This term’s topic theme is Robots which gives the Ospreys the perfect opportunity, in English, to explore the classic novel The Iron Man. They will use a range of reading detective skills: to predict, to infer and to summarise when studying this book. They will also explore news report writing in order to write newspaper reports on one of the Iron Man’s many adventures.
We have another awesome class read this term, Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery, an exciting adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.
In Maths the Ospreys will be learning about fractions and decimals. They will find links between tenths and hundredths; identify equivalent fractions; learn to simplify fractions and explore fractions that are greater than 1. Once they have mastered this they will then learn how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator; learn how to subtract a fraction from a whole number and understand how to find a fraction of an amount. Fractions, fractions and more fractions!
The Ospreys have Design and Technology this term. The enquiry question for this topic is ‘Can we show how the Iron Man is feeling?’ They will use knowledge gained from last term’s science unit on electricity and apply this to the design and construction of a battery operated light with a home-made switch.
In RE the Ospreys will be exploring why Christians remember the events of Holy Week every year. The idea of salvation and the events of Holy Week are at the centre of Christian belief. They will explore readings from Mathew, Luke and John about Palm Sunday, the Last Supper and the Resurrection to help them understand that Christians believe Jesus suffered and died for their sins so that when they die they can be with God and Jesus in Heaven.
We will have PE on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons this term. On Tuesdays the Ospreys will be doing Orienteering. They will learn how to use directional language to effectively navigate and they will demonstrate a range of effective teamwork skills. On Thursdays they will doing Gymnastics where they will create and perform a floor sequence of 4–6 actions combining various types of rotational actions.
We also have French and Music taught by Mrs Honorez and Mrs Regan respectively.
May the ‘sauce’ be with you! This term we have our class production ‘Star Warts’. For those of you who are Star Wars fans I apologise in advance however I feel confident everyone will enjoy this spoof. Auditions complete, scripts issued – let the rehearsals begin!
Another busy term for the Ospreys!