Otter Class

Ride + Stride

We have really enjoyed riding and striding today! Here are just a few photos from our fabulous day.

RWI videos- how the help your with their phonic learning.

Click on the link here -> to see some very helpful videos about  how we teach children to read and write with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Have fun 🙂

Phonics information from the DfE (Department for Education)

Please find a link here ->Phonics-Information-for-Parents-DFES to useful information from the DfE about Phonics and the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check that happens every June. More details and workshops will follow. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Mrs H 🙂

Our first full week in Otter

This week we have continued to learn and establish our class routines, stayed for lunch and went out to play with the other classes. What a brilliant week it has been!

Phonics resources

Next week we will be starting our phonics learning. Please see the link here —–> RWI booklet for parents – Set 1 sounds.96801334 for lots of helpful information about each of the sounds and what your child will be learning in Reception and Year 1.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs H 🙂

Our marvellous learning

Just a few snaps of the incredible learning the children have been doing in Otter so far this week. What fantastic learners you all are!

An amazing first week!

This week we welcomed our new reception children into Otter. We have been exploring our class environment, singing songs, dancing in the hall, painting amazing pictures, drawing our families and even went to our first assembly! Starting school can be very daunting but you have all settled in so beautifully -I am very proud of you all.

Sealife Centre Trip

This week we went to visit the Sealife Centre in Weymouth. We had a fantastic time travelling down on the coach, visiting the pebble beach and then exploring the Sealife Centre. We even had a tasty ice cream from the Sealife Centre shop!


Health and Well-being week

This week we have been learning all about how to lead a happy and healthy life. We started our week with Sports Day, climbed Kilimanjaro, wheeled around school on our bikes and scooters, and finished off by running a mile around the field and learning Fire Fit drills.

Summer 2 topic overview

This half term our topic is ‘Oh we do like to be beside the sea side!’ Please see our topic plan below:

Stay and Play 6th June 2019

Today we welcomed our new reception children for their first stay and play session. We had lots of fun getting to know each other and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again for our next session.

Home Learning 7th June 2019

This week please can you:

  1. Read your reading book with an adult as many times as you can.
  2.  Recap all set 1, 2 and 3 sounds in your RWI books.
  3. Can you spell any of the words from our sensory spelling sessions? Write as many as you can.
  4. Write a list of all the things you would take to the seaside.

RWI Phonics

If you would like to learn more about RWI and how to pronounce the graphemes we learn at school then go to:

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch!

Yesterday a mysterious package arrived for Otter Class. Inside was a letter from Mrs Grinling asking if we could help her make some sandwiches and iced biscuits for Mr Grinling’s lunch. She said the pesky seagulls were eating his lunch again! We couldn’t resist making some lovely jam sandwiches and decorating biscuits (they were delicious!).

We are very excited to welcome our very new teacher, Mrs Hedges.  It has been great fun getting to know Mrs Hedges and sharing our favourite things with her.


Otter Station – how many tickets would you like?


Last term we were learning about Knights, Castles and Dragons!