We are absolutely blown away with the quality of homework projects we have received! It is clear a lot of effort has gone into these, well done everyone!
As we have been looking at the creation of bread in Design and Technology, we thought we’d have a go at baking ourselves. We were incredibly lucky to have a visit from Dom from Salthouse Bakery last week. The children made bread rolls, pitta breads and pizzas! We all had a fantastic time and everyone got their hands dirty kneading and moulding the dough. Thank you for an amazing experience!
On Monday, Ospreys welcomed pupils from Peregrines to our class, to try out the magnet games designed by Ospreys over the last few weeks. Peregrines were challenged to guide a boat with a magnet without touching it, to find their way through a haunted house without getting ghosts stuck to them; to follow a river without being bitten by piranhas; to guide pac man to safety without being trapped by a ghost; to catch numbered fish and place them on the correct number sentence. Each game was designed to teach something about magnets. Ospreys have worked well together in groups to bring their creative ideas into being, and Peregrines enjoyed playing the games.
Today Ospreys were visited by local artists Lorraine De Col and Susie Walker, to make butterfly sculptures for an art installation which will feature in Rodborough Hidden Gardens Project. We started by each making a caterpillar from recycled materials, tying strips of fabric around a foam body to form a multi coloured caterpillar. After break we were split into three groups, each with a different task: painting leaves and making flower stamen, making chrysalis cocoons, and decorating caterpillar eggs. After lunch everyone worked together to create butterflies, using translucent coloured layers stuck into a butterfly template. Ospreys had fantastic fun making all the sculptures, and also took time to draw some great caterpillar pictures. We are looking forward to seeing all our finished sculptures put together as an installation, which will be on display at Rodborough Church and then later at the Museum in the Park for the Festival of Nature.
Ospreys learnt how to make ginger beer on Tuesday. The children were divided into 3 groups with each group following a different recipe. After the beer had been made each one was tasted. The most popular recipe was the ‘Cheat’s Ginger Beer’ recipe however it wasn’t as popular as the mass produced one we also tried! We need to practise more!
Ospreys have made and decorated letters to make a special banner for Mrs Merriman. The banner will let everybody know when Mrs Merriman’s door is open or when Mrs Merriman is in a meeting. The children used many different techniques to make such a fantastic banner. Ospreys presented the banner to Mrs Merriman on Thursday.
Ospreys would like to thank Carolina for coming in to show how to make our special sewn Easter egg. We had lots of fun sewing the eggs and decorating the card inside. If you haven’t collected your fantastic Easter gift, they are in the office. Lots of lovely pictures below to show how much fun Ospreys had making the cards.
Ospreys had fun making sandwiches this morning. They had a choice of using brown or white bread, cheese,tomatoes, cucumber,salt and pepper. The children worked together in pairs, spreading butter,slicing cheese,cutting tomatoes and cucumber. Ospreys tucked into their sandwiches as an added treat. Fun pictures below showing the children making and enjoying their sandwiches.