Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ospreys’ visit to Gloucester Mosque and Cathedral


Monday 29th January

Ospreys had a very busy day on Monday, learning all about two contrasting places of worship. We were first welcomed to Masjid E Noor Mosque, where the Imam told us about the importance of daily prayer for Muslims. We were shown around the Wudu wash rooms, and then got to try on some Islamic clothing accessories, with headscarves, long cotton shirts and hats. After leaving the Mosque, we walked through the centre of Gloucester to the cathedral. We split into groups to do different activities. We learned about remembrance and prayer and made clay candle holders. We looked at story portrayed on the altar and made silver communion chalices. We thought about worship and looked in detail at a modern stained glass window. We learned about Christian pilgrimage and each made a badge. Thankyou to all the volunteers at the Mosque and cathedral, who helped to give us such a fantastic day!


Ospreys’ visit to Forest Green Rovers’ New Lawn Stadium


Friday 26th January

Ospreys had an exciting day at Forest Green on Friday! We started by thinking about the food we eat and where it comes from. Pupils were set the task of designing three meals for someone following a vegan diet. Next we did some dribbling practice, and played a game in teams, collecting as many footballs as possible for your team. After lunch we were shown around the stadium, looking at all the environmentally friendly features of the site, such as the electric car charging pumps, solar roof panels, water recycling, and the automated mow-bot. We looked at the model for the planned new stadium, and we also visited the first team dressing room and found out about the ice bath. After that we met Rovers’ keeper, Sam Russell, who signed our FGR shirts and certificates. We had our photo taken with Sam and the Vanarama trophy. Finally we said a big thankyou to everyone at Forest Green for such an interesting and fun day.

Literacy and Computing: persuasive writing posters using MS Publisher


Ospreys have been looking at the different kinds of language used in advertising, which aims to persuade people to buy a product. Pupils each chose a toy they would like to have, and wrote a piece of persuasive writing, aiming to convince someone that they should buy it for them. We then transferred our writing into a Publisher document, using tools to add images and format the text.

Art & Literacy: The Diary of Outstanding Ospreys!


Friday 12th January

In our Art lesson this week, Ospreys looked at the art work of the children’s author and illustrator Liz Pichon, who created the Tom Gates stories. Liz Pichon uses doodle style pictures and decorated text to illustrate the stories of Tom Gates. Ospreys watched some clips of her at work, before having a go at creating their own illustrated cover page for the diary recount they have been writing in literacy this week. The recounts will have an alliterative title, e.g. ‘The Diary of a Bubbly Boy’, and will recount a whole day, as remembered by each pupil.