Welcome back to term three. We hope you all had a lovely break and we wish you all the best for 2019! Term two ended with lots of fun activities – the Christmas service at the Church, our class party with the biggest pass the parcel ever and the year fives were lucky to go to Homewood for their German Christmas Market.
As you may now know, our topic for this term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and we will be looking at a variety of different celebrations . If you and your family have a celebration you would like to share with the class, we would love to hear about it.
Our learning this term in English will focus on ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter” by Philip Pullman. The children have enjoyed what we have read so far, so we can’t wait to delve deeper and find out what happens. In Maths, multiplication and division will be taking centre stage, so it is important that those times tables are known and can be easily recalled. To support the children with this, it would be helpful they can access the TTRockstars website from home (their log in is in their contact book) and practise the times tables in a fun way.
Home Learning will continue to be handed out on a Friday and we look forward to seeing what we receive back by the following Thursday.
Towards the end of this term we do have parents’ events so please keep an eye out for those signing up sheets, as it is always lovely to see so many of you there.
As always, if you have any questions, please do see us at the end of the day or pass a message to us via the office
Term two is already upon us and we have already achieved so many things. It was so lovely to meet and speak with so many of you at the parents’ evenings and we will look forward to what the rest of the year holds.
We were, recently, very lucky to participate in a circus workshop, run by one of our Otter’s family. The class thoroughly enjoyed learning about the circus, and having a go at some circus skills – including plate spinning and juggling!
Our learning has continued this term in English with a new text — Michael Morporgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom. We will spend this term sharing the book and our writing will be inspired by different aspects of the text. In Maths, we have been looking at multiples and factors, and we will be moving on to multiplication and division. A big focus for us will be working on those times tables, so please do have a go at these at home, in the car, on the way to school – whenever you have a minute! There is a link on this page to a website that is a fun way to get those times tables practised.
This term is always a busy one, so do keep an eye on parentmail for messages about upcoming events. Our ‘Baubles and biscuits’ event will be taking place on Wednesday 5th December, so we hope to see lots of you there.
If you have any questions, please do see us at the end of the day or leave a message in the office and we will get back in touch with you
Miss Beale and Mrs Moss
Welcome back to all our Otters. Time has flown by and we are all now raring to go and see what this Autumn term has in store for us. Our topic this term is ‘Sealife” which will take us in many different directions – from pirates and sea shanties to environmental issues and creative writing. We cannot wait to get started.
As always, we encourage reading at home, so please do read with, and encourage independent reading from, your child. Reading contact books will be check regularly. Buster’s book club will also be relaunched this term. This is a county wide initiative that encourages and rewards reading. Children are asked to note down, every week, how many minutes they read on a Wednesday evening and this is logged and used for a number of different competitions – in school, in district or even county!
Home learning will be set on a Friday and is due back in school by Thursday. A number of tasks will be set and it has been lovely to see the variety and quality of learning so far – from art inspired from a photo, a model and an acrostic poem. Keep up this fabulous work Otters, you have set the bar high.
PE will be taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure PE kits are in school on these days. PE kits can be left in lockers so they are always in school.
On Wednesday 26th September, Otter Class visited Kench Hill, near Tenterden, for a day of outdoor learning and fun. Everybody threw themselves into the activities, as can be seen from the photos below. We took part in orienteering around the site, nature inspired bookmark making and also an activity to find as many items as you can to fit into a matchbox. Check out below how many one group managed to fit in!!
Most of the Otters also loved the team building activity with water – a few did get a little wet but fun was had by all.