Primary School


Primary School

The Orchard 2020

Welcome to Orchard Class!

Are we there yet?


What a busy term we are having! We are finding out all about different modes of transport and how we can travel to some amazing destinations. We have already been out and about, spotting different vehicles in the local area and we have been enjoying our own 'vehicles' around the school grounds.

We are learning how to plan our own journeys, using maps and how to stay safe on the roads. We are going to plan lots of exciting journeys to amazing places - We'll all be shouting 

Are we there yet?





Are we there yet?

We are having so much fun and learning all the time!

Online safety education in Orchard Class


Our online safety education in Orchard Class during Spring term centres around a resource called Jessie and Friends. It is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip children to stay safe from risks they may encounter online. 

The resources do not depict any scenario that could upset the children but gently helps them to understand that it is sensible to follow some rules when using electronic devices.

You can find out more about this resource at the Think U Know website (link below) and Mrs Crane will be happy to chat to you about the content any time.


Staying safe online at Gamesley School

Home Learning

Keep learning even if you have to stay at home! The links below will support home learning and Orchard staff can be contacted for additional guidance about activities that are appropriate for your child.

Oak Academy provides daily lessons for many areas of the curriculum and although they are organised into year groups, it's fine to check out the resources designed for younger ages if these are more appropriate.

White Rose Maths is a great resource with daily lessons and PowerPoints to support learning.

Our younger children in the Orchard Class, love learning about numbers with Numberblocks.

Keep practising times tables! The children love using TTRS.

Most importantly, keep reading! This might be grown ups sharing and reading a book with children, or children reading out loud. Orchard staff will be happy to ensure you have reading books at home during a period of isolation. Alternatively, use the link to Oxford Owl where you will find lots of great books to read on line.

The National Autistic Society provides a helpline service to support people with autism, and their families. The helpline is currently available 10-3 Monday to Friday.