Microsoft Teams

In an effort to reduce how much paper goes between school and home, every week the children will receive their spellings and maths passports via Microsoft Teams. The children were given a letter yesterday which had their individual logins and a short ‘how to’ guide.

In the event that for whatever reason children have to access home learning, then it will also be put onto Teams.

If you have any questions/concerns then please do contact me.

Miss Grace


Skillzone Trip

The children will be bringing a letter home regarding a trip to Skillzone in Gloucester which will be taking place next week. Please ensure that you read and return the permission slip by Monday.

Due to Covid-19 we can’t take the whole class in one trip, the letter will let you know whether your child will be going on Tuesday 24th or Thursday 26th November.


Spellings and Maths Passport

The class were sent home today with details of their spelling groups and the maths passport target that they are working towards. They also had a paper copy of their spellings and the maths passport sheet, I’ve attached copies of these below in case your child loses it.


Spellings (prefixes mis- un- and dis-)/Homework 6th Nov


For the maths task this week, I would like all the children to log on to Times Table Rock Stars and play for 20 minutes. I’d recommend that this time be split up across the week into sessions of 5 minutes rather than doing the whole 20 minutes in one go. The children will be given their logins again tomorrow to bring home.

Any problems, please let me know.

Miss Grace



Dear Parents/ Carers,

As we mentioned to many of you in the parent meetings, we will be starting to give the children spellings to learn and a maths based task alongside their reading books every Friday. We ask that you help support your child with these tasks. Spellings will be tested in class the Friday after the children were given them.

The children will be given a paper copy of their homework and it will also be put on the Ospreys blog.

If you have any queries regarding reading books or homework, please email us:

Miss Richardson (Mon-Wed): srichardson@gastrells.gloucs.sch.uk 

Miss Grace (Wed-Fri): kgrace@gastrells.gloucs.sch.uk

Kind regards,

Miss Grace & Miss Richardson