Welcome to Otters Class!
Otter class is taught by Mr Dennis and Mrs Labbett. Learning in Otter class is supported by Mrs Feddon, Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Mattinson.
Spring Term 2019
Our topic this term is Settlements. We will be looking at the new town of Milton Keynes and comparing this to settlements that the children know of in Cumbria such as their village, Penrith and Carlisle. The children will be finding out why Milton Keynes was built, why it was designed the way it was and about some of the tourist attractions there are in Milton Keynes. Our writing will be based on Milton Keynes and the children will be writing a range of different genres. These will include poems, persuasive writing and non-chronological reports.
Our topic in science this term is Electricity. This is a very practical activity where the children investigate how circuits work and are given problems to solve using their knowledge of electricity and circuits. The children will also be challenged to make a burglar alarm using a selection of different materials.
Autumn Term 2018
This term our topic is The Romans. We are very excited to be learning about life in Britain during Roman times and how the Romans influenced our local area. On September 20th we took a trip to Vindalanda Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall which gave us an in-depth look at life for people living in those times.
Our Class Blog Spring
This is a very busy term for Otters class as we are working on our play Yee-Ha. The children are very excited about this and have been working hard to learn their lines and perfect their acting. They can't wait to perform to our school community in March. March also sees some of the children going to Robinwood for our annual residential. Let's hope the weather is good for them. Creative Day will also be happening this term and this gives the children the opportunity to work in different groups and try out new activities.
We currently have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure you have the appropriate kit with you. As the weather is getting colder, children should have PE kit that is suitable for outdoor sports.
We encourage children to be more independent in completion of their homework and their learning outside of school.
Mrs Labbett sets maths homework on a Thursday. This is to be handed in on the following Thursday. If any child needs support to complete this homework please see Mrs Labbett and she will help. Mr Dennis sets homework for Grammar and Spellings on a Monday. This is to be handed in on Friday. Mr Dennis offers homework support on a Friday lunchtime for anyone who is stuck or unsure.