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Welcome to Term 2 in Orchard Class
Orchard class have received a virtual message from Santa, who read us “The Night before Christmas!” He then left us some presents outside our classroom door!
Orchard Class’ Christmas Party!
Amazing labelling work showing our fantastic Phonics skills!
Orchard class enjoyed their Virtual assembly with Reverend Walters who read the Nativity story to them!
Orchard Class have been really eager at getting active this term - especially with our participation in the National Santa Dash!
Orchard Class wore their Christmas Jumpers to help raise money for Save the Children!
Orchard Class loved making their own Christingles ready for our Virtual assembly.
Orchard Class really enjoyed the snowy weather!
This weeks Star of the Week is...
It’s ok to be “Ish.”
After reading “Ish” by Peter H. Reynolds, and having a go at painting our own “vase-ish,” we listened to this beautiful song by Emily Arrow. It really consolidated our learning about the story “Ish” and thinking about our feelings. The children loved swaying to the music and joining in with the actions!
This week we have been learning about Lollipop people as part of our Road Safety Week.
“Be Bright, Be Seen!”
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Effort awards this week went to...
This terms topic is...
People Who Help Us!
This week’s Phonics sounds will be (Week Commencing 02.11.20):
Monday - j
Tuesday - v
Thursday - w
Friday - x
We will not learn a new sound on Wednesday this week as we are having a Science Workshop within school so Phonics will take on a different form on this day.
Don't forget to keep posting any good work you are doing at home, especially your letter formation booklet, to us on Tapestry!
This week's Orchard Star of the Week is...
For super progress this term and excellent pattern work on her shoe design!
This week's Effort Awards went to...
Road Safety Awareness Award
Act of Kindness Award
“The Farmer’s in the field we Thank you!”
Orchard class have created their very own Harvest song to say thank you to our Farmers who are so busy at Harvest Time.
We have also been learning all about “The Grain Chain,” so listen out for all the different stages of the production of wheat within our song - which the children chose their own words and actions for, after watching some real life video clips.
Enjoy and well done to everyone in Orchard class for such a fantastic job!
Orchard Class have been taking part in the Boston Sports Partnership X Country Challenge - They all ran 1/2 a mile around our school field! We are so proud of every one of them and they even said they loved it!
This week's Orchard Class Star of the Week is...
For always trying so hard and doing so well with her Piano lessons in school.
This week's Orchard Class effort awards went to...
For super progress independently writing his name.
For excellent perseverance and beautiful letter formation all week.
This weeks Phonics - 19.10.20
In our Phonics lessons this week, we will be focusing on the digraph sounds:
ll, ff and ss
As these include letters we have already learnt individually, the children will not need to complete the letter formation activities for home work this week. Please encourage the children to develop their awareness of words containing the above digraph sounds through general discussions and individual reading books instead.
This week is a consolidation week in Phonics for Orchard class so there will be no letter formation activity at the end of each day - please just focus on reading your individual reading books with the children.
This week’s Star of the Week is...
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Our phonics sounds for the week commencing 05/10/20 are:
h, f, b, and l
We are loving our practical 2D Shape work in Maths this week.
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Rainbow Boogie Beebies
To celebrate “World Rainbow Day,” Orchard class learnt a dance from Boogie Beebies. We had such fun whilst keeping active and saying Thank you!
Fun Phonics - We used lettered bottle tops to make words that included our digraph sound of the day “ck.”
Orchard class have been learning their 2D shapes by making shape pictures - well done all of you!
This week's Phonics sounds are:
ck, e, u and r.
This week’s Star of the Week in Orchard Class is...
This week’s Orchard Class Effort Awards go to...
This week’s letters and sounds for Phonics and Homework are:
g, o, c and k
The children have been working really hard on the first letters and sounds we have covered within our Phonics lessons.
Last week's letters were: s, a, t and p
This week's letters will be: i, n, m and d
This should help with letter formation at home and the little black books we sent home for "homework."
Any observations uploaded to Tapestry regarding activities and Learning at Home would be wonderful to see.
This week, we have read the story of “The Princess and the Pea.” In this story, a real princess arrives at the castle door during a thunderstorm.
Today we had a go at making our very own “Percussion Thunderstorm“ by using just our bodies. We watched and listened to a choir creating the sounds of the storm and we copied them using ideas of our own too.
The children really enjoyed doing this and showed some great ways of using their bodies and voices. Well done to you all!
We have begun learning our Letters and Sounds this week - take a look at our brilliant practical letter formation! s, a, t, p
We have all been taking part in the "Daily Mile," walking initiative. We have really enjoyed ourselves, whilst keeping fit and staying active!
We are so proud of how confidently our new Orchard children have settled in for their first two days. Well done to you all!
Have a watch of this short video that takes you on a tour around Orchard class and it’s outdoor area. It also shows you our brand new entrance gate which we have put in over the Summer. We can’t wait to see you all on Thursday morning.
We are all Superheroes in Orchard Class
Our new cloakroom Rainbow display to keep us feeling bright and happy!
A little peak of what to expect inside our Orchard classroom!
Look what's awaiting you in our newly refreshed Orchard outdoor learning area!