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World Book Day


What a fun day we have had today! We have been exploring stories by Oliver Jeffers, and as we are focussing on ‘space’ at the moment, we chose to focus on ‘How to catch a star’. The children listened to the story and we talked about how we would catch our own stars. We decided to turn our door into the front cover of the book, and the children worked interdependently to paint, cut, collage and make the different parts of the cover. 

We acted out the different parts of the story and spent lots of time reading books with our friends. What a fantastic day!

We acted out the story

We have had so much fun at the has been extremely busy, we even had a hippo for sale!

We have been learning about the story ‘Have you filled a bucket today’, and we talked about what fills our buckets, what empties them and the fact that emptying someone else’s bucket will never make our own bucket full! We then decided to make a bucket to take home.

This week we thought it would be a niceness idea to brighten up the garden by planting some primula sandy daffodils. We also talked about using a propagator for the seedlings. We can’t wait to see the strawberries, tomatoes, mangetout and cucumbers that we have planted too!

Using books to recreate rockets!

We have been adding two digits to find a total this week! We have played lots of games where we have to add the numbers up by counting on using objects or using number tracks to count on. We even had a go at recording them...

The children had a lovely morning. We started the day with a Joe Wicks special Children in Need work out followed by a Pudsey bear collage and lots of pudsey colouring activities.  We had lots of fun and finished the morning with a chat about Children in Need and a lovely Mr Tumble and Pudsey story. 

In the afternoon, the children had lots of fun making their own Pudsey head bands, and enjoyed wearing them around the garden and classroom. What a fantastic day! 

At Orchard Infant School we will be remembering all those who fought for their country, those who died and those who came home.


As a school community we all have a connection to someone who has given their lives to ensure we can live in peace and happiness. 


For this reason we will be celebrating Remembrance Day at 11am on the 11/11/20 where a 2 minutes silence will be respected for the fallen.


Our children will learn the importance of Remembrance Day and will create a poppy display in our school hall in honour of all service men and women past and present. 


Lest we forget. 

We have been strengthening our core muscles with different exercises all linked to Jack and the Beanstalk!

We have had lots of little pigs building houses in our garden...beware of the big bad wolf!

Look at the display the children made collaboratively...everything was made and cut by our wonderful Apples!

Welcome to the Apples...


Well, what can we say? All of our Apples children have been coming into school incredibly since we started. They hang their coats up independently and put away their water bottles and book bags without any fuss what so ever.


We have spent time getting know each other and have been playing beautifully with our friends. Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks...

Sitting down for snack time! 🍎🍎

We have been enjoying our lunch in the hall! 🍝🥪