Happy New Year! 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 have Mr Martin, a student teacher, join our 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 3 is on being ‘Resilient’.
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.
This term starts with an exciting visit to the pantomime to see Dick Whittington. To prepare for this the Ospreys will explore the history of the Pantomime and take a greater look at the main character’s feelings, thoughts and motives. Upon viewing the production, the class will write a theatre review which will be sent to the theatre company.
This term’s topic theme is Robotics which gives the Ospreys the perfect opportunity to explore the classic novel The Iron Man. In Literacy, they will use Jane Considine’s three zones of writing - FANTASTICS, GRAMMARISTICS and BOOMTASTICS - to explore Ted Hughes style of writing with a view to writing a prologue to the story in the style of Hughes.
In Maths the Ospreys will continue practicing speedy recall of multiplication and division facts. They will learn to multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written layout. They will use this knowledge to solve problems which involve multiplying and adding and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects. Tricky!
In Science we will be exploring Electricity and will use this knowledge in Design and Technology to create a Robot which lights up. What fun!
Phew - it’s going to be a busy term!
Please take a moment to scroll down and see some fantastic videos of the motivational speeches the Ospreys wrote last term...they are awesome!
Homework – Maths Super Sixes - Monday to Thursday. Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue. In addition to this there will be one reading task called Sixty Second Reads each week. They will also be given a spelling rule and weekly spellings to learn.
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.)
Visit to the Pantomime 11th January 2019