Otterbourne Church of England
Primary School

With God's love, all are encouraged to thrive

Friday 24th September

24th September 2021

It has been a busy start to the year in Leopard’s Class. The Year 1 children have settled incredibly well into new routines and the Year 2 children have supported their transition really positively.

Who would have thought that Peter rabbit had moved to Otterbourne!? We were so surprised to walk in from morning playtime to discover that Peter had eaten the carrots in the vegetable patch and left his blue coat in a heap on the floor! The children were so excited to start learning about Peter Rabbit, his family and friends.

We began our Science Longitudinal study with Mrs Compton, observing trees though the seasons in our school grounds. This will be a year long study observing and recording how the trees change. Leopard’s are learning to be scientists and will put these skills to the test later in the term as we study other plants.

Our first topic in maths has been number and place value. This is a great way to start the year as we reinforce numbers to 20 in Y1 and numbers (tens and ones) to 100 in Y2.

PE has been so much fun with Mrs Compton on Monday and R&R on Thursday. Changing at home has given us an extra 20 minutes per session! We’ve done a range of ball skills and even some curling!

In Geography we have been looking at the continent of Africa, the country of Kenya and the village of Magwagwa. We are comparing it to the continent of Europe, the country of England and the village of Otterbourne. We are doing this through the story of Peter Rabbit and Handa’s Surprise.

In Art we have been looking at different types of collage and deciding which were our favourites.