Welcome to Otter Class!
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Miss Morinan (Class teacher)
Supported by Mrs Watson & Miss Smitherman
We just wanted to say that we hope that you all have a fantastic and safe Christmas! It has been a great term for Otter Class and watching them work so hard and have fun in unusual circumstances has been a pleasure. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support at home with their learning!
Have fun and enjoy the pictures below!
The class have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II and her coronation. To relive the moment they watched footage of her crowning ceremony and made their own royal crowns!
The Gingerbread Man
This week we have begun to learn our new story 'The Gingerbread Man'. The class have had to learn the actions to help them to remember and retell the story. They have also created story maps and three of our Otters have been chosen for the achievement video next week because of the work they have completed! Next week we will be continuing with the same story, building up to our first independent big write the week after!
This week, we have been focusing on the book 'Monty and the Poodles' by Katie Harnett. We have been learning about how to write instructions to help someone to wash a dog, just like Monty in the book! This involved washing a dog in class (a teddy of course) just to check each step was correct! Today the class were very excited to meet the author of the book through web cam and to be able to ask her lots of questions. They also got to take part in Katie's 'learn to draw' class!
Today in Art we have made moving pictures of spiders on their webs! The class have painted their paper plate and learnt how to draw a spider's web with chalk. They then created a googly eyed spider with fangs to live on it!
This week in Maths we have been learning our number bonds to 10. We have used numicon, counters and tens frames, multilink and rainbow bond sheets. To finish the week we have created number bond rainbow clouds to see if we could remember our number bond sentences!
Children could also play the hit the button number bond game to practise further (link below).
Otter Class have had a fun afternoon in Science where they have been able to name and explore the 5 senses. They have taken part in an activity for each sense…
Taste – trying a variety of different foods from lemon to sweets.
Touch – feeling corn flour before and after adding water.
Sight – trying to find Wally with a magnify glass.
Smell – sniffing a range of sniffing pots from onion to mint.
Hearing – playing guess the animal from the sound.
In Maths this week, we having been focusing on number formation from 0-10. Children have completed a range of activities such as chalking and water painting the numbers on the playground, creating rainbow numbers with pencils and pom poms and finger painting over the numbers. They have also been learning rhymes to help them remember how to correctly form each number (link below).