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               Welcome to Lion Class                        

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The teachers in Lion class would like to say, hello...


Hi! My name is Mrs Botteley and I work on a Monday and Tuesday in Lion Class. I have taught at CCI for 12 years and have taught in both Year 1 and Reception here. I absolutely love being a teacher, I think it’s the best job there is! Every day is different and because Reception is all about learning through play, we get to have lots of fun and learn lots of new things along the way!

I am a Mum of 2 children who are both now at school too, so I understand the worries you might be feeling about the transition into school life. Rest assured we will look after your children as if they were our own as CCI really is like one big happy family! My own children keep me and my husband busy and we love being outside, riding our bikes and looking after our pet guinea pigs!

When I have a little bit of free time I like to keep fit, read books, see my friends and family and travel. I can’t wait to get to know you and find out the things that you like to do!

Click on this link to hear Mrs Botteley reading a story :



My name is Mrs Mills and I will be your teacher, alongside Mrs Botteley, in Lion Class.  I work on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  I joined CCI three years ago and have always loved working alongside Mrs Botteley as well as some fantastic Teaching Assistants in Lion class.  This year we will have Ms Llewellyn joining us and we are very excited to welcome you in to school and get adventurous with lots of fun learning. 

I have two children; they are three and one so only very little!  We love playing outdoors and going on adventures which mostly result in getting very muddy.  As a family we love camping and heading to the seaside when possible.  My little girl loves to sing and perform where as my little boy just likes to eat anything he can get his hands on. 

My hobbies are swimming, cycling and running when I can find time.  I also love to read books as well as drink a nice cup of tea with a piece of cake.  I’m really looking forward to meeting you new Lions and finding out all about things that you like to do. 

Click on this link to hear Mrs Mills reading a story: