Otters Class Term 3 2017-18

Another term has flown by!

In Term 3, the children of Otter Class have been finding out about Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We have looked at where they originated from and learnt about their religious beliefs. Yet again, the children have produced some fantastic homework, which is on display in the classroom. We are looking forward to Term 4 when we will be having a Viking themed day.

Our work In English has been based around the book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and the children have written some fabulous instruction texts and diary entries. They have found out what it would have been like to be a young dragon trainer. They have also produced some very entertaining stories.

Dragons have featured very heavily in our learning and we have created some fabulous pictures of these amazing mythical beasts using pastels and water colour paints. They are amazing and they will be on display for the rest of the term.

During the term, the children have enjoyed practising a range of PE skills with the help of teachers from local secondary schools. They have continued to make progress and develop new skills.

In computing, during Internet safety day, we have composed and performed songs and raps. Our main focus this term has been learning how to code using Scratch. The children are now able to program a sprite to move around the screen, change colour and draw shapes – the children have loved our sessions and they can probably do more than me now.

In PSHE we have discussed our hopes and dreams for the future. It seems that a few of them would to like to own a Ferrari and become professional footballers whilst others would like to have 2 children and a job they enjoy – let’s hope all their dreams come true.

We are enjoyed NSPCC Number day – the children and fun and we raised a lot of money.

The final week of the term was very busy – we visited Nova Hreod twice. The first time was for a story telling session where the children told each other stories about something amusing or exciting that has happened to them. The second time was to watch Sister Act. We thoroughly enjoyed both visits and we were given the opportunity to have a sneak peek into life at secondary school.

I think that this term will be over in the blink of an eye – we are looking forward to the warmer weather and more exciting opportunities to learn. It will be Easter before we know it!





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