Welcome to Otters' Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Hamlen and Mrs Savage
Class TAs: Mrs Gray and Mrs Hobbs
22nd January 2021
Dear children and families,
We hope your are well and that you have had a good week.
Thank you all so much for everything you have done this week to continue to support Home Learning. We have really enjoyed seeing photos of work that have been sent in, as well as seeing what you have been doing on Purple Mash. We have particularly loved seeing and hearing some amazing fire poems. We imagine it has been very noisy in your houses this week, with all the syllable-clapping you have been doing!
We always love talking to you or receiving your emails and it is good to know that so many of you are doing so well and doing such great learning, even though it is all a bit strange.
Well done to all of you who have been working hard on Doodle Maths and who are in the green zone. Keep up this really good work.
Next week, we will continue to think about what it was like during The Great Fire of London, with a focus on Samuel Pepys and diary-style writing.
Look at the Musuem of London website (recommended by one of our Otter families) to help you learn more about it. It is brilliant.
Next week, we will be dong some activities during our meet-ups, so make sure you always have your red book near to you, so that you can join in and complete some tasks.
Have a good weekend everyone and make sure you get some rest and do something fun with your families.
We miss you and are thinking of you.
Take care all of you and stay safe.
From Mrs Hamlen, Mrs Savage, Mrs Gray and Mrs Hobbs x
We will stay in regular contact with you over the next few weeks via phone and email. Please send in a review of learning to our class email at the end of each week, so we can share your successes and think about what else we can do to support you in the learning, as we go along.
Please do not hesitate to let us know of any links etc that do not work or if you are having difficulties with any of the resources, logins or with programs such as Doodle Maths or Purple Mash.
Pictures of Otters' Classroom
Some of you have been wondering what our room looks like and so we thought we'd share a few photos with you. These were taken at the end of Term 1 and show some of our work about our Animals topic and The Carnival of the Animals.
We Will Remember Them
Watercolours by Y2 Otters
Mrs Gray has been telling us all about the Farmborough Donkey adopted from the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon. Our Donkey is called Walter and we have pictures of him on the cupboard door in the classroom. We enjoyed writing letters to the Donkey Sanctuary and asked questions like 'Does Walter like snow?' and 'What time does Walter go to bed?' We can't wait to hear back from them.
Thank you all for all of your continued help and support.
Take care everyone and stay safe.
From Mrs Hamlen, Mrs Savage, Mrs Gray and Mrs Hobbs and Mr Pugh
These are the days we will be in School:
Mrs Hamlen - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Savage - Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Hamlen and Mrs Savage will take it in turns to teach Wednesday afternoons.
Reading Books: Reading books will be changed in School on Tuesday and Thursday each week. The Reading points will be collected on Thursday each week.
PE Days : We will have PE sessions on Tuesday and Friday so please make sure you wear your PE kit to School on these days. Whenever we can, we will be doing PE outside, even if it is slightly rainy. Please make sure you have the right kit. Thank you.
Spelling Homework: Click to find a copy of the spelling homework set for this term. The intention is that all pupils will learn List 1 each week. This comprises words linked to our Phonics lessons in class and two of the 'tricky words' or common words, which the children should know and which we will be practising regularly. If children are confident on List 1, they should also learn the second set of words in List 2. After the first few weeks, we will review how the children are getting on and then allocate words and lists to them, so that they are practising at the best level.
The RSPB Schools’ Wild Challenge is a free award scheme that encourages pupils to be adventurous and enjoy the benefits of outdoor learning – from developing practical skills, to reducing stress and enhancing mental well-being. Activities can be adapted to suit different needs and completed in a school playground, garden or even during a walk in the park!
Make sure you stay safe whilst you work online.
Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.