Lowther Endowed School

Achieving, Caring, Enjoying

Otters (Yr2/3/4)

Our First Day in Otters

Updated April 2024

Welcome to Otters,


We have 14 children in Otters and we are a mixed Year 2, 3 and 4 class.  Mrs Thomas teaches us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, whilst Ms Thwaites teaches us on Thursdays and Fridays.  Mrs Pinkerton and Mrs Gill support the class during the day.  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 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, to actively listen and ensure the classroom is a lovely working environment where we can 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.


Summer Term Topic

This term our topic is 'Rivers - The Amazon v The Eden'  Please have a look at the topic plan below for more information.



Summer 1: P.E. will be on Mondays (Y2/3/4 - Cricket coaching from Chance to Shine), Wednesdays (Y2 - Action Ants) and Fridays (Y3/4 - Action Ants). 

Summer 2: P.E. will be on Tuesday (Y2/3/4 - Football coaching from Carlisle Football Club ), Wednesdays (Y2 - Action Ants) and Fridays (Y3/4 - Action Ants). 

This Summer term, all our Wednesday and Friday lessons will be led by Lee from Action Ants.  He will be helping the children prepare for the Tag Rugby Festival and covering athletics and rounders.  

Please come to school in complete outdoor school P.E. kit on P.E. days - plain yellow / white T-shirts, plain  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 and you will be entered into the 'Reading Raffle' giving you the chance to win a lovely book of your choice. 

Spellings -   Set weekly - Hand in Thursdays.

Maths - Set weekly 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.


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!


Summer 2024 Amazon vs Eden topic planner

Spring 2024 Anglo-Saxons and Vikings Planner

Autumn 2023 Ancient Egypt Topic Planner