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Medieval pizza shields!
Our trip to Tattershall Castle
Orchard class and the pre-school children from Little Stars went to visit Tattershall castle as part of our knights topic this term. We dressed up in medieval clothing, learnt medieval dances including how to bow and curtsey to each other, talked about and made our own stained glass window plus learning about and getting to play different wooden games from over 500 years ago. It was great fun, enjoyed by all!
Enjoy the photographs below and take a look at our "video channel" to see even more too!
Stained glass window art.
Medieval dancing with costumes
Happy 100th Anniversary RAF
Today we watched the live fly over of the planes at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF!
We even got to see some of the planes in person flying back over our school.
We looked closely at the colours and patterns on each plane before having a go to recreate them on our own paper aeroplanes.
Great work everyone!
Wimbledon here we come!
We have been learning division as sharing and the children have been fantastic at it!
Welcome to our new Orchard children! What superstars you were at settling in.
Tommy the tortoise comes for a visit. Thank you Mr Hornsey!
Tommy the tortoise tries out the woodchip area!
The tale of Peter Rabbit role-play
The Tailor of Gloucester role-play
Mrs Tiggywinkle role-play
Jeremy Fisher and Mrs Tiggywinkle have been helping us to learn about different animals and their habitats.
Hunting for wildlife in our school nature reserve - we even found Mr Jeremy Fisher under a log!
This week we have read "The tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle." We have researched hedgehogs as part of our work and the children have made some fab hedgehog representations, choosing their own way of how to do this from salt dough to pasta to paint. Great work everyone!
Our class trip to the cinema - Peter Rabbit!
Easter Science - dying our own Easter eggs.
Learning about capacity. We were even reading the scales on our containers!
WORLD BOOK DAY
Role-playing traditional tales - The three little pigs.
The three billy goats gruff.
Goldilocks and the three bears.
Jack and the beanstalk.
Can you guess the character from the brilliant character descriptions we have written independently?
Learning fractions by chopping fruit for a fruit salad - a whole one, two halves and four quarters.
Fun in the snow - alien snowmen, snowman science experiment and throwing snowballs at Mrs Luffman!
Astronomy open afternoon - we invited our family and friends to listen to our Solar system song, our favourite facts and also to share our fantastic work with us.
Rocket blast off!
On Monday we watched a video clip of a rocket taking off into space. We talked about the boosters and how these helped the rocket to move upwards into the sky. We then carried out our own sceientific experiment to see if we could make our own rockets using a balloon. The children understood that the air from the balloon was being pushed out the back of the rocket so the rocket moved across the string. The children then worked in pairs to make their own which we tested on a longer string in our school hall. It was great fun with super results!
Moon crackers, ham planets and cheese stars! Yummy!
Making parachutes to learn about GRAVITY!
Our winning two parachutes!
Yesterday we made a "blast off smoothie" which most of the children thought was very yummy. Today we have been looking at instructions and wrote a brilliant set as a whole class!
Balloon printing to make the planets of the solar system.
In P.E. we used our Space topic to help us warm our bodies up. The children pretended to be astronauts putting on their spacesuits and walking on the moon, the Earth getting closer and further away, a spinning planet in the solar system and also an alien on planet Mars. It was great fun to start off our P.E. session.
This term is all about "Space!" The children are so enthusiastic and loving it!
Measuring weight with non-standard units - the children worked in pairs or small groups to find out "how many cubes does a ... weigh?"
Our class winners for the "JPCSO trick or treat poster competition" have been announced. Well done Eva-Irene and Poppy!
Christmas party afternoon - Thank you to the Friends of the School!
We all went to see "Aladdin" the pantomime. The children loved it and then created some brilliant sentences for what they had seen.
It's Show Time!
This term we have been experimenting with different ways of moving - around our gym apparatus. The children have really enjoyed this and had some super ideas!
Sunrise pastel drawings - the children loved smudging in the colours for the Suns rays!
Sh is for shopping!
On Monday we learnt the digraph sound "sh."
After hearing our story of the day to introduce this sound, the children wanted to make our class role-play area into their very own shop.
They had some super ideas and have loved playing in it ever since.
It has proved very helpful for our writing skills as all children have been eager to write their own shopping lists and receipts!
Well done everyone!
When I grow up...
This week we learnt a new version of a classic nursery rhyme. The children enjoyed it so much that we decided to dress up to perform it - great fun!
Orchard class enjoying our new gymnastics equipmetn at lunchtime!
Fun learning our phonics!
As part of our shape work we made fruit kebabs. We cut the different fruits into the shapes we were learning. Yummy!
A huge thank you to Miss Martin and our Friends of School for our brand new "Mud Kitchen." The children love it!
We are so proud of how well all the children have settled into Orchard class!
Jolly PhonicsThis week we will begin our Phonics lessons - learning four sounds per week. Please use the web link below to hear the pronunciation of each sound that we will be learning. (Please use the British English letter grid rather than the video clip.)
Tidy up timeWhy don't you show your family and friends how good we are at tidying up in Orchard class by sharing our tidy up time song with them.