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 osprey@st-georges-tameside.sch.uk 

Teaching Staff: Miss Walker, Mrs Knight and Miss Dixon

Class Timetable

PE will be on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure all children have their PE kits in school. 

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 History topic, on Ancient Greece, we will be reading a collection of Greek Myths, identifying typical features and focusing on mythical characters. 

Fictional writing: Narrative of Theseus and the Minotaur retold from the perspective of the character Ariadne. 

Our maths this half term

We will be covering:

Place Value - reading, writing, partitioning, comparing, ordering and rounding numbers up to 1,000,000

Addition and Subtraction - adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits, using the inverse, finding missing numbers and solving multi-step word problems

 

History Learning Challenges

Who were the Ancient Greeks?

What was different about life in Sparta and Athens?

Would you have enjoyed being an Olympian?

Who were the Greek Gods?

What would be served at a feast?

What did the Ancient Greeks eat?

Can I identify similarities of Ancient Greek and Roman life?

Who was Alexander the Great?

Science Learning Challenges

Can you label and name all the forces acting on the objects?

How long does a pendulum swing for before it stops?

How does the surface area of an object affect the time it takes to sink?

What can we learn from Archimedes?

What is a lever?

How do pulleys help us?

Why are forces important?

RE Learning Challenges

  Can I identify different types of biblical text using technical terms?

Can I identify Christian ideas about God using theological terms?

How do Christians demonstrate what they believe about God?

How do Christians put their beliefs into practice in worship?

Do Christian ideas about God being holy and loving make a difference in the world today?

Homework

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

Weekly Spelling homework (please see below).

Project Homework.

Spelling

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 10.9.22

Numbers

Spelling Homework 1.10.22

Words that derive from Greek etymology

Spelling Homework 17.9.22

To pluralise nouns ending in 'y'

Verbs ending in 'y'

Spelling Homework 8.10.22

Double consonants

Spelling Homework 23.10.22

Homophones 2

Spelling Homework 24.9.22

To pluralise nouns ending in 'fe'

To pluralise nouns ending in 'o'

Spelling Homework 15.10.22

Homophones

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.

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fCourseHome.aspx%3fcsid%3d9781510417700&csid=9781510417700 .

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.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/2568  

Websites and Useful Links

Google Classroom Link

Please use the link below when accessing online learning.
https://smartlogin.realsmart.co.uk/smartlogin/launchpad

Our Curriculum Plan