Welcome to Otters. We are an amazing group of Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our teacher is called Mrs Oates and our teaching assistant is called Mrs Harris. We are always very busy learning new things, asking questions, creating, exploring and generally having a lot of fun doing so. Come and have a look at some of the things we get up to!
We have been learning poetry this term and using these poems as inspiration to write our own poem. We really enjoyed learning 'On the ning nang nong' by Spike Milligan and writing our own poem based on this. Click on the link below (then 'video resource centre) to hear our performance and then read our version.
Christmas Fun! We have had an amazing time getting ready for and celebrating Christmas. Have a look at our fantastic Nativity video. We have been busy learning about what Christmas means, by thinking about others at this time.
We hope you all have a peaceful Christmas with your families and look forward to seeing you all safe and well in the New Year.
Well done Otters for raising the most amount of money for Children in Need. You are all superstars!
Children In Need Dress Up
We spent time learning about Remembrance Day. We learnt about what it means and why it is important to pay our respect each year. We read the story 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey and used this as a starting point to reflect on what Remembrance day meant to us.
What a lovely last day we had to finish off our rather strange school year. We had a fantastic morning with all of the year 1's and we were finally able to welcome back our Year 2's for the afternoon which was amazing. All of your Otter friends wish you lots of love and happiness as you move up to Badgers and we know you will all be amazing. x
I am feeling very happy and excited after finding out that our Year 2's are able to come in for the last afternoon of term. Myself and Mrs Harris will get our thinking caps on to make sure we have a lovely last afternoon together. xx
Building wormeries and hunting for worms (we were unsuccessful on this part but luckily some children did some digging in their gardens for us!)
Frankie's 'Great Wave' painting. Beautiful work, well done!
Well done to our children at home, earning points for their houses by taking part in the 'home sports challenges'.
Water balloon phonics
Thank you to the Year 2's that were able to come along to our Zoom get together. It was so lovely to see all of your smiley faces. I found some photos that I had saved, from book day and our last day before we finished which made me smile, so I thought you would like to see them too. x
Guardian ElvesWhy not have a look at what our children in school are been doing with the Guardian elves and have a go yourself!
Year 1 children: Please remember sun cream and a water bottle each day. We try and spend as much time as possible doing our learning outside and the weather can brighten up very quickly. x
Feeling very proud after reading this weeks Swan and seeing that three Otters received Head Teacher awards this week. Well done Amelia, Oliver and Frankie!
Message for the Year 2's
Guardian ElvesMrs Rickards thought you may enjoy to see what she has been doing with our Year 1 Otters in school and print off the colouring pages to do at home
It has been so lovely to welcome back some of our Year 1's this week but we are still missing everyone else. We decided to make a display to brighten up the room even more so we painted a picture of everyone in the class to make us feel like we were still all together,
Year 1 Otters : Please remember to bring in a water bottle each day and make sure you are wearing sun cream that will last all day. You may also put a piece of fruit in your lunchbox to eat at breaktime if you wish.
I have put together a You Tube channel to be used during this time for stories and ideas for activities to try at home. I will try and put a couple of different videos on each week so come and have a look. xx
Recreating artOne of our families has been set a challenge by their family to recreate some famous art work. They thought that you might enjoy it too. I would love to see any photos. x
Why not following this fantastic recipe.
Week 3 Photos
Woodland WandersMrs Rickards has put some activities together all about the guardian angels which you may remember from your time in Hedgehogs or if you went to 'woodland wanders club'. You will find some lovely activities which may keeo you busy
Two Otters decided to have a bake along together with one of them teaching the other how to make delicious cookies via video call. What a fantastic idea boys (hope they tasted as good as they looked!) Maybe this is something you could do with a friend or a member of your family?
A challenge for any cat owners
The toilet roll challenge!
Term 5 Week 2
I am loving seeing all that you have been up to and I am very pleased that another Head Teachers Award has been given out this week to an Otter (have a look in this weeks Swan to see who!)
What a fantastic start to the term and some fabulous photos to keep me smiling. I have also been lucky enough to be sent some videos to watch. I was treated to a fantastic song by Isabella and Jensen and some amazing poetry by Lila, Finley and Thomas. Well done guys!
I was in school today to look after the children whose parents are key workers so thought I would pop into our class and check that Pipin was ok. He said it is very quiet without you all.
Welcome back to Term 5
Well done Otters for getting stuck in and trying so hard with your work so far. You have made it to the Easter Break! Miss Wren has an Easter Challenge to keep you busy over the holidays.
Have a lovely holiday, look after each other and try not to eat too much chocolate.
Lots of Love
Mrs Oates and Mrs Harris x
Traction Man stories
The Egg Drop
I have really enjoyed seeing your photos of your egg dropping investigations today. I love that they are all so different. By the looks if it we have some survivors and some of you must have been having scrambled egg for tea.
Well as promised, here is the challenge from Mrs Harris. Can you beat her and do more ‘keepy uppies’ with a toilet roll? Let me know how many you manage. Come on Otters, you can do this!
Mrs Harris: Easter Challenge
I have been sent some more lovely photos. A beautiful chalk rainbow message, rainbow pictures in windows, measuring, stories, Lego mazes, maps, P.E, timestables, an investigation on the importance of hand washing, a hedgehog habitat and some fantastic new characters for Traction Man to battle. I hope he’s feeling brave!
Hi Otters xxx
Numbots, writing, measuring, puppets, rainbows, R.E and dissecting flowers. You have all been busy. I was in school today to look after some of our children whose Mummy and Daddy are having to go to work, so I was lucky to see one Otter in school and got a big smile and wave from another Otter as I was driving home.
Keep trying your hardest
Mrs Oates xxx
Look at the puppets some Otters have designed and made, great job!I know lots of you are keeping fit with Joe Wicks. I have been doing some rainbow pictures with mychildren for our front window at home. Keep up the amazing work Otters xx
Otters have been getting stuck in to their maths work and have been using their orange book to write down how they are feeling during this time. Great work! xx
Morning Otters, I started my day with the Joe Wicks workout on youtube. What a great way to start the day! Love Mrs Oates xx
We hope you are well and getting ready to start your learning at home. We will be sending out lots of different activities to keep you busy. In the front of your orange book is a 100 square. Every time Mummy or Daddy think you have tried your hardest you can colour a square in.
If Mummy or Daddy think you have done any extra special work then please ask them to send an email to the office as Miss Wren will still be awarding Golden Tickets.
For PSHE we thought it would be a lovely idea for you all to paint rainbows to go in your windows to unite us all in this difficult time.
Look after yourself and we will catch up with you soon
In PSHE we are learning about 'keeping safe'. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Sergeant Oates who talked about what Police do to help keep us safe. He talked through and showed us some of the equipment they use and we got to go inside the police van and put on the lights and sirens. Some of us were then able to go outside and help Sergeant Oates use the speed camera. In the short time we were outside, 2 drivers were spoken to about the speed they were driving and were asked by some of our Otters to drive more carefully past our school!!
Science: We were very lucky to have some super cute visitors in our science lesson to help us learn more about living things. We spent our English lesson in the morning writing questions that we wanted to ask to help us find out more about what puppies need to keep them alive, healthy and happy. We had lots of fun meeting the puppies and finding out more about them and then once they had left we used what we had found out to make a leaflet titled 'how to care for a puppy'.
Year 1 - We're going on a shape hunt
Living things and their habitats - Nature treasure hunt and sorting
Out of Africa!
Our topic this term is Out of Africa and in English we are reading Handa's Surprise. We received a letter from Handa asking us to help her solve the mystery of what had happened to her fruit!
Number Formation on the Playground
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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