Leopard Class 2021
A little bit about the adults in Leopard class:
This is my first year of teaching, although I spent some time last year, teaching Year 2. I am looking forward to carrying on my teaching journey at Barley Close.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends. I live by the seaside, and I enjoy going for walks along the seafront, eating ice-cream. I also love reading in my spare time. In March, I will be getting married, so I will no longer be Miss Harvey!
I am very passionate about my job and will work extremely hard alongside you and your families, to help you to progress and flourish throughout the year, both academically and socially.
If you have any queries or concerns, please email me: email@example.com and I will reply to your email as soon as possible. .
Miss Rowley is the HLTA in Leopard Class, who will be supporting Miss Harvey. Miss Rowley has worked at Barley Close for 16 years. When Miss Rowley is not at school, she enjoys going for long walks and photography. Miss Rowley is really looking forward to seeing you all in September and helping you with your learning.
The spelling books will now be going home with the children. The spellings for the week will be stuck in their spelling books and they will be tested on them every Friday - please make sure the spellings books are coming in, on the Friday!
This will start from Week 2. Please ensure your child comes into school already dressed in their PE kits on Thursdays. This includes black joggers/shorts, white/yellow/blue t-shirt, and black daps/trainers. Please adhere to the uniform.
As a school we encourage all families to support their child/children to read at least 5 times a week at home. This could be through using Reading Eggs or reading a book from school/home/library. The children's reading egg details are in their reading records.
In Leopard class, we will be changing the children's books every Wednesday. Please could you ensure that the children are bringing in their reading books and their signed reading records, everyday, as this will help us monitor their progress.
Each week we will award one child from Leopard Class with a Reading Egg Star Certificate. This child would be someone that has read at least 5 times at home, per week. At the end of every term, we will award 1 child with a Reading Ambassador Award.
If you would like to discuss reading further, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Every week, children will be expected to complete at least one set activity at home, on mymaths. This activity will be linked to what has been taught in class for that week. I will upload the set activity every Thursday. The children's log ins are in their reading records.
If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on class dojo. I will respond as quickly as I can:)
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: