Welcome to Class 1, with children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Our teacher is Mrs Humber.
Farm and Country Day
On Wednesday 21st March, we headed to The Royal Cornwall Showground to experience a fantastic, jam-packed day of food, farming and the countryside. This included making pasties and eggy-bread, visiting James Kittow’s butchery and learning about different cuts of meat, seeing and handling a variety of animals (including lambs and chicks), identifying eggs, visiting the parlour, learning about different farm machinery and drinking milk and eating cheese and ice cream! A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by the children and staff alike!
As is tradition at Otterham School, we celebrated Science Week in style! Class One took part in many activities, including making and firing catapults, designing a new and exciting magnet-based game for younger children, constructing kites and a whole school trip to The National Aquarium in Plymouth. The week ended by showcasing our learning to parents and flying our kites on the school field. Thank you to all the teachers for making it such a fun and interesting week, and also to Miss Percival for organising our brilliant school trip.
As part of our topic work, we have created our own Greek pots. Take a look at our authentic designs…
Class One have been very fortunate to work with Anna Minear, from Cornwall Music Service, who has taught the children about keeping a steady pulse, altering dynamics and how to create polyrhythms. Thank you Anna for your patience and expertise!
Monday 30th October - Class trip to see the Bloodhound SSC's third test run.
Please take a look at Ruby's newspaper report about this outstanding class trip (it has also been sent to the Cornish and Devon Post to be published!)
12-10-17 Daya's visit
Class One thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with Daya, our friend from India. This year, she taught us about Islam, including Muslim culture. During the day we learnt so much and loved dressing in Indian clothing, pretending to pray like Muslims and making yummy chipatis (which we ate with curry that Daya had made previously). Many thanks Daya for visiting.
We started the year with a fantastic Martial Arts session, led by Sensei Jack, who is clearly very passionate about what he does. Sensei Jack taught the children (and staff!) several martial arts moves, which was great fun!
Our topic this half term is the Mayans. Take a look at our story, based on the Chocolate Tree, which is a traditional Mayan folktale. We have been focusing specifically on our sentence structures, vocabulary and presentation.
School Council members from Class 1 entered a competition run by Michelmores Solicitors called ‘Think Big’. This was a Dragon’s Den style competition where we had to ‘pitch’ our idea to a panel of judges, with £500 prize money up for grabs, which had to be spent on a project that benefits the community. Our idea was to make our own Community Market Stall.
Following a shortlisting process, we were excited to have been selected (along with 5 other schools) to take part in the ‘final’ on Thursday, 23rd March at the Newquay Aerohub. We spent hours beforehand perfecting our presentation, which included a PowerPoint presentation, speaking for approximately five minutes and sharing a prototype of the stall, along with produce from our school garden.
The judges were blown away with presentation and we were delighted to have won £500. Since then, Pete and Andy (our groundsmen) have helped us to make our market stall, which we now sell a variety of produce on. Being a community market stall, we also have space for the like of an ex-pupil’s eggs and plants from Marshgate Post Office. The Year Sixes are also selling cakes and goodies on it to raise money for an end of year leaving gift for the school.
Please come into school if you would like a space on our market stall.
A time to chill in west Cornwall
After taking our SATs, our class set off on our annual school residential. This year, we headed west to the breath-taking island of St Marys (Isles of Scilly), Porthcurnow - including a visit to the Minack Theatre, Land’s End and Penzance. Please take a look at just a small number of the photographs we took. More can be found in our topic books!
Applying our French skills
It has become a tradition for Year Six children to have the opportunity to head to France as an end of primary school celebration. This year, ten Year Sixes enjoyed exploring Roscoff and I’le de Batz. They did a fantastic job at speaking French, for instance when buying their lunch. This was certainly a trip never to be forgotten for these children.