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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"


Week Beginning 23/11/20


This week in topic we will be moving on from food chains and begin looking at habitats.


Can you find out what a habitat is?

Do you know any examples of habitats?

Check out this BBC bitesize lesson on habitats, it gives a useul definition and lots of different examples of habitats.


Once you have finished... can you draw four habitats... woodland, desert, arctic and jungle. What animals would live there?  Can you draw in animals in their correct habitat.

Challenge: How did you know that was the correct habitat? How have the animals adapted to living there?


Note: There is a printing activity below if you have access to a printer. 

Week Beginning 16/11/20


This week we will be looking at food chains in topic. Think back to your activity last week looking at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. What do these words mean? This will come in handy.

Watch the Clip and play the attached quiz.

Consumer - consumes / eats other animals to gain energy.

Producer - produces its own food for energy i.e plants.


Can you create a simple food chain? Remember to start with a producer. Can you label your food chain with carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? Can you label your food chain with producer or consumer? Remember the arrow in a food chains shows the transfer of energy not 'gets eaten by'.


Also this week we will be continuing learning about programming using ScratchJr. This is a free app so get downloading! Can you create a sequence / algorithm? See the useful guide PP below. 

This week in topic we will first be learning about Remembrance Day.


Have a read through of the PowerPoint below, watch the clip and see if you can create your own Poppy inspired artwork. 


We will also be looking at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. What do these words mean? Can you find out?

We will then be creating a Venn Diagram, trying to put animals in the correct section depending on what they like to eat. If this is too tricky to complete at home, have a think about one carnivore, one herbivore and one omnivore. Draw and label them. What differences can you spot between them? Why do carnivores have sharp teeth and claws? Why do herbivores eyes tend to be on the outside of their heads? 


There are lots of fun activities and videos on the BBC bitesize website so please make use of them..

This week in topic we will be recapping what we have learnt so far about maps, e.g. continents, keys, symbols etc. We will then be looking at grid lines. Please see attached document below. Are you able to use the gridlines to locate the object? Can you record the which object is located in the specified grid reference? Can you mark an X in the identified locations? 

This week in topic we will be designing our own treasure map including some common map symbols and a key! Can you use the gridlines and your knowledge of compass directions to navigate the route to the treasure??


We will also be making pirate ships out of recycled materials, which materials will be best for your ship? Can you include a mast / sail / flag? Where is the stern and the bow? We will test to see if our designs float!

Week Beginning 23/03/20

Using the above images as a template. Looking around your home, can you find examples of all the different food groups i.e. proteins, carbohydrates, fruit & vegetables, fats and dairy (may be tricky with the current situation). Can you draw or list the different examples that you find? You do not need to print the above template but  you can or draw if you wish.

Week Beginning 30/03/20

Before you begin, can you make a prediction? Who do you think Giuseppe Arcimboldo could be? Do you think he is still alive today? What might he be famous for? Where may he live? Remember with a prediction


Complete some research / a fact file on Giuseppe Arcimboldo including having a go at drawing an example / examples of his work. Can you summarise what you have found out in a short paragraph, remember to write in full sentences. 


Giuseppe Arcimboldo Facts and Images