We welcome you to Osprey Class
The class teacher is Miss Ames and is supported by Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Conway.
Hello everyone! Well done for keeping up with your home learning! I am so impressed with how many of you are frequently accessing TT Rockstars! There's a new arithmetic paper to be having a go at attached at the top, and I have also attached the end of unit white rose maths assessment for any of you who have completed learning about decimals and percentages to have a go at!
Feel free to email me over your scores once complete! The next unit of decimals is now uploaded!
Home Learning Tasks
If your child is at home isolating some activities can be found below for them to complete.
Twinkl has loads of free activities
Please find below work to be completed at home between Monday 23rd March and Friday 3rd April
After Easter, we would have been moving onto our unit of Ancient Greece and Greek myths! Each week, I will add some more resources to the class page for you to be having a go at completing. Any issues, please feel free to contact me.
There are some Greek myths attached to the page for the children to be reading intially, but if there are any others that you want to look at together at home, that's fine. We would have been reading Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans, if anyone wants to order the book for their children.
Well done everyone for the work you have completed this week! Don't forget to practice Y5 spellings and adding the suffixes ise, ate and ify! Also, have a go at the morning challenge at home each day and keep up those all-important skills :) Take care everyone.
Well done to everyone - our first week at home is complete! I have been checking TT Rockstars logins every day and I can see those of you that are working hard! If you are completing other work that you would like me to take a look at, why not upload it to the school Twitter @georges_mossley and I will reply to you on there. Alternatively, send us over an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
This term we are transferring our skills to become historians and we will be learning all about WWII. We will be exploring the start of the war, political figures such as Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler and learning about air raids and air raid shelters and the Blitz. On February 28th, we will be visiting Stockport air raid shelters to experience a day in the life of an evacuee, learning all about rationing and the role of women in the war. In D.T, we will be planning and delivering our own meals from ingredients from the ration books! I can’t wait to see what we produce!
Tying in nicely with our topic, our text for English this half term is Letters from the Lighthouse, by Emma Carroll. The story presents us with ample opportunities for creative writing pieces, including poetry using our five senses about the Blitz, a newspaper report about the missing pilot, a debate and balanced argument about whether or not the villagers should help the German pilot and a letter home from an evacuee. I am really excited to see read what the children write.
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 !!!!!
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.
In Maths, the focus for this half term continues to be multiplication and division. We will be continuing with perimeter and area initially, before moving onto multiplying two digit numbers by two and three digit numbers.
Please keep up the fabulous work on Times Tables Rockstars! Osprey you can be a Rock God - just keep gigging!
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.
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!
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