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Paxcroft Primary School


Welcome to Osprey Class. We are a mixed year 5 and 6 class. We are taught by Miss Hodge and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hulbert and Mrs Williams.


Term 6


The last week of term is upon us and what a busy term it has been.  We have had our SATs, the activity days, Mill on the Brue and our outstanding production of Aladdin. It has been a brilliant term, with lots of personal goals met by many children.


Our production of Aladdin was a huge success. The amount of fantastic comments we have received from staff and family members has been overwhelming. We would like to thank everyone who came to watch the performances and showed their support. The children should all be very proud of all their hard work and dedication- it has definitely paid off!


As we look forward to the end of the term, I would like to say how proud I am of each member of Osprey class for what they have achieved this year. It has been a pleasure teaching all of the children and I wish them good luck for the future.


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Below are some images of the production- enjoy!


Term 4 and 5

Over the past two terms  our topic has been 'On the Misty Moor'. We have been learning about lots of different things to do with moorland, including mountains and National Parks. Throughout this topic we have had some great opportunities for writing. We have used the story of Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Alfred Noyes' poem, The Highwayman, to develop our creative writing.


This week is SATs week. The Year 6s have been working incredibly hard throughout the year to be able to show us, and themselves, what they are capable of. Although this week is about you (the Year 6s) reaching your full potential, we are planning on having lots of fun designing and making mechanical toys in DT in the afternoons.



Macbeth Animation

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We have been using the Ipads to retell the story of Macbeth

Macbeth Animation

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Term 3

This term we are going back in time to Ancient Egypt!

Our topic 'Walk like an Egyptian' will focus on the lives and beliefs of this fascinating ancient culture.


Here are some ideas to support learning In this topic:

  • Visit a museum

- The British Museum in London

- The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester

- The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol

  • A variety of interesting apps are available. Several can be found here.
  • Explore writing in hieroglyphs using this hieroglyphic typewriter.
  • Challenge yourself to build a pyramid using this online game.

Start reading the fantastic 'Kane Chronicles' series by Rick Riordan.


****Lots of you wanted to know what the virtual reality app was that we used at school to explore Tutankhamun's tomb. It is a free app called 'TutTomb 360'. Details are here for Apple devices. It is also available for Android.****

Our new topic for this term is called 'Big Bangs' and is centred around Earth and Space. We will be exploring scientific aspects such as our Solar System, day and night, the phases of the moon and space exploration. Please find below some links to some online resources to support our learning. The Topic Web gives further detail on all other curriculum areas.


Below is a link to recommended reads if you would like some book ideas for your child.



This week we have been on a trip to STEAM museum in Swindon to learn about life on the Home Front during the war. We were able to experience first hand what life was like during the war. Children had the opportunity to act in role as evacuees, in which they experienced being evacuated and visiting an air raid shelter. 


In order to get fully into role we spent the day before, preparing our own rationed lunch: vegetable pasties and rock buns!