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 2021
Our topic this term is The Romans. We will explore life before the Romans settled in Britain, before exploring their arrival, their impact and their legacy. As part of this learning we will visit Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum, exploring the mark left on our own locale by Roman settlement.
Our topic in science this term is Space: The Earth, Sun and Moon. We will think about the relative sizes and shapes of the Earth, Sun and Moon and explore their relationships with each other. This learning is contextualised by studies of the wider Solar System and Space exploration. We study a diverse collection of prominent Scientists in this area, linking this to biographical writing.
This term our art will explore the human form in action. We will learn about scale and how to represent movement in sculpture.
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 will be able to return to: Office Angels, Play Leaders, Lunch Leaders, School, Worship and SCONE Councillors... They are ready to lead and inspire.
Assemblies in person have returned and we're able to collectively physically gather for the first time in what seems an age.
There is no doubt that, whatever COVID brings to this year, it will be another one where we continue to 'bring out the best' in one another, as a community. Our Langwathby Family has shown time and again just how much we can accomplish and overcome when we work together to live our values of Hope, Service and Compassion.
Look out for our first student guest blog in the coming weeks. Let's make some learning memories!
We currently have PE on a Wednesday and 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 2021 are:
Mrs Love and Mrs Labbett
Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale/Miss Finlinson
Mr Armstrong and Mrs Wilby
Miss O’Kane and Mrs Wildey