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Welcome to Otter's Class Page!

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Thank you for visiting Otter's Class Page. Here you can find out all the exciting things we get up to in our lessons over the coming year. 


All About Otter Class.

We are a hard working class of 30 children. Our Teacher is called Mrs Harris and we are very lucky to have the help of two part-time Teaching Assistants. Miss Walsh works with us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Hartigan works with us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Barnshaw works with us every morning too. We hope you enjoy looking at our work and photos!

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Our Trip to Wembury Beach.


Despite the weather conditions being far from perfect, the children enjoyed our day trip out at the beach. We made beach sculptures, went on a scavenger hunt along the beach and visited the Marine Centre.  The highlight of the day was going rock pooling with the guides from the Wembury Marine Centre! Here are some photos from our day out.

Science Week starts 16th March.

Next week is Science week in school. We will be doing lots of fun things and investigations and linking our Science work to our topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets by making catapults and testing them.

Red Nose Day is coming!

Red Nose Day for Comic Relief is on Friday 13th March. The children can dress up in something red and/or pyjamas on the day.  This year, each class will undertake a fundraising activity to raise money for Comic Relief. Otter Class have decided that they would like to make and decorate some red nose cake pops to raise money. Therefore, we will be asking each child to bring in a donation of 50p please.  Thank you for your support.


A big thank you for bringing donations for our red nose cake pops which we have made as our class fundraising activity. We raised £26! 


Here are some photos of us making and decorating them. 

It's our Class Assembly on Thursday 5th March! 

Please can you ensure that your child learns their words for the assembly as this was their homework this week.  Also, don't forget it is also World Book Day, where the children can dress up as their favourite book character.


More information about World Book Day and costume ideas if you are struggling can be found at: 



Term 4 2015 Towers, Tunnels and Turrets!

This term our topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We will be looking at castles and talking about who might live in a castle. We will be learning the vocabulary associated with different parts of a castle too. On Wednesday 4th March, we will be on a school trip and will visit Crownhill Fort to look at the different parts of the Fort and experience what life might have been like inside a castle.


 Below are some links to websites we will be using: 

Facts about castles: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/castles/defence.htm

Barnaby Bear visits a castle: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zqr4d2p

How to build a catapult: www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/how-to-build-a-catapult.htm

Our Class Trip to Crownhill Fort on Wednesday 4th March.

On Wednesday, our class will be visiting Crownhill Fort. Please can you ensure your child is wearing their school uniform, sensible shoes, boots or trainers and a waterproof coat. Due to the timing of our activities at the Fort, it has been necessary to split Otter Class into three groups with staggered leaving times. Please refer to your individual child's letter which highlights the slot that your child will be attending and whether they will require a packed lunch. A rucksack would be useful for those children who will be having a packed lunch whilst on the trip. 

Here is a link about Crownhill Fort:



Photos to follow!



Kung Fu Punctuation!

We have been using Kung Fu punctuation actions to help us remember the different types of punctuation that we can use in our independent writing. This term we will be focussing on speech marks. We looked at an extract of the story of Rumpelstitskin and practised finding the speech marks as well as reading with more expression and feeling. 

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Literacy Term 3 2015

In Literacy this term we have been looking at character descriptions. We looked at how the characters were described in The Gruffalo and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We found adjectives (describing words) to tell us what the characters look like,their clothing and their personality. We then created our own character description about an eighth dwarf. 

Reading character descriptions and adding actions.

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Our own character descriptions of an eighth dwarf.

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Term 3- Our Topic this term is Memory Boxes.

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and is raring to go. Thank you for all the memory boxes that the children have brought in to share. Here are some photos of the children with their memory boxes.  



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Fire Safety Talk September 2014

Fire Safety Talk September 2014 1 Two firemen came to talk to us about fire safety.
Fire Safety Talk September 2014 2 One fireman talked about the parts to his uniform.
Fire Safety Talk September 2014 3 He showed us his full protective uniform.