Literacy

Poetry Homework

Ospreys’ homework task for next week is to learn by a heart a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Children have been given a choice of two poems, and should choose one to learn, to recite it in class in the week beginning Monday 24th June. Those pupils who feel confident enough will recite their choice of poem in our class assembly at the end of this month.

Literacy

Literacy: the story of the journey of a river

Ospreys started this term in Literacy by reading stories about the journey of a river, from the source high in the mountains to the mouth where it meets the sea. Pupils were able to use all the learning we have done in our topic work about water and the environment, our workshop with Severn Trent Water, our visit to Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, and our learning about rock formation and erosion in Science. We made a story map of the different stages in the course of a river, using adventurous adjectives to describe each stage. We then worked together to make a ‘Magpie’ word bank of useful verbs, adjectives, adverbs and descriptive phrases we could use in our writing. We then worked together to write a shared starting paragraph on the whiteboard, before setting out to each write our own river recount.

DT, Literacy, Maths

Making Sandwiches

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.