Friday 5th January
Ospreys this week began limbering up for Gymnastics. Pupils were shown some simple balances and movements to start with, and began sequencing these into a routine. We practiced forward rolls and our more advanced gymnasts even demonstrated cartwheels.
Friday 15th December
Well done to our three Ospreys who successfully moved on the next continent in the final Maths Passport mental recall test of the Autumn Term. A Headteacher’s Award deservedly went to one pupil, who worked super hard at home, and even asked to complete a test during break time on Wednesday, to race through North America in less than a month! Fantastic!
Wednesday 13th December
In Ospreys’ R.E. lesson today, Miss Brooks told the class about the Christmas tradition of Christingel. Pupils learned about the origins of Christingel, and what the different parts of the Christingel orange represent.
Wednesday 13th December
The final phase of construction for our Roman Aqueducts was completed today, with Ospreys pupils putting together the card pieces to make the pillars and arches of their aqueducts. Once the building was done, pupils painted on the water below the arches, and then the channel of water carried by the aqueduct, with some finishing touches to add to the illusion of water. They will be on show outside Ospreys classroom until the end of the week, so please drop in and have a look.
Well done to all the pupils who represented the school in our home football match against Randwick School. It was still a close match at half time, but two second half goals from Gastrells secured a comfortable 4:2 home victory.
Topic and R.E Thursday, 7th December
Today Ospreys set off from school for a drizzly walk to Rodborough Church. We arrived to be met by Reverend Peter Francis, the vicar of the Church, who told us about how Christmas is celebrated in the church. We then explored inside and outside the church, to answer a questionnaire about the architectural features of the building, such as the tower, gothic arches, and stained glass windows. We learned about the special window at the church, dedicated to the memory of Reverend Audrey, the author of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories. We thanked the vicar for a really interesting visit, before setting off back to school in time for lunch.
Wednesday, 6th December
Ospreys have been learning about early constructions in our Topic work about architecture, and following on from a lesson about Roman arches, we today started making models of a Roman aqueduct. We looked at images of aqueducts and learned about how Romans built aqueducts to carry fresh water to the expanding populations of the cities of the empire. We then set about cutting up cardboard boxes, painting card to look like stone, and marking on brickwork patterns. Most of us managed to erect our three arches today. In our lesson next week we will be putting on the pillars, painting water and adding the final details.