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             WELCOME TO ZEBRA CLASS 2021/2022




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! 


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 lucky 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 (all day). 

Welcome to Term 3

Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. 

I am looking forward to Term 3. 

English - In English we will be introduced to a brand new class book. I don't want to say too much about it as I don't want to spoil the surprise or the wonderful work we will be doing but I will give you some clues: 

  • It is a picture book, which has won 'Children's Book of the Year Award' (CBA 4 times)!
  • It is a fantastical tale, featuring a curious character.
  • All are Art work is featured around this book and the topic for art, this term, is 'Circles and Lines'. 

That is all you are getting for now! 

Maths - Offers a chance to refine our skills in lots of different areas, beginning with Multiplication and Division, moving onto measures, fractions, geometry (shape), and geometry (position and direction). 

Topic - WW2. 

Science - Working Scientifically 

R.E - We will be focussing on Christianity and Humanism to answer the question, 'What Matters Most?' 

P.E - We will continue to do P.E. on Wednesday and Friday so remember to wear P.E kits on those days. 

Computing - E-safety. We may do a lot of this but there are still important messages that don't appear to be getting through to children about how to appropriately use digital technology. 

Music - We are very lucky to have a new Music programme at school so we will be learning how to play the xylophone (amongst other things). 

P.S.H.E and R.S.E - Dreams and Goals. 

Wow! Lots to squeeze in but I am very excited as there are loads of really fun activities in every lesson. 


P.E Days will be: 

Wednesday's and Friday's 

Homework will be: 

Reading 5x per week recorded in reading records, to be checked on a Friday. 

Spellings - to be tested every Friday - 10 every week following patterns and/or from Y5/6 National Curriculum Spellings. 

TTRS - 25 minutes per week - Will you join the '25' club this term? 

MyMaths - Set on a Monday, checked on a Monday. This is revision of class activities. 

This is not very much, compared to a lot of other schools and is an 'expectation' NOT a 'guideline'. Doing homework gives children time to revise key skills for mastery in the curriculum but also prepares them for Secondary where the demands of homework will be a lot more and there are consequences for not meeting this expectation. What are you waiting for? Get into some good habits now. You won't regret it, promise. 









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