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Otter (Year 2)

Welcome to Otter Class!

with Miss Gates, Mrs Rawling, Mrs Blake and Mrs Gordon-Young

What a superstar!

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"My name is Maya and I have donated my hair to people who have lost their hair when they have been sick. My hair used to be down to my waist and now it is by the side of my chin. My hair had to be at least 30cm long before I donated. First I didn't want to because I didn't want to lose all my hair but once I had watched a video I was very excited!"

We are SO proud of Maya for this wonderful act of kindness! She is amazing and I think you'll all agree, her new hair looks beautiful!

Miss Gates and Mrs Blake

Poulton Wood

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What a absolutely beautiful afternoon exploring the bluebells at Poulton Wood!

The Wishing Tree

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Mrs Rose (Miss Gates' Mummy) gave us all a special ribbon to tie on the tree and make a wish! Unfortunately we cannot tell you what we wished for... until it comes true.

We had such a wonderful Friday afternoon! The Night Gardener came to visit us!


Our story this term has been The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers. We have really enjoyed our learning with this book and how William was discovering different trees each day. We were all doing our handwriting quietly when a man appeared at the door... it was The Night Gardener!

He told us all about where he had come from and all his exciting work. He was very impressed with all our writing about his book.

Thank you for visiting us Night Gardener!

Otter Class x

Friday 26th January


Thank you to my wonderful class for making my birthday such a sparkly, happy day! The amount of glitter on the carpet today was definitely something to smile about. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my day with Otter Class.

Thank you!

Miss Gates :)

Class Dojo

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The boys enjoying the reading slippers and Miss Gates' special books for winning the Class Dojo! Superstars!

A BIG thank you to those parents who were able to come in for Open Afternoon yesterday. Otters loved sharing their learning with you.


Forest School

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We really enjoyed our taking our Maths outside yesterday! We were giving each other directions, using mass, creating numbers using natural resources, creating patterns and shapes and sorting sticks in order of their length. We have been busy bees!

Taking a moment to appreciate our amazing school...

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A beautiful day for Forest School.


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We had so much fun making our Christingles with Year 6 this morning :)

Christmas Jumper Day!

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Merry Christmas from Otter Class x

*Nativity 2017*

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What an incredible Nativity! We hoped your all enjoyed our version of The Fourth King.  I can't tell you how proud I am of all the children involved in our performances, they are truly amazing and I am so proud to call them my class. A HUGE thank you to all the adults involved in helping to make this an amazing experience and of course to all the adults at home for supporting your children throughout the process.

Miss Gates :)

A sneaky peek at our Nativity costumes

Thank You!

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A BIG thank you to Bear Class who spent their morning making delicious cakes and then decided to share these cakes with the staff and children! It made Miss Gates' day! :) Such a wonderful way to spread kindness :) Thank you Bears!

Spotting Kindness!

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We have loved spotting kindness today for Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need. We have also spread kindness throughout the school by writing kind things on a spot and sticking them up all along the corridor! Happy Friday! :)
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Editing our Writing

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Today, we worked as a group to write the end of The Rainbow Fish. We did it together to help each other remember important things, like Miss Gates' favourite, capital letters and full stops. We have loved our learning with The Rainbow Fish! Next week, we are writing our own stories based on this story.

Cheerleading with Elite

Cheerleading with Elite 1 Very impressive!
Our teamwork for our stunts is amazing!

Forest School

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This week in Forest School, we used different objects to create people. Miss Gates said our teamwork was incredible! Look at some of our amazing people!

Cheerleading with Elite

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This week, we were practising our 'tumbling'. We worked on our forward rolls and backward rolls, as well as our handstands and cartwheels. We love cheerleading!


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This term we are in charge of looking after our school chickens. They had a wonderful holiday at Mrs McQuillan's house and are now back with us. As a class we are going to look after them by cleaning out their run, give more food and water, as well as collect and sell the eggs.

Maths in Forest School

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We have taken our Place Value learning outside to Forest School. We were given numbers and we had to work as a team to represent these numbers using objects that we could find. Some of us used size to show the difference between the hundreds, tens and ones and others used colour of the leaves.

Cheerleading with Elite

Cheerleading with Elite 1 We have been learning stunts with Ellie
Cheerleading with Elite 2 We all have a job to do
Cheerleading with Elite 3 We have been learning jumps as well

School Council

School Council 1 Meet one of our representatives for Otter Class

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.


Go to and log in using the desktop log in boxes:



Letter-join works best on browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.



Go to and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:


Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L

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