Hi! I’m Mr Dudgeon and I currently work in Year 5. I have been teaching longer than I care to remember and still marvel at the wonder of ‘light bulb’ moments. In school, as well as teaching my class, I am also the subject leader for maths. As someone who didn’t feel they were very good at maths when they were at school, I really want children to believe in themselves and discover the magic of patterns in maths.
For my sins, I support my home town club of Coventry City and go to watch them regularly, you are allowed to feel sorry for me.
Favourite Book: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl
I remember my teacher reading this book to me when I was a child in Year 3 at primary school. It had me hooked and I still love to read it to children when I can, especially the scene when Charlie finds the final golden ticket (spoiler alert!). I’m passionate about children reading, it’s such a vital but wonderful skill to be able to have.
Going to watch Coventry City (see above)
Going to concerts
Reading a book that you don’t want to put down
Walking my dog Tobie
Favourite Number: 7
What is special about the number 7?
I think the 7 times table is one of the trickiest to learn, do you agree?