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Reception - Koala

Doubles Song

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Sing the Doubles song!

Welcome to the Reception - Koala page!


Our Class Teacher is Miss Tomkins and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Rowley. We are also very fortunate to have Mrs Collins as our Reading Assistant, who works with us for 1 hour each afternoon.


Things to remember:


PE will take place every Wednesday.

PE Kit: White t-shirt, black shorts and daps.

PE kits can be left on your child's school peg. They usually take them home at the end of every term.


Swimming will take place on Thursdays in Terms 1, 5 & 6.

Swimming Kit: Boys trunks must be above the knees. No bikinis. Towel.


Please remember to label all clothing including shoes.


From the Class Teacher: Miss Tomkins


My name is Claire Tomkins and I am the Teacher in Koala Class. I started working at Barley Close in 2011 as a trainee teacher. This will be my third year of teaching in Reception and I look forward to building fresh relationships with my new class.

As most of you may have already noticed, I am quite obviously Welsh. I moved to Bristol six years ago. This year is very exciting for me because I am getting married to my partner of 11 years, Richard. The big day is on Saturday 27th December 2014. I was born and raised in Swansea for 23 years so I regularly visit my family and friends. I love to talk, catch up with friends and support Swansea City FC.


From the Teaching Assistant: Miss Rowley


HI! My name is Debbie Rowley & I am the HLTA in Koala Class.  I have been at Barley Close for many years, starting off my time here in the Nursery. I enjoy working in the Early Years Environment & being part of Koala Class with Miss Tomkins.  

I live locally & have 2 grown up children & a granddaughter who keep me busy outside of school hours.


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  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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