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Y4 - Chameleon

Welcome Chameleon Class 2021-22


Hello, I am Miss Sparkes and I will be your class teacher this year! We are going to have a great year together in year 4 with lots of exciting topics and fun stories! 


Mrs Burton will be our lovely teaching assistant and she will be able to help you with your learning. Mrs Drake will teach you on a Thursday afternoon smiley


This is my second year of teaching and I love being in the classroom teaching exciting lessons and reading you engaging stories. I have lived in Bristol all my life but spent 3 years in Oxford while I trained to be a teacher. I love living in Bristol. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks and adventures with friends and family. I especially love going to the beach. smiley


I am looking forward to welcoming you to Chameleon Class soon. Whether you are feeling excited or nervous about coming back to school that is okay, we will be a team and all work through it together. I will be in the classroom to make sure you are feeling happy so please let me know if you have any worries! 


I really enjoyed reading your letters just before we finished for the summer holidays so I already know a few things about you, but here is some questions I have for you: 

What are you looking forward to when starting Year 4?

What are you hoping to achieve in year 4?

Are you worried about anything?


If you would like to get in contact with me my email address is:


See you soon, 

Miss Sparkes smiley

Important Information:

In Term 1 PE will be on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS so on these days please can children wear their plain school PE kit into school. Thank you.


Books will be given out for home reading during the first week or two. After that, we will collect in Reading Books and Reading Records every Friday so they can be changed if needed. Your child should be aiming to read at home 5 times a week. Only for 5/10minutes each time. From research, we know practicing little and often makes a huge difference. An adult should sign the reading record each time so we can reward fantastic home readers at school on Fridays.


Swimming will be in Term 4 for Year 4. Each Year group will have 1 term of swimming this year.

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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