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Multi-Cultural Week - Tie dying t-shirts
As part of our theme this week, the children took it in turns to work as a group to tie-dye a white t-shirt with Mrs Thomas. The t-shirts have gone to be washed and will dry over half term. We can't wait to see them...
Multi-Cultural week - The Day of the Dead Masks
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In recognition of this we have begun to make our own masks, we designed them first on paper, then sketched them out in pencil, ready for painting...
Multi-Cultural Week - Mufaro's beautiful daughter's - an african tale
We read the story Mufuro's beautiful daughter's, which is an african tale about two sisters who want to marry the king in the city. The daughters are very different - one kind and selfless, the other rude and selfish. We linked the story to Cinderella as the main character didn't have very much but was an honest, kind person who won the king's heart in the end because of her actions. The tale is based in Zimbabwe, therefore we discussed their culture, clothing, when it was built and their flag and what each part represents.
Multi-Cultural Week - Dance
As part of multi-cultural week, we had a dance teacher come into school and teach the children a dance - we did some samba to music from High School Musical. In class, before we participated, we discussed the importance that dance has in many cultures with rituals, celebrations and festivals as a way express themselves.
Multi-Cultural Week - Ancient Egyptians
To begin our special week celebrating and learning about the mulit-cultural world we live in, Osprey class concentrated on the Ancient Egyptains. Claire Ollitt came from Liverpool University, who is an Egyptologist, to share her experiences and knowledge on Tutankhamun's tomb and who and when it was discovered. Later on in the day, we discussed what we'd learnt and learnt about other traditions the Ancient Egyptains had, which in some parts are still part of their culture today.
Our Autobiographies by Annabelle, Tyler, TJ and Francis
Here are three examples from Annabelle, Tyler, TJ and Francis of their autobiography about their life so far. Having read 'Boy - Tale of Childhood', which is Roald Dahl sharing stories about his childhood, we wrote out own thinking about our childhood and education so far, as well as what we want for our future.
Boy - Tales of Childhood display
As part of our work on Roald Dahl, the children wrote a letter in role, as him, to his mother about the true events that occurred whilst he attended a boarding school called St. Peter's in 1925.
On the 9th October, Osprey joined the rest of the school, with our whole school's harvest donation at church to celebrate Harvest Mass. The food collection was presented on the altar as a gift and taken to the food bank to help support fmailies in our community in need afterwards.
The children today, in French, used a bilingual dictionary to decode sentences in French, into English about our local area.
Move and Learn - food groups
Continuing our work with Caroline from Fleetwood Town, on our Move and Learn project, the children had to arrange the food into the right category on the food plate.
Young Writers' Competition
Well done to these children for successfully have their writing chosen to be published in a book! They entered the Young Writer's competition with Mrs Davids last academic year and these children's work will appear in the book alongside other children who have been chosen from other schools.
Maths - ordering positive and negative numbers
This week in Maths, we have been learning about positive and negative numbers, being able to complete sequences, compare numbers using < and >, as well as handle negative numbers in context with temperature and money. The children had to order the numbers, written by their peers, either in ascending or descending order.
Atlas Work - locating and identifying cities
This half term, Osprey Class are studying the United Kingdom. We have been concentrating on our map reading skills, using the atlases to identify and locate the countries which make up the UK and their capital, counties and cities.
Move and Learn - Fleetwood Town
In our Move and Learn P.E session with Caroline from Fleetwood Town, we discussed three keys words which are important in specific sports: flexibility, stamina and strength and which sports required these. We took our our theory outside and tested these skills and what we could do to improve them.
Class Mass - Wednesday 18th September
This week, Year 4/5 went to church to celebrate Mass. This was the first time some of the children were expected to read. Tyler, Gracie, Annabelle, Maisie, Oliver, Francis and Alex all did a superb job with having the courage to read in front of the rest of their class and the congregation. The read really well and the class followed mass on the mass cards and joined in with all the responses.
It was our week to go to the library and get set up with our cards and to choose our first book. The enjoyed learning about the facilities that Fleetwood Library have to offer with lego club, using the computers, ordering books online as well as getting ebooks. Next half term, Osprey Class will attend the library every Friday afternoon.
Using our class Prayer Wall
In Osprey Class, we have our own prayer wall as part of our worship area. The children are welcome to add a ribbon to represent a prayer at a time they wish but in particular during our prayer and liturgy time. We have STOP and pray theme - S is for sorry, T is for thanksgiving, O is for others and P is for peace. They choose the ribbon to match their prayer and add it to our wall whilst having reflection time with God.
The 'Birdman' came to visit
On Monday 9th September, the 'Birdman' came to visit the school to show us some his birds of prey. KS2 had an assembly where he shard information about the birds and their job as a predator. The birds flew around the hall and returned when called. Some children even took the opportunity to have their picture taken with one of the birds. This was a great visit and even more important with each class being named after birds of prey this year.
Nelson Mandela - Art Project
To begin our year together, Osprey Class discussed the qualities we will show this year so we can be a team and everyone can be happy. One of the qualities we discuss was acceptance. Accepting each other for who they are, accepting responsibility for our own learning and accepting our gifts from God and use them to help others. Nelson Mandela was all about acceptance - he fought to be accepted and to be treated as an equal along with his fellow black community. We looked at the artist Chuck Close and how he created large pieces of artwork using different colours, we did this to create the face of the iconic Nelson Mandela.
Osprey Classroom, ready to the children in Year 4/5 back to school and for the start of the new year. It is going to be a great one!