The Otters are a year 4 class taught by Mrs Sienkiewicz (aka Mrs S) and the wonderful teaching assistant Mrs Gibbs. We are so excited to have the children back and we can't wait to start teaching and learning!
In Otters we are kind and caring, we are a class who strive to look after everyone around us. We also value effort, this does not necessarily mean getting the answers correct, but it does mean having a go and not ever being worried about making mistakes. And we love to learn! Which means our lessons are fun, challenging and different!
Returning in September:
I will update this information regularly but it may change so please bear with me.
When we all return to school on Thursday 3rd September, the Otters class will be picked up from the playground by Mrs S at 8:50. Please remember to have only one accompanying adult and please wear a face mask if possible. The children in Otters will finish school at 3:00, and can be picked up from the playground.
Please ensure that your child brings with them:
* A pencil case
* A water bottle
* Packed lunch (if not school dinners)
* A coat/wet weather clothes
and if you like:
* A reading book that can stay at school
Please do not bring in a bag.
The Otters will have their PE slot every Monday. Please can all children arrive at school wearing their PE kit. They will wear their kit throughout the day so please ensure they have tracksuit bottoms on cold days. They can wear their school jumpers.
Every week, half the class will attend forest school with Mr Jones and Mrs Gibbs, I will let your child know which group they are in beforehand. Forest school will be on a Tuesday afternoon but will not begin until the 15th September.
Each Otter will be expected to read everyday and record what they have read and what they thought about the story in their reading records. I will hand these out during the first week. Reading is THE most important activity your child can do at home so please help and encourage them to read for at least 20 minutes each night.
As the term progresses we will begin handing out weekly spellings and maths homework, but for now we will just focus on reading and getting back into the swing of learning.
Reading records should be handed in every Thursday, but please bring them in everyday so that we can see everything your child had been reading and they can write in them whilst at school.