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Ospreys Homework

There is no project or topic homework to be handed in next week (W/E 29/03/19). Pupils just have spellings to learn and a Maths Passport practice test sheet to complete. However, all children should read through the whole of our play script again, to be confident with their own lines and also to be familiar with those of pupils who might be ill for any of our performances next week. Performances for parents and families are on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.

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Art: Abstract Geometric, Kandinsky and Mondrian.

In our Art lesson today, Ospreys discussed paintings from the artists Mondrian and Kandinsky. Both artists developed styles of abstract art using geometric shapes and bold, bright colours. Pupils discussed the idea of abstract art, and discussed the qualities of different pictures by the two artists. Pupils then got started on their own abstract pictures, sketching geometrical shapes and lines, and then applying colour with chalk pastels. Next week, we will look at similar abstract images before finishing our own pictures.

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R.E.: Islam

Ospreys’ current R.E. Topic is Islam, and today pupils have been learning about the Muslim place of worship: the Mosque. Ospreys read together about the main ideas and practices of the Muslim faith, and looked at what happens inside a mosque. Pupils learned about the special architectural features and arabesque decoration used on mosques, before making their own sketch of a minaret and dome towered building.

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Literacy and Art: The Legend of the Sword in the Stone

Ospreys have been learning about the stories of King Arthur, and how the young King pulled a sword from a huge stone enchanted by Merlin the Wizard. Pupils have begun writing their own Kenning poem to describe a sword, focusing on writing with adventurous adjectives. A kenning is a short poem that describes an object without naming it, and was first used by Norse vikings. Ospreys will type their poems up as a Word document, and then place the poem next to an illustration of a sword. In our Art lesson, we started our pictures by studying the designs of different types of medieval sword, looking at decorated hilts and blades, before creating a sketch which focussed on the details of a sword. The finished poems and paintings will soon be on display outside Ospreys classroom.

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Science: Rocks, Fossils and Soils

In our Science this week, Ospreys went out into the school grounds to take soil samples from different areas. Each pupil half filled a glass jar with soil, and then filled the whole jar with water. The sample was shaken up to separate the different materials in the soil. Over the next couple of weeks, pupils will be able to observe the samples settling into of different layers, with stones and sand sinking to the bottom. Ospreys described the investigation and made predictions about what materials in the soil would sink or float.

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World Book Day

Ospreys today came to school dressed as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. As you can see, we had some great costumes and characters. Can you see Harry Potter and Ron Weasley? Where’s Wally? Mary Poppins? Alice in Wonderland? Pippi Longstockings? Honey the Hogger? The Worst Witch? Room on the Broom? Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Toothless the Dragon?

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Moving Up in Maths Passports!

Well done this week to our two cross continental travellers in Ospreys, who completed all their written questions in the time limit, and were then able to answer quick fire verbal questions to show they had truly mastered their targets. Thanks also to the parents who have supported these two in learning their tables so well at home; they were both very confident.

Fantastic work both of you!