Welcome to Otters
Your teacher is Mrs Walters and your teaching assistants are called
Miss Webb and Mrs Bright.
Otters have got off to a great start this year and have really settled into their learning. New friendships have been made and there is a really purposeful feeling in the class. The children are loving the current curriculum topic 'I'm a Briton, get me out of here' and have enjoyed our story-telling re-enactments of the many battles they fought. We plan to put some photographs up soon, so please ensure that permission letters have been returned to the school office.
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 Tag rugby with Mr W, and it's so much fun that none of the children will want to miss out.
Children are set two pieces of homework for Maths each week. They will also be provided with a list of words laid out on a weekly practise sheet which we expect them to work on daily. Homework is set on Fridays and is due in by the following Wednesday. Any child returning the homework on a Monday will receive a house point for being so prompt. The work will generally be linked to times tables as it is vital that children are able to recall multiplication and division number facts at speed. Please, please help your child with these... They will tell you that 'practise makes perfect' - it's our class mantra!
Spelling tests will be done on a Friday along with our times table challenge.
We had 3 fliers this week!
Well done to Gracie, Daniela and Klaudia
Pupils are expected to read frequently at home. They should take their Accelerated Reader book home each evening. Any reading that takes place at home needs to be recorded in the green Home Reading Diaries. These will also be used in school each day. 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!