Welcome to Ospreys class I'm Miss Howard and I am the class teacher. Miss Gazzard and Mrs Bowen also work in Ospreys class.
Our main topic for this term is ‘Survival of the Fittest’ with the focus being on Science. In Spring 1, we will learn about the names and functions of the parts of a plant. We will learn about the process of pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal. In Spring 2, we will learn about living things and animals. We will understand the food chain process and what living things need to survive and their habitats.
For our hook for this term, the children will design and make a shoebox garden. We will think about how gardens can help with supporting our mental health and include a space for this.
For our hook in Spring 2, we will be learning important life skills at SkillZone! We are hoping to take part in a mega assault course which will come into school!
In English we will start off by writing an explanation text to explain the process of plants. We will look up traditional tales like Jack and the Beanstalk and change the well-known story into a Twisted Tale. We will write 2 different forms of poetry: a haiku and acrostic poem. We will write a recount of our time at SkillZone and write instructions alongside using SAM Labs.
In Computing, we will learn to use the coding software called Scratch. We will create a moving animation of a plant growing. In Spring 2, we will use SAM Labs software to create a flip book to show food chains.
In Music, we learn about the different musical elements like tempo, pitch, pulse etc. We will also learn about the musical notations.
In PSHE, we will learn about mental and physical health. We will also learn about personal change.
In the Spring term, our P.E days will be a Monday and Wednesday. Children will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on these days (they will not change during the school day). Please ensure children wear appropriate clothing for PE, weather dependent. Please make sure your child comes to school in warm PE clothes as we will be outside for some lessons. In Spring 2 we will be swimming on a Wednesday afternoon. Children will need to come to school with a towel and appropriate swimming wear (swimming costume/trunks) in a bag.
Homework has been set on Seesaw. Children can complete all their homework on Seesaw and send it to me to be approved. You can support your child by listening to them read regularly and helping them learn their times tables and weekly spellings.
Children receive rewards for completed homework tasks and when an adult signs their reading record to let us know they have read at home. They will also receive a raffle ticket and be entered into our reading raffle competition where they can win a prize at the end of term!
Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables for their year group: Y3: x2, x10, x5, x3, x4 and x8, Y4: all x tables up to 12 x 12.
We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.