Orchard Class Teacher
Orchard Class TA
Orchard Class TA
Orchard Class TA
(Thurs & Fri)
This term we are...
In the spring term, we will be following our White Rose scheme for learning and working through different concepts, which we be incorporated in our topic, such as comparing addition and subtraction statements, recognising, naming and sorting 2D and 3D shapes and place value. Understanding that whist a digit can be the same, its value depends on where it is in the number.
We follow the Read, Write, Inc programme. Children work in groups appropriate to their level for phonics and reading sessions. In our Hooked on Books sessions, we explore fiction and non-fiction texts using the reading rainbow. This half term our key texts include, Gruffalo’s Child, Stuck, Lost and Found, The Street Beneath My Feet.
Some children will be learning to form letters and write their name. Others will be learning to communicate their ideas in sentences. Joining sentences using conjunctions. Applying phonics and spelling. Sequencing sentences to tell stories. Writing for purpose including recounts such as diaries and letters.
We are Scientists is our topic this term where some children will be using our drama-based approach, Mantle of the Expert, to work scientifically looking at the geography of our world and its natural disasters researching weather systems, climate and the geographical differences between areas where natural disasters occur. Other children will be using their senses to find out about the differences and similarities in the world around them.
This term we will be looking at the strand of Being and the strand of Power and Identity. In the Being strand, the activities are designed to make the child feel better about themselves and become more resilient. In the Power and Identity where the children will be exploring ways to express and manage a wide range of emotions, whilst being sensitive to others.
Each meeting we will register the children in the live class meetings and we will have a short and fun activity which will allow the children to take part in whole group activities and share opinions, objects and discussion.
We follow a sequence of work from Sistema music – some children will be focusing on learning about the Orchestra where as other children will be learning use actions and gestures to nursery rhymes.
Whilst in school, children have regular forest school sessions. During remote learning – we are setting physical activities children can complete outside or use materials from outdoors.
Sports factory session once per week- children develop individual skills and work as a team in fun sporting challenges. During remote learning – children are encouraged to take a form of exercise once a day.
Mantle of the Expert
Our theme this term is Natural Disasters – we will be exploring the cause and impact of natural disasters - including hurricanes, volcanoes. Skills: Reading maps, globes, atlases, using digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features. Measure and record physical features using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies. Understanding: describe how natural disasters happen including impact, how to reduce the impact and the recovery.
Explore how digital technology is used to predict and measure natural disasters around the world. Use technology as a communication tool – begin to be more independent in using seesaw.