Hello and welcome to our page.
I will take this opportunity to introduce you to the team. I’m Matt, the class teacher and our class is supported by Lindsey and Sue.
Otters are very social animals and know that they work best as a group. As a class we share this trait and encourage each other through each of our North Ridge journeys. In Otter Class, we always treat each other with respect and have high expectations of ourselves and each other as we strive towards excellence in everything we do.
In our class, we offer a supportive environment where learners are encouraged towards being as independent as possible. We encourage students to learn the value of overcoming challenges and having the resilience to succeed when they make mistakes. Remember, FAIL stands for First Attempt In Learning!
We like to ensure that students enjoy their time in class as school should be among the best days of your life. Therefore, we encourage a balanced curriculum where they can blend academic and practical skills all of which will help them now and in the future.
Please continue to keep us updated via SeeSaw. It is also an amazing tool to show us WOW moments from home!
This week, the students have done some fantastic work in their English and maths. We have been focusing on Jack and the Beanstalk in English as part of our wider topic on ‘New Beginnings.’ In maths, the class has been focusing on number with some students working on their rounding skills and others on working out which numbers come ‘before and after.’
While we miss the students who are not in school, it has been great to see them take part in our online lessons via Teams. This has enabled everyone to see their friends and will have no doubt helped the students’ mental health and wellbeing.
Congratulations to Marcel who is now a teenager after his birthday on the 22nd January!
Star of the Week:
We have decided to keep nominating stars of the week as it is important that the students’ hard work is noticed and appreciated.
Last week, Kaiden was our winner for a huge improvement in his maturity and behaviour.
This week the in school star of the week is Simran for outstanding work in English and Maths.
It was a truly difficult choice as there were many others who impressed throughout the week.
Not forgetting those at home, we have our first Virtual Star of the Week winners.
It has been impossible to just pick one so congratulations to Emily and Macy for logging onto teams every day and continuing to do your school work from home.