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Welcome to Panther Class!

Welcome to Panther Class! 1

Mrs Haywood-Pope

Hello Panthers! 

This is my 4th year at Barley Close, and my first year in Year One as I was previously teaching Reception - so we are all on this learning journey together! I taught in a school in London previously, and moved back to my hometown of Chepstow a few years ago. I am really looking forward to our new adventures in Year One and I know we're going to have so much fun learning lots of new things. 


If you have any questions, queries, concerns, or you'd just like to get in touch - my email is Please feel free to email at any time - I will get back to you as soon as I can. Alternatively, come and find me to have a quick chat when your child is being dropped off or picked up; if needed we can arrange a convenient meeting to discuss things privately after school. 


**Keep an eye on this webpage throughout the year as it will be regularly updated with highlights of our learning and important notices and dates: (assemblies, performances, trips etc)**



Miss Rowley


Hi everyone! A little bit about me... I am Panther Class' Higher Level Teaching Assistant, but I will be working with children across the whole of Year One throughout the week. My career in education began many years ago (too many to mention!!) beginning in pre-school/nursery settings before moving on to Reception here at Barley Close. This year sees me moving on to Year 1, sticking with Mrs Haywood-Pope (the Dream Team..!)

This move to Year One is a new challenge for me and one I am very much looking forward to!   



Important things to remember...









Change reading books


Spelling Test



Spellings go home

Forest Skills



Please ensure your child comes into school already dressed in their PE kits on Mondays. This includes black joggers/shorts, white/yellow/blue tshirt, and black daps/trainers. Please adhere to the uniform. 



New lists of spellings will be sent home on a Thursday. Please practice these several times.  The children will be tested on a WEDNESDAY – please ensure they bring their yellow spelling book!


Forest Skills 

Please ensure your child has a change of clothes/waterproofs and wellies in school. Make sure all clothing and wellies are named. 


Book bags 

These should be in school every day. The children will be encouraged to put all letters to go home in these bags. 


Reading books 

These should be in school every day! Please ensure the children are reading at home at least 3 times a week – more if you can! Please see note inside yellow reading record for more information. 



These will need to be kept in school and kept on the Welly trolley outside of Panther class. Please ensure BOTH Welly boots are NAMED.


***Please remember to label all of your children's clothes and shoes with their name***


How you can help at home!


This is the phonics scheme we follow - it has a sound and a saying to help with handwriting and phonic recall:


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