Welcome to Otter Class! We hope that you all had a wonderful Summer holiday and are as glad to be back in School as we are!
With new children making up Otter Class comes a new staff team. Mrs Solomon and Miss Mexter will be in class each day helping the children settle back into the school routine. Mrs Grace will teach the class assisted by Miss Mexter on Monday afternoons during Mrs Solomon’s planning time.
We have only been back a few days but Otters have made a fantastic start to their learning. We have begun our Science topic of Sound with a very noisy afternoon of musical instruments. The children have risen to the challenge of adjusting to the new normal of the school routine and amazed us with their adaptability and resilience. As part of our “soft landing” transition, we have taken time to consider our learning environment and decided to plant some winter bulbs which we hope will brighten our outdoor area in the coming Spring.
This term Otter class will be learning about how our local area has changed over time. We have chosen Romney Marsh as our focus which is rich in geographical and historical interest. This will introduce the class to a range of topics from wind farms to smugglers.
We have just begun our text of focus for this term which is “The Firework Maker’s Daughter” by Phillip Pullman. We hope the children will love this epic tale of adventure and determination. We will use this text to support many short pieces of writing, as the children re-build their writing stamina.
The children have been eager to demonstrate their existing place value knowledge over the past few days and are now ready to launch into their first Power Maths unit focused on place value up to 4 digit numbers.