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Otter Class News (Reception and Year 1)

Welcome to Otter Class!

Earth Day 2024

March 2024 We had a weaving workshop from Braintree silk museum, dressed up for World Book Day and planted some seeds for the garden.

February 2024 We have been busy learning the story of 'Where the wild things are', celebrating Chinese New Year and making shadows in science.

January 2024 The big RSPB Bird watch and Celebrating Burns night

In our first couple of weeks back in Otter Class, we have been getting to know each other and beginning some of our new topics!


We read the story Something Else which helped us to think about how we should celebrate our differences and include each other! Each Otter made their own 'Something Else' and we described them and talked about what they were like.


The children have been learning about different types of birds and making fat balls to help them in this cold weather! They have been excited to see birds visiting the trees in our outdoor area.


We have talked about new beginnings and the things we would like to try really hard with this year, reaching for the stars!

Here is a snapshot of the great thing we have been doing...

Otter Class 2022-23

We started our year by welcoming our new Little Otters to their first year of school. Our Big Otters were brilliant at helping them settle in and get to know their new classroom and outside area. 

A sad start to the year as we say goodbye to our wonderful Queen. Otters gave messages of love and made beautiful flowers to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Welcome to McOtter's Drive Through!


We offer healthy lunches and dinners, made to order by our hard working chefs! Can I take your order please? 

Our Adventure to Colchester Zoo

The Colour Monster

Addition Fact Families and Shapes in the Environment

Forest School Fun and Fireworks

Outdoor Learning

Remembrance Day

Computing all around us

Greedy Crocodiles and Hot and Cold Climates

The Great Fire of London

Baa Baa Bethlehem

Forest School Learning

Welcome to Spring Term!

Warm and Cold Oceans

The Story of Grace Darling

Fun with Phonics!

Gunta Stoltz Weaving and our School Values

The History of Farming and Jethro Tull

'Teens' Numbers for Little Otters

Understanding Forgiveness

Computing and Maths

Number Bonds to 10 and Numbers to 50

The Three Little Pigs

Daws Hall Nature Reserve

Measuring and Junk Modelling

Welcome to Summer Term!

Making Doubles and Litter Picking

The Coronation of King Charles III (and Otter Class!)

Quarters and Equal Groups

Queen Elizabeth II


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