Forrest View

Otters

Our names are Mrs James and Mrs Cousins and we are the class teachers of Otters class.  The other adults who will be working in our classroom during the week are Miss Carruthers and Mrs Prawl. 


Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Survival of the Fittest’. We will start the term by visiting Forest Schools as our hook. We will think about the type of animals who might live there and use ideas from our visit to create our own animal poems.   Throughout the term we will have further hooks to include an assault/obstacle course and a Knex challenge.  The focus of the topic is to learn about living things and their habitats. We will learn about the basic needs of humans and animals for survival.  We will be studying the story Percy the Park Keeper and designing and making a vehicle for him.  In computing we will learn about algorithms and program a farm yard race on Scratch.   


Otters PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days.  


Homework will be set at the start of the term on Seesaw. Children can upload their work to Seesaw at the end of the term or as they finish each task. If you would prefer a paper copy of the homework please contact the school to arrange this.  Children will receive rewards for completed homework tasks. 

It is also essential that you hear your child read daily and support them with their phonics. An R1 will be given each time your child reads at home and a raffle ticket issued for every 5 reads.  Please remember to sign their link book to let us know they have read and so they can progress up the Reach for the Stars reading ladder in the classroom. You can support us by helping your child to count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s and practice their spelling.

 

We look forward to an exciting and busy Spring Term filled with many engaging learning opportunities.