Welcome to The Orchard - the place where we come together to learn! My name is Miss Vancuylenberg 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 Stepien, Miss Wells and Miss Jennings, we will help you learn and achieve your very best. Let the adventure begin!
Start time: 8.40am - 8.55am
Finish time: 3.10pm
The aim of The Orchard is for the pupils to:
Our regular PE lessons are as follows:
Year 2- Wednesday & Friday
On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit.
In our first week back into school, we will be diving into learning all about Africa. Through reading the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne, we will be able to gain different experiences and engage in various opportunities which will enable children to learn about Africa. Children will be able to identify some of the wonderful animals that live in Africa by describing what they look like. We will also be using our senses to explore some of the scrumptious fruits that the hungry animals stole from Handa’s basket.
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.
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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.