Mrs Bullard - Class Teacher (mornings)
Miss Godfrey – Class Teacher (afternoons)
Mrs Finch - TA
Welcome to the Osprey Class web page!
We are so pleased to be back in school and are very much looking forward to our exciting plans for the year ahead. We hope to share as much of our learning with you as we can, so please check back onto our page from time to time to see how we are getting along.
SCHOOL START/COLLECTION TIMES
Our Year 5 bubble drop-off is 8.40am and collection time is 3.05pm.
Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle into school each day (along with a happy smile). Keeping hydrated is so important, especially on warm days.
PE will take place on a TUESDAY in terms 1 & 2. You need to send your child into school wearing their correct PE kit and prepared for outdoor PE . Should it rain, children will take their lesson in the school's gym. As the colder weather approaches, please include jogging bottoms and a school sweatshirt.
We will shortly start sending out homework on a Friday, which will be due the following Tuesday. Please bear with us whilst we get this set up.
In the meantime, your child does have access to Times Table Rockstars online. A letter detailing individual logins and passwords has been sent home but if you need a reminder, please get in touch. Regular practise really helps to embed times tables, which in turn benefits maths and calculation. We will also be practising the Year 5-6 curriculum spellings regularly (see below), so please do help your child understand the meaning as well as using the words in context.
We will be listening to the children read in school regularly, but it is vitally important that your child reads to an adult at home too. Research has shown that reading brings enormous benefits to focus, concentration and language skills as well as stimulating the imagination and helping children to relax. We recommend reading from a wide variety of books for a minimum of 15 minutes at least 4 times a week. Please encourage them to read something of their own interest at home. Their reading can be recorded weekly using the link below, which we will check and credit them with a house point for every 2 reads.
We will be learning about:
Our projects this year include:
Stargazers - All things to do with the Solar System, Space Exploration, Constellations etc
Pharaohs - Ancient Egypt and the Tutankhamun
Farm, Sow and Grow - Plants, Crops, Farming and Food
Beast Creator - Animals and their Habitats, Minibeasts etc
Scream Machine - Roller Coasters and Forces
To accompany our projects, we will be using the following texts to support your child's learning:
'Cosmic' - Frank Cottrell-Boyce
'Secrets of a Sun King' - Emma Carroll
'Charlotte's Web' - E.B White
Whilst not compulsory to purchase, we do encourage the children to have their own copies of these, where possible, to enable them to complete their learning and homework more easily. All books are available via good book retailers and online.