This year, the Otters are being taught by myself (Mrs Jarman) and Mrs Costar. We are both new to the school and are enjoying getting to know your children. It's a very busy year, but the children have got a brilliant attitude to their learning, and to working with each other and should be proud of themselves.
We really enjoyed keeping a close watch on the changes around us in Spring and have produced some brilliantly observed sketches and watercolours of Spring flowers. They are on display in our shared area, along with our Term 4 science investigations and Spring poems. Please come in and look.
Term 5 will be short but busy, with a whole school topic about dragons and our year group focus on the Vikings. We'll be learning the legend of St. George and the Dragon and comparing it to an alternative version called The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows author). We'll be making Viking Dragon Longships, swords and shields and investigating the best materials for a medieval knight's armour.
Literacy will focus on diary entries and letter writing, while in maths we will work on fractions.
Tuesday is still PE day - please ensure full kit of shorts, t-shirt and sports footwear either stay in school for the term or come in each week.
Swimming lasts 2 more sessions: in Weeks 1 and 2 - again please make sure swimming kit is in school that day.
FOREST SCHOOL NOTICE:
We are really lucky to have extra Forest School time on Wednesday mornings. The class will split into 2 groups which will go on alternate weeks.
**Please ensure your child has Forest School kit in school all term, or on the correct dates (see below)
Weeks 1, 3 and 5
Group 1: Meg, Natalia, Esther, Jasmine, Coco, Sandy, Joshua, Rubie, Amy, Ares, Drew, Disha, Emily, Dylan K and Emanuela.
Weeks 2 and 4
Group 2: Alaelden, Brandon, Oliver, Dylan B, Amber, Tremaine, Pippa, Molly, Patrick, Tylor, Fin, Sam, Bryan, Bailey and Alex.
***In Term 6, the whole class will do Forest School each week.
Homework: Spellings are usually given out on Tuesdays, to be returned by the following Tuesday. Again we are keeping records of who has completed their homework each week, for a reward at the end of term.
If you have any worries or questions, please let me or Mrs Costar know and we will do our best to help. Catch us at the start or end of the day and, if necessary, we can arrange to meet you for longer at an agreed time.