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Welcome to the Ospreys. We are a class of 25 children. Our teacher is Mrs Kelly and our teaching assistants are Mrs Riley, Mrs Bexson 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 2 is ‘Respect’.

 

Term 2

In Term 2 the Ospreys will be exploring Electricity and will use this knowledge in Design and Technology to create a Christmas decoration which lights up.

In RE we will be exploring how the Christian faith responds to global issues of human rights, fairness and social justice. The focus will be on the way Christian teaching impacts on the beliefs and practices of Christians.

In Literacy we will continue using Jane Considine’s three zones of writing - FANTASTICS, GRAMMARISTICS and BOOMTASTICS - to explore Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. The Ospreys will use the nine lenses of FANTASTICS to analyse the text; in the GRAMMARISTICS zone we will focus on sentence construction, using adverbials of time, place and manner to create complex sentences and in the BOOMTASTICS Zone the Ospreys will explore and practise how to use personification and similes effectively.

In Maths our focus will be adding and subtracting numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction. We are going to use our understanding of place value and exchange to master this skill. When ready we will move onto estimating and using inverse operations to check answers to a calculation. When this is mastered the Ospreys will start to solve two step addition and subtraction problems, deciding which operations and methods to use and explain why.

 

Phew - another busy term and I haven’t mentioned our ‘Osprey Sleepover’ or Christmas celebrations! (Information on these will be provided closer to the time.) Let’s get started!

 

Homework

Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue – keep a look out for the Reading Pledge.

Maths – Super-sixes - Monday to Thursday.

Spellings - a spelling rule and weekly spellings to be learned.

Topic Project – will be set once a term.

P.E.

This term P.E. will be on Tuesdays 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.)

 

 

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