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Osprey (Y5)

Weekly bulletin (W/C 12/9/22)

Week 2 draws to a close in what has been a busy Osprey class. In maths this week we have been learning to partition numbers to a million and be able to understand the values of each digit up to an including millions as well as being able to increase and decrease values by powers of 10.


In english we continued with our work on The Giants Necklace and discovered that Cherry has survived her ordeal at sea - but nobody knows it so we have written news reports outlining her disappearance!


In science we added various materials to water to see which formed a solution and which formed new materials. Our next step is to see how we get the salt back out of the water!

Weekly bulletin (W/c/ 5th September)


Welcome back and a huge well done to all the children in Osprey class as we leapt right into our learning this week.


In English we began our work on the wonderful story 'The Giants Necklace' by Michael Morpurgo. We have learnt about verb choices and how changing a verb can alter the impact of a sentence or passage of text. In maths we have been learning about place value in numbers to a million and have been learning how to write them using commas appropriately to group values which also helps us to say the numbers accurately.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure that children are in the correct PE kit and, if appropriate, are able to remove their earrings themselves.


Best wishes, 

Mr Young.


Reading holds the key to learning in almost every other subject and learning opportunity - it is difficult to access a History topic without developing reading skills as an example.


We expect each child to read beyond school hours.We suggest 5 separate occasions each week. We suggest each night from Monday to Thursday and then an additional session between Friday and Sunday - they may read more of course! This should be a mix of independent reading and reading aloud to someone. It should be recorded in their reading record each time they read outside of school. It is no coincidence those that read regularly see the biggest improvements in writing also.


Each child has a reading diary to record their reading experiences and these are being checked on a weekly basis.


Please also be aware of the value of reading the right text - whilst I understand that certain texts by certain authors are a nice 'Sunday afternoon' read, there is such a wealth of knowledge to be gained by varying the author, text type and genre of book we read - new vocabulary, punctuation use, grammar development and inference all come from a range of text rather than simply reading the 'cartoon' type books.