Bulmer primary school, Suffolk
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Otter class

What's going on in Otter Class?

Welcome to Otter Class.

10th October, 2017

What a busy week Otter Class have had!

On Monday we had our first visit of the year to Wiggery Wood. The children had a brilliant morning hugging trees, looking for signs of Autumn and collecting as many different coloured leaves as they could. Our new equipment was a huge hit so bugs were searched for, collected and studied and sights were viewed from a different angle using safety mirrors. Mid morning saw a welcome snack of fruit and hot chocolate!

Also on Monday we  made a 'fish' with Peter Cox and Mrs B. This was part of an art project to create the shoal of fish as depicted in our new school logo.  These wonderful fish are now 'swimming' down the corridor towards the hall.

On Friday we walked to St Andrew's Church and took part in a short memorial service of remembrance. Otter Class had made a wreath of tissue paper poppies and hand printed leaves which was carefully presented by Roman and Piper. We all had our own poppy cross to place to create a poppy garden. 

A very enjoyable week with lots of busy, happy children!


It seems such a long time ago that I welcomed 11 new children into Otter Class here at St. Andrew's Primary School.

The Year 1 and Year 2 Otters rose to the challenge of helping them all to settle in and to guide them around our beautiful school.

Over the last few weeks the 'Little Otters' as they are known have been learning so much - they are well on their way with learning the Phase 2 Phonemes having already learnt 14 phonemes and 4 tricky words. Well done to you all.

Year 1 and Year 2 Otters have been writing stories based on The Tiger who came to Tea and have been learning how to edit to improve their writing. This week the children are writing about the differences of living in a village in Africa compared with living in and around Bulmer.

In maths we began with revisiting the number system, moving on to applying our understanding and are now starting addition and subtraction.

Our Outdoor Classroom is beginning to look fabulous with lots of new resources. We have recently enhanced the area with the most amazing Mud Kitchen, thanks to Mr Chappell who designed and made it for us. I have to say it is the busiest kitchen for miles around! The children have created milkshakes, pancakes, birthday cakes, cakes and cookies for Harvest and much much more - I have lost count of the endless cups of coffee I have been given! 

Forest School will be starting on Monday 6th November. We have more super new resources for the children to use with fabulous new bags to keep their new waterproofs in. More details will be available shortly.

It was great to see so many parents at our Relatives to Lunch  today; I hope I will be able to see you all again next week at our parents evening. 

I look forward to working with you and your child over the coming year.

Mrs Axon-Eaves




Curriculum Letter
Otter Class Curriculum for Autumn 2017
Curriculum Map
An overview of our curriculum for all classes. A rolling 2 year programme of study.
Year 2
End of year expectations
Year 1
End of year expectations

Otter Class Notices

Tuesday 17th October

Parents' Evening

3.30- 5.00

5.30 - 7.00


Monday 6th November

Wiggery Wood


Friday 17th November

Children in Need Sponsored Walk


Monday 20th November

Wiggery Wood


Friday 1st December

Christmas Bazaar


Monday 4th December

Wiggery Wood


Tuesday 5th December

Christmas Performance


Wednesday 6th December

Christmas Performance


Thursday 7th December

Christmas Lunch


Wednesday 13th December

Pantomine in school - Aladdin









    Useful links Details
    Nrich website This is a great place to try out maths challenges.
    bbc Bitesize a really useful website that contains games and activities to support learning in lots of areas of the curriculum

    Bulmer primary school, Suffolk