Otterbourne Church of England
Primary School

With God's love, all are encouraged to thrive

Leopard Class


Welcome to the Leopards Class! Here, we will post photos and updates that are specific to the lovely Leopards.


One of Miss Smith's favourite videos which now, the Leopards love too!

We're The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer

Channel 4 is proud to present the 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Signed & Subtitled and Audio Described versions are available in the playlist. Download the track at from Sat 16th July, with all profits going to the British Paralympic Association.


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





  • They tested my observation that 'We have a big playground!' 
  • My question was 'How long actually is the playground?'
  • My hypothesis was 'We should use steps to measure the playground'.
  • My prediction was 'It will be 27 steps long'.
  • The children tested this and realised all their steps were different sizes and therefore gave unreliable results.
  • They suggested using metre sticks so worked in partners to measure. This was much better and each pair's results were much closer in range. This process was hardwork though and quite tricky so we tried again using the metre wheels. Finally, we had a result that everyone agreed on! 38 metres.
  • Our conclusion was 'Steps don't give us a reliable result'.
  • Our analysis was 'Use metres when measuring the playground as they stay the same length no matter what. Don't use steps again'.





Making crosses for class collective worships


Music - mimicking animal sounds


Introducing We're Going on a Bear Hunt