Welcome Iguana Class of 2018-19!
My name is Mrs Welch and this is my first year at Barley Close. I’m incredibly excited to be teaching Iguana Class as part of the Year 4 team with Mrs Johnson in Chameleon Class. Our teaching assistant will be Mrs Burton 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 focused 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.
Change of plan as we have managed to secure the sports coach again this term.
TERM 5: CHILDREN TO WEAR THEIR PE KITS INTO SCHOOL ON THURSDAYS. BRING SWIMMING KIT AND TOWEL ON WEDNESDAYS.
Important Days to note: THURSDAY for first PE session (CRICKET) and WEDNESDAY (SWIMMING).
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. Some older clothes and shoes would be advisable for this PE session.
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 bit about me...
My name is Mrs Welch. As well as being a teacher I am a busy Mum of 3 children. My friends and family are very important to me.
I don't get a lot of spare time but when I do I like to walk my dog (Fudge) and relax by listening to music.
I am super excited about working at Barley Close and getting to know all your families. It is a lovely school and I know I will be very happy teaching Year 4.
Reading Records Due in on Thursdays
For every child that reads at least 3 times per week we will give the whole class 1 extra minute of playtime on a Friday. Research shows that reading aloud at least 3 times a week can dramatically improve their learning skills and confidence. We must see adult signatures to prove children have been reading.
What activities make a great half term?
SPELLINGS given Friday 17th May 2019
Words taken from Year 3/4 spelling list
Homophone words - they sound the same but are spelt differently and different meanings