Welcome to Otter Class: Our Topic Webs

Term 1: Ourselves

Term 2: Light and Dark

Term 3: Once Upon a Time

Term 4: Down on the Farm

Term 5: Amazing Animals

Term 6: Journeys

Scooters and Bikes

Maths - Making 10

We have been looking at different ways of making 10.

Transport

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.

Making Boats - June

Steam Train Trip 4th July

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...

Term 6

Archery Day

Otters had the chance to try archery this week. We were so impressed with your bow and arrow skills Otters. Well done!

Doubling and Halving

We have been exploring different ways of finding doubles and halves.

Chick Gallery

Hatching Chicks!

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!

 

Tortoise Visit

Two more little visitors came to Otter Class this term...

Lamb Visit

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!

Term 5

Term 5 Updates - please follow links below for the following information distributed in class at the start of term 5:

Otter Class letter home Term 5 2018

Reception Key Words

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Term 5 in Pictures

Willow Farm Visit Tuesday 17th April
 
What an amazing morning we had at the dairy farm! We learnt all about dairy cows, how they are milked and where the milk is stored, and even fed them. It was so exciting seeing the cows and calves so close and watching the big tractor in action. Just as we were leaving, the milk tanker arrived to collect the fresh milk from the morning's milking so we saw how the milk was pumped into the tanker from the big milk vat. We had a lovely blustery walk to and from the farm and Otter Class were extremely well behaved. Well done Otters! 
 
Thank you David Withers and the staff at Willow Farm

Term 4

Term 4

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

Term 4 in pictures

Term 3 photos

Reading and Writing in Otter Class

You can download the Powerpoint slides from the Reading and Writing Parent/Carer meeting 07/02/2018 here.

Further guidance to help your child with reading can be downloaded here.

Reception key words 

Next 200 high frequency words