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Homework - 24th January 2020


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

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.
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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. 
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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

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