Welcome to the Ospreys. We are a class of 25 children. Our teacher is Mrs Kelly and our teaching assistants are Mrs Riley, Mr Aust and Mrs Roberts. Our exciting learning journey can be followed on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Ospreysketton and receive up-to-date pictures and information of what we’ve been doing.
Epic Learning – Having travelled through the EPIC solar system, Barry now has his Fishatron 3000 which he will use to travel around our wonderful planet. The Ospreys look forward to helping him on his adventures by earning Fishatron fuel through our work on the 6Rs – being ready, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 1 is being ‘ready for learning’.
Our first term starts with a Geography topic where we will be getting to know our European neighbours. The Ospreys will be comparing maps of Europe in 2017 with maps from 1945, noting changes to physical and human characteristics of the countries of Europe. The Ospreys will then complete a study of a chosen European country working collaboratively and conducting research safely.
We will continue with this historical theme in Literacy by using Jane Considine's three zones of writing to explore a story set in WW2 - Friend and Foe by Michael Morpurgo. In the FANTASTICS zone the Ospreys will use the nine lenses of FANTASTICS to analyse the text; in the GRAMMARISTICS zone we will focus on organising paragraphs around a theme and in the BOOMTASTICS zone the Ospreys will explore how to use expanded noun phrases and vocabulary associated with the topic effectively.
In Maths we will revisit and consolidate place value; add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction; multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written layout; convert between different units of measure and recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.
In Science we will be exploring states of matter with a focus on the Water Cycle. The Ospreys will be going on an educational trip to Rutland Water for a Water Day where we will be exploring the history of Rutland Water, the water cycle, where our drinking water comes from, how we store it, the problems caused by not having clean drinking water and the importance of water for wildlife.
Phew - it’s going to be a busy term...let’s get started!
Homework – this term there will be a big focus on Times Tables, consequently all Maths homework will relate to mastering these. They will also be given a spelling rule and weekly spellings to learn. In addition there will be a termly project to complete which relates to our Topic. Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue.
P.E. – this year P.E. will be on Wednesdays and Fridays so please have your P.E. kits in school on these days. We will try to be outside for P.E. as much as possible this term so you will need your trainers. (Bring your plimsolls too, just in case we are inside.)