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 6th July 2020

Dear children,


Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to you all for all of your commitment and dedication to your learning packs. We are on Week 5 now, and I am still blown away every Friday by the amount of work that I receive. Well done everyone.


As we are getting closer to the end of the year, it is likely you are getting tired and I appreciate this. This week will be your last week of new learning in maths, before a fortnight of consolidation. As always, please give me a shout if you need any help.


In English, you will be writing a post card to a child in our class about changes that have taken place, things that you are excited for and challenges that you may face in Y6. You have a week to complete this and if you send it to me, I can post out to your friends. You can use any format you like – Twinkl have some good templates.


The Guided Reading and topic are cross-curricular this week. You are finding out all about the discovery at Sutton Hoo. All of the answers to the grid of questions can be found in the Sutton Hoo booklet.


Have a wonderful week and thank you for working so hard.


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! I've been poorly this weekend so spent the time catching up on some more recommended reads! Thanks Bethany for lending me Will You Catch Me? I loved it! :) Journey to Jo'burg is fab for any of you looking to explore apartheid further! And I have just started The Secret of Platform 13 and I'm ready to be swept off to a world of magic! Let me know if you have any more recommendations for me! 


In PE, we are having a go at athletics. We made this video to make you all smile. Please send in your athletic photos to join our display. We miss you xx 


STARS OF THE WEEK 06.07.20 - 

My Super Stars: 

Morning Challenger - Lots of children are now completing the morning challenge daily, but this week this goes to Harrison at home and Summer in school :) 

Magical Mathematicians - Rudi for a wonderful effort with his decimals this week! And to Tira in school for smashing her arithmetic paper!

Guided Reading - A huge well done to Thomas for working really hard during guided reading. 

English - Again, the English work received is on a different level and I am constantly beaming reading your work! This week, Demi is my super star for her English work and fantastic piece of writing on the unigon! 

Topic - Keira and Kristabell for their team work at solving the mystery at Sutton Hoo! 

Super Scientist - To Joshua for super science! 

RE - This is for Freya and Alex for their re-telling of Jesus' final days and their evaluation on who was to blame for Jesus' death. 

Project - Again, the standard was superb! This is Jacob for his post-lockdown vacation brochure on Japan, Bethany for her poster on Egypt and Dani for her poster on Paris! Excellent! 

Spelling - Daniel for showing resilience with his spellings and practicing until perfect!



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!


Daily maths videos: 

01.07.20 Greater Depth Complements to 100 video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5SJLEtnag&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Gqv9-TD2sKesme7vCKhDgfrVbLw0kh6XIpiR-Kbplvhkx8k2UDsIhfXc 

23.6.20 - Write decimals as fractions video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpFf88NFXgU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1bc0vJAnwJILAW2ED7dO6vgMW0HCfAuUsW1V1OS2XFOOAEj2yI76EeRxM

24.06.20 Decimal Place Value Challenge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC4GrE1S-mk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1JV2eOCFybo-_xVw-PUBaN8n6z8AF_aXkUORbUZfGby7QRAtsNkTqlamA 

Monday 29th June - adding decimals within 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_treqeuQN7I&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR13VMZ008y8E4tXaSr67CUyGzom2XiwNr6B4RYv7uHaVkrEtjWjy28IAY0

Monday 15th June - Decimals: https://youtu.be/_XWCxSf14I4 

Tuesday 16th June - Decimals as fractions: https://youtu.be/DgwD0Qikihg

Monday 8th June - Equivalent fractions:


Answers: https://youtu.be/mqLNPMB6ty0 

Tuesday 9th June - Improper fractions to mixed numbers - 


Wednesday 10th June - Mixed numbers to improper fractions - https://youtu.be/KqAWMVO3-4k

 Link to 7A and 7B Fractions of amounts: https://youtu.be/xBUJpf5aOrg


This week we are working on adding decimals within and over 1. There is also a fractions and decimals wall attached to help you. 

In school, we are re-visiting negative numbers, long multiplication and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Please have a go at this at home too by watching our daily videos and having a go at them. 

Negative numbers challenge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESNZNWup9e8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR36VolgTAR7DXZLYhveePZpiJ54CjsUzA3iUHymNxHBsnizHN8OeqEvLTw 


Beowulf, by Michael Morpurgo 

Writing a non-chronological report on a beast of your own choosing. 

Over the next two weeks, we are going to be writing a non-chronological report on a beast of your own choice. We know that Beowulf is about to take on the Grendel, but I would like you to choose another mythological beast for your reports. This can either be a legendary Anglo-Saxon beast, or a creation of your own! Again, I would like you to send me your drafts so that I can help you to edit as we go along. Included in this pack is a checklist for features of non-chronological reports, as well as an example on Werewolves! Happy writing :) 

Link to parenthesis sheet: https://youtu.be/yH7Czh4GYIE 

Link to sentence sheet: https://youtu.be/pnI-GZGiIIA 


Werewolves video - Guided reading at school - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjgR28bH3Ws&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2r5Dl0unCtZ6wwdJfjAsqyrGS-cyxdXOsHViFEt74mMuFu2Hu4jhwY8Fk 


English – week beginning Monday 6th July 2020

This week I would like you to write a post card to someone else in the class, explaining your feelings regarding lock down and either the return to school that you have recently made, or your experiences at home.

If you are back in school, you may wish to write about things that are different, things that have remained the same and things that you are looking forward to.

If you are at home, you may wish to tell the children about your home-schooling adventure and what you are looking forward to in Y6 and the challenges you may face.

As always, please refer to your writing mats and Y5 objectives (parenthesis, relative clauses, use of colon and semi colons and modal verbs.)

Draft your post card first and please feel free to email to me for feedback. This task should be completed by Friday 10th July. Please email me to let me know who you are writing your post card to so that I can ensure everyone in the class can receive one.



English - 22.06.20


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 

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