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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Week 2 (01/3/21)



This half term we're learning about the different groups we can sort animals into! Remember that last week, we looked at animals called mammals. Mammals are animals that have fur or hair, can breathe air, give birth to live young and they are also warm-blooded - we are mammals! 

We can also classify animals into these other groups: reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Today we're going to look at reptiles and birds! Read through the slides and watch the short BBC clips linked below to learn all about the characteristics of these types of animals.

Then click on the 'Identifying reptiles and birds' pdf document below and have a go at one of the exercises (I've labelled which sheets are for each level below). Feel free to print out the sheets and work onto these. Alternatively you can copy out the layouts, draw pictures and write sentences into exercise books/onto paper.

Worksheet 3A is MILD

Worksheet 3B is SPICY

Worksheet 3C is HOT

Worksheet 3D & picture cards is SUPER HOT


There is also a fact sheet and the answer sheets for support.



Last week we looked at lots of different modes of transport such as boats, planes and bicycles. Today we're going to look at trains! Read through the slides below to learn about when and how trains were invented and how they've changed over time. There's also a clip of Barnaby Bear on a steam train travelling through Wales that you could watch. 

Then have a go at one of the exercises below. You can either print the sheets out and work directly onto these or copy out the layout and write your sentences into exercise books/onto paper.




Last week we looked at the continents and oceans of the world on a large map! This week, we're going to zoom into the continent of Europe and look specifically at one area... the United Kingdom, sometimes shortened to the UK. It's made up of four countries and each of those countries has it's own capital city. Read through the slides below to learn more about the countries and cities in the UK. There is also a short BBC video clip you can watch and a fact sheet (pdf document) to go through.

Once you've gone through the slides, log into Purple Mash and have a go at the 2Do activities set for today.

Then scroll down and have a go at one of the exercises (whichever you think will most appropriately challenge your child). You can print and work directly onto the sheets or write your sentences/draw pictures into exercise books/onto paper.



Go through the slides below to learn about the Elephant festival in India. Then have a go at creating your own elephant artwork using lots of different and colourful patterns. See the document below which includes different elephant templates and photographs for inspiration and ideas. You could use the sheets if you wish to print or draw your own outline of an elephant if working into exercise books/onto paper.



Someone who writes music is called a composer! Vivaldi was a famous composer who wrote music to represent the four different seasons - autumn, winter, spring and summer.

Ask an adult to play the three pieces of music below to you one at a time and see if you can guess which season each one represents without looking. Can you think about the following for each piece of music:


What different instruments can you hear?

Does it sound fast, slow or a bit of both?

Does it sound loud, quiet, or a bit of both?

How does the music make you feel? (happy, sad, calm, worried etc)

If you closed your eyes, what do you imagine could be happening outside? (e.g. autumn leaves falling / spring flowers growing or rain falling)

Which is your favourite season to listen to and why?

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Autumn

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Winter

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Spring