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We have been using papier mache to create 'pirate' themed objects...

We have been pirates in PE, scrubbing the deck, walking the plank and much much more!

Today we had a circle time about what it means to be a good friend and we had some fantastic ideas between us. We passed around our bear, taking it in turns to talk and we all listened to our friends. I asked them questions about what they think a good friend could do and how they have been a good friend.

Keeping fit and healthy is super important to us at Orchard Infant School. We love PE and the Golden Mile but we wanted something energetic to finish our week. We do a 5 minute Joe Wicks workout every Friday morning now, even the teachers join in! Keep active keep moving!!

The children were fantastic in their Christmas performance and made us all extremely proud!
The whole class contributed to making the longest paperchain, and we managed to make it stretch across the whole room!
We had a very special visitor today - Father Christmas appeared at our door with some presents for us. He said thank you for all of our letters, and reminded us to leave out a mince pie and carrots on Christmas Eve.
The children went around the school, exploring the different adults they could find, and asked them about their jobs so that they could find out a little bit more about them. 
Year 2 came to our class today and showed us the books they had written for us. We paired up, and the year 2's read their stories to us. Such fun!
All the children dressed up to raise money for children in need.
We have been exploring different ways of moving using all the pats of our bodies.


Autumn 1

It was so lovely meeting you all at the home visits last week, thank you to all the parents and children who welcomed us into your homes, showed us your toys and spent time getting to know us before starting this busy week at school. We have been exploring our classroom and learning garden this week and it has been so much fun! We have been using our listening skills to find loud or quiet sounds (and we were VERY good at finding loud sounds). Some particular favourite activities this week have been painting, playing with playdough, dressing up and being superheroes - we even started our own Pears Class band (we have an excellent rendition of Old Macdonald). We’ve met some really big milestones this week and we should all be really proud of ourselves, for making the transition to big school, having lunch in the school hall and really making the most of every day. We’ve spent some time learning the school rules and we have been SO good at following them. We’re in for a really amazing year!


We are really looking forward to next week and we hope you are too!


Miss Archer, Miss Porter and Miss Wilson J

Have a look at what we've been up to!