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Monkshouse Primary School

Together Everybody Achieves More

Mr McHugh Year 6 - Ospreys

Welcome to the Ospreys class page


Mr McHugh (Teacher)

Ms Cruickshank (Teaching Assistant)


Throughout the year, we will be updating our progress so please check in to see how we're getting on!

Doodle Maths

We use Doodle Maths as our online homework for Maths. Doodle Maths works specifically on the needs of each individual child. We ask the children do a little bit often to help develop these mathematical skills and to support their progress through the school year.

TT Rock Stars

We use TTRS on a daily basis and ask the children to do so at home too. Those children who are still securing their understanding of multiplication and division facts (up to the 12x tables) will be asked to complete daily Garage games on the app. Once they have shown they have completed all possible levels on Garage, they will be notified by Mr McHugh who will then ask them to focus on Studio games which targets their speed of recall.

Term 1 - Home Front

Week 2 - Direction of light investigation

In Science, we investigated the direction light travels in. Our experiment had us predicting the position of light on a surface when turning a torch on and off before moving onto creating light beams to prove how light travels!

Week 1 - WW2 Experience Day

To welcome the children back to school and kick start our WW2 topic, we had an experience day! The children engaged in four activities throughout the day and it’s safe to say they had a great time! 

Activity one - a blackout experience during which the children were taken through a re-enactment of this very topip before being given some warden training!

Activity two - a parachute was found hanging from a tree in the school grounds. The children had to crack the code to find the pilot's location!

Activity three - an archaeological dig site where they discovered an unexploded bomb waiting for them as well as a few items from other periods of history!

Activity four - making interactive timelines to recall what they had learnt previously at school and thinking about how WW2 might link back to these.

A great start to the term and the children really came away with some fantastic knowledge which we will investigate further this term!