World Awareness

Poupou art

We had a great morning with Becky today, learning about the Poupou’s from New Zealand- thank you so much for coming in! Take a look at our work…

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Maths

More maths success!

We had a whopping SEVEN children move up maths passports today! As well as this, the whole class submitted some of their best work, showing heaps of improvement. Well done to everyone!

DT

The Great Bread Bake Off

As we have been looking at the creation of bread in Design and Technology, we thought we’d have a go at baking ourselves. We were incredibly lucky to have a visit from Dom from Salthouse Bakery last week. The children made bread rolls, pitta breads and pizzas! We all had a fantastic time and everyone got their hands dirty kneading and moulding the dough. Thank you for an amazing experience!

DT, Other fun stuff we get up to..., Science

Magnet Games with Peregrines

On Monday, Ospreys welcomed pupils from Peregrines to our class, to try out the magnet games designed by Ospreys over the last few weeks. Peregrines were challenged to guide a boat with a magnet without touching it, to find their way through a haunted house without getting ghosts stuck to them; to follow a river without being bitten by piranhas; to guide pac man to safety without being trapped by a ghost; to catch numbered fish and place them on the correct number sentence. Each game was designed to teach something about magnets. Ospreys have worked well together in groups to bring their creative ideas into being, and Peregrines enjoyed playing the games.

Art, Science

Butterfly Art Installation at Rodborough Church

On Wednesday morning Ospreys walked to Rodborough Church to see the finished art installation featuring the butterflies, caterpillars, and eggs that the children made a couple of weeks ago, with local artists Susie Walker and Lorraine de Col. Susie and Lorraine have used models made by pupils in Gastrells and Rodborough Schools, to create a giant mobile, suspended from the church ceiling above a sculpture of a cowslip flower, The whole colourful installation is made from recycled materials, and is part of this year’s RodBorough Hidden Gardens Project. We were all really impressed with the giant installation, and Ospreys were excited to see where their own personal caterpillars and butterflies had been used. As you can see, the children’s work brought lots of Summer colour to the church. The whole installation will be moved to the Museum in the Park later in the Summer, to feature in the Festival of Nature.

Literacy

Poetry Homework

Ospreys’ homework task for next week is to learn by a heart a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Children have been given a choice of two poems, and should choose one to learn, to recite it in class in the week beginning Monday 24th June. Those pupils who feel confident enough will recite their choice of poem in our class assembly at the end of this month.