Welcome to Otters
Your teacher is Mrs Walters and your teaching assistant is called
Miss Webb. Mrs Bright, who was with us during the Autumn term is currently on maternity leave.
Otters have got off to a great start in 2019 and have really settled into their learning. Current levels of motivation are high and the children are really beginning to take pride in what they are producing. Reading scores are improving too and I am happy to report that our word count is double what it was two months ago... well done everyone, keep it up!
Otters have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school ready for these sessions. Children who do not have their kit will unfortunately have to miss the session as we don't hold spare kit. This term they are learning how to play a range of invasion games and taking part in gymnastic activities. It's so much fun that none of the children will want to miss out.
Homework was well received last term and the new system of set homework to run over a period of weeks worked well. I promised a chocolatey treat for all children who produced thoughtful and well considered work in the week before Christmas and the amount I had to buy nearly bankrupted me! Well done all of you who handed in your homework... Lots of what I read was excellent quality and I loved the times tables posters!
Each week, children will also continue to bring their spelling lists and times table sheet. They will tell you that 'practise makes perfect' (it's our class mantra), so please help them to commit the number facts to memory!
Spelling tests will be done on a Friday along with our times table challenge.
We had 3 fliers this week!
Well done to Zofia, Klaudia, Saskia & Amelia
Pupils are expected to read frequently at home. They should take their Accelerated Reader book home each evening. Children are encouraged to use and record their own thoughts about their reading in their diaries and they are used as a form of communication between home and school.
Otters are currently in competition with the other year 3 / 4 classes (shhh, it's a secret) so any extra reading you can do with your child would be wonderful!
This week's star of the week is:
Well done Reagan, you deserve it!
You always try your best and have shown yourself to be an excellent learner.
You are smashing those times tables at the moment. Keep up the good work!