Orchard Infant School

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Welcome to the Mangoes!


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

We played some maths games to help us to learn our number facts within 20.

We did a circle time to talk about our feelings. It was lovely to hear that other people have similar worries to us. We have lots of different feelings as the day goes on.

We were lucky enough to have an expert come into school and talk to us all about the Titanic. It was so interesting and we learned lots of new facts!

Today we learned about another sea disaster and made comparisons with the Titanic. We learned all about Grace Darling and spent the afternoon sketching her.

Today we learned all about five of the notable characters from the Titanic, including Molly Brown, Captain Smith and Joseph Bruce Ismay. They are all significant people from history.

As historians we need to use specific skills when investigating the past. One of those skills is called chronology, we used chronology to create a timeline of the sinking of the Titanic.

We welcomed everyone back this week so we decided to recreate our Titanic Museum for them to enjoy.

PE was so much fun today with all the wall bars and ropes!

We are hunting for suffixes in phonics today...

We have been learning about D&T in our Christmas project, we have made cards with a moving part operated by a lever mechanism...

We came into class after lunch and there was a mysterious envelope with a clue inside! We solved the clue and went on an exciting treasure hunt around the school grounds. Eventually we pieced together a puzzle of pictures and it turned out to be the Nativity scene and a very exciting challenge from Mrs Pillon ( we are keeping it secret at the moment)...

SCIENCE: Our longitudinal study this year is all about trees. Each class has adopted a tree to study through the seasons. In the Mangoes we have adopted an Oak tree. We are going to look at what happens to our tree through the seasons...

Our Remembrance display in the school hall.

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 would love to hear any family history linked to Remembrance Day for the children.

This will be shared with their class on Wednesday as part of our Remembrance Day service in school. Please head to Google Classroom for more information. 

Remembrance Day in the Mangoes

Wow Ethan, thank you so much for sharing your family military history today on Remembrance Day. You must be so proud! Fantastic facts and such lovely photos of your Grandads medals!

We took a virtual flight to New Zealand, we flew through the northern hemisphere, over the equator into the southern hemisphere, passing continents and oceans until we arrived in Auckland. We are going to be geographers again and learn about a country far far away from ours.

We used the skill of sketching to create an artists impression of Florence Nightingale...

In our project Hall of Fame, we have been learning about significant historical people from our locality who made an impact on the world. Today we used the skill of chronology to timeline Sir Christopher Cockerell...

Wet play in the Mangoes

We love our feel good Friday afternoons!

SCIENCE... Today we became scientists and worked scientifically to find out which cleaning solution would be best to clean oil from a birds feather. We used soap, water, sanitiser and washing up liquid. We fill find out the results on Friday once the feathers have dried.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY...We are loving our Friday afternoons, we have so much fun. Last week we made helicopters and learned the skill of drawing people. Just look at our faces! So much joy.

We can't use our actual library at the moment because it could break a bubble but our lovely librarian Mrs Needham has created class library boxes so we can have library time in our classrooms instead... and that's just what we did........ "A book is a dream that you hold in your hands"


We became scientists today! We wanted to see if we could reduce the size of our waste to ensure our bins don't overflow again. We used forces to reduce the size of the materials. Scrunch, twist, fold, tear, squash!

We were getting some fresh air outside when we spotted Mrs West litter picking around the school grounds, she was disgusted with all the waste that had blown into our school over the weekend. She also said our school bins were over flowing and things could not go on like this! She challenged us to find a solution to all the pollution. We set off straight away sorting all the rubbish into groups this is called classifying materials. We also wondered if more waste is found in areas with more human features?? We will keep you updated on our findings...

To really understand where waste is coming from we need to be experts on our local area so we can find a solution to all the pollution. To do this we are going to need to explore and investigate like geographers. Today we practiced reading a map and following a route...

We had a long chat about worries today and read the Cautious Caterpillar story. We decided that sometimes change can be exciting and we shouldn't worry too much when things are a bit different. We made cool unworry islands that we can imagine we visit when we feel a bit anxious, there are no worries on the unworry island, just all of our favourite things...

We had so much fun in the woods, we sat in our new seating area, can you believe that the roof is made from old sails from a sailing boat!! We also built dens and looked for creatures and critters. Such a fun afternoon. Rock and Roll...

Wow! It has been an incredible few days seeing everyone again and getting used to our new class! We are so excited to be the new Mangoes team! We rock!!