Street I have been fortunate enough to teach every year group from Nursery through to Year 6. I have seen many changes both from staffing and education reform but one thing that has not changed is the enthusiasm of the young people I have had the pleasure of teaching. It still thrills me to see every child start out at the beginning of the year, maybe a little tentative and apprehensive but then flourishing throughout the terms into confident, caring and polite children.
Every year is an adventure and a challenge for all, none more so than developing the music curriculum so that every child has an opportunity to use their expressive talents. Over the years we have had tremendous input from Gwent Music Support to encourage children to take up playing musical instruments. Throughout this time we have been fortunate to take part with the school choirs and different year groups in activities that showcase our amazing children. We have performed at local churches, West Mon, St Albans and Abersychan schools, Newport Leisure Centre and as a real highlight – St David’s Hall in Cardiff for the summer showcases.
In recent years we have been developing a relationship with @UpbeatWales to introduce class instrument lessons from Year 1 to Year 6. The children absolutely love these experiences, giving performances for their parents at the end of their course.
We also have a reputation for producing and performing shows at specific times of the year for different year groups. The standard of performance is very high and something to be very proud of. This has only been made possible through the hard work of both staff and children, resulting in fabulous memories being made year on year.
I thoroughly enjoy being part of the fantastic team we have in George Street. Equally though, I have an amazing set of friends and family. Outside of school life, I share a passion for Musical Theatre, which I undertake with my teenage son. I cherish these times because all too shortly he will have completed his A levels and look to spreading his wings from the family nest. This makes me appreciate how quickly time flies and that we all need to make the most of every moment we have together.