Ospreys (Y4)

Merlins and Ospreys are loving the taste of their new topic - chocolate!!!

2020-09-21 17:18:26 jadams

What a busy and exciting few weeks we’ve just had, launching our new topic as well as getting familiar with our new routines.  Children in Merlins and Ospreys have settled in really well and are enjoying their new topic (and who wouldn’t), which is all about Chocolate!

We started with a Topic Launch Day, where we got to taste and compare cacao beans and milk chocolate, produced some lovely artwork of chocolate packaging, performed some drama based on our new class novel and worked through some chocolate-related maths problems: we had a great day.

The children have, since then, been learning about the history of chocolate. They got to taste some hot chocolate, but not hot chocolate as we know it; the recipe was based on the hot chocolate the Ancient Mayans drank – very different, as you will see from the reactions on some of the children’s faces! 🙂

We’ve also been studying atlases, to locate countries where the cacao bean is grown: this has led us to learn about the different continents and climates.

In Science, we are learning about States of Matter: the children enjoyed ‘being particles’ (solid, liquid and gas) outside in the playground.


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A future famous author in our class!

2020-07-13 15:19:15 mrsbratt

A huge congratulations to Jessica for winning a writing competition last week. Jess entered a short story about a cat and a dog into The Thornbury Animal Sanctuary competition and found out that she was a winner. Her story is going to be published in a book by the charity. I’m sure that Jess will share her story with you all in September.

Well done Jess!

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Ospreys Summer Term week 12

2020-07-13 11:41:36 mrsbratt

It’s your last week of officially being a Year 4! You’ve all worked incredibly hard during this really difficult time and I hope that you have a wonderful summer and come back refreshed and ready to start the new school year with Mrs Bower.

It’s sports day today so don’t forget to join in and send us your results and pictures.

The National Oak Academy isn’t on this week so I’m going to suggest having a go at the BBC Bitesize work. In maths you’ll be looking at symmetry. English is revising adverbs and fronted adverbials. This will be really useful for Year 5.

Please continue with TT Rockstars and Active Learn and remember to read every day.

I know that you’ll all be wanting a very well deserved break over the summer holidays but please remember to read regularly, practise your spellings and keep going on TT Rockstars as much as you can. These three things will really give you a head start in Year 5.

Don’t forget to email me with anything you’ve been up to.

Thank you for a brilliant year. Have a lovely summer and I’ll see you all in September.

Take care,

Mrs Bratt

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Summer term week 11

2020-07-06 10:06:12 mrsbratt

Good morning Ospreys,

I hope you’re all well and keeping busy. I’m really sad that I’m not going to be seeing you all again before September. Please keep emailing me and sending what you’ve been up to and any work.

It’s week 11 on Oak Academy. The English is looking at poetry. I’d love to read some finished poems so please remember to email any that you’ve complete. This weeks Maths is patterns and problem solving. A few people have said that they are using BBC Bitesize instead of Oak Academy, that’s completely fine.

I’ve put a link below for a follow along lesson on you tube of how to draw a mountain landscape.


As always, please keep reading, I’ve put a couple of new things on Active Learn and keep going with TT Rockstars.

I hope you all have a great week and I’ll speak to you soon.

Mrs Bratt

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Summer term week 10

2020-06-29 13:23:23 mrsbratt

Good afternoon Ospreys,

I hope that you’re all keeping well. I have phoned round and managed to speak to most of you. It was really lovely chatting to you and getting to know what you’ve been up to. There are a couple of people who I tried phoning a few times and didn’t get through; please contact me if there’s anything that you’re concerned with or if you’d like to talk to me.

It’s week 10 on Oak Academy.

English this week is looking at diary entries and you’ll be writing your own entry by the end of the week. I’d love to read some of them once you’ve finished.

Maths is looking at number systems you already know and looking for patterns.

There are some great music lessons available too. I’ll put the link below.


Please continue with the Active Learn things and TT Rockstars. It sounds like lots of you are really nailing your times tables which is excellent! Keep it up.

Please remember to read every day. Let me know which books you’ve been reading and if you’d like any recommendations.

Take care and I’ll be in touch again next week.


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