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 5 is being ‘Responsible’.
For our Topic work this term the Ospreys will be exploring Ancient Egypt. They will start with locating where Egypt is geographically and then go on to explore who the ancient Egyptians were, what life was like in ancient Egypt before following the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter as he discovers the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Continuing with this theme, in Literacy the Ospreys will follow the adventures of Ka the Time Travelling Cat who travels back in time to visit Ancient Egypt. They will explore how the author, Julia Jarmin, uses accurate historical dates and facts such characters clothes, speech and mannerisms to reflect this time period. The Ospreys will also be using the nine lenses of the FANTASTICS for ideas of how to describe a character travelling through time.
In Maths the Ospreys will be exploring fractions and decimals; recognising and using diagrams to show families of common equivalent fractions and relating decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths; recognising that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 or when dividing tenths by 10 and exploring the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100 and being able to identify the value of the digits in the answer.
In Science they will be investigating sound. The rock stars of the world need their help. They want their children to come to their concerts and rock-out but they want to protect their precious ears. The Ospreys will find out all they can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. Then they will investigate materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound.
Our Safe Homes for Sand Martins project continues and we will be closely following the arrival of the Sand Martins from Senegal and watching them settle into the artificial nesting bank.
What another incredibly busy term!
Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue.
Maths – Super-sixes - Monday to Thursday.
Spellings - a spelling rule and weekly spellings to be learned.
Topic Project – will be set once a term.
This term the Ospreys will have P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so please have 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.)