Thursday 26th May 2022
We have had a busy half term in Otter Class with lots of exciting and important things happening. Sports week was great fun - the children were involved in field events and a mini marathon to score for points for their houses. We also got to try Martial Arts, Morris Dancing, Quidditch and Rugby throughout the week. It was a real shame that sports day had to be cancelled due to the weather. However, we can't wait to do it with everyone there after half term. Please take a look at our photos of the week on dojo.
We have loved starting to learn about the Romans in History and are looking forward to continuing that after half term. Also during this term, our Year 2 children completed their KS1 SATs papers and we are really proud of the effort that they put in after a challenging couple of years. Have a lovely (and hopefully sunny) half term everyone.
Friday 25th March 2022
We have had a very busy time in Otter Class since the last newsletter! We have done lots of dressing up - we really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day and also got dressed up as 'heroes' for Red Nose Day! Have a look at the photos to see our amazing outfits. Thank you to everyone for their donations to our Ukraine appeal, the children looked great dressed up in yellow and blue. We also loved participating in a 'Street Dance' taster session; look out for the club if your child wants to continue with it.
In our lessons the children have been doing really well with their Maths learning formal methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication alongside working on fractions. The book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' has been our class reader and we have done lots of amazing pieces of descriptive writing based on it.
Friday 21st January 2022
Otter class have had an exciting start to the term. We visited Lyme Regis to do some fossil hunting as part of our 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles' learning. The children saw some amazing fossils at the museum and got to learn about how they were formed. The most exciting part of our day was going onto Lyme Regis beach and hunting for our own fossils. Check dojo for all the photos of our action-packed day!
Friday 17th December 2021
We have had a very busy end to term in Otter Class, completing our persuasive adverts to become a pirate, completing work on addition and subtraction and completing artwork with watercolours.
We have also had lots of Christmas activities filling the last week! We enjoyed filming the Christmas nativity doing lots of singing, narrating and acting - we hope you enjoy watching it too! We also enjoyed participating in a pantomime, making Christmas treats and creating calendars. We hope you liked our Christmas cards that went home - have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thursday 25th November 2021
We have had a busy few weeks in Otter class with lots of different activities going on! We had a Pirate day to launch the start of our new book ‘The Man whose Mother was a Pirate’ and did many fun activities while dressed as pirates throughout the day. As part of our ‘Through the Ages’ discovery work we have been practising making Bell Beaker pots from clay. The techniques we used to make the beakers were pinch pots and coil pots. Alongside this, we also made patterns and decorated them with our chosen style. Finally, (alongside all the writing and maths we have done!) we also completed some acrostic poems and pieces of artwork that we showed in assembly for Remembrance Day.
We are now looking forward to an exciting end of the term with all our Christmas activities including the nativity!
Friday 22nd October 2021
We have had a really busy half term in Otter Class. The Year 3 children loved going on our trip to Magdalen Farm. Everyone managed to make it to school to set off at 7am and we arrived in time for breakfast at the farm. While we were there, we got to participate in lots of fun activities such as feeding the farm’s pigs and chickens. We also collected eggs that had just been laid.
Later that morning, we dug up potatoes and also collected all our salad for lunch that had been grown on the farm – we realised it was so much better for the environment because there was no packaging, waste or transport needed.
Lunch was homemade pizza cooked in a cob oven – which was good for the planet because it did not require electricity or gas and was made out of natural materials. We even seasoned our pizza using herbs that we collected from the farm as well! The pizzas were delicious and we then burnt all that energy playing on the zip wire and play equipment.
In the afternoon, we learnt how important it is to not destroy our wildlife – creating a nest for a dormouse to hibernate in using natural materials to keep it warm. We also designed our own eco-farms, hunted for mini-beast, before we made smoothies using a blender bike. Finally, we had our evening meal and then we enjoyed a campfire with singing, dancing and marshmallows.
Back in school, we really enjoyed a specialist coach coming to teach us Tag Rugby and using the gymnastic equipment in PE. We have also loved learning about the Stone Age, especially creating different tools in class. We have also completed stories, learnt about different shapes in Maths and enjoyed RE, Music, Science and Computing! A really busy half term – enjoy the holiday Otter Class!
Friday 24th September 2021
Otters have had a great start to term over the last couple of weeks. In Writing we have completed an information text about otters; learning where they live, what they look like and what they eat. We have also started to look at our class story 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?', the children have really enjoyed hearing about Herb's adventures getting stuck in different fairy tales. In Maths we have been looking at the place value of two and three digit numbers and the children have been really successful in these lessons.
We are really looking forward to our trip to Magdalen farm on Tuesday so please check dojo for information on that. Finally, just a reminder that our PE and Forest School days are on a Friday so please can the children have their kits in on this day.