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Hello Crocodile Class of 2017-18 :)


My name is Miss Chandler and this is my third year at Barley Close. I’m incredibly excited to be teaching Crocodile Class in Year 3 and to stay a part of the Year 3 team with Mrs Rammell and Alligator Class. Our teaching assistant will be Miss Davies who is a fabulous experienced teaching assistant at Barley Close.


We have lots of learning to fit in each week: daily English and Maths lessons, daily slots focussed on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), topic sessions on our exciting theme each term, swimming and PE lessons and much more.


I look forward to getting to know all the children and their families well during the year. Please don’t hesitate to come speak to me at the end of the day if you’d like to discuss your child’s learning or pass on any important information. You can also send in a note with your child in the morning. I’ll always make time for a meeting and there are several parents’ evening during the year where we can discuss your child’s progress. 

Keep an eye on this webpage as I will try to add photos of the children’s best learning and most exciting lessons.


Important Days to note: TUESDAY AM for swimming and WEDNESDAY PM for PE. Maths and English will be taught in the afternoon where needed to get our five lessons of each a week. 


Please remember to bring in your full PE kit the first week back each term and leave it in school for the whole term (unless it gets muddy of course!). Your PE kit should include black shorts and a white t-shirt and black daps or trainers. Jogging bottoms and a jumper are also handy as we do PE outdoors as well. A full body swimming costume or swimming trunks are required for swimming each week. These are fun lessons to take part in and something I really enjoy teaching so please remember your kit!

Please also remember that if your child wears earrings, then they need to be taken out that morning before school.


Spellings will be given out on Friday and then tested the following Friday.


A little about me,,,

My name is Miss Chandler and I have been teaching for three years since completing my Primary Education PGCE in 2013. After qualifying as a teacher I worked as a cover teacher covering classes at Callicroft Primary School from Reception up to Year 6. Working across the year groups has provided with a wealth of experience of teaching styles, exciting classroom environments and fun lessons to use. I have covered two classes long-term in Year 2 and Year 4 so I am very excited to be teaching the Year 3 Crocodiles from September. I look forward to learning more about every single child’s likes and dislikes, their personality and learning style.


When I’m not planning exciting lessons I am tucked up in bed reading, watching films or seeing my family and friends who are very important to me. I have one younger brother who used to annoy me when he was younger but now that he’s grown up he’s much more mature than he used to be.


Like Mrs Rammell I like to travel all around the UK and Europe exploring new places. Over the summer holidays I was lucky enough to go to Majorca, a Spanish island for 4 days which was lovely. I put on lots of sun lotion so I didn’t burn! I hope you did too if you were playing out in the sunshine in the holidays. I look forward to hearing all about your adventures. 


Miss Chandler

Talk Topic for Friday 29th September:


Our talk topic ready for our Big Write on Friday is volcanoes!

We will be writing instructions on how to build your very own volcano using newspaper, a cup, some cardboard and some paint. You can talk about what volcanoes look like, where they are in the world and any other facts they would like to find out.

Weekly updates - a great way to find out what we get up to each week!

Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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