Welcome to Otters!
In Otters class we always try our very best, never give up and
we love a challenge!
Cleopatra Comin' At Ya!
This term we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We are going to be looking at the Egyptian landscape and what we might spot if we visited there, we will then be learning all about how silhouettes are created and using the ideas about the Egyptian landscape to create a beautiful Egyptian silhouette piece of art.
We will also be using hieroglyphics in maths to help us decode problems and then write our own secret lessages to each other. In literacy, we will compare our version of Cinderella to The Egyptian Cinderella - spotting how the story has been altered and what has remained the same. We will then use our vast knowledge of Ancient Egypt to re-invent the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel but with an Egyptian twist!
We even kicked this term off by creating our own sarcophagi - a box a bit like a coffin that an Egyptian Mummy would be laid in. And our own Pyramid pictures!
Daily reading is essential to develop understanding and comprehension in ALL subjects. Every Otter should be reading each evening: they could read independently; to a sibling or parent; or to any very kind adult! Each Otter has their own Reading Record, they should use this to record in every time they read outside of school.
If your child reads at least four times a week they get 'Golden Time'. If they read more than six times they get a house point as well! Please help your child remember to bring their reading record and current reading book to school everyday.
It is really important that your child has their PE kit in school at all times. It is best to bring it into school on the first day of term and keep it in for the duration (we will send it home if it needs a wash). We often have special guest visitors coming into school to teach exciting PE lessons so every child needs their kit.
Every otter has been given a MyMaths login and password, this will allow them to go onto the MyMaths website and complete their allocated homework tasks. Each task will have a date due in, but if your child would like an extension or wants even more maths activities then please let me know.