Welcome to Otter Class!
Wow! What an interesting time we have had with our learning since Christmas! This half-term started with us learning online and is finishing with us all being back together in class. We really are incredibly proud of all the children in Otter class and how tremendously they are adapting to yet another change! Being back together really has been fantastic and already we have had so much fun in the classroom and with our friends!
We are on to yet another great topic, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and have thoroughly enjoyed learning new facts, alongside new skills across the curriculum. Oliver’s Vegetables has been an engaging topic; offering many openings for great discussions around our own likes and dislikes. We are pleased to say we are a very healthy class indeed! We enjoyed growing our own cress and learning about what it needed to help it grow.
In Maths we have started to learn about multiplication. We have grown in confidence when counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and have used this to solve problems using arrays. We challenge you to quiz us at home to see just how good we are. We have continued to deepen our understanding with addition and subtraction and have even be great detectives when it comes to problem solving too!
In English we have looked at persuasive letters and posters. We used the features we had found in a good example of a persuasive letter to write our own. We ensured we used as many features in our own writing to make sure Oliver ate his vegetables and knew the benefits of them! We hope we were persuasive enough to stop him eating too many chips!
On top of all of this, we have been looking at the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and creating our own flower pictures using the spreading technique and water colours. We have started our unit on ‘games’ during PE and have had great fun developing our skills. In science we have been looking at different wild and garden plants as well as trees. We have enjoyed using the outside to explore them and the key parts.
As you can imagine, we have been very busy and are looking forward to next term and all the exciting things that are to come!