Orchard Autumn 1

Our half term topic is the ‘The Great Outdoors’ In English we are looking at non –fiction texts and are looking towards producing fact files about animals in or local and the wider environment. In maths we will be learning about place value, statistics, time, shape and measures whilst we continue to practice the key skills we need to help us with our learning.

In Science, we will be studying the topic ‘Life Cycles of animals and plants’ as well as developing our understanding of how we classify animals into groups. As part of topic we will be looking at recycling.

In our morning sessions, we will be learning about the school’s values, PSHE which will focus on Keeping Safe and Zones of Regulation work once a week to help us with our social and emotional education and understanding.

In PE we are focusing on swimming as well as accessing outdoor and adventurous activities such as a regular climbing session at Lancaster University. In Orchard class we will be using the outdoor classroom to enhance our learning, giving the children new and exciting opportunities to develop their skills.