Welcome to the Leopards Class! Here, we will post photos and updates that are specific to the lovely Leopards.
Be Happy, Be Healthy Week
Today, we held our own episode of Gladiators! The children (and I!) have been talking about he show a lot recently and I have been reinforcing how supportive all the competitors are of one another.
The children made name badges for their Gladiator names and then competed in 2 teams in three different activities. We all had LOTS of fun!
Old School Day
What a day! Thank you so SO much for the incredible effort put into the costumes today - the children looked incredible!! We have well and truly explored what school in Otterbourne would have been like in 1903, 1963, 1993 and the of course 2023.
We had a FABULOUS Victorian teacher come in and teach us about daily life for boys and girls in the Victorian era. We then went on a stroll around the school building, using a map from 1963 showing a MUCH smaller school - just 3 classrooms! We spoke to Mrs Whitwham who started teaching here in 1993 and she told us all about how FUN school was and how much time the teachers had to create exciting experiences for the children. She assured us she has never used a cane though. In actual fact, most children voted that they would most like to be at school during the 90s. I think the day has been a fun one for the Leopards and they have been begging to have their chairs and tables left in strict rows from now on.
Wednesday 29th November
Please BRING some PJs to get changed into and 1 SMALL cuddly toy to cuddle whilst watching a film with some hot chocolate!
Measuring the height of trees!
Can the Leopards explain to you how we did it?!
Little Red Riding Hood stick puppets
One of Miss Smith's favourite videos which now, the Leopards love too!
Science - I can use scientific equipment
Georgraphy- I can compare aerial photographs and maps to locate Otterbourne
The children used a drawn map of our school to find pieces of an aerial photo map of the school. Once they had collected all the pieces, they reassembled them to form the map!
Maths - I can represent numbers in different ways.
The children used a range of resources to show how a number can be built. Some of the Leopards became inventive and started using resources to represent tens and ones. They were in charge of using the ipads to record their work.
Science - I can work scientifically
The Leopards explored the process of:
Make an observation
Ask a question
Form a hypothesis
Make a prediction
Making crosses for class collective worships
Music - mimicking animal sounds
Introducing We're Going on a Bear Hunt