Welcome to Osprey Class! On our page you will find weekly updates of our learning. In addition, you will find useful information such as homework/PE/curriculum information. Take a look!
PE in Term 2 will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Remember to come to school wearing your PE kit on these days.
Term 2 – How do the arts enhance storytelling?
This term's text: The Princess' Blankets
Term 2- Week 2
We love the Princess' blankets! This week, we began to explore how to express each of the blankets using colour and texture. In our writing, we have created a newspaper report, reporting on the events that took place as the stranger approached the palace. Using reported speech has given our writing a dramatic effect by including witnesses points of view.
In our final measurement lesson, we tried a range of problem solving questions. Through applying our knowledge, we were able to solve challenging prove it questions. We felt so proud when we found the correct answer!
The Tyndale Times Table Championship has captured our competitive spirit; we are eager to improve on our score from this week so we can progress to the next level!
Term 2- Week 1
We discovered our new text, which is called the Princess’ blankets. We made our very own blankets by weaving using a loom board. We even made our loom boards ourselves! Weaving is relaxing however some of us found it very challenging to control the needle so we supported each other.
In our maths lessons this week, we have continued to convert between units of length and we have introduced converting between units of mass. We have to be very skilled at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 to be successful.
One of the highlights of our week was being awarded the ‘Top Striding’ certificate for having the highest number of children walking to school during October! Go Osprey!
Another highlight was our first PE session with Sam and Tom, where we played basketball. We learnt how to ‘cross-over’ so that we can avoid attackers out on the court!
Osprey Class Week 8
We have had a really fun final week of term in Osprey Class!
In art we drew rainforest animals using step-by-step instructions. We shaded the animals carefully to show the texture of their fur or feathers. On a separate piece of paper we designed a colourful Amazon background to mount the animal on. This work went on our Kapok tree display in the hall which you can see below.
We have been writing non-chronological reports about the threats to the Amazon rainforest. During our research we found out some shocking facts such as an area the size of 93,000 football pitches is used for mining gold and other metals. Using our neat handwriting we published the piece of writing that we were most proud of from Term 1.
In swimming we were earning our badges. We had to swim on our front and back for as far as we could to determine which badge we received.
This week in maths we were faced by tough 2-step word problems. We enjoyed the challenge! To begin our work on measure, we estimated the length of objects at school, then we measured them. Our favourite object to measure was the netball court!
Osprey Class- Week 7
Ben- ‘this week we have been making poppies out of clay and painting them to mark Remembrance Day. I thought it was fun but I got paint on my top!’
Writing- We have been writing narratives using direct speech. Here’s what we have to say about it:
Lacey- ‘direct speech uses punctuation called inverted commas.’
Stephen- ‘it can be used a few different ways in a narrative, for example putting the character and how they talk first or last in a sentence.’
Stanley- ‘you need to add commas and the correct punctuation.’
Emily- ‘we have been doing subtraction and using the box method to help us work out word problems.’
Kye- ‘we’ve also been doing addition, which uses column addition where the numbers must be under place value headings.’
Kaiden- ‘it is important to remember, when subtracting, that the bigger number goes on the top.’
Luis- ‘when we exchange, drawing the dienes in the real story is really helpful.’
Kiera- ‘the skipathon was to see how many skips we could do in a minute.’
In maths this week we have been learning about Roman Numerals. Each number is represented by a letter! For example, one hundred is C. We have also been learning how to order and subtract negative numbers, which is important because we see negative numbers in our daily lives such as cold temperatures and bank accounts!
In writing this week we have been using adverbs to show possibility. We wrote letters to persuade somebody to buy us a pet. Importantly, we had to predict the reasons why somebody might say no and suggest strong counterarguments.
Excitingly, in science we have been learning about life cycles and planning our own story that will be similar to ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ to describe the life cycle of a frog. Next week we will be writing the stories so watch this space!
This week we started our swimming lessons, going every afternoon. We enjoyed learning different strokes and using floats to practice different techniques. We learnt more about the Amazon and wrote an advert to sell a holiday to the Amazon rainforest. Within maths we have been learning all about decimals – Miss Whiting was so proud of our effort and understanding.
This week in Osprey Class we had our Wow day and indeed we were all wowed! Jungle Jonathon brought in a selection of fantastic beasts whose legs ranged from eight down to zero. Some of us felt nervous at first but we overcame our fears throughout the morning and had the chance to handle some of the insects and the snake! Importantly, we learnt about deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.
In maths we have been rounding and ordering numbers whilst using new vocabulary like ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’. The numbers we work with are getting bigger in Year 5, sometimes they are six digits long!
Our writing has focussed on fronted adverbials this week and we have had some exciting opportunities to use them. We wrote a diary entry as though we had witnessed the events in our book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’.
We really enjoyed visiting the polling station where we had to vote for our house captains, vice house captains, sports coaches and school council representatives. We discussed how important democracy is and agreed it was a fair way to do things.
Week 2 –
This week we have been learning lots more about place value within maths, looking at comparing numbers and rounding. Miss Whiting was extremely amazed by our great subject knowledge and effort levels.
Within writing lessons, we carried on with the book ‘The Day the Crayon’s Quit’ and we created letters to Duncan, the boy whose crayons quit. We were learning all about how to use apostrophes for possession.
We started P.E. lessons this week, focusing on netball.
This term, P.E will be on a Monday and Wednesday – so we need to remember to bring in our full kit so everyone can take part.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned to the teacher the next Wednesday. It will be: times tables, reading and calculation. If you need a little extra support, there will be a homework club on a Tuesday lunch time.
Term 1 - Can I help save the Amazon Rain forest?
This week, we have been looking at the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. We enjoyed finding out why all the crayons were annoyed with Duncan. We worked together to create lots of beautiful images using crayons – however, we were only allowed to use one colour each. This meant we had to work hard as a team to collaborate. We also created wonderful self-portraits which included lots of colour.
We have our own class email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.