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Yesterday the class enjoyed their own ‘Trade Fair’ as part of their learning in Geography this term. Countries involved were China, USA, Ghana, Colombia, India and Brazil. Six different currencies were used amid much bartering and negotiation. An afternoon enjoyed by all.

Our Year 4s set out on a cold morning on the last day of February for their first football festival, at the ODSG.  It proved to be a great start: winning their group games 3-1; 10-0 and 4-0 with Oliver Noad bagging a number of goals (so many in fact we lost count!)  However the Quarter Final would be a trickier affair against a well-marshalled Pensford side. After 10 mins St Philip’s were 0-3 down and struggling. However, our team did not give up, and rallied, scoring twice to ensure a nail-biting finish. Although disappointed to go out (we lost 2-3) the team played very well with a number of beautiful passing moves that bode well for the future of the team. Well done Year 4s!

This morning Osprey class travelled on coach to St Werburgh’s Church, Bristol for a very exciting climbing session

Today, Osprey class made Tomato and Basil Tartlets, following a recipe. They learnt about how to use the ‘bridge’ and ‘claw’ cutting techniques. Please see photos below.

An experiment to see how light travels. This afternoon the children thought about the way in which light travels (straight lines). They learnt the words: opaque; transparent and reflect.

Merry Christmas

Dear parents & carers, we’ve recently given the children new codes for ‘Time Tables Rock Stars’ which they will enjoy:


Also, for the Year 4s there is the Multiplication Check:


Below is the flag of Malawi. On Monday 12th December the Christmas service at the church will take place at 1.40pm. If children from Osprey class could have a T-shirt or jumper in the colours, green, red or black as their song is a traditional Christmas song from Malawi. Thank you.

This week the children have made their own Christingle candles, in preparation for Christmas. There are five things represented on each Christingle. Do ask your child to explain.

At the end of YEAR 4 all children will take a ‘Multiplication Check’ to ensure they have a solid basis of times tables’ facts. Click here to practise:


Today the class recited the first of Heracles’ twelve tasks:

How quickly does it take for ice to melt?

Here are some photos of the proud Osprey children having finished their boxes at the end of last term.

Today we considered what decorative designs to use on our boxes

Just a reminder of the four parts of homework:

1. Daily reading

2. Learning times tables facts

3. Doodle maths

4. Sentences and spellings

At the end of Year 4 the children are required to take a Times Tables test. The following website will prove helpful:


Welcome to a new school year. The children have settled in well and we look forward to our exciting trip on 20th October to Park Row Synagogue, Bristol.

The week before the Year 4s have their trip to Folly Farm from Thursday 13th to Friday 14th October.

Viking Longboats

Year 4 Music Performance

Cooking Week

Cricket Coach

Two Tunnels Walk

Sports Day

Jubilee Day

A few photos from today’s Jubilee Parade and a look at some of Osprey’s amazing hats!


This week, Osprey Class Class enjoyed an athletics session where they practised the key disciplines of running , throwing and jumping.

Mount Fuji Paintings

In art, we studied the Japanese artist Hokusai and his paintings showing ’36 views of Mount Fuji’. The children chose their favourite painting which they sketched out and painted using watercolours.

Lego Session

Here are a few photos from our Lego session this week which focused on building and architecture.

Netball Tournament

Many year 5 girls from Osprey Class took part in the High 5 Netball Tournament at Ralph Allen this week. They showed fantastic teamwork and sportsmanship and, most of all, had loads of fun! Well done all of you.

Mountain Landscapes

Take a look at the amazing mountain landscapes that Osprey Class have created! First, we sketched out a mountain scene with a focus on shading and creating perspective. We then added the background with watercolour using the ‘wet on wet’ technique to blend. Our pictures were then finished off with black pen. They look fantastic and really brighten up our class!

The World’s Mountain Ranges

In topic, we have been learning about different mountain ranges in the world. In groups, the children researched their mountain range and presented their findings on a poster to the rest of the class.

World Book Day

We had a fantastic day for World Book Day in Osprey Class. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing ‘The Masked Reader’ and we immersed ourselves in poetry. Some fantastic characters from so many different books also made their way into our class. Have a look…

Year 5 Skiing Trip

Wow! The year 5s could make up the next GB squad for the Winter Olympics! We had a fantastic day at the Mendip Centre skiing and tobogganing. Have a look at some of the photos…

Year 4 Climbing Trip

The year 4s had a fantastic trip to the climbing centre in Bristol before half term. Have a look at some of the photos of their day…

Dreams and Goals

In PSHE this term, we have been thinking about our dreams and goals. We were inspired by Martin Luther King’s speech ‘I have a dream’ and used this to think about our own dreams for the future. We have created a lovely display in class to share these with each other.

Read Around

This term, in line with our topic of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, we are reading around the Pacific Ring of Fire! Every time the children read at home, they get to move to the next volcano on the ring. Loads of house points are on offer at the end of each cycle so keep reading!


In PE, we have been playing lots of hockey! We learnt a variety of skills and have recently been trying these out in game situations. Here are a few photos of our sessions…


This week, we started to look at play scripts. We focused on the features of this particular text type and how it varies from other texts. We then put our acting skills to the test and acted out the play ‘The Cookery Lesson’.

Science Week

What a brilliant first week back we have had! Our focus has been on science, with a jam-packed week of investigating and experimenting. Have a look at what we have been up to…

Properties of Materials

States of Matter

Investigating Changes of State

Investigating Dissolving

Which materials affect the speed in which sugar absorbs water?

Which paper towel is the most absorbent?

Separating Materials

‘Twas the last week before Christmas…

What an amazing (and very busy) last week of term we have had! Loads of arts and crafts, an amazing trip to Caerleon and generally lots and lots of fun! I hope you enjoy looking through our photos…

Merry Christmas from Osprey Class!

Christmas Dancing

A fantastic last dance session of the term today with a very Christmassy theme! You can see our two dance routines from this term on the school website by clicking the link below. They really are brilliant.



Self Portraits

To finish off our topic on painting, we drew and painted self portraits having been inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo.