St George's CE Primary School

Welcome to Osprey Class

Hopefully you can find all the information you need regarding Osprey Class. At the bottom of the page you will find a files list with copies of letters and homework. If you have any other information, please contact

Teaching Staff: Miss Walker, Mrs Knight and Miss Dixon


SWIMMING and PE Summer term

PE will be moving to Monday afternoons. Some pupils will be going swimming and some will be doing basketball with Mrs Knight. Please ensure your child brings the correct kit for the day.


Home readers and records need to be in school on Mondays and Tuesdays please.

Class Timetable

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays.

We enjoyed watching the actors and joining in to with A Midsummer Night's Dream at Mossley Hollins

We had a great time learning more about Islam at Ashton Central mosque.


We have had a lot of fun learning about MATERIALS this half term in Science.

Osprey Class had a fabulous time learning about Space at Jodrell Bank. Thank you to our extra helpers on the day!

Protect Our Planet Day 2022

To raise awareness about climate change, we joined in a live webinar all about protecting our planet. We watched a live stream from the RHS Sir David Attenburgh in Antarctica. 

Scientists from a research station based in Antarctica detailed how important their research is to identifying patterns in climate change and how this is used to predict future patterns.

Design and Technology: Seasonal food

Our topic has focused on seasonal food, highlighting the importance of sustainable choices and its impact on the environment. The children conducted food tasting sessions, visited Mossley 'organic' food shop to purchase seasonal food items and created their own balanced meals.  

Design and Technology: Food tasting lesson

We are learning about seasonal foods in Design and Technology and today, we had a food taster session. 

We tried a variety of seasonal foods, such as courgette, watermelon, radish, fennel, pumpkin, radish, sweet potato, grapes and plum tomato. 

We also tried a variety of Greek foods, such as olives, legumes (lentil soup and houmous), feta cheese and baklava.  

Ancient Greek Olympic Games

The city states of Athens, Sparta, Troy and Olympia competed against each other in four events from the Ancient Greek Olympic Games. 

Below you can see how well they did in the Stadion (running race), the Javelin and the Discus. 

When competing in the long jump, the Ancient Greeks would hold two large stones

in each hand to help propel their body forwards.

We decided to replicate this with cushions, which didn't work quite as well! 

The children measured each distance and recorded all their own results.   

Reading Expectations

In Y5, children are expected to read daily for at least 30 minutes at a time. They are encouraged to read a range of reading material including their favourite/current reading books from home as well as library books from school, colour banded books from the school's reading scheme, comics, newspapers and Rising Stars e-books. 

Each time a child reads, their reading record must be signed. For every 10 signatures, a raffle ticket will be issued for a chance to win our wonderful reading hampers.

Reading records are checked every Monday and as a minimum there should be 4 entries and a parents signature. 

Children will also be able to supplement their reading through TOP TEN READS and the WONDROUS BOOK CLUB!

Our current English text

To link to our Geography topic on Rainforests, we will be reading the Great Kapok Tree.  This story illustrates the dangers of deforestation and why we need to look after our planet. 

Fictional writing: A narrative using figurative language.

Non-fictional writing: Balanced argument about deforestation.

Our maths this half term

We will be covering:

Shape - understand and use degrees, classify, estimate, measure, draw and calculate angles.

Position and direction -  read and plot coordinates, problems solving, translation, lines of symmetry and reflection in horizontal and vertical lines.

Geography Learning Challenges

Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

LC1: Where are the world's rainforests?

LC2: What makes up the rainforest? 

LC3: What are the main features of a rainforest?

LC4: What is the Congo rainforest?

LC5: Why are rainforests being cut down?

LC6: Why is the Amazon rainforest so important? 



Science Learning Challenges

In Science  we will be asking "How different will you be when you’re as old as your grandparents?" which will complement our PSHE learning about Growing up and changing.

RE Learning Challenges


Understanding Christianity: What would Jesus do?

We will look at the text, the impact on believers and then finally make connections with our own lives.


Reading for 30 mins a day at least 4 times a week. 

Weekly Spelling homework (please see below).

Project Homework.


Each week ten spellings will be sent home for the children to practise for the spelling test the following week. They will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Friday.

Each spelling homework has 2 activities to complete: 

The first spelling activity is LOOK COVER WRITE CHECK.

The second activity is to write 10 sentences using the spellings. This will develop vocabulary and encourage correct application of the spellings learned. 


These spellings will be available on the class website at the start of each half term. 

Spelling Homework 21.4.23

Statutory Spellings 

Spelling Homework 12.5.23

Statutory spellings

Spelling Homework 28..4.23

Hyphenated Words

Spelling Homework 19.5.23

Silent Letters

Spelling Homework 5.5.23

Statutory spellings

Reading at home is very important in helping your child to learn new vocabulary and improve their spelling. Reading lets us explore new worlds and opens up our imagination.

Every child has been provided with their login details previously but if you have lost them please just ask. The link you will need to access Rising Stars is below. Our centre ID is 198939. .

Times Tables

By the end of year five the expectation is that all children will be confident with their times tables up to 12 x 12 including division facts. We will practise these at least three times a week during school. The children will need to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home for a least 10 minutes a day to practise these tables. All children have been provided with a login previously, but if you have lost it please don't hesitate to ask for a new one.

To access Times Tables Rock Stars please follow the link below and use the school postcode (OL5 OHT) to find our school.  

Websites and Useful Links

Google Classroom Link

Please use the link below when accessing online learning.

Our Curriculum Plan