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Otter (Year 2)

Welcome to Otter Class!

The Kindness Elves

Hotter has shared one of his favourite stories with us about The Kindness Elves. We love it! It is full of colour, sparkles and most of all... kindness! We are hoping to show off all our kindness in our class so that The Kindness Elves come to visit us! 

Ask us about our class story...

Ask your children about our new story! We will be looking at a new part of the story each day and building up to our first BIG Write in Otter Class. 

Term 1 Homework: Is Everybody Kind?

Term 1 Information:

Long-Term Plan Otter Class

Have a look at what we will be learning this year!

Meet the Teacher



My name is Miss Gates and I am the class teacher of Otter Class. I have been teaching at Aldington Primary School for 9 years now and been in Otter Class for 6 years. Prior to Otter Class, I was in Owl Class for 3 years. This is my 10th year of teaching and I'm not quite sure where the time has gone. I guess the saying "Time flies when you're having fun" really is true! I absolutely love my job and love helping children grow both academically and personally.

One of my favourite things to do it read! I could get lost in a good book for hours! A book (or set of books) I could read over and over again would be Harry Potter! I love magic too so these are brilliant.

I also really enjoy going on adventures! I love finding new places that I have never been and exploring. I live near Dover so I am always keen to be by the sea.

Many of you might know, I love colour, glitter and anything that sparkles really! It always puts a smile on my face.


Can't wait to meet you all.


Miss Gates :)


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