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Otter (Year 2)

Welcome to Otter Class!

February Half Term Challenge 2022


Look who came to visit Otter Class this week!

Rocky Steady Assembly!

Meet The Green Dolphins! 

We were so lucky to be able to watch our amazing children in the Rock Steady concert this week and see how awesome their band is! We were VERY proud of them! 


There are still spaces in this band. If your child is interested in joining, please contact the office for more information. 

Key Stage 1 Christmas Bazaar

Thank you to the PTFA for putting on our Christmas Bazaar this year! We won sweets, toys, cakes and even made magic reindeer food! We are so lucky that we were able to do this, thank you PTFA!

From Otter Class x

We have been learning about how to cross the road safely. At the end of the week, we all crossed the road on our own! 

Mrs Whateley and Mrs Blake even did it too! 

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 8 years now and been in Otter Class for 5 years. 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