Welcome to Otters!
In Otters class we always try our very best, never give up and
we love a challenge!
The Secret Garden
This term we will be focusing on the science behind our beautiful gardens. We will find out all about MRS GREN, how plants grow and even have a go at dissecting and labelling flowers! Each group will set up their own investigation into helping plants grow and will discover the consequences and effects of not giving a plant everything it needs.
We will also be creating some incredible still-life sketches of plants, fruit and vegetables, thinking carefully about what we can see and how light and shadow play a big part in sketching. This term, we will also be discovering which plants/flowers are associated with different countries and our class book will be The Minpins by Roald Dahl.
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.