Over the last couple of week’s, the children in Osprey have all had their five minutes of fame: a presentation to the class on a topic of their choice. They could choose to teach us something new, or share an interest of theirs. These skills and interests ranged from origami to musical instruments. Some even shared their Reading Journeys, just like the teachers did. Most produced a PowerPoint to accompany their presentation.
Today, in our Guided Reading session, we looked at a short film-clip and then discussed it. You can learn a lot about how an author draws in their audience by looking at film, because a screenwriter will use some of the same strategies. Seeing them visually helps the children to spot them more easily when reading them in a book.
We have been privileged to have had a lovely student, Miss Perry, with us every Wednesday for the last few months. Today was her last day with us and we will really miss her. She has helped us so much and we have really appreciated everything she has done for us. We wish her well and hope to see her again one day. Goodbye Miss Perry.
This week, some of us went outside to get familiar with equivalent fractions, with a challenge to use certain numbers. When we’d got a good grasp of how to do it, we went back to the rest of the group and set them the same challenge! Some of our numbers got quite large – it really got our brains ticking over!
We have been weaving this week – just like the Anglo Saxons! At times, we found this very tricky! However, we have persevered and here are the finished versions:
Here is this week’s reading tip. Thank you all for your dedication. 90.6% of Osprey class read at home this week. Let’s see if we can get that to 100%!
Today the children made an Italian focaccia bread and decorated their little loaf with rosemary leaves. The smell emanating from the kitchen was incredible and the children were really pleased with the results. If you would like to try it at home, here is the recipe: