Little Otters

Little-Otters

Welcome to Little Otters.

We are a governor led playgroup, based within the school grounds, in our own purpose built setting. We enrol children to start playgroup the school term of their third birthday, and they stay with us until they join Reception.

Our Playgroup Leader is Mrs Jo Jenkins and she is assisted by Mrs Caroline Charnley-Heaton  and Mrs Heather Smith. All our children have a key person, who works to build a strong positive relationship with their children’s parents/carers.

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We are open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – (3 hour sessions are £12). There is a Toddler session on Tuesday mornings, during school term.

We enjoy lots of outside play, whatever the weather, but also lots of varied indoor activities including painting, modelling, cooking, story-time and best of all snack time!

 

Our Policies

Little Otters Behaviour Policy

Little Otters Admissions Attendance and Payment policy

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Little Otters Blog

WORLD BOOK DAY

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  and some fun activities too https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/ 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: https://www.worldbookday.com/events/ 

some author/illustrator academy: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

and lots more resources: https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/primary/ 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.

COMPETITION TIME!

Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

School will be CLOSED to ALL children tomorrow

Dear Parents and Carers, Further to this evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister, our school will now be closed tomorrow to ALL pupils. Teachers will spend tomorrow putting ‘online learning’ into place as well as organising suitable provision for our Key Worker and Vulnerable children. We would like to thank you all for your patience… Continue Reading

SCHOOL ORGANISATION AND TIMINGS

Dear Parents and Carers, Please see the table below explaining the new ‘staggered’ start and finish times for each class group and how children should enter and leave the school. (Timings are slightly different for the first week back, where children are returning on a part-time basis for either the morning or afternoon.) The entrance… Continue Reading

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment – September 2020

Dear Parents and carers,  We hope that everyone is enjoying the summer break and some of the lovely weather we are having.  September is fast approaching and we are working hard to get ready to open our doors to all children once again; we cannot wait to welcome you all back.  Below is our whole school… Continue Reading

Updated Advice about education and COVID-19

Dear parents and carers, Please find below the recently updated information from the Government regarding educational settings and COVID-19. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers   Continue Reading

Is your child starting school this September?

Starting primary school is a huge milestone in both your child’s and your life, so here is some excellent information and some short video clips from BBC Bitesize, which may help your child (and you as parents) get ready for their next big step. My First Day at School – Game Starting Primary School   Continue Reading

Easter Holiday Child Care

To our parents and carers, The school will remain open to the children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children throughout the Easter holidays, excluding bank holidays and weekends. If you feel that your child qualifies for this child care, please contact Alison Cooke on:  head@slimbridge.gloucs.sch.uk We hope that everyone is staying safe and well 🙂… Continue Reading