Otters

 
Teacher: Miss Alice Williams
TA's: Mrs Quick & Miss Smallman
Outdoor Learning - 15.11.18
Today in our outdoor learning session we looked at how big dinosaur footprints would have been when dinosaurs roamed the land. We used our arm span to help us measure of T-rex footprints and came up with lots of different words for 'big'. 
GIANT, HUMOUNGOUS, GINORMOUS, HUGE, MASSIVE 
 
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome back to everyone in Otters' Class after our half term holiday! We are now starting our new topic... Dinosaurs! 
 
We have a busy half term planned (including our FABUOLOUS Christmas play) and cannot wait to see the outcomes. Keep your eyes peeled on this page for new photos and updates from the class! 
 
Miss Alice Williams  
 
 
Autumn Term 2018
 
This half term we have started our new topic on dinosaurs! We will be looking at different types of dinosaur, what sort of environments they might have lived, what they might have eaten and what they looked like. 
PE Kit and Wellies!!
 
Please can you ensure your child has a named PE kit in school, especially on a Wednesday and Friday, to ensure they can get the very most our of their PE sessions.
 
If possible, please could you send your child in with Wellies/old shoes and a coat on Thursdays so that can fully participate in our Outdoor Learning sessions. This is particularly important during the winter months, as our field can get quite muddy. Thank you!
Maths
 
For the remainder of this half term we will be finishing off our maths topic on addition and subtraction, before moving onto a module based around 'number'. Here we will be looking into the place value of different numbers and showing and making them in a variety of different practical ways.

A normal day in the life of an Otter!

 Our day usually starts with activities out on our tables in the morning, linked to the children’s current learning, followed by Wake and Shake, Maths, Phonics then English. During the afternoon the children will have a guided reading session and then move onto other areas of the curriculum such as science, geography, RE, PE, ICT and art relating to the current topic to ensure that the children's learning is contextualised, thus making learning meaningful and memorable. 

 

Our afternoons currently generally consist of:

Monday: Topic 

Tuesday: Science with Mrs Jones

Wednesday: Topic/PE

Thursday: Topic/Outdoor learning

Friday: PE/Golden Time

 

We continue to have open mornings on a by-weekly basis and I am available to discuss any queries you may have during these sessions, alternatively I can be contacted by email at: awilliams@bowcps.devon.sch.uk. 

 

Homework
 
Homework in Otters' class will cover a range of learning including writing, maths, reading and creative activities linked to topic themes.  Homework will be based around an outcome, rather than specific individual tasks, to make sure everyone can have a go at different activities revolving around the topic we are covering. 
 
I will also be sending home spellings for children to try and learn over the week. These will be sent home on a Friday, ready for a spelling quiz on those words the following Friday.