Here are a few things we have made for our transport topic.. We did a transport survey of vehicles along Station road and were surprised how busy it was.
As you can see, we had a lovely day in Bitton on the Avon Valley Railway Steam train. We were brilliantly looked after by four volunteers who spent the day making sure that we were entertained and happy. They arranged activities in the carriage while we were on the train, a film about transport past and present, a demonstration of pulling a heavy load without wheels and a tour of the station, among other things. We even managed to fit in a play in the playground next to the station. Otter Class were beautifully behaved and it was a day we will all remember!
Ask your Otter to talk you through the photos...
Otters had the chance to try archery this week. We were so impressed with your bow and arrow skills Otters. Well done!
We were so lucky to have the opportunity to hatch chicks in Otter Class. Thank you so much Mr Collins for lending us your incubator and brooder and helping us to hatch 20 healthy chicks. We enjoyed having them in the class for two weeks and it was amazing to see how much they grew (and ate!) in such a short time. It was exiting to see the different colour eggs and the different breeds of chicks that hatched too. The whole school enjoyed holding the chicks during Chick Club at lunchtime too. We miss their chirping in the classroom!
We were so lucky to have a visit from a lamb this term, to bring our animal topic to life. It was so well behaved and let us feed it from a bottle. What a treat!
This term Otters have had one excitement after the other: the unexpected snow, the build up to the Panto and the Panto itself, bedtime stories in school in our pyjamas, dressing up for World Book Day, Female Friday and then the Bulb Show!
While all of this has going on we have been busy in class too! We started off the term making our role play area into Clutton Café, learning about healthy food and where our food comes from, and counting in pennies. We have also been making up number stories with farm animals and have started writing simple number sentences to record them. This week we explored doubling with the help of Doubling Donald.
We ventured out on a welly walk (on the coldest day of the year?) to look for signs of Spring, used our digital microscope to look closely at catkins and buds and then a few days later it felt like we were back into Winter again sharing stories of fun in the snow.
We have enjoyed learning the story of the Little Red Hen and made story boxes with our mums when they came into school for Female Friday. We also enjoyed preparing for the Bulb Show and painting pictures of real flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.
In class we have a new friend – Ollie the Otter. Ollie loves to see our writing whether it is in his diary when we take him home, on labels for our models, writing a café order, a list of friends or writing about our weekends. Ollie was very impressed with the handwriting he saw at the Bulb Show!
Mrs Parkes Cordock