In Maths lessons this week, Ospreys have been using their knowledge of place value to add together two and three digit numbers. We also learned how to easily add near multiples of ten, such as 9, 19, and 49, by adding on 10, then taking away 1. Pupils made excellent progress with this, and next week we will look at subtracting near multiples of ten using a similar strategy.
Ospreys continue to make impressive progress with Maths Passports this term. This week we have two more pupils, whose hard work on their Passport homework tasks has paid off, and sees them moving up to the next continent. Well done both of you!
Four weeks ago I bought a series of books for Ospreys Class, written by former England footballer, Frank Lampard. The set, comprised of eleven books, tells of the adventures of Frankie, and his magic football, which takes him to a different world in each story. The set of books came with a free Frankie’s Magic Football kit bag, and so I set the challenge that the first person who could read all eleven books, recorded correctly in their reading log, and successfully answer questions on the stories, would receive the kit bag as a prize.
Well done to this Osprey, pictured here with his new Frankie kit bag, who was the first to read all eleven adventures!
Well done to our most recent groups of Ospreys pupils who have met the challenge to complete all the targets on their Maths Passport continent within the time limit. All of these pupils will now move on to begin working to master a new set of targets.
On Wednesday, 14th November, Ospreys class walked along the cycle track to visit The Church of the Annunciation, in Woodchester, where the first ever war memorial, erected in 1916, still stands. The Wayside cross bears the names of 144 people who died in WWI, and was started during the War. We learned about the history of the Wayside Cross, and were shown pictures of crowds gathered at its opening in 1916.
We then walked through the churchyard, and found many War Commission graves for soldiers from both world wars. Pupils were then shown around the inside of the church, which was built by the Leigh family, who also owned nearby Woodchester Mansion. Finally, we all said a big ‘Thankyou!’ to Mrs. Bethel, who volunteered her time to welcome us to this beautiful and unique church.
Well done to everyone from Gastrells who played a great friendly match against Callowell School after today. The whole team made a gallant effort, but were four nil down at half time following some great individual goals from Callowell. Excellent defending and goalkeeping kept the score line down in the second half, and a goal from Gastrells finally came five minutes before the end.