Osprey Class

We welcome you to Osprey Class 

The class teachers are Miss Walker and Mrs Knight.

Supporting the children in the class are Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Conway. 

Topic

Our topic for spring Term is WW2. The children will discover what life was like in Britain for mainly women and children during the War. They will have the opportunity to handle WW2 artefacts such as gas masks and ration books, as well as step into the shoes of young evacuees during a trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters. 

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English

This term’s text is Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mr Tom, set during WW2, about a young evacuee and his emotional journey. The children will learn to write in character producing diary entries and letters, as well writing a biography using formal non-fiction techniques.

 

Reading Expectations

At St. George's, we want ALL children to be confident, fluent readers who have an astute understanding of text and use this to develop their writing ability. 

In order to achieve this, we expect Y5 children to read at least 3 times a week and recommend daily reading. We ask that parents sign their child's reading record every time to acknowledge to the Teacher that their child has read.

READING RAFFLE - If a child reads 10 times and their record has been signed accordingly, they will receive a raffle Ticket and be in with a chance of winning  a very special prize !!!!!

Spellings

The children in Y5 need to know the Y3 and Y4 Statutory spellings (below) before moving onto the Y5 and Y6 spellings. 

We are currently revising these spellings and your child will bring some of these home with them to practise as part of their weekly homework.  

We will also be revising the following spelling patterns: homophones, suffixes: able/ible/tion/sion/ssion/cian

Please feel free to support your child at home with these spellings. Many thanks. 

Maths

In Number, the children will start the term by embedding their multiplication and division methods, including prime numbers and square numbers. The children will then move onto fractions. There will also be regular arithmetic practice to ensure calculations and fluency are secure. The children will also be focusing on Time, Angles and Direction with Mrs Knight.

 

Please keep up the fabulous work on Times Tables Rockstars!   Osprey you can be a Rock God - just keep gigging! 

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HOMEWORK 

Homework is set every Thursday and due in the following Wednesday

READING: Recommended DAILY reading for all children in Osprey Class

Spellings: Weekly spellings are sent out in Homework Books to learn and use correctly in a sentence. 

English, Maths and Creative Homework is set weekly with specific objectives. Please see below.

Useful websites:

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stgeorgesol5

Purple Mash has lots of grammar, Maths and spelling games to help you to learn. 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

BBC Bitesize has great grammar games to help you with those tricky grammar rules.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/spelling

Topmarks has some great games to help with different prefixes and suffixes and other spelling patterns.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Topmarks also has some fabulous Maths games if you would like to practise the four operations, fractions and decimals, place value, etc. There are loads to choose from to ensure you become a Maths Whizz!

Osprey Timetable

Dear Parents.....

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support and co-operation.

Your child is our priority and together, we can work in partnership to ensure your child has a wonderful year of learning.

If you ever have any questions or comments, we are always happy to hear from you.

We have an end of day 'open door' policy at 3.20pm and although the mornings can be a bit busy, you can always catch us for a brief message. 

Thank you again 

Miss Walker, Mrs Knight, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Conway