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Welcome to the Mangoes!


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

In our Thoughtful Thursday afternoon we had fun making wooden spoon puppets for our puppet stages.

In DT we are using the iterative process to design and make a puppet stage. We looked at the different materials that would be suitable for our puppet stages.

In maths we have been learning division by making equal groups.

WOW! What an exciting few weeks. An evil villain has been causing havoc around school but never fear because our superhero toys have been to the rescue! These awesome adventures have inspired us to write our own superhero stories, watch this space for our finished books!

We did a circle time to talk about the characteristics of our favourite toy. We used adjectives to describe their personality and their physical features.

WOW! What an exciting start to the new term! Our office ladies saw a flash of light in the sky then a glimpse of a superhero zooming past with rocket boots! A letter for Year 2 dropped out of the sky. IT WAS FROM TRACTION MAN!! He is busy fighting missions in New Zealand and needs a superhero toy to help protect the people of DP, he asked if we had any toys that might be up for the job!

We received a message from Horatio Nelson who is worried about being forgotten so he challenged us to research about him to help spread the message about how important he was British history.

We had a Ready, Steady, Cook style competition organised by our kitchen, it was so much fun!

We worked scientifically to find out what happens to your heart when you exercise.

We had a special visitor who works at a Pharmacist, she is super concerned that the people of DP aren't doing enough to keep themselves fighting fit. She asked for our help and of course we said yes!

We had so much fun at Noads Park getting our hearts racing for our Fighting Fit project.

*******************PERFORMANCE ACADEMY LAUNCH****************


We here at Orchard Infants have been given such an amazing uplift from our children recently in our singing assemblies and have decided that we need to give our children the opportunity to shine and display their talents through music and song with our very own choir.


We have a fantastic new after school club that Miss Wilson is very excited to run. Her passion for performing and singing is something she loves to share with the children and our assemblies fill the school with such positivity that she and Mr Bowie have created our very own Orchard Infants Performance Academy, better known as OIPA! Miss Wilson has performed with a local pop/rock choir called En Masse and has been involved in many shows so she has a wealth of first hand experience. She also helps out with the children’s version of the choir Eminor and it is through this that she has seen the wonderful affect that music and singing has on children and can’t wait to see our very own children at Orchard Infants flourish.


Our vision is to have our OIPA children become more involved with our local community such as visiting care homes to sing carols to our elder community at Christmas, spreading the Christmas joy! We’d also love to perform at community events, fayres, and of course invite parents/families into school for special performances. We want this to be a meaningful way to connect our community and to provide cultural capital for the children involved.


We would love to encourage children to join OIPA with Miss Wilson on Thursdays after school, if you think your child would enjoy this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to sign them up, we welcome everyone!         

The outcome for our project was a poetry recital, it was a joy to be able to share our learning with all our Mum's and Dad's....

We enjoyed our library time this week...

We used drama to act out how the crayons left Miss Archers classroom. We challenged ourselves to use adverbs in our drama.

We had a very special visitor this week! A professional artist came in to do a workshop on colour wheels... you might recognise her, she used to be a teacher here. We learned so much!

Magnificent Mangoes 2021.... Ready to smash it!

We had a shock visit on Monday from Miss Archer, her crayons have vanished and she is extremely upset! Moments later some mysterious letters arrived, we decided to open them, they were from the crayons who are VERY upset. We spent this week thinking a lot about friendships and feelings.