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Otters

Class information overview – Otters

Welcome to Otters class. Your teacher’s names are Miss Slater and Mrs Cousins. Miss Slater will teach the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Cousins will teach the class on a Thursday and Friday. The other adults who will be working in our classroom during the week are Miss Carruthers, Miss Tabberer and Mrs Farrugia.

Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Extreme Earth’ and throughout the term we will be developing skills in Science, Geography and D&T.

In Science, we will be exploring the seasons and learning about daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom. We will continue our work on the United Kingdom in Geography as we use maps and atlases to identify and locate capital cities. In D&T, the children will look into where their food comes from and work towards planning and cooking a healthy, balanced meal. We will continue the topic theme through many other areas of the curriculum. In Music, we will be using a range of tuned and untuned instruments to experiment with tempo, dynamics and texture. During Art, we will continue to explore seasons and the weather by using a range of materials to create different pieces of Art, including a collage.

Otters PE days are Wednesday and Friday so please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days.  P.E kit should consist of; a plain coloured (preferably white or blue) t-shirt/polo shirt, a plain blue or navy jumper, black or navy blue shorts/joggers and trainers or daps.

 

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 every time they read at home. At the end of each term, a raffle will be drawn and the winner will get a small prize. Please remember to sign their link book to let us know they have read so they can earn their raffle tickets and progress up the Reach for the Stars reading ladder in the classroom.

You can support us by helping your child learn their times tables (2s, 5s and 10s) and practice reading and spelling the red words from their colour bookmark. Children in year 2 can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and division facts.  

 

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