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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

This week we have learnt...

September 2020

Week 1 (7/9/20) & Week 2 (14/9/20)


At home we've been working through our learning packs. We've been doing lots of other activities to do with our woodland topic; feeding ducks, building bird houses, planting seeds, going on mini-beast hunts and much more! We've also been keeping fit by taking part in the Joe Wicks P.E lessons and we've been doing lots of baking!

Week beginning 30.3.20 - In school we made rocking bunny Easter cards and sculptures out of clay. We spent lots of time outside and made some smelly potions using natural ingredients from our environment. We've been keeping fit by taking part in Joe Wick's P.E lessons and doing some cosmic yoga!

We went on a tree hunt to look for different species of trees around the school. We looked closely at the shapes, colours and leaves we could see.

We've been looking at the artist Wassily Kandinsky and making spring trees in the style of his paintings.

Year 1's Bake Sale

Our trip to Lower Smite Farm (13/2/20)

We have been thinking about balanced diets and the importance of eating healthy food - We wrote and followed our own instructions for how to make a healthy snack - mini fruit kebabs! We learnt how to hold a knife and cut safely by making a bridge with our hands

We've been learning about food hygiene and made a poster for how to wash our hands properly

We talked about sacred books and what we can learn from them. We looked at the Bible and learnt about the Christian Creation Story

We wrote and followed our own instructions to make jam sandwiches

We had our own Afternoon Tea and sampled some traditional British treats like Victoria Sponge, finger sandwiches and scones!

We've been learning the rules of Netball - We can throw, catch and use the correct footwork

In Gymnastics we've been practising balancing and different jumps (pike, pencil, star, tuck, bunny hops along a bench)

We have been looking at the continents and oceans of the world using an Atlas!

We have been learning about the features of non-fiction information texts using books that relate to our topic this term!

We talked about Remembrance day and made our own poppies using a weaving technique.

We read a new story 'Lost and Found'. We identified the characters and settings of the story and acted it out using a story map.

We have been looking at the seasons. We made finger paintings and watercolour paintings to create Autumn and Winter scenes.

In Year 1 we have been exploring materials... Here are the material collages and 3D houses we have made!

Our trip to Birmingham ThinkTank - 23.05.19

Summer 1 - Week 1 - 29.04.19

Spring 1: Weeks 1 & 2

Week 6 - 14/12/18

Week 3 - 19/11/18

Week 2 - 12/11/18

Autumn 2: Week 1 - 05/11/18

Week 7 - 19/10/18

Week 3 - 21/09/18

Week 2 - 14.09.18

2018-2019. Week 1 - 04/09/18

Week 2 - 11.06.18


Week 2 - 23.04.18

Summer 1 - Week 1 - 16/04/18

Week 5 - 29/03/18

Week 4 - 23/03/18

Spring 2 - Week 1: 26.02.18

Week 7 - 16/02/18

Week 3 - 19.01.18

Spring 1: Week 1 - 01/01/18

Week 5 - 01.12.17

Week 1 - 04/09/17