A little bit about me...
My name is Mrs Welch. As well as being a teacher , I am a busy Mum of 3 children (13, 12, and 9).
I don't get a lot of spare time but when I do I like to walk my dogs (Fudge and Bob) and relax by listening to music.
This will be my second year at Barley Close. I'm incredibly lucky and I'm super excited about teaching Iguana Class in 2019-2020.
Reading Records Due in on Mondays and Thursdays
Reading Records will be monitored on a Monday to ensure that children are on track to read 3x per week.
For every child that reads at least 3 times per week (this will be checked on a Thursday) we will give the whole class 1 extra minute of playtime on a Friday.
Research shows that reading aloud at least 3 times a week can dramatically improve their learning skills and confidence. We must see adult signatures to prove children have been reading.
Week 1 - 6 children read at home this week. Please find 5 minutes to read at home. There is some information on the class door as to how this will really benefit your child's learning. Thanks.
WEEK 6 - 6 CHILDREN READ AT HOME WITH AN ADULT 3 OR MORE TIMES.
6 CHILDREN READ 3 OR MORE TIMES WITH ADULTS AT SCHOOL.
READING IS SO IMPORTANT FOR LITERACY DEVELOPMENT. PLEASE ENSURE MORE OF US ARE READING AT HOME WITH OUR CHILDREN 3 TIMES A WEEK. I DO UNDERSTAND AS A BUSY PARENT MYSELF THAT TIME IS PRECIOUS BUT WE NEED TO BE GIVING THIS TIME TO OUR CHILDREN - IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE 5 MINUTES!
LOOK OUT FOR MRS WELCH BEDTIME STORY ON FACEBOOK PAGE BEFORE THE END OF TERM.
Spellings will be given on a Friday and then tested on the following Friday.
Please support your children to learn their spellings. Some will be from the Year 3/4 spelling lists. Others will follow a pattern.
Spellings can be found on this section of the class pages.
I will also do my best to put a copy on the class door.
In addition, children should also be bringing their spelling books home with a copy of their weekly spellings in.
Can't, Went, Saw, Walk, Talk
These spellings will be tested on Monday 21st October 2019 as children have their rising stars spelling assessment next week.
From week 2 children need to wear PE kits to school on a Thursday.
Swimming will begin on Week 2 and will be Wednesday AM.
If there is anyone with DBS who can help us out I would be most grateful. Please let the office know or see me on the door.
SWIMMING WILL FINISH ON THE FINAL WEEK OF THE TERM UNTIL EASTER.
News of the week
We did a buddy up Maths Lesson with Year 3. Some children were measuring outside (if they had spare shoes) and others had great fun with Maths Challenges inside. The favourites were the money shopping games.