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.
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 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.
Here are some photos of us making and decorating them.
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:http://worldbookday.com/
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
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!
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.
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.
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.