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Orchard Primary

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Look what we have learnt this week...

Our first PE lesson...we all had lots of fun!

Reception 2020-2021

A big welcome to our new cohort of reception pupils and their families, here's some photos for you to have a sneak peek at and see what we've been getting up to so far this term!

Spring 2 - Week 1 (24.02.20)

20.01.20 - 24.01.20 (A very messy food week!!)

Week 6 - 09/12/19

Our Christmas trip to The Hive - Thursday 5th December

On the 27th September we worked hard to raise money for Oscar. We wore our own clothes, baked cakes and held a cake sale!

We've been learning the story of Elmer - challenge us to recite it to you at home using this story map!

Reception Class - 2019/20

15.7.19 Our last week in Reception

Week beginning 2.7.19

Summer Term We're Going on a Bear hunt

Easter 8.4.19

18.3.19 Dinosaur Poems

Dinosaurs 11.3.19

We are continuing with Little Red Hen and rehearsing for our concert on Thursday.

We followed instructions to make sandwiches.

The Little Red Hen

We wrapped up and had a walk in the snow.

Welcome back.....

All About Feelings..... week beginning 24.9.18

Welcome to reception. We have had a busy week  learning new rules and routines  and meeting new people and teachers

Summer Term 2

Summer Term

Space Week

Space week

Mother's Day

Our Topic is The Jolly Postman

Valentine's Day

Week 12.2.18

We had a great day at Bristol aquarium on Friday


We having been playing Snakes and Ladders; taking turns and practising our counting skills.

This week(29.1.18) we are looking at animals and their young.

On Thursday we sorted materials into dull and shiny.

In Maths we found different ways to show 6 by using anything in the classroom.

This week we are creating our own stories linked to the Rainbow Fish. Here we are retelling our stories...

The children made their own rainbow fish.

Today we sorted animals into categories including birds, fishes and mammals linked to their characteristics.

In Maths we have started to take away

This week (15.1.18) we are innovating our story with our own Rainbow animal

This week we are looking at The Rainbow Fish ( 8.1.18). We are writing and learning a story map for it.

The Rainbow Fish, learning the actions...

Writing the story map...

Welcome back.... Happy New Year.....
On Friday some of us saw snow for the first time......
On Wednesday we visited the library and sang Christmas songs and listened to Christmas stories.
This week is Science week( 3.12.17) and we have been looking at materials and sorting them. We then conducted an experiment to see how many blocks spaghetti can hold. We started  off with 5 pieces and then tested 10 pieces of spaghetti. We guessed how many blocks each time.
We have made some magical reindeer food for the Christmas Fair.

In maths we have been matching quantities

with number and looking and more and less than a number.

Week beginning 20.11.17

This week we are starting a new book .......

We had great fun on Children in Need day and we raised over 30 pounds from our biscuit sale.

On Thursday we made the biscuit mix and then cooked it ready for icing on Friday.


We are selling the biscuits to raise money for Children in Need.

Thank you to all the grandparents who came to our Grandparents afternoon on Tuesday 14th November. The children loved sharing their  learning experiences and successes. They also loved singing their special songs for them at the end .
This week ( 13.11.17)we are continuing with Oliver's Vegetables but expanding onto Oliver's Fruit salad. We enjoyed mashing the evil peas.
This week we made vegetable soup linking to Oliver's Vegetables.

Week beginning 6th November 2017

This week we have been doing our guided reading sessions in the sensory room.

On Thursday we discussed Bonfire Night and safety.
We had a spooky afternoon where we played some traditional games like apple bobbing and eating a marshmallow .


Today we had a spooky day.....

This second half term Let's Celebrate is our topic. Today we cut up Pumpkins and created slimy soup...
We  finished the week by decorating our own cakes with our initial.....

Autumn Leaves printing

Learning Pat A Cake ;using a story map.

16.10.17 This week we will be looking at the nursery rhyme,  Pat A cake, we will be baking cakes and composing music for our nursery rhymes. On Thursday we aim to have a Diwali day where we will be doing Rangoli patterns, tasting Indian food and learning a dance.
On Wednesday we had a visitor to our  outside area....a frog.

Week beginning 9/10/17

We will be learning the actions for Twinkle , Twinkle Little Star. We will be learning about star shapes and their properties; wishing upon a star; and parachute games .  The letter sounds we are focussing on this week are i  and n.

We acted out the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme using eggs and we had a magic egg that didn't break.
More Humpty Dumptys

Week beginning 2nd October.

Humpty Dumpty is our focus this this space for pictures.

We are focussing on letter sounds d and t this week.

Christmas begins here...we have designed our Christmas cards for mums and dads to buy.

This week ,25.9.17, we will be looking at what makes us unique and thinking about feelings. We will be reading the story  Only One You. Later on in the week we will show you some of our unique fish pictures we are creating.
What a wonderful start to the term. The children were so happy, kind and  polite. We are so looking forward to the year ahead.

This week we have drawn self-portraits using pencil then adding colour with crayons. We have been looking at Cup Man and learning about MMS . We have started learning our sound beginning with m, Maisie mountain.

This week we dressed up as Super Heroes and did our 5 minute walk to raise money for the victims of

Hurricane Irma. The children all looked very colourful and being a super hero helped them learn their new sound m.