Otter Class Y1/2
Welcome to the Otter Class Home Learning Page!
We are so pleased to see you here.
For more information about home learning, please see the updates and attached PDFs below.
Home Learning Update Monday 30th March
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. I'm missing you all so much and thinking about you each day. I have two home learning challenges for you today, choose one or both as you like.
Challenge 1: Cut-out Calculations (Maths)
Cut out the cards to practise addition and subtraction. You can find the PDF at the bottom of this page.
Challenge 2: An Attitude of Gratitude (Mindfulness, Resilience)
Thinking about the things we are truly grateful for helps us to get through tricky times like this. With a grown-up, try one of these gratitude activities (I like the gratitude flower, pictured above): https://blissfulkids.com/5-awesome-mindful-gratitude-activities-for-kids/
Top of my gratitude list today is...OTTER CLASS! I'm so grateful to have such an amazing class. I love imagining you reading our class page and having a go at the home learning challenges. Remember, you are STRONG, you are BRAVE, you are LOVED and you MATTER.
Home Learning Update Friday 27th March
A little video message from me today!
Your home learning challenge is to design a family crest. The PDF is linked at the bottom of this page.
Home Learning Update Thursday 26th March
Your home learning challenge today is about this creature:
Bootle was brought here from Blobbo Island and set free. The problem is that Bootle eats bricks and it is trying to eat my house! For this reason, he needs to be trapped and returned to Blobbo Island.
Your task: Design and label a trap that will catch Bootle without hurting him.
Some facts to help you: Bootle loves sausages. Bootle likes to push red buttons. Bootle always follows green arrows. Bootle always eats bricks but never eats wood or glass. Bootle's ears get tangled very easily. Bootle has a very strong magnet at the end of his tail. When Bootle gets wet, the end of his whiskers become extremely sticky.
(Adapted from Outside the Box by Molly Potter)
I hope you are well and doing lots of fun things at home. Look out for a little video message from me tomorrow!
Home Learning Update Wednesday 25th March
Another beautiful spring day! I hope you all get a chance to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. I have two home learning challenges for you today, choose one or both as you like.
Challenge 1: Sit Spots (Mindfulness, Writing)
Find a comfortable seat somewhere (outside is preferable, but inside works too). Take five deep breaths in and out. Close your eyes and listen to the noises around you. Open your eyes and observe what you see. What do you smell? Pay attention to your body and how you're feeling. Now write down what you noticed. You could illustrate your writing with pictures.
Challenge 2: In a Minute (Maths)
You will need: A helper, something to time one minute accurately (such as a cooking timer or smart phone), a pencil and paper.
You are going to: See how long one minute lasts. 1. Start by watching a minute pass on your timer. Talk to your helper about what you think you could do in that much time. For example, could you write your name 10 times? Line up 15 coins? Hop 20 times on one foot? 2. What does your helper think they can do in one minute? 3. Think of a way of writing down what you can do in one minute. 4. Try each of your activities. Write down the results.
Bet you can't: 1. Estimate a minute. Shut your eyes, then hold up your hand when you think a minute is up. Was your estimate too long or too short? 2. Repeat one of your activities and see if you can do it more times in a minute.
(Adapted from Mental Maths Homework by Helen Williams)
Home Learning Update Tuesday 24th March
Your home learning challenge today is a Rainbow Treasure Hunt! You can find the PDF at the bottom of this page.
Home Learning Update Monday 23rd March
I hope you're all staying well and enjoying your home learning. We are working hard to find a way for your grown-ups to stay in contact with us. Check this page each day for home learning challenges, starting tomorrow!
Emotional Support for Children
Some children are naturally feeling more anxious during this difficult time. Please explore the links on the attached PDF titled 'Emotional Support for Children' below.