Literacy: Non-Chronological Reports

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This week in literacy we have been learning about the features of non-chronological report writing, and have written a report about Gloucestershire, linked to our Geography lesson on Monday. Our writing targets focused on using subheadings and paragraphs to organise and present factual information about the county.   

   

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Science: Reflective Light

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In science this week Ospreys have been investigating how light reflects. The Brilliant Bag Company have asked the children to test different materials to find out which is the most reflective for a school book bag. This is very important to make sure drivers can see children in the dark mornings and evenings over the next few months! The children made a scientific prediction after looking at the materials and then made a reflection tester using a torch and piece of card. After investigating the materials children ranked them from most to least reflective and completed questions on why they chose that material. The children agreed that metallic and fluorescent yellow card were much better at reflecting light compared to black paper and brown fabric. The children also recognised that reflective materials are usually smooth whilst rough surfaces do not reflect light well. 
   
 

Art: Mixed Media Fireworks Pictures

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Friday 17th November

Following on from writing poems about Bonfire Night in Literacy, in our Art lesson this week Ospreys used chalk pastels, paint, glue and glitter on black paper to create images of fireworks. Some pupils drew figures on paper first and then cut them out, in the style of the author and illustrator John Burningham, whose stories and pictures we studied earlier in the term. Pupils practiced smudging the coloured chalk to create the impression of movement and misty evening sky, before starting their finished piece. The addition of a sprinkle of glitter added a splash of sparkles to our artwork. Come and see them all displayed in Ospreys classroom!   

    
    
  
   

Year 3/4 Archery Club

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 Friday 17th November

Several members of Ospreys Class come to archery club each Friday after school. Archery is a sport which requires concentration, control and perseverance. Pupils need to be able to focus their mind and relax their muscles in order to be consistent in hitting the target. It is great to see individual pupils improve their score and technique each week. This Friday, we had a contest between four teams, each with three archers. Well done to the victorious team, Teddy, Noah and Toby, who scored a combined score of 63 points from shooting 45 arrows.

  
   

P.E. – Tag Rugby

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Friday 17th November

We were lucky to have some sunshine today for our P.E. lesson on the school field after break. Ospreys warmed up with a game of Sharks; a game like Bulldogs, in which the Sharks have to grab the tags of the runners. After that, we split into four teams for mini-games of 7 a side tag rugby. After only two weeks, pupils are showing great progress in getting to grips with the tactics of the game, and we saw some brilliant running and tagging. Thank you to Aggie, who took all the rugby photos for the blog today.

  
    
 

Computing: Coding and Algorithms

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Thursday 16th November

Ospreys today logged on to code.org to continue progressing through levels of increasingly complicated problem solving activities, which require sequences of instructions to bring about a result. Pupils complete tasks by placing instructions, or commands, in an order, to programme a screen character to navigate their way through mazes, to collect objects or to draw a shape. Each pupil has their own log in and can continue from the level they were on the previous lesson.