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Maths Passport Movers!

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!

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Roman Aqueducts

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.

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Visit to Rodborough Church of St. Mary Magdalen

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.

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Roman Aqueducts

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.

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Computing: Using Microsoft Publisher for Persuasive Writing

Tuesday 5th December

In Literacy this week, Ospreys have been planning a piece of writing, aiming to persuade someone that they should buy a particular toy. We have looked at the language used in advertising, and put together magpie word banks of useful words and phrases to use in our own writing. Over the next week we will be making and editing persuasive advertising posters using Publisher. In this afternoon’s lesson, we each opened a Publisher document and familiarised ourselves with the tools and commands, to see what you could do with it.

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Maths: Times Table Rock Stars

Friday 1st December

How fast can you recall times tables answers?

Ospreys were put to the test this Friday as they got set up on Times Tables Rock Stars. Each pupil registered on the new maths app, using the iPads, creating an avatar and rock star name, before rocking their times tables. The app is designed to help pupils to develop the speed of their maths recall in a fun way, progressing up levels as you play, collecting accessories and moving up in rankings. Pupils can also access the app from home if they wish to build up their TT Rock Star profile.

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P.E. – Tag Rugby

Friday 1st December

Ospreys went out onto the field on a wintry, chilly fingered Friday afternoon. We warmed up with some races across the field, before dividing into four teams, for two matches of tag rugby. This week, we used different teams to develop teamwork and passing play. Pupils are showing great progress in running with the ball and linking together passing.