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Coningsby St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.

Otters (4B)

Welcome to Otter Class!

This year in Otter class, Miss Bennett will be your teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Bell will be your teacher on a Monday. 

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Sneddon.


Otters have forest school on a Wednesday morning. Please make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.


Otters will also be doing outdoor PE on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure you have the appropriate PE kit in school. 


Please bring reading books and reading records to school every day.


This page will keep you up-to-date with all the exciting things we get up to in our year, so please keep visiting it regularly!


Our Work

Term 6

Term 6 timetable, newsletter and homework

Our church school value is truthfulness.


We will explore truthfulness through asking questions such as:


Have you ever stood up for the truth?

Should we take the blame for someone else?

Why shouldn't we spread stories about others?

Why should we tell the truth?

Is truth important within our families?


We also be focussing on the Bible story Jacob and Esau Genesis 25: 27-34 and Genesis 27 and 28.

Jacob and Esau l God's Story

Term 5

Term 5 timetable, newsletter and homework

Our church school value this term is forgiveness.


We will explore the value of forgiveness through questions such as:


Should everyone forgive?

Is it important to forgive?

Does it improve friendships when we forgive?

Is forgiving people always easy?


Our bible story of the term is The parable of the unforgiving servant: Matthew 18 v23-25.

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Term 4

Term 4 timetable, newsletter and homework

Our church school value this term is Thankfulness.

Bible story of the term: The Thankful Leper (Luke 17: 11-19) 


The Thankful Leper (Luke 17: 11-19)

Term 3


In Science, we will be learning all about sound. We will start off by learning about how different sounds are made, before moving on to whether we can hear things through different materials and whether distance makes a difference to sounds. We will also investigate how we can change volume and pitch on different instruments. 


In History, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We will be focusing on who they were, where and how they lived and why the River Nile was so important to them. We will learn about how they communicated with each other and even learn how to use hieroglyphics ourselves! In the final part of this unit, we will learn about what happened after someone died in this culture and who Tutankhamun was.


In English, we will be exploring our book, Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton. 


In Maths, we will be focusing on factor pairs before moving on to multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We will then be doing two and three-digit by one-digit number multiplication and division.





Term 3 timetable, newsletter and homework

Our church school value this term is Perseverance.

Bible story of the term: Noah's Ark Genesis 6-8.

Composer of the term - Mozart.

We will be exploring our church school value through questions such as:


How does God show his persevering love?

What does perseverance mean?

How can we show perseverance?

Why should we never give up?

Why it is important to keep working hard?

Is it always easy to keep on going?

Do we need to be confident in ourselves to show perseverance?

Can we show perseverance by doing the right thing?





The Great Flood, Noah's Ark Genesis 6-9

Term 2



This term in science, we are continuing our learning on States of Matter. We will be exploring lots of different experiments, including the ‘Dancing Raisins experiment’ to investigate how solids and gasses behave.


In geography, we will be locating the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere and the equator as well as learning a little bit about the countries in these hemispheres and those that lie on the equator. We will then learn about the polar regions and who lives there


In English, we are focussing on the beautiful book 'Leaf' by Sandra Dieckmann. We will be writing a narrative and an information text about Polar bears. 


In maths, we are looking at area and then moving on to times tables and multiplication. 



Road Safety Week


This week we have been looking at how we can stay safe when out and about. We also have a road safety officer in school to tell us about how we can stay safe in the car. 

The Christmas Fair

Otters did a brilliant job of making, decorating and selling our salt dough Christmas decorations!

Homework Grid - Term 2

Newsletter - Term 2

Our church school value this term is Compassion.


We be exploring this through questions such as:

How do we know when someone needs our compassion?

Why is it important to think of others?

How can we get ourselves ready to show compassion?

How can we show we are compassionate?

How can we show compassion at Christmas?


We will be focusing on the Bible story Jesus heals a leper. Luke 5

Living Your Best Life (Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy) | Religious Studies | BBC Teach

Term 1

Our church school value in term 1 is friendship.


We be exploring this through questions such as:

Why are friends important to you?

What can you do to make a friendship stronger?

Are you a good friend?

Why is trust important in friendship?

What does it mean to belong to a community of friends?

What are the qualities of a good friend?

How can we protect and mend friendships?


We will also be focusing on the story of David and Jonathan 1 Samuel 18 as our Bible story of the term.

Animated Bible Stories: David & Jonathan's Friendship - 1 Samuel 18