Orchard Infant School

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Welcome to the Grapes!


This page will help explain some of the awesome learning taking place in our class!

Sports Day 2021


The Grapes loved working in their teams on Sports Day and had lots of fun- even the teachers had a giggle taking part in the races! We hope you like looking through our photographs.

This week the Gorgeous Grapes really have been busy bees! We have been pulling out weeds (and admiring their long roots), cleaning the greenhouse and all of the flower beds ready to start sowing our seeds at the end of the week. We can't wait to start growing our own plants and building our beautiful garden!

We have become scientists and have been learning about the names of lots of different plants. We have learnt about what they need to grow and survive! We have even spotted some in our very own school grounds.

Wow what a buzzing start to the Summer term!

The Gorgeous Grapes went outside for our snack and were greeted by our new headteacher Mrs West. She has set us on a top secret special mission to revamp the garden area in our school grounds to make it a beautiful and vibrant area again full of life! We accepted the mission of course and started our work straight away!


The Grapes have had the best time today reading and talking about our favourite books.

We worked in teams and created our very own puppet show! It was so exciting!


Roaming Rovers Home Learning sheet

A mysterious delivery...

Last week we discovered a mysterious giftbox that had been left outside our classroom! Hidden inside was a cheeky little Elf called Ezra. He has been sent here on a secret mission to find out about the first Christmas. After thinking really carefully about how we can show Ezra what we know, we have decided to invite him to watch our Christmas show! We can't wait to film it so you can all see too!

Grapes trip into Dibden Purlieu

 Wellies on, coats zipped up and we were ready to explore! Wow the Grapes class had such an amazing trip into DP, looking for lots of beautiful physical features and spotting important human features. We even ended up in the Dibden Inclosure and had a great time exploring- we made some super dens and loved looking at the Autumn leaves! We have been so busy finding out about our local area for the Hughes' family and can't wait to show them our incredible slideshow!

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. 

Our Castle Day!

WOW! What a day! The children arrived at "Grape Castle" and were greeted by Lady Curnow and Lady Bezer. We had such a magical day experiencing life as a castle dweller! We had a great time playing some jousting games, doing some medieval dancing, writing on parchment paper and enjoying a royal banquet!

Castle dwellers role-play in the woods!


The Grapes have had such a great time pretending to be knights, archers, lords, ladies and jesters in the woods this week!

The Grapes have transformed into HISTORIANS!


We have been busy busy busy this week using books and the internet to research and find out all about castles and castle life in the past. Did you know that the moat protects the people inside the castles from dangerous invaders? Did you know that TV's had not been invented so jesters and minstrels entertained everyone? 

Castle Quest... we had some special visitors.

Wow...what an exciting start to the week. We had some very strange looking visitors on Monday! They looked very confused and kept asking us where their castle had gone. We found out that they are Lord and Lady Orchard from the past! They gave us an important mission to find out about the past to help them remember what life was like.



Wow... the Grapes put on such an amazing performance, showing off their talk for writing and incredible musical compositions - we even had our very own class conductor!

What a fantastic day!

We have gone "Music Mad"


The Gorgeous Grapes have had such a busy week exploring different musical instruments, pitch and tempo to compose some exciting music to accompany the story "Where The Wild Things Are". We are rehearsing for our WILD RUMPUS performance and we're SO SO excited!

Fun in the woods


We have had a great week searching for adjectives in the woods to describe the character "Max" and those cheeky WILD THINGS!

Express Yourself HOOK!


Wow! The Grapes came into school and were absolutely shocked because we had some very naughty visitors overnight! We were feeling very cross and angry because we had to clean up all of the mess. We investigated the area and came to the conclusion that is was indeed THE WILD THINGS!