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Repeating Patterns!


We've been learning all about repeating patterns in the Pears Class. We've found them in our woods, in our construction area, our learning garden, our drawings and even in our PE lessons!

Can you spot the repeating patterns we've found?

We then had a go at making some paper chains, but Miss Archer set us an extra special challenge - we had to make them into repeating patterns! We took on the challenge and here is the outcome:

Children in Need Day


We had a great time learning about Children in Need Day today. We learned all about Pudsey Bear and all of the amazing work he does each year. 

We worked interdependently (together) to create some Pudsey Bear collages and then worked independently (on our own) to create some Pudsey-esque spotty hats before going on a catwalk around our class garden showing off our new fashionable creations. 

We had a fantastic day!

Remembrance Day


Within the Pears Class, we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We watched a short, gentle, video clip about Remembrance Day that sparked a conversation all about why we celebrate it and decided it's so we can remember all of the soldiers and service people who fought for their country. We also had a conversation about poppies, and why some people wear poppies and why we might see poppy decorations around this time of year. We then decided to have a go at making our own poppies for the display in our school hall. We hope you like them!

Our Remembrance Day 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 11 am 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. 

Autumn Leaves


Wow, Autumn is definitely here! Look at all these gorgeous, golden leaves that have fallen all over our Orchard! The Pears Class loved exploring them. We ran through them and listened to the crunchy, rustling noises it made. We scooped them up and threw them in the air – it looked like it was snowing leaves! It was very magical and lots of fun.

Our Class Tree


This week we all worked together to create a display in our Pippins Shared Area for everybody to see! We went on a walk around our woods and collected some natural objects like small twigs and leaves to stick onto some paper leaves. Each child decorated their own paper leaf and I think we can all agree that the end result looks amazing!

Exploring the Woods


We went to explore our woods for the first time this morning! It was such a lovely time. We went investigating, bug hunting, looking at all the different colour leaves, collected leaves and sticks. We played catch around the trees, pretended to be witches and wolves and even had a bit of a read in our lovely sheltered area. We are so lucky to have our woods!

Hide and Seek


Here we are playing hide and seek in our lovely Orchard. Everybody had a turn at being the seekers. The children carefully counted up to 10 before running off to find their hiding friends! We really are so lucky to have such wonderful outside spaces to do some of our learning each week!

Exploring the Role Play


This week we explored the Role Play for the first time. We had so much fun!

Our Listening Welly Walk


We went on a walk around our woods to listen for lots of different noises. We heard birds, the wind, children playing, loud noises, quiet noises and even a bus driving past outside the school!

Our Golden Rules


Over the last few weeks, we have learned all about our golden rules for in school, and our safety rules for outside in our learning garden. Here we are creating some posters for our school rules!

Welcome to the Pears Class!


We have had an amazing first few weeks in the Pears Class. From day one the children have come into school and adapted to the new routines exceptionally well! They come in beautifully each morning, hang up their coats and put their water bottles and book bags away - they truly are amazing!


Well done Pears Class, you've truly blown Miss Archer, Miss Porter and Miss Wilson's socks off with your independence, resilience and eagerness to learn!