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Class 2 – Year 1 / 2

Welcome to 'Class 2' the home of Year 1 and Year 2... and Miss Latham.

Let's start with a little about me: I've been at Bridgemere now for a year and I am thrilled to be staying here for a second. Previously I taught at another of our academy schools in Acton. My role here in Bridgemere is to teach Class 2. Across the academy I also have responsibility for our Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) which means sometimes I may be visiting our other schools for meetings and observations (or currently via video calls).

Outside of school I spend whatever spare time I have playing hockey and netball (whichI'm hoping I can get back to soon). Sometimes I find myself helping out at the family farm where I grew up and most weekends I'll be catching up and spending time with my parents, two sisters and nephew; George.

Our Learning is class

I'm very excited to being back in school and teaching (even if it's a new 'normal'). This term will have a huge focus on Maths and English as we try to bridge gaps and bring ourselves up to date with the curriculum expectations.

Alongside these core curriculum priorities we have the health and well being of your children at the forefront of our minds, and with that, we will be spending time working on healthy minds and bodies, talking through our feelings and how to cope with the world around us.

Communication

As you will all be aware there are measures in place around school to follow social distancing rules, therefore it will not be possible for us to meet in person as much as usual. Therefore, there are a number of ways we can communicate; call the office and Mrs Rowley will be happy to answer questions or concerns or can arrange for me to ring you back; use your child's communication diaries which will be checked daily; usebridge2@actonceprimary.net email.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during our return to school.

Helping at home

There are a number of online resources you can use at home alongside school work which include Maths, English, Mental well being and many more. Here are some useful sites you may choose to use at home:


The websites we will use the most are:

Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/kids/

Mind – mental health – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/parenting-with-a-mental-health-problem/helping-your-children/#KeepTrackOfTheirMentalWellbeing

Young minds -
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

A range of all curriculum areas – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/bridgemerecofepr

Times tables – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Child line has a great feelings tracker which may be helpful to your child as we return to school, they may be feeling a large selection of emotions and may not know how to deal with or overcome these or could be unsure how to share these feelings with you, their friends or their teacher.

I'm always here to help and will do my upmost to ensure your child is happy and healthy during their time in school. Please don't hesitate to contact me :)