Welcome to Unicorn Class
We are a Reception and Year 1 class
We are taught by Mrs Silver
Mrs Greedy is a Learning Support Assistant
Spring Term Newsletter
Spring Term Overview - Reception
Spring Term Overview - Year 1
What a lovely end to the term! The children enjoyed decorating some festive snowmen cakes, followed by pass the parcel and musical statues. We were then treated by our amazing PTA to a scrumpy Christmas dinner at the village hall. A Christmas film and popcorn were definitely on order for the afternoon as we were all feeling a little sleepy!
Next term our topic will be Polar Places. Today artist Darrell Wakelam came in to work with all of the children at Othery School. Unicorn class worked with Darrell in small groups this afternoon and created this wonderful piece of polar art….amazing!
In RE we have learnt all about Christingles. The children all know the symbolic meaning behind the red ribbon, candle, orange, cocktail sticks and sweets. They really enjoyed making their own christingles too!
The children have really enjoyed decorating the class Christmas tree. It has gained more decorations each day and is now looking totally amazing! A big thank you to Mrs Jones and Jacob for their very kind donation of the tree!
Our Wonderful Kandinsky Art
We have learnt about the abstract Russian artist Kandinsky. The children talked about lots of his paintings and how they made them feel. We particularly liked the piece ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’ and used the technique to recreate our own version. It looks super on our classroom door! Well done Unicorns 🌟
In Science we have been learning about sound and light. The children have thought about sources of light and had a great time making their own shadow puppets. They also made their own kazoos to exemplify how sound is made by vibration. Great work!
Children in Need
Thank you for all of your contributions for Children in Need. In class we have learnt about the work that the charity does and why it is so important. We also baked our own Pudsey Bear biscuits. Yum!
Odd Socks Day in Unicorn Class
Remembrance Day Activities
Thank you to those parents who braved the rain and came to support our forest school family learning session. The children enjoyed a variety of team tasks and enjoyed their outdoor learning.
Black History Month
As part of our work during Black History Month we have been learning about Mo Farah. The year 1 children have written some brilliant fact files about his life and we all participated in a mini olympics for the afternoon. We even learnt the ‘mobot’!
Hello Yellow Day
Unicorn Class have had a lovely day raising money for children’s mental health. They have all participated in a variety of ‘yellow’ activities, decorated some ‘yellow’ biscuits and had an afternoon of relaxing with a cosmic kids yoga session. We also talked about our feelings and making sure that we are kind to our friends. Well done Unicorns!
To start our Science topic on the 5 Senses we had a walk in the school grounds. We listened and looked very carefully and noted down all of the things that we could hear, see, touch and smell! We then had a taste test in the classroom to see if we could taste the difference between potato and apple when blindfolded.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
This morning the children were amazed to see some rather large footprints leading out from the classroom when they arrived to school. When they followed them they made a trail that eventually led them to the shed in Hatchlings. In the shed was a big bear. We then did some great writing and follow up work about the Bear Hunt that we had been on and looked at the well known story by a Michael Rosen.
Roald Dahl Day
Unicorn class have had a great day celebrating the author Roald Dahl. We finished reading the Enormous Crocodile story and made a wonderful collage of the Enormous Crocodile to go onto display in the school library. Thank you to all of the children who participated in dressing up for the day, the costumes were amazing!
Unicorn Class- Autumn 1 Newsletter
Autumn Term Reception Overview
Autumn Term Year 1 Overview
Home learning is posted daily on Tapestry for our families and children to access remotely. Our teachers respond to and give feedback on children's work daily.
If you are unable to access digital learning, printed learning packs are available. Please contact the Othery School office for more information.
We know that social interaction is really important during this time, so we are holding weekly whole class check-ins on Microsoft Teams. Invitations to these are emailed to parents each week. These are a chance for children to see each other, show us what they've been doing and share news. During this meeting, we will also be celebrating the efforts of the children by continuing with our weekly 'Proud Cloud' award. You can view our 'Proud Cloud' gallery below.
Remembrance Day 2020
Owl Class have been learning about Remembrance. We have been reading the book - 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' by Hilary Robinson. Please come back soon to see some examples of our writing.
In our Art lessons we made finger print poppy wreaths and worked together to create this hand print poppy.