Welcome to the Ospreys. We are a class of 30 children. Our teacher is Mrs Kelly and we are excited to welcome a new student teacher – Miss Baker. We have a very exciting year planned for the Ospreys and you are welcome to follow our learning journey on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Ospreysketton to receive up-to-date pictures and information of what we have been doing.
To enable us to access our EPIC curriculum we will be using the 6Rs – being ready to learn, responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and respectful. Our focus in Term 1 is being ‘Ready to Learn’.
The Ospreys start the year by being History Detectives. They will explore the impact of being evacuated in WW2 - investigating what led to the decision to evacuate 1.5 million children and vulnerable adults in 1939 and why they were returned to their homes in early 1940 only to be evacuated a further two more times in late 1940 and 1944. They will use our Maths skills to analyse data relating to numbers of evacuated children and they will finish our Topic by exploring what it must have been like to be an evacuee with an Evacuation Day experience at Stibbington Centre.
The Ospreys will continue with this historical theme in Literacy by using Jane Considine’s three zones of writing to explore a story set in WW2 - Friend and Foe by Michael Morpurgo. It follows the adventures of two boys who were evacuated from London to Exeter. 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 the use of apostrophes for plural possession and in the BOOMTASTICS zone the Ospreys will explore how to use similes and vocabulary associated with the topic effectively.
In Maths they will revisit and consolidate place value; add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction; multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using a formal written layout; convert between different units of measure and recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12.
In Science the Ospreys will be investigating sound. The citizens of London in WW2 need their help. They want to muffle the sound of the Air Raid Sirens and the Bombing Raids so that they can have a good night’s sleep. The Ospreys will find out all they can about sound; what causes it, how it travels and how to change pitch and volume. Then they will investigate materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound and then suggest ways to help citizens during the Blitz.
Phew - it’s going to be a busy term... let’s get started!
Homework – this term there will be a big focus on Times Tables, consequently Maths homework will be mastering Times Tables Rockstars. The Ospreys will also be given a spelling rule and weekly spellings to learn. Reading is a vital part of our homework so daily reading should continue - #10minuteRead
P.E. – this year P.E. will be on Mondays and Tuesdays 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.)
Key dates this term:
Duxford Trip - 16th September
Class Photos - 2nd October
Evacuation Day Experience TBC
Parents Evenings TBC