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Welcome to Orchard Class 2022/23

Please keep checking back here regularly for new posts about what the children have been doing and learning in class as well as useful documents for you the Parents throughout the school year.

New observations and information will always be added from the top of the page.

Special visitor

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Take a look at the special visitor we had in Orchard Class this week!

We had an amazing visit from Zoolab - we met "Buttercup" the corn snake, "Elvis" the Tarantula, "Honey" the Gecko and "Princess Katie" the rat. All of our children so brave and focused on the whole session.

Take a look at our brilliant bird paintings. We used teddies of the real bird to look carefully at the colours and patterns. Great work everyone!

We were so lucky to see the fly over for the practice of the King's Coronation! Check out our school video channel for videos of what the children saw!

Our Topic for Term 5 is "Julia Donaldson"

Learning about money - recognising different coins and counting up totals of 1p and 2p coins.

Our Topic for Term 4 is... "Plants and Minibeasts"

Creating symmetrical butterflies on an i-pad after listening to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

Doubling the spots on a symmettrical butterfly before writing the calculation.

Happy Mother's Day

Check out our amazing World Book Day charatcer writing! Great job everyone!

What circle or sphere would you give "Norman the slug with the Silly Shell?"

Our Topic for Term 3 is... Dinosaurs!

Kung Hei Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the Rabbit 2023

We became Paleontologists for the afternoon - Look what we found! Great fun whilst learning lots!

We used non-fiction books to find our dinosaurs and look up their names. The children all looked very carefully at the specific details and features of their dinosaurs.

Dinosaur number recognition and counting.

Term 3 Orchard Class Newletter

Term 3 Orchard Class Weekly Timetable

Our Topic for Term 2 is "People Who Help Us."

Doesn't our Christmas Tree look beautiful!

"An Out of this World Christmas!"

PCSO Abbott came to visit Orchard Class today as part of our "People Who Help Us" topic.

World Cup Football PE with Boston United

Hands on Maths - Addition using dominoes

Gymnastics in PE - experimenting with ways of moving around apparatus. Practising our "ball," "pencil," and "star" shapes.

"Odd socks day" to promote Anti-Bullying Week

Thank you Boston United Football Club for our "Reach Out" assembly as part of Anti-Bullying week.

"We Remember Them" with Poppy pictures created on our Ipads.

Thank you Mrs Walters for our super visit today - it was great to learn all about the role of a nurse!

After looking at Mrs Walters' stethoscope, we had a go at making our own!

Our Topic for Term 1 is "Fairytales."

Happy Divali! To celebrate we had a go at designing our own Mendhi hand patterns and moulded our own Diva lamps out of play dough.

Happy Guy Fawkes Night - Look how amazing our bonfire and firework chalk drawings are!

How could the gingerbread man get across the river without using the sneaky fox?

Happy Harvest! "The Wheels on the Bus," Little Red Hen style!

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"The Little Red Hen" was one of our stories this week which we used as the basis for our Harvest assembly song. The children chose their own words and actions which we put to the tune of a well known rhyme. The children sang and performed it brilliantly - we are sure you will agree!

Happy Halloween!

Segmenting words containing the digraph "oa."

We made Porridge to coincide with our Story work on "The Magic Poridge Pot," and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

"Hello Yellow Day." Talking about emotions with Beano.

Naming Body Parts

Peter Burrows came to visit!

Developing Control & Co-ordination with Stacking Cups! Great Fun!

Gingerbread Man Maths - can we give the gingerbread people the right amount of buttons? Super number recognition and counting skills on show!

"Mirror, mirror on the wall..."

Take a look at our first PE lesson where Team Races were the main focus! The children were fantastic at changing independently and also showed excellent balancing skills during our lesson starter.

Orchard Class have celebrated the life of Queen Elizabeth II and been looking at just what it means for our country. Look at their super creations!

Look how well we are settling into "Big School," and making friends.

Orchard Class Weekly Timetable

Term 1 Newsletter for Parents

Annual Curriculum Plan for Orchard Class