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Information from Alligator Staff!

As you know, Alligator class will have two teachers this year. Mrs Silbereis will teach the second half of the week, including alternating Wednesdays. The first half of the week will be covered initially by Mrs Kusheva, until Mrs Rammell returns from maternity leave.

We are always very busy in Alligator class as we have lots of fun learning to squeeze in! In the morning, we take part in our daily English and Maths lesson and also complete daily English and Maths Basic Skills sessions. The children also complete Guided Reading sessions several times a week. In the afternoons we have various creative activities such as; topic, PE, swimming, music, Religious Education and PSHE. We will also take part in weekly French lessons!

The children will still have the opportunity to earn class points in order to have a special class party and if their attendance meets the school target, we get extra play - something that will be missed during the afternoons in Year 3 no doubt!


A note from Mrs Silbereis

Hello! I've been teaching at Barley Close for over ten years, so I've had the privilege to get to know many of our lovely families really well! It's a lovely, welcoming school and I'm looking forward to another year of exciting experiences!


Having had my own two children since I started at Barley Close, I now understand how a parent feels entrusting their child to someone else 5 days a week! We work really hard at Barley Close to involve the children's individual interests, skills and needs in every lesson to make learning fun and ensure they enjoy coming to school.


When I'm not at school, I really enjoy spending time with my family. We love picnics, steam railways and beach walks especially! We often visit Cornwall and I love exploring new places too. We particularly enjoyed completing the Gromit Unleashed trail this summer as we found interesting places in Bristol we'd never been to before!


I am really looking forward to getting to know your children this year. Please do feel free to come and have a chat after school if you have any questions or concerns, or you'd like any more information!


Handy things to remember.


Polite Request:


Your child should have a yellow reading record book, a reading book and spelling book.


Please take the time to practice reading and spellings at least 5x a week and note down when you read with your child in the yellow reading record book. Reading books can be changed on a Tuesday or a Friday as long as their reading record book has been signed and a comment has been made. Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday.


Thank you.


Weekly updates - a great way to find out what's going on week to week!

Year 3 and 4 spelling list to practise through the year

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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