Art: Mixed Media Fireworks Pictures

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Friday 17th November

Following on from writing poems about Bonfire Night in Literacy, in our Art lesson this week Ospreys used chalk pastels, paint, glue and glitter on black paper to create images of fireworks. Some pupils drew figures on paper first and then cut them out, in the style of the author and illustrator John Burningham, whose stories and pictures we studied earlier in the term. Pupils practiced smudging the coloured chalk to create the impression of movement and misty evening sky, before starting their finished piece. The addition of a sprinkle of glitter added a splash of sparkles to our artwork. Come and see them all displayed in Ospreys classroom!   

    
    
  
   

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Year 3/4 Archery Club

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 Friday 17th November

Several members of Ospreys Class come to archery club each Friday after school. Archery is a sport which requires concentration, control and perseverance. Pupils need to be able to focus their mind and relax their muscles in order to be consistent in hitting the target. It is great to see individual pupils improve their score and technique each week. This Friday, we had a contest between four teams, each with three archers. Well done to the victorious team, Teddy, Noah and Toby, who scored a combined score of 63 points from shooting 45 arrows.

  
   

P.E. – Tag Rugby

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Friday 17th November

We were lucky to have some sunshine today for our P.E. lesson on the school field after break. Ospreys warmed up with a game of Sharks; a game like Bulldogs, in which the Sharks have to grab the tags of the runners. After that, we split into four teams for mini-games of 7 a side tag rugby. After only two weeks, pupils are showing great progress in getting to grips with the tactics of the game, and we saw some brilliant running and tagging. Thank you to Aggie, who took all the rugby photos for the blog today.

  
    
 

Computing: Coding and Algorithms

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Thursday 16th November

Ospreys today logged on to code.org to continue progressing through levels of increasingly complicated problem solving activities, which require sequences of instructions to bring about a result. Pupils complete tasks by placing instructions, or commands, in an order, to programme a screen character to navigate their way through mazes, to collect objects or to draw a shape. Each pupil has their own log in and can continue from the level they were on the previous lesson.  

   

Religious Education: celebrating Hannukah

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Thursday 16th November

Ospreys today learned about the Jewish festival of Hannukah, which is celebrated during December. Miss Brooks told pupils about games and activities that Jewish children do for the celebrations. They made comparisons to the Hindu festival of light, Diwali, with the lighting of lamps, and also discussed the festivals and traditions that they celebrate at the same time of the year. 

  
   

Maths: Telling the Time

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Wednesday 15th November

Ospreys have been learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes this week. We have been looking at the different ways in which the time can be written, and have been learning about telling the time to the next hour. Today we did an activity with matching clocks, where digital time readings had to be matched to an analogue clock face.  

Science: Shoebox light investigation

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Monday 13th November

Ospreys today investigated what difference light made to what they could see. Pupils placed a cut out white cat with sparkly eyes inside a dark shoe box, to see what they would be able to see with varying amounts of light. Holes were made in the box, and a torch was used as a light source to shine through the holes. What part of the cat would they see first? Would they see the sparkly eyes without any light? Pupils were able to conclude that they could only see the cat  when light was reflecting off it.  
    

 

Spanish Cooking

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Four Ospreys today had their turn in the kitchen to prepare a Spanish tortilla omelette. We started by chopping onion and dicing potato. Four eggs were beaten, and a large pile of cheese was grated. We fried the onions, added the potato, then the eggs and cheese went into the pan, and the omelette was cooked. The boys all sat down to eat together and all helped to clear up afterwards.