Category Archives: Otters

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Heather Smith in Otters

It was also great to see so many people at the Christmas Fayre (well done for persevering with the crowds!). Our panettone boxes went down a storm and it was nearly a sell-out! Thank you for your ongoing support.

Otters have been rockin’ their way to the end of term and delivered a spectacular performance at St Barnabas Church on Wednesday.  A huge thank you to all family and friends who attended; it was great to see such a big turnout!  And of course thank you to all the adults involved in making it such a special night.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful start to 2019!

From the Otter team

Junior Maths Workshop

Posted by Heather Smith in Dolphins, Koalas, Otters, Pandas, Panthers

Below is a link to the information shared at the Junior Maths workshop which covered how maths is taught in Year 3 to Year 6.

Please click here and the progression in calculation booklet here


Panettone Power!

Posted by Heather Smith in Koalas, Otters

Design and Technology Project – Otter and Koala Classes

We have had a busy and creative week in Otter and Koala classes as we got going on our Design and Technology project making and packaging panettone for sale at the Christmas Fayre.  Panettone is a traditional Italian treat which ties in nicely with our topic this term (and tastes delicious!)

We have looked at different types of packaging, including the font and graphics that make it appealing and how boxes are strengthened.  We have taken apart boxes to look at their net shapes and see how they are fixed together.  This week we made individual panettone boxes from scratch, decorated them and added graphics made on the computers to make a sturdy and attractive box.  Finally we prepared our panettone cake mixture, cooked it in the kitchens and packaged it up in cellophane ready to sell!

We hope that you will come along and admire our handiwork and hopefully buy a panettone on Friday.  See you at the fayre!

Be Bright, Be Seen!’  Monday 19th November

Posted by Heather Smith in Otters

Otters certainly were bright and they couldn’t be missed on Monday, when they all donned their brightest clothes, hi-viz jackets and sparkly accessorise to raise awareness for the ‘Be Bright Be Seen’  Campaign.  From light-up trainers to sequins and fluorescent jumpers, Otter Class dazzled Mrs Bannister (literally!) with their brightness, raising awareness for road safety and staying visible and safe on the roads as part of Road Safety Week.

The day ended with a luminous fashion show, with the most blinding pupil from each class modelling their outfit.  Well done to Chloe in Otters, whose head-to-foot hi-viz outfit won her a spot on the runway!   Chloe went through to the final and was the overall winner for Key Stage 2: well done Chloe!

Escape from Vesuvius

Posted by Heather Smith in Koalas, Otters

Escape from Vesuvius!

Wow, what a fantastic effort everyone went to for their take home tasks on Tuesday! There were some amazingly creative volcanoes and even some entertaining eruptions.

There were lego volcanoes, mod-rock volcanoes, exploding lava volcanoes, plastacine volcanoes, as far as the eye could see!

Thankyou also to the parents who managed to come, it was a great turn out. And thankyou to everyone who had fun ‘assisting’ with the creating!

We are looking forward to planning next term’s task!


Posted by Heather Smith in Koalas, Otters

Italy: Volcanoes and Romans

Koala class have had a great time learning about volcanoes and the eruption in Pompeii. We have been reading a book called Escape from Pompeii and writing diaries about the day of the disastrous eruption.

We are linking our Italy learning to the Romans now, and investigating their legacy in Britain. There are all sorts of things that we still use in our daily lives that originated from the Romans- ask us about them! You may be surprised!