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Welcome to Orchard Class 2023/24

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

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

Our topic for Term 5 is... "On the Farm with Peter Rabbit."

We have begun learning how to tell the time with a fun game of "Clockwise" before adding our own long and short hands for "o'clock."

We made coin caterpillars to help us learn how to count the total amount of different copper coins.

We have planted our own vegetables - just like Mr McGregors garden!

Our topic for Term 4 is.... Growing and Changing!

We labelled our real plants using our fantastic phonics skills.

Our children are loving the new Hospital Role-play area!

What does "double" mean? We used dice and the idea of a butterflies symmetrical wings to help us find out!

World Book Day - look how good we are getting at writing our own sentences!

World Book Day - We designed our very own Elmer elephants!

Building a unifix city - Counting and Number Recognition to 20

Our topic for Term 3 is... "What's Out There?"


Take a look at our amazing Science drawings and writing. We drew and wrote about what we saw in our "Rocket Blast off Science Experiment."

We got our dollies ready for outer space by making them an astronaut suit!

Learning 3D shapes by building rocket models

We taught Sporkle the Alien how to brush his teeth correctly - it's very important!

After reading "Whatever Next" as our class story, we found props for our own teddies to be able to travel to the moon.

We made rocket drawings using chalk pens on a mirror. They look absolutely fab!

Boston Tennis Club Taster Session - Thank you Richard and Sam!

After reading "The Smeds and The Smoos," we made our own playdough aliens using googly eyes and different materials.

"Sporkle" the Alien left us a Science Challenge in Orchard Class this week - the children were so enthusiastic and learnt so much about magnetism!

Weekly Timetable Term 3

Our Topic for Term 2 is... All About Me including Celebrations from Around the World!

Ready for our Nativity!

National Road Safety Week - "Stop, Look, Listen, Think - Is it safe to cross?"

NSPCC "Buddy"

We've helped raise money for BBC's Children in Need! Yay PUDSEY!

Today we have been learning all about the festival of Diwali! We have had a super creative afternoon making our own Diva lamps out of play dough, colouring our own welcoming Rangoli door pattern out of chalk and drawing pretty Mendhi hand patterns. We did all this whilst listening to traditional Diwali celebration music!

We made our own pinwheel poppies to create our own Poppy Garden. We Will Remember Them!

Our topic for Term 1 was... Traditional Tales!

After reading the gingerbread man as part of this terms topic, we made and decorated our own - luckily they didn't run away!

Happy Halloween!

Hello Yellow Day - We made friendship bracelets for each other to brighten up our day and remind each other that we are there for one another!

Take a look at how big our beanstalks grew - right up to the giants castle!

We made porridge for snack time, just like the bears in our Goldilocks story, yummy!

Acting out "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" on the bridge whilst on an Autumn Walk

Harvest baskets full of fruits and vegetables!

Painting tractors ready for our Harvest Festival song!

Whilst in the nature area, we all collected sticks to create a stick house, just like one of the pigs in our traditional tale this week. We then took it in turns to act out this part of the story in pairs. Check out the video clips on our school video channel:

Little Pigs Videos

We wrote a class letter from Goldilocks to the Three Bears.

Initial Sounds practice in Phonics!

Look at the beautiful "Colour Monsters" we have designed.

Our Weekly Timetable (Please note this can be subject to change due to special events or specific learning during the week.)