Langwathby C of E Primary School

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

Otters

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. 

Autumn Term 2022

 

Topic

 

Our topic this term is The Tudors! To better understand their legacy, we will look at the reign of each Tudor monarch  in turn considering daily life, exploration, religious freedom, conflict and culture under their rule. As part of our learning, we will visit Bowes Museum, exploring their Tudor artefacts and taking part in themed activities. We have several class novels set in this period as well as reference texts and artefact boxes which will enhance and enrich our topic learning. 

 

Science

 

Our topic in science this term is Humans and Other Animals. This unit will see us unpick how the human body works and consider how the bodies of other animals differ from our own. This unit sits alongside our RE topic of Creation, in which we will also explore cosmology and evolution. Otter class will also be undertaking a series of biodiversity studies this year, considering the flora and fauna our grounds attract and what might be done to encourage wider habitat use.

 

Art

 

This term our art will explore portraiture. We will also be working with a local artist, Alex Jacob-Whitworth, on the 'Our Dark Hearts' community project. 

Our Class Blog:

 

What a few years it has been for us all. Our learners and families have shown such resilience and it's so lovely to begin this year with some of those things we associate with 'normality' back in place.

 

Our oldest children have come back full of excitement for the roles they now return to: Office Angels, Play Leaders, Lunch Leaders, School, Worship and SCONE Councillors... They are ready to lead and inspire.

 

Look out for our first student guest blog in the coming weeks. Let's make some learning memories! 

 

 

Our Class Gallery

Weekly Routines

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

 

Homelearning

 

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. 

 

Rewards

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 2021 are: 

 

 

House 

Related Parish 

Teacher Leads 

St. Peter 

Langwathby 

Mrs Love and Mrs Labbett 

St Cuthbert 

Edenhall/Gt.Salkeld 

Mrs Hay  

St. Michael 

Addingham 

Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale/Miss Finlinson 

St John 

Melmerby 

Mr Armstrong  and Mrs Wilby  

St Luke 

Ousby 

Miss O’Kane and Mrs Wildey  

 

 

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