Bonjour...and welcome to Otters,
We have 27 children in Otters and we are a mixed Year 3 and 4 Class. Miss. Cowin is our teacher and she teaches us everyday except on a Thursday afternoon when Mrs. Gill teaches us RE, French and Jigsaw. We are also very lucky to have Mr. French for P.E on a Monday afternoon and enjoy accessing non-traditional sports, as well as team games and sports relating to the different seasons. We really enjoy working hard and enthusiastically, but we also like having great fun and enjoy linking our topic to all areas of the curriculum.
We 'work hard and play hard.'
Our classroom is organised so that everybody has a job and responsibility to look after the class environment. We have a numeracy and literacy area and also use displays to help with our learning. We have decided that being good isn't good enough, so instead...
'we aren't good...we are amazing.'
Our main priority is to work hard as a team and ensure the classroom is a lovely working environment where we can aim to succeed with our work, learning and progress. You can also look at our Facebook page for regular updates, where you can see just how hard we work.
Spring Term Topic
This term our topic is 'Food Glorious Food.' During science we will be learning about the digestive system and also animal food chains. Already we are looking forward to making different recipes and look forward to a visit from Gill Douglas and Phunky Foods.
On Monday afternoon we have Mr. French from Action Ants and we are learning the non-traditional sport, archery as well as continuing our hockey skills. After half term, we will be taking part and developing our skills in Tag Rugby with the Newcastle Falcons. On a Friday afternoon Miss Cowin will be teaching us gymnastics throughout the spring term, where we will learn different routines.
After half term we will be swimming on a Thursday afternoon and also Forest Schools during the morning.
Please ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times just in case lessons are moved due to the weather. Yellow T shirt, blue shorts and trainers should be warn but I always encourage tracksuit bottoms and jumpers, it is much better to keep your muscles warm and enjoy the sport you are taking part in rather than getting cold.
Our homework this term includes spellings, which will be set on a Monday (common exception words)relating to your own personal areas to improve. Maths is set every Friday, this includes times tables. Each Friday we will have a little quiz to see how we have improved from our previous score. Although this sounds like we are very busy at home, we remember that we have a full week to complete all our work, so it is important to be proactive and manage our time.
We try to read every night and also realise it is still very important to read to an adult at least four times a week, this enables you to be entered into the 'Reading Raffle' giving you the chance to win a lovely book of your choice.
Home learning is also sent home, this is generally a couple of times each half term and this is where we either complete a project about our topic or complete additional numeracy or literacy work.
We hope you enjoy looking at our page, finding out about what we are up to and discovering just how amazing we all are in Otters!