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Welcome to Otter Class

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to the Otter Class web page.

Otters are a Year 3 class taught by Mrs Mills-Bown and supported by Mrs Hooper and Mr Armitage.

 

In Otter Class, we recognise every child is a wonderfully unique individual. We are proud and privileged to play a part in helping them to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. Year 3 will provide new challenges as it marks the start of Key Stage 2 and we will build upon the foundations laid in previous years.

 

Through developing a ‘can –do’ attitude and a growth mindset, we explore children’s curious inquisitiveness that derives from an inclusive, safe and happy learning environment. Our aim is to develop children’s academic and personal skills so they can bloom into confident, resilient and independent learners.

 

Within the classroom, there are designated learning spaces for core subjects containing essential resources and information dedicated to help scaffold and reinforce children’s learning.

 

We look forward to welcoming you into our class.

Year 3 Curriculum Map
Termly Topic Maps
A Day in the Life
Homework Expectations and Parent Partnership

In order to help your child reach their full potential please support them with these four key areas at home: 

 

Reading - children should read every night for 15 minutes to an adult. Any reading should be recorded in the reading log book.

Spelling - children will be sent home with spellings to learn. This will be an on-going weekly homework which will be taken from the age-appropriate statutory word lists.

Maths - children should practice their times tables every night using the Times Tables Rock Stars resource.

English - grammar or comprehension work focused on the work from the day.

 

Wherever possible, please encourage your child to have a go at new concepts and challenges as this will develop their growth mindset.

Rewards

In Otter Class we reward children with

  • House Points
  • Certificates
  • I've Been Brilliant cards
  • Special Mentions in Collective Worship
  • 'Otter of the Week' presentation
  • Sports Value certificates in Collective Worship
Everyday Essentials
  • A water bottle
  • Book bag 
  • PE kit
  • Reading book
  • Swimming kit (every Monday)
Useful Websites and Resources

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate. One that embraces problems as opportunities to learn, and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail. People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset. Those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset.

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings

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