Ospreys 2015-16

Thursday 14th July
Cinderella Rockerfella was a huge success! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you so much for all of your support in helping the children to learn their lines, and providing some excellent costumes. The children enjoyed rehearsing and performing and we are all very proud of them! 
Wednesday 6th July
We have had a great time on our class swap days this week. We read a book called The Pirates Next Door and made story boards about it. We also did some outdoor learning, making flags for our pirate ships out of natural materials. We are very much looking forward to September and enjoying our time in our new classes!
Wednesday, 29th June 2016
Today, Year 6 children have been to John Port School to take part in two science lessons (biology and physics). In physics, they had the opportunity to:  build a small pirate ship and test the best sail; construct a boat from foil and test its strength  and they also built a hovercraft and tested it maneuvering down a ramp. They then moved on to biology to explore  the heart, lungs, liver and learned about the route our food takes from mouth to anus. All good fun and lots to learn!
Wednesday, 22nd June
Today children were presented with a commemorative book marking the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The books have been kindly bought for the children by St Helen's Church, Etwall and by Etwall Methodist Church, and presented to the children as a memento of this special event. Many thanks to the two churches for their generosity, and to Rev Fiona for leading an assembly today, in which she explained its significance to the children. The children were pleased to received their books, and we are sure they will treasure them for many years to come.
Thursday, 16th June
We had a fabulous day at Jaguar Land Rover today! We were privileged to be able to have a tour of the site, see engineers at work and look at some of the cars and their parts that the engineers were working on. However, we are not able to tell you about exactly what we saw - nor were we able to take photographs of it - because it is top secret! We also had a great time doing some programming, making traffic lights work and buggies move. Thank you to Mrs Silvester and Mrs Varley (from the Imagineering Club) for organising the trip for us, it was excellent, and we think we may have inspired some children to want to work in engineering when they are older!
Thursday, 9th June 2016
Today, we participated in Rio 2016 Festival of Sport. The weather was perfect, so activities were enjoyed on the field.  We had a go at archery, javeling and dribbling a ball with a hockey stick. We all got very hot!
Wednesday, 25th May 2016
Today, we have been learning French words to describe body parts and give instructions. A student teacher from the University of Derby, has been working with us to help us learn many new words and phrases. We enjoyed taking our learning outdoors and instructing our partners to follow directions, in French,  on the trim trail and on a simple obstacle. In the afternoon, all classes showcased their learning in an assembly, and we thanked all student teachers for all their hard work.
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Today, we have been outdoors, living in the style of early Britons (Stone Age). We have been baking bread on an open fire; throwing spears through a tyre (to give an idea of hunting for animlas); making small rafts and spinning wool, on our fingers, to make bracelets. We have had a fab day!
Thursday 12th May
Today, as part of our science topic on All Living Things, we spent the afternoon doing some outdoor learning. We did a leaf hunt and looked at the characteristics of the different leaves in the school grounds, and discussed how we could classify them. We also went in to our wonderful school pond, and did some pond dipping. We were delighted with all of the amazing wildlife that we found there, especially the many tadpoles and frogs! We hope you like our pictures.
Friday, 29th April 2016
This week we came across and interesting statistic - did you know that 72% of 10 year olds own a mobile phone! We were surprised to learn this. We decided to write a Balanced Argument on: Should mobile mobile phones be allowed in primary schools? We had a class debate and then the chidren used the 'for' and 'against' arguments in their writing. Most of the children  concluded, that mobile phones should not be allowed in schools. 
Thursday, 21st April 2016
This week, we have entered a competition. The children have had the oppurtunity to design the Queen's 90th birthday edition of the Radio Times.  The winning design will be put on the front cover of the Radio Times as a birthday card from the nation. Children have designed eye-catching and imaginative covers which show what the Queen's birthday  means to them. We will post the entries off and wait in anticipation
Friday, 15th April 2016
This week we have been learning about Road Safety. Children are aware of the dangers and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. Children have made posters which will be displayed around the school. 
Friday, 18th March 2016
Spring at last! We have been outside with water colours and painted the first signs of spring. Wax crayons have been used to add the finishing touches. We will be showing our pictures during the Easter service, which is taking place Monday, 21st March 2016. We look forwrd to seeing you there. 
Monday, 29th February 2016
Today, we invited a GB athlete Sarah Holt, a British athlete who specializes in the hammer throw, to our school to inspire children to get active and help raise money for PE equipement.  Children participted in four activities: Star Jumps, Spotty Dog, Press-Ups and Leg Drives. 
Friday, 26th February 2016
Today, we have had a lovely day as Andy Tooze has been in to inspire us to write our own poems. We have enjoyed reading and performing his poems. We have all had a go at writing our own and sharing them with the class. Some us had the oppurtunity to share our poem with the school. 
Monday, 8th February 2016
新年快樂 (Happy New year)
Today, is Chinese New Year - it is the year of the monkey. We have learned how to write our name in Chinese and have had a go at writing the numbers 0 -10. Did you know that over 1.3 billion people live in China, which is more people than any other country in the world and Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is on the border of China and Nepal.
Thursday, 7th January 2016
Wishing all our families a Happy New year!
Friday, 18th December 2015
We had a great time at our Christmas party today. Thank you to all parents for the wonderful food and decorations that you sent it for the children. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Friday, 4th December 2015
Ospreys would like to share thier class Christmas tree with everyone. As part of their homework, some children have designed and created their own Christmas tree decoration, which  now hanging proudly helping our tree to look lovely. 
Wednesday, 25th November 2015
Today children have taken part in a NSPCC workshop. They have talked about the importance of being happy and safe and have had an oppurtunity to share and discuss their thoughts and ideas. All children have been given a Buddy Kit to remind them of the importance of them feeling Happy and Safe.
Thursday, 19th November 2015
This week, is Anti-Bullying Week and the he theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’, the aim is to empower children  to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online. Children have particapated in a workshop which highlights the different types of bullying, and  we have made a poster and a paper chain to highlight anti bullying awareness.


Thursday, 12th November 2015

Today Rev Fiona came to visit all Key stage 2 classes as part of our Religious Education lesson. Rev Fiona explained what Christians believe about Jesus and some of the reasons why Christians believe Jesus is special. Rev Fiona talked about how Christians believe that Bible stories hep them to learn more about Jesus. Children had the opportunity to ask questions. 

Friday, 6th November 2015
Today, we have been practising our class assembly in preparation for Tuesday. We will be presenting a famous poem 'The Highyway Man'. The children are working hard and are  looking forward to sharing it with the school and families. 
Friday, 9th October 2015
We are extremely proud to share with you our recent achievement, Ospreys raised £521.50 for NSPCC. We received a Best Participation certificate and big well done from Deborah Sharpe (NSPCC). Ospreys have passionatley got involved in the fund raising and have shown great thougtfullness towards the valuable work done by NSPCC. 
Monday, 6th October 2015
Today year 6 children were lucky enough to have a visitor from the Fire Service, Sarah. She talked to us about potential fire hazards around the home, what to do in the event of a fire, the fire triangle and hoax calls. We learnt a lot from Sarah and have lots of advice to give our families at home!
Thursday, 24th September 2015
Today children completed a sponsored Pentathlon, designed by themselves, to raise money for NSPCC. Children have all completed 5 laps of this activity and are now ready to collect their sponsor money. On behalf of Ospreys and all the children the charity can help, a big THANK YOU for your support.  
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
Today children have been involved in building Giant's Heads on our field. Children have had great fun and throughly enjoyed the outdoors. We all look forward to the Giants Head being completed and watching them become homes for many animals. 
Wednesday, 9th September 2015
Welcome back! Children look well, very smart, rested  and ready for the term ahead. To start off our work on the mediteranean, children have been learning a flamenco dance. Children enjoyed the music and were able to practise a few key dance moves. Watch and enjoy!