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             WELCOME TO ZEBRA CLASS 2021/2022


Your new classroom



Outside of school, I (Mrs Welch) have a husband and 3 children - Ella (15), Grace (14) and Finley (nearly 12). 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 3 years (this will be number 4). I spent some time in Year 6 last year but as we all know it wasn't exactly 'normal', was it? So, I couldn't be more excited to meeting Zebra Class 2021/2022 and embarking on this journey together. I know that some of you know me from Year 4 but I didn't get to teach you then so am looking forward to getting to know you a lot, lot better than I did then. 


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! 


We are very luck to have such wonderful staff working in Zebra Class.

Mrs G will be our TA working every morning and most afternoons, and she will be looking after you when I do my PPA (Monday afternoons). We also have Mrs Duggan and Mrs Masters most days and Ms Gibbs on a Friday morning. I hope you will all make them feel very welcome as they are amazing!

Welcome to Term 1

Term 1 is going to be a very strange term, as school will return to 'normal'. This is strange but also very exciting. The class is looking really prepared for us to return and I can't wait for you to add bits of your own to it to. See the video for some sneaky peeks (behind the scene looks) before Monday. We start lessons 8.45am on Monday 6th September 2021 and I am so looking forward to getting to know you all and welcoming you. 


If you are one of the few parents who is still to sign up for Dojo, the link you need to sign up is I will approve requests ASAP. If you have signed up but another parent, or even a grandparent wants to join you can use the link too but just let me know who is who!


In the meantime, please feel free to email me any questions or concerns or Dojo me if you are signed up to this. 


P.E Days will be: 

Monday - Swimming (beginning 2nd week) 

Wednesday - Gymnastics, except week 1 when we will do some team games. 


Times Table Rockstar logins will be sent ASAP through Dojo or email (so they can't be lost)! Quick recall of times tables is so beneficial in many areas of Mathematics. Check out the Maths folder for more fun ways to learn your times tables.  


Reading Eggs has a technical issue at present so we will issue passwords when this has been restored to a working order. Children will return to reading at home 5x per week and reading books will be sent home (with reading records to record) on Monday. Please ensure you listen to your children read as there will be extra play for those who do! I will check books on a Friday so this week (week 1 6th September to 10th September) I will only expect 3 reads. Please check out the English folder for ideas on what to read and this is a great link for ideas on making reading a pleasure at home - even if you have reluctant readers 



Spellings (Tested on 17th September 2021) 















Dates for the Diary 


Wednesday 15th September 2021 - Mangotsfield to talk to the children about open days 

Friday 17th September 2021 - Jeans for Genes (wear jeans to school) Donations not required. 

Wednesday 21st September - Meet the Teacher 4.10pm 

Friday 22nd October 2021 - End of Term - Pupil of the Term

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