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Welcome to the Otters

Welcome to the Otters

We have 8 fantastic Otters who love to learn and we will regularly update our class page so you can keep up to date with all of our exciting activities and amazing adventures. We like to get messy in the Otters and enjoy our sensory time. We enjoy practical activities particularly during our Numeracy lessons.

 

General Information

Home School Diaries

We ask parents and carers to return the home school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.

 

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan which provides parents and carers with activities or tasks you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.

 

Reading Books

All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.

 

Class Funds

We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.

As you can  see The Otters are a very busy class. We work very hard. We work hard everyday to improve our literacy and numeracy skills. We enjoy reading and writing and playing numeracy games. We like to paint. These pictures show us making crowns for the Battle of Hastings Crown Competition. 

 

We are a very active class. We go horse riding every Tuesday, which we love. We go to CHET in Crosby. We go swimming every Wednesday and we have Physical Education every Friday. As you can see by our pictures we like to stay fit and active. We are always completing obstacle courses in our P.E lessons. We have excellent balancing skills and we can run very fast. Our timetable helps us to stay active and healthy. 

The Otters Love the Environment

As part of our Theme lessons we learnt all about how to help our planet. One of the ways we helped our planet was to go and litter pick in the Forest School. The whole class helped. We used litter pickers to pick up all the rubbish we could find. We then put the rubbish in bin bags and put them in the bin. The Forest School was litter free by the time we had finished. The environment is so important and we are glad we have done our bit to save our beautiful planet.

 

Home Learning

Here are some ideas to continue the learning of your child at home:

  • Look at books with your child.
  • Make a shopping list and go shopping with your child. Look for items on your list, name the items your child does not know yet, ask your child about the items in the shop, involve your child to pick objects and place them in your shopping trolley.
  • Cook with your child. Talk about the recipe and ingredients. Describe and comment on what you are doing and what your child is doing. This is a perfect activity to introduce verbs like: mix, pour, grate, melt, spread, etc...
  • Sing songs.
  • Make a ‘secret box’. You can decorate it together. Use play-doh to make objects or animals and place them in the box. Give clues to each other to guess what the other person made.
  • Play ‘Memory Game’. Place 5-6 objects on a table, name them with your child. Then cover them with a cloth or scarf. Ask your child to close their eyes, so you can remove one object. Check if your child can remember which object is missing.
  • Play ‘What’s in my hand?’ Ask your child to put their hands behind their back and place something in your child’s hands. Ask your child to describe the object (size, shape, feel) before naming the object. Take turns.

Literacy - 

Maths and literacy games

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

ICT games - http://ictgames.co.uk/

 

Resources for parents

Twinkl (4 weeks free for parents) – www.twinkl.co.uk

 

Teacher’s Pet - https://tpet.co.uk/

 

Reading

Booktrust - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Storyline (listen to stories online) - https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/

 

Phonics

Phonics play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (free to use now)

 

Letters and sounds - http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Rowan Park's Mini Duke of Edinburgh

 

Doing this challenge from home will earn you a certificate for your file. You need to pick a challenge for physical, volunteering and skill, e.g.

 

physical = cycling, walking, yoga, aerobics 

volunteering = doing chores around the house, making phone calls to check in on a family member

skill= cooking, sewing, art

 

Do each activity once a week and record it. You could take photographs or keep a diary about them. You could even set up your own file and add evidence to it each week. You can email your work in too! Visit the DofE page here to find out more.

 

Healthy Schools Activities (13.5.2020)

Healthy Schools week is usually during our Summer Term in June. Here are some activities such as where are food comes from, healthy eating lunch box activities and a carrot cake recipe to bake at home. There is a booklet from British Food Foundation if pupils want to fill in to encourage trying different healthy foods and activities.

Eco How: How to make a Bird Feeder from a Plastic Bottle

Bird feeders are an incredible way to get a close look at birds. Why not try creating your own bird feeder? 

Frozen | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

PE - Yoga 

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