Welcome to Otter Class
Otter Class is a Year 4 and 5 class taught by Mrs E Walker and supported by Mrs Nichols. We encourage the children to act as role models, work as a team and support each other with kindness. Children are given English and Maths homework tasks each week on a Friday to be handed in on the following Wednesday in order to consolidate their class learning. In the mornings there is a focus on English and Maths skills with plenty of opportunities to revisit these areas of learning. We aim to practise some of these skills in their afternoon lessons, these include Science, Topic, Art, DT, Music, RE, PSHE and PE. We still encourage the children to read widely and a love of reading is fostered with daily reading times.
We will be learning more about history and geography this term as we study the lives of significant monarchs in Tudor times, including King Henry VIII and his wives. Alongside this we will be designing and making our own Tudor roses using clay. In Science lessons we will be examining fossils and learning about the work of palaeontologists. Next half term we will be finding out about agriculture and how farming helps people, both locally and globally. Whilst, in DT lessons we will be learning to prepare and cook with locally grown vegetable.
PE days: In addition to our usual PE lessons on Fridays, this half term Otter class will be taking part in Bootcamp PE lessons on Tuesdays. Children will need to bring their outdoor PE kit, including a sun hat. After half term, Otter class will be taking part in Forest School – more details will be shared about this nearer the time.