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             WELCOME TO ZEBRA CLASS 2020/2021



PE Days - Wednesday will be on the field so please ensure that spare shoes are brought, if it has been raining/is raining that day. Friday will be on the playground. All outdoors so please remember to wrap up warm. PE Kit is plain leggings, joggers or shorts and plain tshirt with your leavers/pe hoody or a plain jumper/cardigan.  


Old trainers WILL be needed or any old shoes that you don't mind getting muddy as we will be going on the field. At other times and during PE, footwear should be appropriate to run in. Slip ons, heels and open toes are not advised. 


Ventilation - Doors and windows will need to be open, to adhere to Gov guidelines so please wrap up warm. Leavers hoodies ARE allowed and will make a useful extra layer.  A reminder that the rest of the uniform should be plain or logo and where possible, trousers or skirts or shorts worn. Tshirts can be plain white, yellow or pale blue so lots of choice and plain ones come in cheap packs in Sainsburys, Asda and all other leading supermarkets. 








Outside of school, I (Mrs Welch) have a husband and 3 children - Ella (14), Grace (13) and Finley (nearly 11). Most of you will know I also have dogs, as one of my dogs was lost for 5 days during lock down and there was a big search party and Facebook appeal. His name is Bob and my other is called Fudge. Both are poodle crosses and very fluffy! 


In School, I have been a teacher at Barley Close for 2 years (this will be my third). It is my first time teaching in Year 6 and I couldn't be more excited. I know that some of you I have taught before and some of you I haven't but I can't wait to find out more about you ALL. 


If your parent's need to contact me they can do so through Class Dojo (see below) and/or email me at 


What a wonderful year we are all going to have! 

Term 4 - Round up:


Wow! We are at the end of our fourth week back in school, following lockdown, and at the end of Term 4. It has been a little bit of a slog for us all to get back to our routines but we made it! . This term we have tried to speak openly about the importance of healthy routines and this will become more and more important as the children move up through this school and beyond. I have, therefore, attached to this class page (in 'Everything Else' folder above) a self care bingo sheet for the half term, should you wish to carry on such conversations at home.  


It has been wonderful to see the children connect with old friends and we have been extending playtimes to let the children make the most of these social interactions, especially after such a long period of being at home and communicating online. I have been incredibly proud of the children's resilience, particularly when it comes to the assessments and the great news is, that other than a few minor gaps, the majority of children clearly worked hard and did the set work in lockdown: Their assessments were very good.  


 We return to school on Monday 19th April 2021. No homework will be set during the Easter break but it would be useful for children to make the most of TTRS, Reading Eggs and to read often to an adult at home. After Easter, reading books will be sent home and the expectation is that children will read with/to an adult 5x per week. Reading records will also be sent home and these will be checked on a Tuesday. 


Have a lovely half term and enjoy Easter! 

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