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The Orchard

Mixed Year

Mrs Allen 

Mrs Danish

Miss Wells

Miss Delander


Teacher Bio

Welcome to The Orchard - the place where we come together to learn! My name is Mrs Allen and I am the class teacher of The Orchard. I love to read lots of different books that take me to new places and most especially where there is always a hero ready to save the day! I am ever ready to travel to exciting places where I can learn about different cultures around the world and taste different cuisines. I have also climbed two of the UK’s most well-known mountains- Scafell Pike and Snowdon. It was incredibly high- but the view from the top was spectacular! When I am at home, there is nothing else I like doing more than dancing and making lots of different things from yummy bakes to sewing and painting.


There is so much to look forward to this year. I am delighted to join in all the exciting learning journeys we will be making. I have been planning lots of exciting lessons and with the help of Mrs Danish, Miss Delander  and Miss Wells, we will help you learn and achieve your very best. Let the adventure begin! 

Class Routines

Start time: 8.40am - 8.55am

Finish time: 3.10pm


Our regular PE lessons are as follows:

Reception: Friday

Year 2: Wednesday & Thursday


On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit.


Please ensure reading books and reading records are brought into school everyday as we will be reading with the children regularly. The books will be changed on a Wednesday. Try to read with your child as often as you can. 

Current learning: 

During the Spring term, we will be developing our learning behaviours and social skills from playing games and learning about loosing and winning as well as finding out about our own individual areas of interest. Some of us will be going to our mainstream classes and joining in the Year R and Year 2 topics.  


These learning opportunities have been driven by our Curriculum Drivers:

  • Our Place in Our World
  • Language and Oracy
  • Learning Skills
  • Healthy Body and Mind



We spend time every day learning and using our phonics.  We use this to help us with our reading and writing. 


Reading: We read as often as possible and apply our phonics learning to help us. 


Fine Motor Skills: We are always doing lots of activities that make our hands strong.  We do lots of cutting, threading, play-doh work.  All these things are fun and we are getting stronger at the same time.


Speech and Language: We work on any specific targets that have been set for specific children as well as ongoing activities to develop understanding of language.


Social Skills: We spend a lot of time supporting social interaction through guided play activities and small group work. 


We work hard to follow all the specific elements in each child's individual provision map to ensure that targets from EHCPs are met.

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

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The 4 areas of need according to the SEND Code of Practice

If your child has a SEND, their needs will fall into one or more of the following 4 areas. To find out more about each area of needs and how to support your child at home, please click below.