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      Friday 3rd July 2020


      Hello Otters 🦦 


     It was lovely speaking to you on Wednesday in our Zoom meeting 😁 We did get there eventually after an IT hiccup πŸ˜† Lets hope it goes to plan next time. 🀞
 Have you all enjoyed Super Hero week ? I know the children in school have been having an amazing time thinking about their own super heroes and creating some amazing art work. 

I thought I would give you an update on my ‘Arthur’ my daughters cocker spaniel puppy 🐢 Well he’s really grown. He is now just over 3 months and had all of his jabs so is now allowed out in the big wide world. 
My goodness does he love it. They live very close to the New Forest and he loves the streams, mud and running around in all the trees and bushes. 


As you can see he loves a cuddle 😊

Have a good week Otters 

Take care 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Friday 19th June 2020


Hello Otters 🦦 

It was so lovely to see most of you at our class zoom meeting 😁 It has been such a long time since we have all been together as Otters, but to see all your smiling faces and to be able to listen to what you have all been up to was wonderful. 
Thank you for all being so well behaved and taking it in turns to either speak or wave and most importantly listen to what your friends had been up to, shows what a wonderful, polite and special class Otters is, so well done. Mrs Berry-Green and I were very proud of you all. You know me, I had watery eyes at the end 😊


Looking forward to next week, South Wonston School virtual sports day ! It’s going to be hot 🌞so make sure you have plenty of sun cream, wear your hats and drink lots of water. 

Have lots of fun Otters 😁


Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦



Friday 12 th June 2020


Hello Otters 🦦 


Another week has flown by ! We can’t believe how long it’s been since we have seen some of you.


Mrs Berry-Green and myself are really looking forward to our Otter class zoom meeting on Tuesday. It will be so lovely to see your smiley faces. Don’t forget to have a good think to tell us all about what you’ve enjoyed since you’ve not been in school. 

Look forward to seeing you Tuesday 😁


Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 🦦😁

Friday 5th June2020


Hello Otters,😁🦦

Hope you’re all well. 
Most of the staff were back in school this week but it’s been very different as we are all in different coloured groups called ‘Bubbles’ working with children within our Bubbles. 
It has been a very interesting week learning about the  topic ‘Under the sea’ Some of us made this lovely Octopus mobile.


Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster both say hello 🀚


Take care Otters, keep up with your home learning.


Mrs Donovan 😁🦦

Friday 22nd May 2020


Hello Otters 😁🦦


Just a few words to say have a wonderful half term, fingers crossed the weather continues to be lovely🌞. Take care Otters. 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Monday 18th May 2020


Hello Otters, Happy Monday 😁 🦦


Hope you all had a lovely weekend πŸ˜ƒ


We have a new addition to my daughters family. Meet Arthur, he’s an eight week old Cocker Spaniel, how scrummy is he ? 

 He is adorable, he arrived on Saturday and has already learnt to ‘sit’ with some help with a few treats of course 😁

My daughter has a done a lot of homework about how to look after Arthur but any tips would be welcome. 

Arthur has to go to the vet on Wednesday for his first jabs 🀦‍♀️ 

Will keep you posted on how Arthur gets on. 

Take care Otters 


Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster πŸ˜ƒπŸ¦¦

Friday 15th May 2020


Good Morning Otters 😁🦦


Well, what a wonderful week of weather we’ve had again this week. It’s been very chilly and a bit windy at times but at least it’s been dry and we’ve still been able to get outside. 

I’ve been busy in the garden learning lots about flowers and weeds. Fortunately my dad is a very keen gardener and I’ve sent him different photos asking which are weeds and which are flowers. Dads reply to me was ‘even if they’re weeds, if they have a nice flower, does it really matter ?’ What do you think ?  πŸ€” 


The common daisy is probably our most well known plant. It’s white-and-yellow heads brighten up lawns and verges  and look so lovely against the green grass. Insects particularly like the daisy, 

The petal-plucking game ‘loves me, loves me not’ is a familiar rhyme and who doesn’t love to make a daisy chain while sat on the school field ? I know I do 


Perhaps we could have a competition and see who can make the longest daisy chain. Email in a photo on Purplemash if you can.


Happy Birthday to Isobel and Robin, enjoy your birthdays πŸŽ‚ πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³


Take care Otters 


Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Wednesday 13th May


Good morning Otters!  


Thanks again for sharing all your wonderful work on Purple Mash!  I especially like your colourful fruit bowls.  It got me thinking about how colours and art can make us feel cheerful.  


These pictures make me feel happy.   Can you think why?  




How do these pictures make you feel?  


This week my family have been 'Thinking Happy' and doing things that make us feel good!  Today we are going to make our own 'Happy pictures'.  Maybe you could try this too.  I'd love to share them on the class page next week!  


Here's a little poem I wrote for you all. 

Whatever you've been doing, and whatever you're about to do,

No matter how you're feeling (even if you're feeling blue),

Give yourself a smile and say that 'it's ok'

 Make yourself some happy dreams and maybe they'll come true.



Thinking of you all


Take care and have a good week

Mrs Brice 


Monday 11th May 2020


Happy Monday Otters 😁 🦦 


Where is the time going ? We can’t believe it’s been so long since we’ve seen a lot of you. It’s been lovely to see some of Otters in school when we’ve been in and Mrs Berry-Green has said she has seen a few of you out and about in  South Wonston on your bikes 🚴🏽‍β™‚οΈπŸš΄‍♀️ with your families. How lucky are we living in such a beautiful place ? 🌳

As the weather has turned a bit chillier 🌬☁️ this week, I’ve decided it will be a good time to push on with my British Sign Language course. I started it a few weeks ago, and I must admit because the weather has been so nice I’ve been out in my garden rather a lot so now would be a good time to set to again. 

British sign language is a form of language used by people who are either deaf or have a hearing impairment. The language makes use of space and involves movement of the 🀚hands, body, face and head. Many other people who are not deaf also use BSL for example family members and language interpreters. 

As some of you know my granddaughter Mia who is the same age as some of you is deaf. Mia has learnt to lip read but also uses some signs. So I thought it would be good to show you what I have learnt so far. 

Here are the signs for the alphabet and numbers to 10. 


Have a go and see how you get on. When we get back to school it would be great to see if we could sign the alphabet to each other. 

Take care Otters


Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦


Friday 8th May 2020


Good morning Otters 😁🦦


Hope you’re all well and enjoying this lovely weather 🌝


Missing you all ! We still can’t get used to being in school and not seeing your smiley faces, and it’s very strange going into Otter class and it being empty πŸ™ still, let’s hope, if we all carry on doing the right thing and keeping safe we will see each other again very soon. 🀞




Today is VE Day πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ which stands for Victory in Europe day. So it was at 3pm, 75 years ago today that Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the 2nd World war was over. What an amazing moment that must of been for the British people ?


Before the coronavirus outbreak, we would all have been celebrating to mark this special moment. At school yesterday a VE Day festival and been planned, and there would of been other events around the country. 
Obviously, now because of social distancing, we are having to celebrate in slightly different ways. We would love to hear how you and your family spend this special day. Perhaps you are having a ‘social distancing’ street party, or an afternoon cream tea. Whatever you do, be sure to have lots of fun and remember why we are celebrating. 


At my house, we have put up some Union Jack bunting, and my Granddaughters and I have made our own paper chains, which we had great fun making. Also my son had a toy soldier called ‘ Solider Sam’ which he has kept so we thought he would look great sat on our post. What do you think ? 


At 11am this morning, there will be a two minute silence so we can all stand and remember those who fought for us in the war. 

Take care Otters 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Wednesday 6th May 


Good morning Otters! 


What a beautiful day!  The sun is shining in a clear blue sky and I'm looking forward to taking Zelda and Benny for a walk.  Sunshine really makes me feel happy.  I hope you are able to enjoy being outside today too, whether it's in your garden, or a walk nearby.  


Every day I have been making a video of a chapter of SLIME by David Walliams.  Keep a look out for new chapters and have a listen on the website.  It is a good way to cheer yourself up if you're feeling a bit blue! 


My daughters and I have been getting creative this week.  I was having a clear out and, instead of throwing them away, they had the idea of re-using old clothes and sheets to make new outfits for their dolls.  


They even made a dress from a recycled carrier bag, and used stickers to add decoration.  Maybe you could try recycling some unwanted things of your own.  I'd love to see your creations! 


I've really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful work on Purple Mash.  Well done, and keep it coming! Thank you also for your lovely emails.  I love to hear from you so please feel free to email anytime.  I read them every day.  


Enjoy the sunshine.  Have a good week and take care. 


Mrs Brice 



Monday 4th May 2020


May the fourth be with you Otters 🦦

It’s Star Wars day ! If you are celebrating What are you doing ? Are you watching a favourite Star Wars film and if so what’s you favourite character? 
One of my favourite is characters is Chewbacca as he has a big heart and is a loyal friend. What lovely qualities to have x 

Hope you’re all keeping well Otters. I’ve spoken to Mrs Berry-Green this morning and she says to say hello to you all.

Keep smiling Otters 😁


Stay safe 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦


Friday 1st May 2020


Hello Otters, 🦦 Happy May Day 😁


Today is the First day in May and is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom although we have been really lucky that April has been a lovely sunny month for us.


Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris Dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole. Unfortunately, we will not be seeing these traditions this year because of the lockdown, but it would be great if you could find some facts and email them in. 

Look forward to learning some interesting facts.

Here are some lovely pictures of The May Queen, Children dancing around the Maypole and Morris dancers.

Keep safe Otters 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Wednesday 29th April 2020


Hello, Otters!  Mrs, Brice here.  I’m going to be posting on here every Wednesday.  I’m also now able to email you and look at your wonderful work on Purple Mash.


I went into school yesterday and, with the help of Mrs Donovan and Mrs Berry-Green, moved the tables and some of the furniture in the classroom.  There is now space in the book corner (and lovely, fresh-smelling, clean cushions thanks to Mrs Donovan) to sit and enjoy books.  I hope to get some brilliant new books to enjoy too.  Any suggestions? 


Have you been keeping busy during this strange time? One of my favourite things has been spending time with my daughters and my two very daft dogs, Zelda and Benny.



I’ve also been doing lots of reading.  Did you know that David Walliams has written a new book called ‘Slime’?



Here's the blurb


This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed!

Something needs to be done about them.

But who could be brave enough?

Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!”


My daughter is reading it so I’ll let you know what she thinks.  Have you read any really good books?  I’d love to hear about them!  Maybe it will give me some ideas for our book corner.


I am looking forward to seeing your work and reading your emails! 


Take care and stay safe.


Mrs Brice




Monday 27th April 2020



Good morning Otters 🦦

It’s Monday ! Where is time going ? The weekend wizzed by for me, I spent a lot of time out in the garden weeding and planting some plants that some one very kindly gave me🌺  I’m not very green fingered but hopefully as long as I water them and have planted them in the right place so they get some sunshine they should grow. Fingers crossed I will have beautiful sunflowers 🌻 blooming very soon. I wonder if mine will look like these ? 

Have any of you been doing any gardening ?

I’m going to have a go at growing tomatoes πŸ… as well, have any of you grown any vegetables and have you any tips to help me ? 

Take care Otters 

Missing you all very much. 
Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster 😁🦦

Friday 24th April 2020


Good Morning Otters 🦦 


How are you all ? I was in school yesterday and it still feels so odd with only a few children in.


Did you realise yesterday was St George’s day and we celebrate it in honour of St George, the patron saint of England. I wonder if you could tell us more facts about St George and the dragon ? 

The children who were in school created wonderful dragons made from paper plates. They were very creative and each of them designed their own unique dragon. We have included a photo so you can see and maybe you would like to have ago. You could use card from a cereal packet if you don’t have any paper plates. Just use a bowl as a template. 

Email in a photo if you do, we would love to see them. 

Have a lovely weekend Otters 🦦  enjoy the sunshine and keep safe. 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster x


Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good Morning Otters


Hope you are all well. I’m feeling a bit tired this morning as I have been up late the last couple of evenings looking at the wonderful night sky. Who else has seen the bright light of Venus ⭐️ and the amazing satellites ? Does anyone know how many satellites are orbiting Earth ? 🌍 I wonder if you could email me and let me know. The picture below 
Shows Venus. It’s a great picture but I can’t take credit for it, I borrowed it from Google. 

Have you any other fascinating facts or photos you could share with us ? 


Keep safe Otters and remember to email in. 

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster. 😁

Monday 20th April 2020


Good afternoon Otters, 

hope you're all well and had a wonderful Easter with your families. It was so lovely to have such gorgeous weather. Were you able to get out for any walks or bike rides? I have been out for my hours walk in the evening with my dog Louis (who is a very naughty Jack Russell) and able to watch the lambs, who are growing very quickly, in the fields near where I live. I wish I could take one home with me because they look so cute!blush

Mrs Berry-Green and I have been in school today, having a real good sort out in our classroom, but how strange not seeing our wonderful class of Otter children in there ! It was so quiet, really didn't seem right. sad  Mrs Berry -Green says hello to you all and hope to see you very soon.

I am checking Purple mash and its been lovely to read your emails you have sent me, so thank you for that.


Take care Otters 

keep safe

Mrs Donovan, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster smiley


I will write again on Wednesday so make sure you keep checking the web site.


Friday 3rd April 2020 


Happy Friday Otters! 


I really hope you’ve all had a lovely week. I can’t believe that the week has flown by so quickly. 


I had a very enjoyable last day in school today. We made colourful Easter wreaths to hang on our doors as part of our celebrations. I wonder if you could make one yourself at home? All you need is some paper, colours, scissors, glue and a paper plate to make them into a circular shape. 


I have been very impressed with those of you who have been completing the ‘2do’ tasks on Purple Mash and the battles on TT Rockstars. Also, it’s been lovely to receive emails from some of you, and see you sending emails to your friends to check they’re okay. 


Sadly, this will be my last website post. After the Easter break our lovely Mrs Donovan will be writing to you. She will also be available to email on Purple Mash, so make sure you get in touch with her. I know she, Mrs Berry-Green and Mrs Webster have all been missing you too. 


Below, I have left you with some ideas that I thought you might enjoy trying over the next couple of weeks - they’re a bit of fun, and some of them look rather yummy! 


I hope you all have a fabulous Easter break. Even though you can’t go too far, there’s still lots of ways to celebrate and spread good cheer. Have a think about what you could do to make someone else happy! I know you’re all great at putting a smile on others’ faces. 


Continue to be amazing. Thank you for being such an ‘otterly’ wonderful class and making me proud. 


Take care and stay safe! 


Miss Fewtrell 







Easter Wreath

Wednesday 1st April 2020 


Hi Otters! 


I’m missing all of your smiley faces, but guess what?! I have some lovely news! You can now email on Purple Mash. It is a great, safe way for you to stay in touch with your friends, and you can also email me! 

It would be really great to hear from you! I’d love to hear about what you’ve been getting up to. You can even send photos to show me what you have built or made. 


How did you get on with your Spring poems? 


I saw some tips on how to draw cartoon pictures that I thought you might enjoy (see below) You can ask your parents to show you more tips on YouTube too! 


Watch out for more ‘2 dos’ on Purple Mash. There are some Maths games waiting for you, and the next chapter of the Egyptian story. 


Take care and stay safe! 

I’ll post again on Friday. 


Miss Fewtrell 

Monday 30th March 2020


Happy Monday Otters! 


I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  


I know you’ve probably all been waiting to find out the answers to the brain teasers so here they are; 


  1. A hurricane 
  2. A clock 
  3. An egg 
  4. A map
  5. The stairs 
  6. The number 9
  7. A stamp 


How did you do? Tricky right?! Can you think of your own to test me?  


Over the weekend, whilst out on a bike ride I spotted so many signs of Spring. 

Have you spotted any? When you’re out next, or even in your garden, if you’re lucky enough to have one, see what you can spot! 


I had a go at writing my own acrostic poem. 


S is for glorious, warm sunshine shining brightly on us.

P is for all the plants in bloom about to surprise us with their colourful beauty. 

R is for wonderful rainbows beaming like smiley faces in the blue sky. 

I is for rare icy rain showers creating inviting puddles. 

N is for exciting signs of new life; chicks, ducklings, lambs and buds. 

G is for all the growth that is about to happen! 


Have a go at your own poem and send it to me on Purple Mash. Don’t forget there are lots of ‘2 dos’ waiting for you on there. I’d love to hear from you! 


Also, how are you doing on TT Rockstars? 

New battles coming soon! 


Take care, and keep safe! 
I will be in touch again soon! 


Miss Fewtrell 

Friday 27th March 2020 


Good Morning Otters! It's Friday! laugh


Yesterday I had a nice day at home. After I had finished my work I went on a long bike ride. Along the way I saw a few neighbours who I waved to as I passed by. It was lovely to see everyone smiling. Also, I spotted some great rainbow pictures in people's windows. Have you spotted any? Perhaps you've been making some of your own too. I'd love to see yours!  


My favourite part of my day was 'the big clap' I took part in, in my garden. We clapped to thank all the amazing hospital and health care staff who are doing a wonderful job, looking after everyone. It was a lovely moment. I wonder if you joined in? If not, maybe you could record a video message for them instead. 


I have been thinking of some brain teasers for you! Good luck figuring them out! 


  • What has an eye but can't see?
  • What has hands but cannot clap?
  • What has to be broken before you can use it? 
  • Where do you find an ocean with no water? 
  • What goes up and down but doesn't move? 
  • What becomes smaller when you turn it upside down? 
  • What travels around the world but stays in one corner? 


I will let you know the answers next time!


This weekend I am going to bake some biscuits and watch a good movie! 

Have a good weekend - I will be back on Monday. 


Miss Fewtrell 





Thursday 26th March 2020


Hello Otters 


I hope you’re all having a lovely time in the sunshine and are keeping well! 
I was in school yesterday and we had a lovely day pretending to be pirates (but I missed your smiley faces!)
On Purple Mash I have set you some pirate themed activities to try at home, alongside some other tasks. Well done to the children who have already logged in and had a go at those. I can’t wait to see how more of you get on. 
Could you dress as a pirate at home? What about making your own pirate ship? It would be great to hear some pirate stories too! 
Have you been practising your reading? I wonder if you have any new books to recommend to a friend? 

To keep myself busy at home I’ve been reading, baking (a delicious banana loaf) and walking in the woods. 

I will be in touch again soon - take care! 

Miss Fewtrell 

Monday 23 March 2020


Hi Otters

Hope you're having a lovely time at home in the sunshine. We have been enjoying the fresh air and using crayons to do different rubbings. I was wondering if you could do some rubbings at home. What shapes and patterns can you find? Remember to stay safe and check this page for a Miss Fewtrell update. Thinking of you all . 

Miss Fewtrell