Langwathby C of E Primary School

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  • Langwathby CofE Primary School,
  • Salkeld Road,
  • Langwathby,
  • Penrith,
  • Cumbria,
  • CA10 1ND


Welcome to Otters Class!


Otter class is taught by Mrs Love. Mrs Labbett teaches our class on Wednesdays and Mr Armstrong on Thursday afternoons. Learning in Otter class is supported by Michelle Carruthers. 

Summer Term 2023




Our topic this term is Rivers. This is a fabulous topic that allows us to explore our local river systems as well as considering those elsewhere in the world. Our Geographical fieldwork skills will be out to the test on various river visits and we will do some comparative studies with our partner schools in Valencia and Rosario. The children will learn all about the human and physical geography of rivers. 




Our topic in science this term is Living Things- this unit will see us consider taxonomy and classification of living things. We will also investigate the reproduction of flowering and non-flowering plants and micro-organisms. This Science topic dovetails brilliantly with our Topic focus- with fieldwork a-plenty as we study our local habitats and food-webs.




This term our art will explore drawing with precision. This bespoke enrichment unit will help us to ensure accuracy and will build on our existing understanding of Aspects of Art. 

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The Egyptians was- as we predicted- a brilliant topic, which really captured our imagination as a class. We enjoyed learning about the Egyptians and their daily life, even taking part in an Egyptian court dispute at Tullie House! The process of mummification fascinated us as did the the myths and legends we explored together. In Art, we produced some super self-portraits with an Egyptian spin! 


Now though, it's onto our next Topic- one of Mrs Love's favourites- Rivers. We will share some brilliant river-themed texts (both fiction and non-fiction) as we focus on narrative writing for our Storyteller Unit of learning. Our knowledge of our local river- The Eden-  has already grown massively as we explored it's pathway from source to mouth with some Geographical software. 


This term is sure to be jam-packed with sports events, competitions, School Council projects and (of course) the epic show that is our KS2 production all on the horizon. It's going to be a full on term- and we wouldn't want it any other way.


Check back in for Learner blogs as our term progresses...



Weekly Routines

We currently have PE on a Wednesday and a Thursday, so will need to wear appropriate outdoor kit on those days. 




Our Homelearning consists of daily KIRF, TTRS, Reading and Spelling practice supplemented by 6 creative challenges offered over Seesaw.


KIRFS will be shared with home in pupil's Reading Records and will be checked on Wednesdays and Fridays. Spellings will be issued on Thursday and tested the following Thursday. Whilst we provide opportunities to practice in the week, it is incredibly important that our learners secure their knowledge through home practice also. Reading is paramount for Primary age pupils, so we ask that they are read to and with as often as possible. 


For more support and explanation of our homelearning policy, please see the parents section of the website and view our KIRFS and Homelearning video guide. 



As well as continuing with individual- class specific- weekly awards, the whole school will be using Class Dojo this year. Dojo is a points system that allows us to reward effort, consistency, demonstration of our core values, growth mindset and kindness. As well as collecting points individually, the children are also collecting points for their newly allocated School House. The House with the most points at the end of the year will win the House Cup. 


The Houses, Related Parishes and House Leaders for 2023 are: 




Related Parish 

Teacher Leads 

St. Peter 


Mrs Love and Mrs Labbett 

St Cuthbert 


Mrs Hay  

St. Michael 


Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale/Miss Finlinson 

St John 


Mr Armstrong  and Mrs Wilby  

St Luke 


Miss O’Kane and Mrs Wildey  



Otter Class Newsletter- Summer