Orchard Spring 1

In English we are looking at poetry and linking this with the school values as well as looking at Greek myths – Theseus and the Minotaur . In maths we will be learning about place value, fractions, time, shape and measures. There is a focus on mathematical vocabulary and problem solving. We are very excited about our Number Day, raising money for the NSPCC and exploring maths.

Our class novel is ‘The Midnight Gang’ by David Walliams.

In Science, we will be studying the topic of  ‘Materials’ learning about their properties,  differences between solids, liquids and gases and how materials can be changed. In history we are focusing on the Ancient Greeks.

In our morning sessions, we will be learning about the school’s values, PSHE , Zones of Regulation and conscious discipline.  We are looking forward to our ‘Values Week’. This term the children are going to choose a value of their own to focus on.  In art we are working towards our ‘Arts Award’ and our focus will be the Chinese New Year, there are lots of exciting things planned which incorporate lots of the aspects of arts education in school.

We are having a special ‘Computer Week’ looking at how we can stay safe online.

In PE we are focusing on hockey and continuing our daily fitness programme.

We are continuing to work with Rick from More Music who is teaching Orchard and Oak Class how to play the ukulele. He will be in school every Thursday throughout he year. Our aim this term is to expand our repertoire as we work towards performing at a local care home in the Summer term

Orchard Class will be forming an ECO Committee to look at working toward gaining ‘ECO School Status’, initially this will involve a audit and action plan to gain the Bronze Award. Once our action plan is in place we will be working with other classes to raise awareness of Green issues in school and the community. Orchard class are also leading the way by creating ‘Eco Bricks’, they have created  ‘How to guides’ and are planning their first build.

At the end of term we will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a special arts day. We are exploring Chinese art and focusing on silk painting.