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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 Louise Parfitt and supported by Miss Amy Beviss.


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.

Our Classroom

Learning in Year 3
Homework Expectations and Parent Partnership

In order to help your child reach their full potential please support them with these 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.


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


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


In Otter Class we reward children with

  • Epraise Points
  • Special Mentions in Collective Worship
  • Sports Value certificates in Collective Worship
Everyday Essentials
  • Book bag
  • Reading book
  • Healthy snack for playtime
  • Lunchbox
  • Swimming kit (every Tuesday)
  • Children need to wear their PE kit into school every Monday and Thursday
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