Menu
Home page

Radwinter

CofE VA Primary School

Fairness ~ Kindness ~ Respect ~ Service ~ Forgiveness

Translate
Search

Otter Class

Good morning Otter class,

 

Our last week of home learning! I just want you all to know how proud of you I am of all of you. You have worked so hard on your home tasks, personal challenges and learning new skills.  Your photos and videos have made me so happy each week and seeing so many of you at school over the last few weeks has been great. I am so looking forward to seeing some of you this week and those that I don't, let's look forward to coming back together next year in Owl class! 

Have a great week

Mrs Elilio

Otter's Italy project work

Watch the video of Edie's Italian Restaurant!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSnnm2uQB2c&feature=youtu.be

 

Amelia- Italy project.mp4

Still image for this video

Video.mov

Still image for this video

VID-20200629-WA0003.mp4

Still image for this video

VID-20200625-WA0011.mp4

Still image for this video

solid liquid gas movie (1).mp4

Still image for this video

Good morning Otter class,

 

Well, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed seeing your Italy work this week. From gelato and dessert bars, websites, t shirt designs, and pizza restaurant openings, you have amazed me yet again! I will put all the photos, videos and links on this week so please make sure you have a look at your amazing class mates and what they have been up to! You will know by now that next year we will be 

'Owl' class, a great choice I think as we not only are we otterly amazing we were born to be wise! Get thinking about how you would like to learn about owls in September

I am so looking forward to seeing those of you that can come in next week, and of course it is lovely to see so many of you in the key workers class.

Have a great week.

Mrs Elilio

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Ciao Otter class,

 

It was lovely to catch up with some of you on Friday and find out how your Italy project activities are going. It was so interesting finding out the name of your restaurants, seeing your logo designs and finding out the amazing Italian foods you are cooking. I am so impressed by your interview questions, job adverts, menus and leaflets. This week I would like you to carry on with the restaurant tasks and topic activities. I have included daily Maths activities, spellings and reading activities for this week. This week we are thinking about inference skills, you will be doing this by looking at pictures and by reading some stories and trying to answer question around them. 

Please send in any pictures of videos you have of you Italy restaurants and I will put them on our class page for everyone to see.

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs Elilio

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Otter class

Monday 15th June

Good morning Otters!

 

I so enjoyed speaking to so many of you on Friday and for all the help you gave me in thinking about the different tasks you will need to complete to set up your own restaurant. I will send your project and tasks next week so you can get started. I hope you have all had a great weekend. We had another busy week with the Bees, no ferret came to visit today which we were all slightly disappointed about!

I have uploaded some more photos and videos from the last couple of weeks so be sure to have a look at them. Keep letting me know how you are and anything you do that you are proud of no matter how small. You all continue to amaze me with the range of activities you are trying and mastering. I think you are the most brilliant class!

Have a wonderful week

Mrs Elilio

Connie - Bird poem.MOV

Still image for this video

Dickie birds.mp4

Still image for this video

Seren - Bird poem.mov

Still image for this video

Superhero Birds.mp4

Still image for this video

Video (1).mov

Still image for this video

Video.mov

Still image for this video

Good morning Otters!

 

Well what a week we had last week, some of the Bees were in our class last week in our new learning bubble. They loved your classroom and have been looking after it very well. Mrs Gittens and I talked about how much we were missing you all! I am planning to organize another zoom meeting on Friday morning, I will let your parents know what time so I hope you can all make it. Thank you again for your hard work, I am still receiving lovely videos and pictures of your learning. I hope you all have a good week and look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Mrs Elilio

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Otters, I hope you all had a wonderful half term. I so enjoyed talking to you all in our zoom meeting and I will try to organize another one for next week. 

Dear parents,  please find planning and resources for the week ahead, as you know I will be back at school teaching some of the returning year 1 class. Please continue to email me with any questions, queries and work and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Have a great week

Mrs Elilio

Home learning - Week beginning 18.5.2020

Look at some of the brilliant achievements of our outstanding otters this week.

Well done everyone.

Video.mov

Still image for this video

Underwater Song.mp4

Still image for this video

Good morning Otter class

Fabulous Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Wishing you all a lovely half term break from home learning. You have all continued to be so enthusiastic with your learning this half term and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the work you have produced. Thank you for being so brilliant. Mrs Elilio

 

Here is Kyler being a brilliant piano player. He has continued to practice every day and wants to share his joy of music with you all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrKjH0w0mBI&feature=youtu.be   -Kyler's Piano - Piper in the forest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKtEcAw6Zg&feature=youtu.be  - Kyler's piano - Bandstand

Good morning Otters!

Thursday 21st May 2020

I loved seeing you all yesterday! Have a super day x 

 

Good morning Otter class

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

A little bit late but look at some more pictures from last weeks learning. I am so enjoying the photos of you scuba diving and the innovative Great Barrier Reef projects. 

Good morning Otter class

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

I hope that you have all received your letter with your time for our zoom meeting on Wednesday, if you haven't please email me today. Fingers crossed everything goes to plan and we get to meet face to face on Wednesday!

Otter class home learning! 

What a wonderful treat to see so many of you in the Otter movie. I was so happy to see you all in action. It made me miss you all even more. Thank you x

Some unique skills were showcased this week by so many of you, recorder playing, amazing art, poetry, tongue twisters, sports achievements. There seems to be no end to your talents! 

Otter Class Movie - Medium.mov

Still image for this video

Amelia assembly craft.mov

Still image for this video

Connie playing recorder.MOV

Still image for this video

f49af955-d968-4b95-893b-0a2eb6e4cac9.MP4

Still image for this video

Isaac tongue twister.mp4

Still image for this video

Ruben's squid report.mp4

Still image for this video

John tongue twister.MOV

Still image for this video

Good morning Otter class

Fabulous Friday 15th May 2020

 

Good morning Otters! 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning Otter class

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Dear parents, please could you let me know if you do not have a log in for Purple Mash, please email me and I will forward your login and password. Have a lovely day x 

Good morning Otter class

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Otter class 

Home learning 

Have a look at the amazing home learning that has been happening in Otter class homes in the last week. More marble runs, wildlife presentations, tongue twisters and VE day celebrations. 

 

Amelia - Blue Peter badge.MOV

Still image for this video

Kyler - Animal presentation.mp4

Still image for this video

Seren's tounge twister.mov

Still image for this video

Amelia's marble run.mov

Still image for this video

Connie marble run.MOV

Still image for this video

Dougie's tongue twister.mov

Still image for this video

Good morning Otter class

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Otter class

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Otter class

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Otter class

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Home learning in Otter class

Take a look at the amazing home learning that has been happening in Otter class homes in the last week! You have embraced the marble run challenge, tested Galileo's gravity theory, learnt new skills and done super story telling!  I think you are all wonderful! 

Our home learning pictures

IMG_5109.MOV

Still image for this video

Alice learnt to skateboard!

Still image for this video

My horse by Amelia.mp4

Still image for this video

Arthur marble run.mp4

Still image for this video

Amelia science gravity.mov

Still image for this video

Dougie marble run.mov

Still image for this video

Ruben fable.mp4

Still image for this video

Seren marble run.mov

Still image for this video

Stanley marble run.mov

Still image for this video

Good morning Otter class!

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Good morning Otter class

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Otters!

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Otter class

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Dear Otters,

 

I hope this finds you all well, a bit of a shock yesterday with all that rain wasn't it?  I think we had got quite used to the sunshine but that didn't stop us doing the 2.6 challenges in our house. We ran 2.6 miles on Monday and yesterday we played balloon tennis and did a 26 minute rally! How are your challenges going?  

I know we are all being challenged in many different ways at the moment and I am aware that some of you are beginning to miss friends, family, hobbies and school. I hope as much as you that this situation is resolved soon so that we can return safely to school.  I read this weekend the quote ' If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you'  I know that when we all come back together, we will still look the same ( with longer hair!) but much about us will have changed , maybe different things are important to you or perhaps you have learnt new skills. How do you think you have changed?

 

Parents, before you print off any of the attachments today, please read the notes in the maths planning.  These documents are additional resources that your child may find helpful but please watch the video links to see how they are used first before committing to printing them all off. 

I miss you all, lovely Otters!

Mrs Elilio

Good morning Otter class!

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning Otter class - 27th April 2020
Home learning - Week 20th April 2020

IMG_1155.MOV

Still image for this video

Friday 24th April 

 

Good morning Otter class

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Good morning Otter class

Good morning Otter class! 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

Good morning Otter class! 

Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning Otter class! 

Home learning - Week 2

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Good morning Otter class,

 

Well we made it to the Easter holidays, I am glad we managed to fit in our Easter egg hunt in before we finished school but I wonder how many of you have managed to keep your egg ready for Easter Sunday! I know this has been a very strange last couple of weeks learning at home but I think you are all thriving and being rather outstanding otters, just as I knew you would be.  We have not managed to have the usual Easter celebrations that we would of had at school, which would have included our Easter service where we would have told the Easter story and thought about the importance of this time to Christians. I  hope that you will all find time for some quiet reflection to think about the special people in our lives that are there to look after us, those we know and those that we don't. Maybe you joined in  yesterday's  Clap for Carers, recognising and thanking our amazing NHS workers, sometimes it is important to say 'Thank you', a simple but powerful prayer. 

I wish you all a happy holiday and I really hope to see you all very soon.

 

Mrs Elilio

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Good morning Otter class,

 

Hope you are all well this morning, I enjoyed seeing photos yesterday of some of the seeds that you planted growing already. We will be doing some more science today and looking at the different parts of plants. You will be looking at a wonderful animation from a fantastic website www.thekidshouldseethis.com  lots of amazing clips for your curious minds! 

 

Have a fantastic day

 

Mrs Elilio

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Good morning Otter class,

 

Thank you for all your updates on what you are all up to  I am trying to collect as many of the pictures as I can and put them on our class pages for you all to see so keep checking! Today, you will be drawing a story map for your defeating the monster story but for those enthusiastic writers who have already written fabulous stories I have added a new task onto the  English planning so check for that. Those of you that like to plan and write stories, look at www.pobble365.com for some great pictures to give you story plot ideas.

 

Have a wonderful day

Mrs Elilio

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Good morning Otter class,

 

What a wonderful morning! I hope you are all well, I really enjoyed catching up with some of your pictures yesterday. I was especially impressed by some of the sketching work you did on Friday. You looked like you had really listened carefully and your still life pictures were bought to life by your edging and shading pencil work. Well done. I had an audio clip of Dougie playing the recorder, again such improvement. I hope you managed to begin your application for your Blue Peter music badge, and for those without printers if you  email me today or tomorrow, I am in school on Thursday and could print out copies and send them on. 

Have a look at what you need to do to apply for the other badges as I am sure with all of your talents you would be deserving of quite a few.

Have a super day Otters

Mrs Elilio

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good morning Otter class, 

 

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! I am sure that you have all established a routine in you house and so the lessons I send should be completed throughout the day in the way that suits you and your family. Are you all starting the day with Joe Wicks? Did you have a go at completing his challenge of writing your own workout? I think that is a great idea and one that we might use when we get back to school so be sure to keep yours. 

Have a great day

Mrs Elilio

Otter class - Home learning Week 1

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Good morning Otter class, well we have come to the end of our first week of home learning and I hope it has been a good one for you all. I can see that you are all doing and learning such new and exciting things with your families and that makes me so happy. I will keep trying to plan interesting lessons for you to do at home and would encourage you to keep learning using all the wonderful free live lessons that are out at the moment including dancing lessons, music, maths, science investigations, cooking. 

Have a wonderful weekend Otter class

Mrs Elilio

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Good morning Otter class, another wonderful update from so many of you yesterday about what you have  made, planted and played. You really are the most creative and imaginative class!  I was in school yesterday with Seren and Connie and we completed the Joe Wicks workout which left us out of breath but we really enjoyed it. I hope you are all spending lots of time outside in this wonderful sunshine finding the first signs of Spring in your garden.

 

Have a wonderful day Otters

Mrs Elilio

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning Otter class! Thank you all for the wonderful pictures that you have sent of your learning, I am so very impressed by your attitude and determination to keep working. I am very proud of you all. I will be sure to share all the pictures at the end of the week so you can see what your class mates have been up to. 

Tuesday 24th March

 

Good morning Otter class

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Otter Class, hope you have had a lovely weekend and really treated your wonderful mothers yesterday! 

So our first day of online learning! 

We learnt all about Grace Darling during the last 2 weeks and her heroic efforts in saving 9 souls from the stormy seas. We talked about where we wanted to go with our learning and you were all very keen to think more about the role of the lighthouse. We looked at a map of the U.K and where they are positioned. Maybe you could use Google maps to visit some! 

Task - I would like you to look at the power point, read all the facts and look at the pictures of the different style of lighthouses. Your task, as we discussed, is to apply the features and make your own in any way you choose. You had very creative ideas of a 'cake' lighthouse, lego, or junk modelling.  Continue your research and then, using your learning journal,  write your own information report on lighthouses, grouping your information under headings

Introduction - What they are, what they do, where they are found, the very first one

What will I find at a lighthouse - The different parts of the lighthouse

The role of a lighthouse keeper

Amazing facts.

Include additional headings depending on what you find out. 

Please work to finish this by the end of the week and send picture of your models and written work so I can upload on to our class website! 

 

 

Monday 23rd March

 

Maths - Click on this link to play play this creative game finding 10 and 20 . 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD028NO-ZGc&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yLJ4PaiaY3o5E5xCB&index=4

We have had a great Book week! What a lot we had going on. Have a look at some of the pictures of our activities.

We started off with a visit from author Gillian McClure. We loved her books and bought some for our class library.

We had a great dance workshop where we had to be the  'Revolting children' from Matilda! 

 

Fabulous costumes on World book day! 
We looked at the importance of illustrations in books and how they bring the characters to life. We loved Quentin Blake's illustrations and followed a tutorial showing us how to draw Willy Wonka. The children wanted to try drawing more illustrations and created the most amazing work! 

Homework - 24th January 2020

 

We have looking at odd and even numbers this week and playing this game. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

For homework this week you can play the game below to find out more about the Great Fire of London! 
We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s this week and learning to identify multiples of our times tables. We have enjoyed playing this game in class and the children were very keen to be able to play it at home too!
We had an exciting visit today from the Saffron Walden firefighters and their fire engine. We learnt that in 1666, when the Great Fire of London happened, there was no fire service and people had to use buckets to try to put the fires out. The children were able to see how fires are put out today. They had lots of questions answered and were able to climb into the engine and some children were able to have a go at using the hose!  
As you know, we have been skipping daily since September. Every child has improved so much in their technique, speed, endurance and fitness. We conclude our skipping session with a 'mad minute' to see how many skips we can do in this time. We were invited to enter the Uttlesford Year 2 skipping challenge and record our skip count in one minute. We entered our results and heard today that our hard work has won us two gold medals for Isaac and Hattie, with Connie and Kyler winning silver. Well done Otter class, everyone of you should be proud of your skipping skills.
This week we have made our own handmade soap! Mrs Henderson bought in herbs and fragrant plants which we added along with some essential oil to make their own soap as a gift to someone in their family! 
On Thursday 5th December, Otter class took part in the KS1 cheerleading event at Flitch Green. We had been working hard to make sure our routine was perfect and it was because we achieved 1st place! The children have worked as a team to create a great routine and performed it with confidence. They were delighted with their win and the whole school are so proud of them. 
How do animals keep warm in Antarctica? We have been finding out about penguins and seals but we wanted to know how they manage to live on and in the seas around the coldest place on Earth! We used margarine as blubber and compared the effect on our hand in icy water, with and without a layer of fat to protect us from the cold.

We had a wonderful day at Hatfield Forest. We  went on a fungi hunt and found out all about the plants and animals that live in the woods. We worked in teams to read maps and find the clues to solve a riddle.  

We found out that the oldest tree was over 1000 years old!

Otter class skipping superstars! Our daily skipping sessions are really helping us to develop stamina and become speed skippers! 
We have been using an atlas to locate and label the countries, oceans and seas of the UK. We made a puzzle to help us with our learning. 
More clay otters were made today! 

Making our clay otters!  Group 1 

The children concentrated so hard to capture the shape and detail of real otters. Group 2 are looking forward to making theirs next week and I know they are going to be 'Outstanding Otters' 

Today the children have been using their homework research sheets to write up an information leaflet all about otters!

The children have produced the most wonderful work full of the most amazing otter facts! 

 

Otter class 2019!

 

We have all enjoyed getting to know each other and welcoming our new Radwinter pupils

Top