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During History sessions we investigated the S A X O N S

We built a Motte and Bailey castle out of papier mache

We built a Motte and Bailey castle out of papier mache 1
We built a Motte and Bailey castle out of papier mache 2
We built a Motte and Bailey castle out of papier mache 3
We built a Motte and Bailey castle out of papier mache 4

And created a time line out of Post it notes

And created a time line out of Post it notes 1
And created a time line out of Post it notes 2
And created a time line out of Post it notes 3
And created a time line out of Post it notes 4
Investigating the science of S T E A M 

Can you understand how this works?

Design a cape for a super hero ...

Look who was in to help model the finished article!

Dragons - always a popular topic frown
Getting to grips with fractions no

When an exercise book is just not big enough ...

When an exercise book is just not big enough ...  1

F o r e s t  s c h o o l @ O r c h a r d  C e n t r e

Challenge - To create the Orchard Centre logo using what we find on the woodland floor

Science in the Orchard Centre helps us investigate all sorts of ideas in a safe & supportive environment 

Louise from Footloose Danceschool (footloosedance@hotmail.com) came in and put Elm class and Orchard Centre through their paces ...

Learning the first steps ...

Forest school - walk to Weston Woods to create 'patterns of 20'

Drama workshop - focussing on identifying emotions and their affect on our behaviours

Drama workshop - focussing on identifying emotions and their affect on our behaviours 1
Drama workshop - focussing on identifying emotions and their affect on our behaviours 2

As part of the Orchard Centre process we encourage the children to join in with all age - appropriate acitivties

Orchard Centre children joining in with Quick Sticks (hockey) Premier Sports (fencing) and Bondgate Bakery (healthy eating)

Thomas' International Space Station

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On a crisp, cold day, we set out to warm ourselves up by making a fire in Forest Schools. It took a while to remember all the steps: collecting different sized twigs and sticks, laying the fire and finally lighting it with a firesteel, but eventually we did it. We then toasted marshmallows on toasting forks and had smoors - marshmallows between two chocolate digestive biscuits! Just the thing on a cold morning!
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