Barley Close Community Primary School
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Y3 - Alligator

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Teacher Mrs Garland and Teaching Assistant Miss Davies


Information from Alligator Staff!


Hello and welcome to Alligator Class 2023-24


My name is Mrs Garland and I have the pleasure of teaching Alligator class this year. I am new to Barley Close, and I am very much looking forward to continuing my passion for teaching in this very welcoming school. I have 10 years’ experience in teaching and am very excited to be working in year 3 this year.


I am very lucky to have a son who is 7 and a daughter who is 2. They keep a constant smile on my face! On weekends we love to play in the park, go for walks and we love a trip to the beach.


I enjoy keeping fit, going to the gym and love to dance! I am very close to all my extended family, visiting my grandparents on a weekend is one of my favourite things to do. You will often find me at the side of a football pitch cheering on my husband and son.


If you need to speak to me about anything, please do not hesitate to catch me at the door or email the school and I will get back to you as soon as we can.


My email address is


In Term 5  PE days are a MONDAY and we will have Forest School on a FRIDAY. Please can you ensure children come in wearing their plain school PE kit with suitable footwear for those days. 


Please try and read 5 times per week. It really makes a huge difference to your child's reading progress in school.  



Mrs Garland


Extra Things to Know


TT Rock Stars / MyMaths


The above online learning platforms will be reactivated in September. Your child will bring home log-in details for each account so that they can access these at home. If any get mislaid, please contact us so that we can provide these details again.


Snacks / Water bottles

You will need to send your child in with a bottle of water to keep in the classroom as the water fountains are not in use. Please make sure that the bottle is named, as children often bring in the same type of bottle as their peers. A water bottle also helps to prevent the spread of germs and bugs by avoiding using cups in the classroom.


Weather Conditions

Please remember to provide your child with a coat on days it is needed and also a hat if we happen to have a hot, sunny day. Please also apply sun cream to your child before arriving at school when necessary, as we will not be able to assist with this.




School uniform PE kits are to be worn to school on the day your child has PE. Our PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child is sent in with the appropriate kit for that day so that they are able to take part in a fun, interactive lesson! Please also ensure any earrings are removed for these days so that your child can participate.  


Thank you.






Term 5 Curriculum Plan



Spelling lists to practise through the year

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