Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying

Otters (Yr2/3/4)

Our first day in Otters

Welcome to Otters,


We have 20 children in Otters and we are a mixed Year2, 3 and 4 Class.  Mrs Thomas teaches us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, whilst Ms Thwaites teaches us on Thursdays and Fridays.  Generally, on Wednesday afternoons we have Science with Mrs Weild.  During the day Mrs. Gill and Miss Tickner support the class in numeracy work and Mrs Pinkerton helps with reading during English lessons.  We really enjoy working hard and enthusiastically but we also like having great fun, linking our topic to lots of areas of the curriculum.  

                                                     We are positive, happy and always do our best.  

Our re-organised classroom enables children to work independently, in small groups and as a whole class.  There are areas for continuous provision and everyone has the responsibility of looking after each other, our resources and the class / school environment. 

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 learning and progress.  You can also look at our Facebook page for updates, where you can see exactly what we have been up to during our fantastic year together.


Spring Term Topic

This term our topic is the 'Volcanoes and Earthquakes and The Romans.'  Please have a look at the topic plan below for more information.



P.E. will be on Mondays (Y3/4) and Wednesdays (Y2) and Fridays (Y3/4).  This term, all our Wednesday and Friday lessons will be with Lee from Action Ants, whilst our Monday sessions will be Swimming at Penrith Leisure Centre.  

Please come to school in complete outdoor school P.E. kit - yellow / white T-shirts, blue or black shorts, trainers and a tracksuit.  Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or covered with tape.



Our homework includes:

Reading - Set daily. Read every day at home for 5 - 10 minutes.  It is still very important to read to an adult at least four times a week.  When you read, complete your reading record.  Each week reading records will be checked, if you have four entries or more in your reading record, you to be entered into the 'Reading Raffle' giving you the chance to win a lovely book of your choice. 

Spellings -   Set weekly.

Maths - Y3/4 fast maths (times tables) Y2 CGP Activities set weekly - Hand in on Mondays

Home learning - Set once every half term via google classroom.  Usually the activities set in our Home Learning will be linked to our topic.

Talk for Writing - Set when literacy work requires - children will need to talk about their writing to generate ideas and vocabulary for work in the classroom.


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs Thomas or Ms Thwaites, or contact us via email


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!


Spring 2023 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes The Romans

Autumn 2022 - Stone Age to Iron Age Planner

Summer 2022 - Amazon v Eden Topic Planner

Spring 2022 - Anglo-Saxons and Vikings Planner

Autumn 2021 Ancient Egypt Topic Planner