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Welcome to Lion Class 2019 - 2020

A little bit about the adults in Lion Class…


Mr Filer

Hello Lions! This is my second year at Barley Close, and my second year in Year 2, having previously taught in Year 1 at another school in Bristol. I am very excited to be teaching your child next year and I’ve already heard some many wonderful things about them all. I can’t wait to get started!


I am very passionate about my job, and will work extremely hard alongside yourself and your child so that they can progress and flourish throughout the year, both academically and socially.


Outside of school I like to travel and visit new places, spend time with my friends and family, and of course, to fulfil my love for Disney, spend as much time as possible at the Disney Resorts.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns throughout the school year please do not hesitate to come and see me either before or after school. If needed, we can arrange a private meeting after school. Alternatively, you can email me:   

I will endeavour to reply to your email as soon as possible.


Mrs Selway

Mrs Selway is the teaching assistant in Lion Class and works with us every morning. Many of you will already know Mrs Selway from her other role in school as a lunch break supervisor. Mrs Selway will be a great asset to our class.


Mrs Lockwood

Mrs Lockwood is the reading assistant in Lion Class and works with us every afternoon. Mrs Lockwood reads with many children during the year and supports the children with their reading skills.


Important Information



On Thursday afternoons, Lion Class will have their outdoor PE lesson with Mr Quirke, whilst the Year 2 team plan and prepare lessons for the following week.

On Thursdays, children will need to come into school in their PE kits. The schools PE kit consists of the following:

  • a plain white, royal or yellow polo top or t-shirt
  • shorts or tracksuit/ jogging bottoms
  • either a pair of trainers or plimsolls.
  • their school jumper/fleece to keep warm or the new PE hoodie.



On Tuesday afternoons, Year 2 will have their swimming lessons (in terms 1, 5 and 6 only). Girls will need a one-piece swimming costume and boys will need trunks. Everyone will also need a towel.



Reading books will be changed every Friday. Your child will be given a maximum of three books to read throughout the week. Please encourage your child to read and reread each book as this will help build/ further improve their confidence, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and word recognition, patterns and rhythm, as well as their confidence.


Please ensure your child’s book bag is in school each and every day. 


Reading Prizes

Children who read at home at least 3 or more times per week will be entered into the whole school raffle. In class, we will reward this with stickers and additional raffle tickets for our class raffle. 



Please label all belongings clearly with a permanent marker.



We will begin to send home weekly spellings on the first Friday back.


Key dates for Term 1

Monday 2nd September 2019

Inset Day

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

First day back at school

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Meet the teacher

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday 20th September 2019

Jeans 4 Genes Day - £1 Donation. Children are encouraged to wear jeans to school on this day with their school tops/jumpers.

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Trip to Wild Project Place – letters will be sent via email to you during the second week back.

Friday 27th September 2019

Parents Coffee Morning

Tuesday 1st October 2019 / Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Warburtons sandwich making workshop

Thursday 24th October 2019

Pupil of the Term Assembly

End of Term 1

Friday 25th October 2019

Inset Day


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
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