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Elmsett C of E Primary School

Otters Class - Year 1 & 2

Otters mark the transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to Key Stage 1 where the children begin to become more independent learners and their exciting journey through early education continues.  It is a mixed 1/2 class where the children are taught either as a whole class or, in the case of French and ICT, in a separate year group with Mrs Hooper.  Teaching assistant support allows the grouping of children as and when needed, according to their individual needs. 

Although some subjects are taught independently, a creative approach to learning is applied and many aspects of the curriculum are covered within whole school topics.  A variety of school trips are also enjoyed by the children to supplement their learning.

 

Planning Documents

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 long term plan Otters 20-21.docxDownload
 Medium term plan summer 1 2021.docxDownload
 art-intent-implementation-and-impact-statement.docxDownload
 EYFS intent-implementation-impact statement.docxDownload
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Otters begun their collage unit in art by learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and creating some land art in his style. September 2021


                           

                       

Road to Tokyo - Olympic PE Lesson

Otters Class enjoyed learning different sports during their PE Session. They played handball, volley ball, archery and combat

Gymnastic Session

Hedgehogs and Otters Class enjoyed their Gym session with Ildi from Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club

Science

In science, Otters have been learning about habitats.  We built a micro habitat in our outdoor area and after a couple of weeks we investigated to see if any creatures had set up home in our new habitat.  We looked carefully to identify the different animals we found, the highlight being the discovery of a newt! Enter text...

This term our topic is Fairy Tales.  After reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Otters really enjoyed designing their own trolls and thinking of accompanying adjectives.

Otters Class Timetable

Bee Keeping Assembly

Miss Simmons our TA talked to Otters Class about her hobby of Bee Keeping.

She brought in the clothes she wears and equipment she uses to collect the honey.  The children even got to try some honey

Otters have been thinking of some different ways to help with recognising fractions. 

 

The Otters wrote acrostic poems to celebrate Harvest.
The Otters wrote acrostic poems to celebrate Harvest.
Look at our fabulous ocean dioramas!
Look at our fabulous ocean dioramas!
Otters have been using a Zones of Regulation chart to help us talk about how we're feeling.  When our names are in the green zone we're ready to learn.  Wow - we're all in the Zone!
Otters have been using a Zones of Regulation chart to help us talk about how we're feeling. When our names are in the green zone we're ready to learn. Wow - we're all in the Zone!