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 are on fire at the moment! They were pleased to share their learning with their families during parents evening and it was lovely to see them assessing their own progress by flicking through the pages of their books and comparing how their work has improved since the Autumn term. The work ethic in the classroom is fabulous and I'm loving their attitudes at the moment. Keep up the great work Otters!
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For your information:
Otters have PE on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure children have their full 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 netball and will be 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! I'm looking forward to the next block of homework being handed in at the end of the Spring term. You should be investigating food chains and designing menus, so be creative and have fun.
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 six fliers this week!
Well done to Daniela, Zofia, Klaudia, Gracie, Jacob & Nathan
Pupils are expected to read frequently at home. They should take their Accelerated Reader book home each evening. Please try to read often with your child, it really does make a difference.
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 Riley, you deserve it!
You always try your best and have shown yourself to be an excellent learner.
You are working really hard on your spellings at the moment... keep it up!