Category: Otter

Harvest News 15th October 2020

This year we decided to create our Harvest display based on the story of The Little Red Hen. The Little Otters have made headbands while the year 1 children cut out and assembled pictures of the Little Red Hen. We discussed whether or not the  animals should have helped her or not. They decided that …

Otter News 8th October 2020

Otter Class have had a busy time over the last week both indoors and in our outdoor classroom. Each morning the children enjoy reading a story together under our story tree; they talk about the story, practise reading and have the opportunity to share some similar experiences. One of the stories that they shared is …

Free Book for Reception Year Children!

All children in Reception Year have received ‘The Runaway Pea’ free gift book today from the Book Trust charity. We hope the children enjoy reading it.

Otter News 1st October 2020

Otter Class has continued to have a busy week continuing their learning through The Little Red Hen. They have been finding out about growing wheat and what flour is used for. The year 1s have labelled a diagram, created their own spider diagrams and been learning about sentence structure. At the same time they have …

Otter News 24th September 2020

This week the Otters have been enjoying the great outdoors and have been making homes for creatures. The children looked at different habitats before building their own – some were imaginative and some were to place around our outdoor classroom. The photos show some exciting ideas the children had. They decided that we needed a  …

Otter News 14th September 2020

Welcome back Otter Class. It has been  fabulous to welcome all of our Year 1 Otters back to our classroom, and an absolute pleasure to welcome our new ‘Little Otters’ to their very first taste of school life. The new Little Otters have settled in really well which has been thanks  to Mrs McCallum our …

Summer Holiday Activities

The summer break has finally arrived. We have all made it to the end of term. Now that the restrictions imposed by lock-down are easing it is going to be wonderful to be out and about whilst becoming familiar with the new normal. You have all done an incredible job and now is the time …

Happy Birthday William

Happy Birthday William. All of your Otter friends wish you a wonderful day. We hope you have lots of presents, lots of fun and eat lots of cake. Enjoy your special day. Love from all of your Otter friends. Happy Birthday William

Monday 13th July 2020

Hi Otters, Wow the last full week of home learning before the summer break. This week for year 1 your learning is taking you on a trip to France which sounds like fun doesn’t it? We are winding down now in school and so I hope that you are going to do the same at …

Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning Otters, I can hardly believe that we are in July and almost at the end of term. I hope you all had a super week and are ready for learning again. For those of you continuing with home learning here are this week’s learning packs for you which are the same as I …

Jump Back July

July has arrived! Here is the calendar for this month which is packed with ideas for you to follow day by day to help create a happier and kinder world. Jump Back July is designed to help us become more resilient in these challenging times and to ‘bounce back’. Enjoy working through the different ideas. …

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Otters, I hope that you all had a lovely weekend doing lots of exciting things. For those of you in school I look forward to hearing all about it! For those of you continuing with home learning here are this week’s learning packs for you which are the same as I shall be …

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Otters, I hope that you have all had a good week with your learning. In school we also were learning about doubles and sharing equally. Little Otters began learning about money just like you were at home. They were fascinated with the different pictures on each coin and amazed that every coin had …

Phonemes and Graphemes

For those teaching at home, phonemes / graphemes / diagraphs / trigraphs  may be a whole new learning experience. I do hope that this helps. A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Phonemes are put together to make words. A grapheme is a way of writing down a phoneme. Graphemes are made up of …

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Otters, I hope you had a good week last week even though it was rather colder and an even better weekend out in the sunshine. Here are your learning packs for this week, so I hope you are ready for lots of super learning. Also on the website this week you will find …

Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning Otters, I hope that you all had a good weekend and for those of you who are continuing with home learning here are the packs for this week along with the usual links to your favourite websites.   Reading and Phonics Year 1 and EYFS Remember to continue to use Oxford Reading Owl …

National School Grounds Week

Every year schools across the UK celebrate National School Grounds Week. This year, the week begins on the 10th June through to the 14th! It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your class out of the classroom and learn outside! The Woodland Trust has created a list of activities to help families support their children during these unfortunate circumstances. You will …

Summer Reading Challenge

  With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week …

Joyful June

‘Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day’ quote from Alice Morse Earle. Today in school we looked at 1st June on this calendar. We talked about some days being difficult, so we thought about things that made our day good when we had had a difficult day. There is …