Welcome to the Ospreys webpage. The class teacher is Mrs Kelly and the teaching assistants are Ms Dimbleby and Mr Aust.
We are thrilled to welcome you back to school. We have a very exciting year planned for you. Your parents and carers can follow your learning journey on Classdojo/Teams. Information regarding this will follow shortly.
To enable the Ospreys to access our EPIC curriculum they will continue to use the 6Rs – being Ready to Learn, Responsible, Resilient, Reflective, Resourceful and Respectful. The focus in Term 1 is being ‘Ready to Learn’.
We start the year with the topic - Veni, Vidi, Vici! (I came, I saw, I conquered!)
This Topic provides opportunities for the Ospreys to become History detectives - exploring the Roman invasion of Britain, Boudicca’s rebellion and Roman buildings and engineering. Our topic will finish with a visit from Portals to the Past who will provide an immersive and inspiring history workshop to consolidate the Osprey's learning.
We will continue with this historical theme in English by using Jane Considine's three zones of writing to explore a story set in the Roman era - Escape from Pompeii by Christine Balit. It follows the adventures of two children who witness the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii. In the FANTASTICS zone the Ospreys will use the nine lenses of FANTASTICS to analyse the text; in the GRAMMARISTICS zone they will focus on fronted adverbials and apostrophe’s for plural possession and in the BOOMTASTICS zone the Ospreys will explore how to use similes and vocabulary effectively. We will also use Jane Considine’s Reading Rainbow to explore our class read, Empire’s End - A Roman Story by Leila Rasheed.
In Maths we will be counting like the Romans as we learn about Roman numerals. We will revisit and consolidate place value, quickly moving onto 4 digit numbers where we will use formal methods to add and subtract. We will also learn to multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written layout. Learning our multiplication tables will be a huge focus this term - let's keep rocking with our TTRS Ospreys!
In Science the Ospreys 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 hearing. 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 so that ear defenders can be made from that product.
Phew a busy term ahead! Andiamo Ospreys!
Homework – Maths - the Ospreys will be given a variety of number sums which will support their understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division facts. Times Tables Rock Stars practice should also continue alongside this work. Spellings - they will be given a set of spelling words and an activity that will help with the learning of these words. Grammar - the Ospreys will be issued with grammar work linked to their current learning.
Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue - #10minuteRead. Homework will be issued on Monday to be handed in on Friday.
Throughout the year, the Ospreys will also be set Creative Topic Tasks which relate to our current work in school.
P.E. – this term P.E. will be on Tuesdays so please come to school in your P.E. kits on this day. Due to Covid, we will to be outside for P.E. so you will need your trainers and warm clothing.