Hello and welcome to Otter class page! The children in Otters have worked brilliantly throughout the Autumn Term. We have learnt so many facts about Ancient Britain.
The Otters class teacher this year is Mr Bemister. Also working with the children will be Mr Bull (our apprentice TA) and Mrs Waugh. Children's PE lessons will continue to take place on a Wednesday, and they will be taught by Mr Blacker and Miss Kane.
Mr Greenslade will continue to teach the children on Thursday afternoons.
Our Spring Topic is Ancient Greece. More information can be found on our Topic Overview at the bottom of the page. We are very excited to find out about Ancient Greece in our next topic. It is the first time that we have learnt about a period of History outside of the United Kingdom!
I wonder what Ancient Greece was like?
I wonder what they left behind?
I wonder how they dressed?
I wonder what they believed?
I wonder if they were involved in any wars?
What would you like to find out about Ancient Greece?
We love reading in the Otter class. That's why we have spent so much time making our lovely reading area. It is a quiet place where we can enjoy our favourite books.
In class, we have been reading 'Ned and the Chocolate Cheats' by local author Mark Jarvis. Throughout the Spring term, we will be creating book reviews of stories that we read. We will post some of our favourite reviews on here.
We're always on the lookout for new books to read. If you have any books at home on the shelf that you've enjoyed, bring them into school so someone else can enjoy them. We would love to have as many great texts as possible in our reading reservation.
The Otters spent some time thinking like our main character in our story today. The character is called Kroll (a boy living with his family and tribe in prehistoric Britain) and he becomes a man when he hunts a small Mammoth. The children thought carefully about what this would mean to Kroll and drew cave paintings to reflect this. They used charcoal to create their pictures.
We have a very exciting year ahead for the Otters. Here are the titles of our upcoming topics this year.
|Otter Curriculum Overview 2019/2020|
|Stone Age To Iron Age||Roman Empire and Changes in Britain||Comparing Dartmoor to Italy.|