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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’

Osprey - Mrs Meyers & Mrs Crowe (Year 5)

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Osprey Class



Welcome to the Osprey Class page for the year 2023-2024.


We have a really exciting year ahead and can't wait to share with you all the brilliant things that we have been doing! 


Our Staff

Get in touch with Mrs Meyers:

If you have any questions/ concerns/ queries, Mrs Meyers is available after school Monday-Thursday or via the contact form below. She will try to respond as quickly as possible, and within two working days but if it is an urgent matter, please pass your message on to Miss Touchin in the office.


Our Classroom Routines



Spellings will be given out on a Monday and will consist on spellings that the children will be working on during the week. They will be tested on these spellings the following Friday. 


Times tables homework will be given out on a Monday. These are the times tables that we are rehearsing in class that week. These are tested daily in class.


Reading records should be in school every day so that we can write in them when we read with the children. Reading records will be checked for home reading daily. Children should be reading at home every day. If children cannot, or have not read, they will be given the opportunity to catch up on their reading with Mr Clark during break time.  If you have trouble with home reading, please see Mrs Meyers who may be able to offer some suggestions as to how to help this.



Our PE days will be on a Monday and Friday and will be with Mrs Williams and Ms Hellyer. These sessions will be both inside and outside (weather permitting). Please ensure that children are wearing their PE kits to school on both Mondays and Fridays and have any long hair tied back/ a hair bobble to tie their own hair back.



Our first topic this year is:




Our first topic is all about Bridgwater Carnival! We will be learning about the history of carnival and why it is so important to our local town. We will be thinking about light and sound and how these work to enable us to see and hear the carnival carts. We will also be learning about electricity and what type of circuits are used aboard the carts. We will think about where people travel from and use our geographical skills to place these on a map. In our English, we will be writing non-chronological reports on our favourite carts.



Our spelling foci for this term can be found below. It is very important children learn their spellings at home, to embed the learning we are doing at school.



In writing, we are learning about non-chronological reports and looking at the book 'Cool Architecture' by Simon Armstrong. We will learn a variety of skills which we then will apply to our own non-chronological report about our favourite carnival cart. Our grammar learning will be embedded in our writing lessons this year.



Our reading focus changes every week and thinks about the different types of questions we can be asked to ensure comprehension of what we have read. We use Complete Comprehension as our scheme of work. The children should be used to the following question types.





At Westonzoyland, we follow Hamilton Brooke's scheme of work for Mathematics. The Autumn Term overview can be found below.

It is very important that the children truly understand each objective and because of this, the blocks may last longer than suggested above. Alongside the objectives, we will also be working on our fluency of the four operations and our times table knowledge.


We are using Times Table Rock Stars to practise our times tables. Look in your child's reading record for their log in details. Watch this space to find out more about class and school competitions!



Thursday 9th November 

Today we have been learning about the Hindu festival Diwali, which takes place in Autumn. This festival is also known as the festival of light, celebrating and welcoming goodness. We discussed what happens during this 5 day festival such as present giving, fireworks, cleaning of houses and decorating beautiful Rangoli patterns and Mandalas. We also introduced the story of Rama and Sita. We then produced our own Mandala, everyone was tasked with dividing their circle into 1/8s or 1/4s to support us in being as symmetrical as possible.



In English, we have been researching carnival and describing carnival carts from previous years.

In Yoga, we have practiced our sun salutations, learned about our skeleton and enjoyed our relaxation session at the end.

In PE, we have been doing invasion games and practicing our dribbling and passing skills.