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Welcome to Osprey!

                        Mrs Webber, Mrs Jones and Mrs Reeves


Welcome to Autumn 2, Year 6! 


Creative Curriculum

Ancient Greeks: Gorgeous or Gruesome?

Ospreys will be travelling back to the time of the Ancient Greeks. The children will have the opportunity to explore what life would have been like in Athens compared to Sparta, as well as research about Greek gods and goddesses. The class will also be looking at how the Greeks have influenced our lives today. 


Guided Reading


This half term, Ospreys will be studying the short story 'Giant's Necklace' by Michael Morpurgo. and the poem 'In Flanders Field' by John McCrae.


Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo

It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days – weeks – of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined not only that it would be the longest necklace she had ever made, but that it would be fit for a giant! But the end of the summer holidays had arrived. "You've only got today, Cherry," said her mother. "Just today, that's all." Cherry didn't mind, a day would be enough – she only needed a few more shells after all. So, amidst the taunts of her older brothers, she set out to search for them. Then the clouds grew dark and the waves grew large, and as the storm blew in, Cherry realized, to her horror, that she was cut off from the shore. From then on, events began to take a decidedly dark turn. And one from which there was no turning back...



In Literacy, we will be using some Greek Myths, predominantly Theseus and the Minotaur to produce some exciting and creative pieces of writing.



This half term Ospreys will be looking at division and fractions.


Other useful information:

  • P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays so please make sure that you have your P.E. kit in school.
  • Homework: Each week, children will note down in their homework booklets which spellings they need to practise and which maths skill they need to work on. This will be given to them on  Monday for them to practise a little bit every night and they must bring their booklets back on a Friday.
  • Creative Curriculum homework will be given out in the first week of every half term and will be due in the last week of the half term. 
  • Keep reading books at home that you enjoy. Remember you have logins to the e-reader service. See the link below.