The Year 5s and Year 3s combined made up our new group of ‘Space Voyagers’ this week whilst the year 4s were having a great time at camp.
It really was a privilege to see such maturity and kindness from the year 5s, who welcomed the year 3s and showed them the Osprey ropes!
They had lots of fun researching and making the solar system then presenting their findings to the class. We also looked at how rockets worked with particular interest in Saturn V and the moon landings. They enjoyed recreating rockets out of K’Nex and evaluating their and their peers engineering skills. On top of all this they managed to cram in a rugby session- phew! What a fun filled couple of days- well done ‘Space Voyagers!’
Osprey had a fantastic science session today, where they had the chance to learn about the relative size of the solar system.
The budding Buzz Aldrins had fun recreating the solar system out of dough as accurately as they could. They then presented their models to other groups. The children were astonished to find, after finishing, that the Sun takes up 99% of the mass in the solar system so the majority of the dough should have been used for that!
The astronomers were brilliant at re-evaluating their models when presented with this information- a brilliant scientific skill. Well done Osprey!
Please follow the link below to watch a fantastic video about making a scale model of the solar system.
Scaled solar system
This week’s Head Teacher Awards go to Faith and Tom for their amazing writing! They have been writing a setting description for a Stone Age story and have been focusing on how to paint a picture for the reader. We hope you like the atmosphere they have both managed to create! We certainly would like to visit these lovely places!
Faith has thought carefully about using expanded noun phrases and has included some excellent personification too. Well done, Faith.
Tom has carefully chosen the words he has used in his description to add specific details and his use of prepositions helps us to form a really clear picture in our minds. Excellent work, Tom.
Well done, Team Osprey!! Let’s keep up the excellent writing going on in our classroom!
Here are some facts and theories about the Stone Age period…
There were two types of Stone Age people: the hunters and the gatherers.
There is a theory that men can see things further away and women can see things much closer to them. This could be because the cave men used to search the horizon to help them hunt and the cave women were keeping an eye on the children in their homes. This could explain why mums can find our homework in our messy bedrooms in Nano-seconds when we have been looking for 5 hours!
As time went on, Stone Age tools and shelters improved.
They told stories through cave art and paintings instead of words.
They started using fire regularly for everyday use during the Stone Age for warmth, light and cooking.
They killed animals for food.
They skinned animals for clothes and shelter-building.
This is just a small portion of what we have learned so far. You will hear about all this, and much more, at our class celebration at the end of term!
Thanks for reading!
From Osprey Class 😉
It’s award time again! The Head Teacher Awards this week go to Isobel and Harvey for being amazing Ospreys and tackling their learning head-on!
Isobel has a fantastic attitude to her learning. She is committed at all times and shows real diligence. She is able to manage distractions and focus on the task in hand. Well done, Isobel.
Harvey had some brilliant ideas in English this week and came up with some really descriptive sentences to go with our Stone Age writing. He used interesting vocabulary and drew the reader in with his creativity. Excellent work, Harvey!
Keep up the good work, everyone.
Well done to all of the children who put themselves forward as a potential candidate for the school council. You were all very well prepared and it was great to hear your views on how you would represent your peers, ensuring their views would be heard.
A particular well done to Isobel and Louie, who had the majority votes. We have every faith in you guys to do an amazing job as the Osprey School councillors this year!
The first Head Teacher Awards for this new academic year go to three children who have all been shining examples of how to be an excellent friend to the newest members of Osprey class this week.
Jake, Kierlun and Nate have welcomed them into our class with warmth, empathy and kindness, ‘showing them the ropes’ and playing with them at break times. It has been such a pleasure to see these three show such compassion and maturity.
Well done boys; a big kitty ‘thumbs up’ to you all!