Welcome to the Ospreys. We are a class of 30 children. Our teacher is Mrs Kelly and our teaching assistants are Mrs Riley and Mrs Bexson. We are delighted to welcome back Miss George, our student teacher, to the team.
Our learning journey, this year, includes many exciting activities which you could follow on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Ospreysketton and receive up-to-date pictures and information of what we’ve been doing.
Epic Learning – We have introduced ClassDojo to the school this year. It will be used to promote the 6 Rs – being ready, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 4 is on being ‘Resourceful’.
We will continue on our learning journey with Barry but his focus will be on promoting emotional wellbeing – be on the lookout for his tweets giving us tips on how to keep healthy.
In March, the nation will be celebrating Shakespeare Week so we thought it would be fitting that this term's topic would be centred around William Shakespeare. On 21st March, the Tolethorpe Youth Drama Company will be conducting Introducing Shakespeare workshops for KS2. The Ospreys workshop will be based on Shakespeare’s play Midsummer Night’s Dream therefore in Literacy, they will use Jane Considine’s three zones of writing - FANTASTICS, GRAMMARISTICS and BOOMTASTICS - to explore this humorous play. With this insight the class will write a small scene which will be added to the script Shakespeare Rocks (this year’s class production). The Ospreys will also be writing a sonnet for the Young Writer’s Shake-up Shakespeare Competition.
In Maths the Ospreys will be tackling fractions. They will learn to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions, count up and down in hundredths, solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities and add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Phew tricky concepts!
In Science the Ospreys will be developing an understanding of States of Matter through a large range of simple practical enquiries. What fun!
During Shakespeare Week the whole school will create a display to celebrate his work. Drawing inspiration from the artist Jackson Pollock the Ospreys will recreate the mysterious, magical forest from Midsummer Night’s Dream using Splatter Art.
The term will end with their class production Shakespeare Rocks. The Ospreys will be performing this with the Kestrels on 9th and 10th April. Look out for information about tickets closer to the dates. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Phew - it’s going to be another busy term!
Homework – Maths Super Sixes - Monday to Thursday. Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue. They will also be given a spelling rule and weekly spellings to learn.
P.E. – this Term 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.)
Parents Evening - 26th and 27th February.
World Book Day - 7th March.
Class Photos - 12th March.
Comic Relief - 15th March.
Shakespeare Workshop - 21st March.
Class Production - 9th and 10th April.