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Osprey - Mr White (Year 4/5)

Welcome to Osprey Class

This page is intended to give you an overview of the routines in Year 4/5, together with useful information. We will also post photographs and examples of work throughout the year. We hope that you will find it useful.


Teaching Team

Class Teacher: Mr White

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hall,  Mrs Vernon and Miss Gregory

French: Mrs Pickford


This Term's Learning Adventure

We are learning through a new topic for the Autumn term called 'Lost In The Woods'. See our curriculum map in the link below to find out how we will be involving all curriculum areas.



Our PE day has changed for this year to two days: Wednesday and Thursday. However please make sure your child has their PE kits in everyday in case of timetable changes. Could all clothing also be clearly named to avoid anything getting lost. 




On Mondays the children will receive two pieces of homework, usually Maths and English, and they will have the week to complete it and hand it in. The homework is a good way of consolidating or extending their learning of the week or term.


Reading - Children are expected to read at least three times a week, with Reading Records being collected every Monday for checking.


Mental arithmetic - It is also vital that Mental Maths strategies, including learning their times tables, are rehearsed regularly.


Spellings - these are to be practised each week and tested on a Friday. To help your child's spelling development, please practise with them daily - 5 minutes should be enough - using the given spelling sheets which will be taken home on a Monday.

Orienteering - November 2017


Following on from their exciting adventures at Charterhouse, the Year 5s (and 4s) have been learning to read maps as part of their work in Geography. This topic has seen them draw maps, walk around and explore their local area (the village) and now find their way around an orienteering course set in the school grounds.


The children worked in pairs to read a map and locate 10 markers placed all over the school grounds. Co-operation was key, as well as orientating the map and remembering which direction to go.


Once at the marker, the children then used the orienteering stampers to show where they had been.


All in all, it was an exciting adventure for them all.

Science investigators - October 2017


As part of our work on Living Things and Their Habitats, the class went to the 'woodland area' in school to find animals in their habitats. We are conducting the great woodlice experiment to see which habitat woodlice prefer out of: water, lego, stones or wood and leaves. I wonder what we'll discover!

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Our work in gym - September 2017


So far this year, the children in Osprey Class have been honing their skills of balance, climbing and agility. The hall's large apparatus has been dusted off and is now back in use and the children love it. Safety first - three points of contact when climbing and being aware of others is all part of an active gym session with the climbing apparatus.

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Dragon sketching in PSHE - September 2017


We have been learning about Growth Mindset where children believe they can improve in everything they do. We worked through 3 (or more drafts) to improve our sketches of dragons. The progress was stunning. It goes to show that practice and belief is the key to progress.

Sunset Silhouettes - September 2017


Lost in the Woods artwork - these are sunset watercolour paints with tree silhouettes. The children experimented with colour mixing and various brushstrokes to achieve the desired effect. We think they're great.