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Otter class termly overview

Please take a look at our topic this term and all the exciting activities we will be having a go at. Please let Mrs Quinn know If you could offer any support or resources to help us with our topic.

We are having a lovely day playing picnics.


Summer Term

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready for a busy and exciting summer term!


Otter's Termly Overview

Please take a look at our topic this term and all the exciting activities we will be having a go at. Please let Mrs Jones know If you could offer any support or resources to help us with our topic

Otter's Class Newsletter

Please take a look at what we will be doing this term!

Our Seaside Topic!

This term we are learning about the seaside! Our classroom shows lots of our work and all the things we have been learning about. We have also got some new balance bikes to use term. We are very excited!


Summer Term Newsletter

Please take a look at all the exciting things we will get up to this half term

Reception half term curriculum plan

Please take a look at our half termly curriculum plan.

Three Little Pigs!

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This week we have been learning about the story of the three little pigs linked to our own homes. We have done lots of role play and acted out different parts of the story!

This week we are skeletons!!!

Today we all had a go at being Skeletons using a special app on the ipads!

Magic and Fantasy

This term we will be looking at Magic and Fantasy.
We will be looking at a range of stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wizard of Oz, Winnie the Witch, It's a secret and the Magic Bed. We will finish the term with an exciting week where we will all become super heroes on magical adventures!




Our Mothers Day Celebration

We really enjoyed our Mother's Day celebration and showing our mummy's how much we love them! We hope you enjoyed it too!!

Reception - Healthy Eating Fruit Kebabs

For Healthy Eating Week we made fruit kebabs. We used apple, banana, grapes and pineapples. They were really yummy!

Click on the photograph for lots more!

Reception Class Halving Pizzas - 3rd June 2013

We are learning about halving numbers in Maths. We worked with a partner to make a pizza. We shared the toppings between both sides. They were really tasty!

Quail Chicks

On Monday we were really lucky because we had Quail chicks to visit us in Reception. They had only hatched that morning and one was still in the egg. There were in an incubator to keep them warm.

Number Bonds for 10

We have been learning our number bonds for 10. We have made number bond biscuits, played skittles with 10 pins, investigated different ways to make 10 using pegs, ladybirds with spots and fish with scales.

Click the photograph to see more!
Click on the link for a number bond game.…

World Book Day 7th March 2013

We were all put into groups and worked with different children in different classrooms throughout the day. We planned, wrote and illustrated a children's book. We enjoyed working with the older children and are proud of our books.

Sponsored Hop, Skip and Leap

We've skipped, hopped and leapt to raise money towards our school trip to Bristol Zoo in the summer. Thank you to everyone for all your generous donations!

Arts Day in Reception with Mrs Cuff and Mrs Smith

Thursday 6th December we held a Christmas Arts Day throughout the school. In Otters Class we made decorated Gingerbread men, ladies and stars with Mrs Cuff and had a go at sewing a bauble decoration with Mrs Smith. In our role play we imagined we were getting our home ready for Christmas and going upstairs to the Grotto. During the afternoon we went on a treasure hunt for snowflake, holly and present pictures as well as reindeer. We then followed a glitter trail to the bird hide where Father Christmas read us a story and gave us a chocolate lolly. It was a fun packed day.

Jack Frost Walk

We went on a Jack Frost Walk.

Arts Day 20th and 21st June 2012

On Wednesday Mrs Walker, Mrs Pain and Mrs Drain worked in our class for Arts Day. We each designed and painted a square for a quilt. In the afternoon we decorated a bag.

Mrs Walker stiched the squares together to make a quilt. It is really lovely and we are very proud of our work!

On Thursday we made some designs outside using natural materials with Mr Lewis. We had great fun!

School trip to Kingston Maurward and Weymouth

On Friday 15th June the whole school embarked on a trip which ultimately would end up at Weymouth beach in the afternoon. Reception class started the day at Kingston Maurward farm especially enjoying the animals. After lunch they then made their way to Weymouth beach where they all enjoyed the sun, building sand castles and eating ice lollies. Then it was home time after a fantastic, if not tiring, day.

Sponsored Hop, Skip and Jog

We have raised lots of money for or school trip. Thank you for your generosity.

World Book Day - Thursday 1st March 2012

Reception children and year 6 shared their favourite books with each other and then produced amazing posters. A great time was had by all.

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Today a police officer and a community support officer visited our class. They let us climb in the car and play with all the buttons! We looked at photographs and tried on hats, jackets and handcuffs.

Australian inspired sewing

The children have been introduced to sewing using aboriginal patterns as inspiration. They have been using wool and aida fabric.

Alpaca Visit

Year 3 had a family of alpacas to visit. We were invited to go and meet them. We saw the mummy, daddy and their 1 month old baby. She was very soft to touch and very lovely!

Thank you Year 3 for inviting us to see them!

Please click on the photograph to see more.

Nursery Rhymes

Our second half term topic is 'Nursery Rhymes'. Please click on the link for an activities website.


Our Trip to Weymouth Beach

On Tuesday 21st June we went on a trip to Weymouth Beach. We built sandcastles, had a picnic, ate an ice-cream and had a paddle.


Our Video Diary

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Click to see our video we made on Friday 10th June.
You may need to double click on the screen to start the video (it takes a while to load!)

The Lifecycle of a Butterfly

We have been looking after caterpillars. We fed them stinging nettles and cleaned out the tank. We watched them turn into cocoons. They hung themselves from the roof of the tank. After two weeks they hatched in Tortoiseshell Butterflies. We fed them some flowers. We then released them into the garden.

Our Trip to Kingston Maurward

We visited Kingston Maurward near Dorchester. We went on a tractor ride around the grounds. We saw lots of different animals and went for a walk around the gardens and lake. We listened for different bird noises and saw some tadpoles in the lake. We also went on the play equipment!

Please click on the photograph of Kingston Maurward house for lots more photographs.