Osprey Class

We welcome you to Osprey Class 

The class teacher is Miss Ames and is supported by Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Conway.


A message from 20th July 2020

Dear children,


I'm sure you will be pleased to know that learning packs have finished now! I will continue to add some ideas on here, but please remember the most vital revision over summer: 

  • Y5 spellings need to be learned and Y3/4 and common exception words if you are on intervention
  • You will need to know your time tables before returning to Y6 
  • Keep reading! 
  • Arithmetic practice is really useful! 


I'm so excited to see you all on Thursday xx 

Miss Ames


If you need anything at all, please get in touch at Osprey@st-georges-mossley.tameside.sch.uk or by phone call/school visit.


Take care. I am missing you all more than ever xx


Some more recommended reads! Race to the Frozen North is the untold story of Matthew Henson, who was the first man to reach the North Pole. However, it was not recognised until years later, due to the colour of his skin.

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom is absolutely brill! I read this in one night! Bradley has always struggled making friends, until he meets school councilor, Carla. A lovely story about friendship.

Sky Song was also super! Join two children on their race against time to unite their tribes and stand against the Ice Queen, before she becomes immortal and destroys their land forever.


When the Mountains Roared has just become my new favourite childrens' book. Ruby and her dad move to the Himalaya Mountains to set up their own hotel and soon Ruby finds herself on a quest to save the snow leopards that are threatened by poachers. 

Time Travelling with a Hamster is a good read for any space fans. Al's dad left behind a time machine and it's up to Al to make it work and go back in time to save his dad!  

STARS OF THE WEEK 13.07.20 - 

My Super Stars: 





We visited Beeston Castle in Taporley on Saturday and I highly recommend it! It was lovely and quiet, lots of social distancing measures were in place and the views were breathtaking! Please remember to share any of your days out with us via the class email. We miss you! 

Let's see who can achieve the morning challenger of the week each week! Remember to email me a sentence with the word of the day in, the answers to the quick maths and the mistakes that you have spotted! 

For perimeter, you add the length of all of the sides together. 

For area, you multiply the length by the width for a square/rectangle and for a triangle, you multiply the length and the width and then halve it. Good luck!


English – week beginning Monday 13th July 2020

This week I would like you to write a poem/song/rap about our class. You may write and present it however you choose and it can definitely make us laugh. The children at school have tried to include you all individually so if you are feeling brave, we'd love to see everyone included! I look forward to seeing these on Friday! 




Please remember to use your writing mat and to draft out and edit your work as you go along. Your piece should include a relative clause, parenthesis and modal verbs, as well as being grammatically correct and including at least 2 of the weekly spellings. Please email your work to me at least once before it's due date so that I can give feedback and point you in the right direction. Also, think about using an online thesaurus to use the best possible vocabulary choices. Alternatively, try to include the word of the day on www.morningchallenge.co.uk 

Please revisit all of the past 5 weeks of spellings this week. 

Spellings week commencing 6th July: 

  1. Cemetery
  2. Committee
  3. Convenience
  4. Desperate
  5. Explanation
  6. Foreign
  7. Individual
  8. Interfere
  9. Language
  10. Lightning

Spellings week commencing 29th June:

  1. Amateur
  2. Criticise
  3. Dictionary
  4. Embarrass
  5. Equip
  6. Harass
  7. Familiar
  8. Forty
  9. Parliament
  10. Sacrifice

Spellings week commencing 22nd June: 

  1. Awkward
  2. Apparent
  3. Category
  4. Controversy
  5. Existence
  6. Identify
  7. Mischievous 
  8. Nuisance
  9. Physical 
  10. Variety

Spellings week commencing 15th June: 

  1. Ancient
  2. Apparent
  3. Bargain
  4. Determined
  5. Exaggerate
  6. Explanation
  7. Hindrance
  8. Necessary
  9. Occupy
  10. Sufficient

Spellings week commencing 8th June:

  1. Accommodate
  2. Appreciate
  3. Correspond
  4. Develop
  5. Especially
  6. Guarantee
  7. Marvellous
  8. Privilege
  9. Opportunity
  10. Sincerely

I would like you to try and include at least 2 of these words in your writing this week.

I would also like you to include at least one word with the prefix mis (misplace, mistake, misunderstanding) or the prefix re (retrieve, return, refresh) and at least one word with the suffix ise (advise, compromise, devise) or ate (approximate, fortunate, considerate, affectionate)




In science, we are exploring sexual and asexual reproduction in plants. You may explore this however you wish, but in school we are looking at the parts of a flower and their functions and then exploring whether different plants reproduce sexually or asexually  by identifying their features. Have a go at finding out the definition of each part, by using your matching activity and plant part flash cards from your pack. 

RE - Gospel 

What would Jesus do?

Christians want to follow Jesus and apply his teachings to all of their lives. You are going to try to work out what Jesus would do in lots of different tricky situations. It’s not guesswork: it will all be based on what he actually said and did: Remember that Jesus said the two greatest Commandments are to love God and to love your neighbour (Matthew 22:36–40),

1.) You’re in a store. You see a pound on the floor. Obviously, somebody dropped it. You remember an old saying a friend once taught you: “Finders, keepers; losers, weepers.” What would Jesus do

Leave it there

Pocket it

Take it to the cashier

 Ask around and if nobody says they lost it, and then pocket it.

 2.) Your friend pulls his cat’s tail really hard. The cat meows, but your friend shrugs. “It doesn’t hurt,” he says. “That was a laughing meow! You try it!” What would Jesus do?

Pull the cat’s tail to be polite to your friend, but not hard enough to hurt the cat  

Pretend you’re pulling the cat’s tail, but really don’t 

Point out how the cat might feel and how helpless it is

Tell your friend that if he wants to continue being friends, he’ll have to quit acting up

3.) Your friend loves to jump out and scare you when you’re in his house. You really can’t stand being startled like that. It makes you scream. Now, he is in your house. You see the perfect opportunity to jump out and scare him in return. What would Jesus do?

Jump out and scare him, but not as badly as he did it to you

 Jump out and scare him equally harshly; an eye for an eye, as the Old Testament says

Scare him worse than he scared you; that way he’ll know you have more power and he shouldn’t mess with you

Tell him that you could have scared him and that you didn’t because you don’t like being treated that way


The wise and the foolish builders –

Before we move on, I would like you to design your own house. It can be made from kebab skewers, clay, play doh, lollipop sticks, wood, paper, sellotape, matchsticks, string, wool, foil etc. You can take a photo and email me your house if you like. 

Foundations for Living: The Wise and Foolish Builders, Matthew 7:24–27. Read the parable online or watch the video:  imagine the scene from inside the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXWHLB1f6_U


What do you think the story is about and why?

What did the wise and foolish builders learn?

If it is not a manual for builders, why did Jesus tell this story?


Jesus is clear that his words give foundations for living — and without them, people will get swept away. This unit explores the kinds of things that form these foundations for living.

RE – Week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020

What would Jesus do about prayer today?

I would like you to read some prayers used by Christians (for example, www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/topicalprayers.aspx).

Remember the four common components of prayer (praise, confession, asking, thanksgiving) Can you find these in some prayers? Why do Christians think prayer is a good thing to do?

Please can you write a prayer that a Christians might use for school, town, Britain or the world about topics of justice, health, kindness or peace, linking to the Sermon on the Mount.


Our prayers: 

Dear God, 

Please be with my Grandmar because she is stuck in the house all day and she has nobody to talk to. 

I am also afraid that soon she will be devestated about her dog (Teagan). 


Dear God, 

Please help us to fight through this virus and help my nanna. Give her strength and care. 


Dear God, 

Please take care of my sister, my grandad and my grandma safe in Heaven. 


Dear God, 

Thank you so much for keeping me and my family safe. Please continue to do that. 

Please be with those that are alone and scared in this hard time. Keep the community safe and healthy. 


Dear God, 

We pray that you will keep this world safe and secure. Please keep anyone else from dying and please keep my grandad safe. 


Dear God, 

Please keep me, my family and friends safe. Please give us the will to carry on. Please give us joy to enjoy ourselves and keep all of us going.


Dear God, 

Please make sure my grandma Vivienne is ok. 

Use your power to make her feel better and calm.

Give her strength to carry on each day and for her to be strong. 



Tuesday 30th June 2020

Who was responsible for Jesus' death? 


If you manage to get through all of the work, or are having a week where you already feel super confident with the work set, here are some extra projects that you could be working on: 

  • Read a book that is set in a different country. I have just finished Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, which is set in Paris, France and it was amazing! I'm now reading Girl Savage, which is set in Zimbabwe and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Other books could include The Girl who Speaks Bear and The House with Chicken Legs which both follow Ancient Russian story lines, Wolf Wilder which is set in Russia too, Journey to the River Sea which is set in Brazil, The Girl who Drank the Moon, which is set in Japan or Holes and Wonder which are set in America. There are so many - the list is endless! 
  • In recent news, scientists have found a new way to search for life on Mars! Have a read and create your own project based on this! It could be a newspaper report, an invented discovery that scientists will find, a map of Mars etc
  • Green Week is coming up! Find out what Green Week is and advertise to your friends, informing them how they could win a badge! 
  • World Heart Rhythm Week is coming up! Get your pulse beating in different ways!
  • Oxfam Water Week - Develop your skills and values as active global citizens and find out about ways you can help!
  • Diabetes Week - Find out about and raise awareness about diabetes. Meg has diabetes and she said the most important thing to educate yourselves about is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. 
  • World Recycling Week - Create a project out of something that you have recycled. 

Home Learning Tasks

If your child is at home isolating some activities can be found below for them to complete.

Maths Topics


Roman Numerals


Fraction Wall



White Rose Quiz Questions

Multiplication Tables   



Please see below for the lesson plans for next week.

NASA Kids Clubs

National Geographic Kids

STEM Challenges

Easter Activities


Twinkl has loads of free activities






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 !!!!!



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. 


Homework is set every Wednesday and due in the following Monday

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. 

Useful websites:


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


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


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


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 Ames