Learning Live! @ ORCS 2017-18


This is a unique blog page where our intrepid team of reporters will be presenting a snapshot of learning taking place on Monday afternoons.

There will be photos, videos, interviews, as well as posts as they move around ORCS finding out what is happening and blogging as it happens – Learning Live!

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Yr 4 are scientists


In year 4, they have been learning to construct and understand food chains. This was their food chain: plant – slug – frog – owl.

They needed to explain why the food chain was in that order.

This is a grid showing the different types of animals and plants.

yr 4 science


ϒℜ 4 were learning about different ty℘es of aℵimals; herbivors, omnivore, exetra and the food chain

they had lots of fun


Read write ink


In read write ink they are learning words like are, my and the. They all enjoy this.

These are some of the words they are learning.

year 4


they are learning food chains and they are matching the food to their meaning like if there is a omnivore the meaning for that is a animal that eats plants and there teeth is blunt and it doesn’t eat meat



©In Reception they are drawing a boat and a boy. They enjoy drawing because it helps them to become artists and more imaginative.They have lovely drawings. They have more but I only took one picture.™

Yr 5 chestnut 1 leave earth to create a new planet


Yr 5 chestnut 1 have been creating a planet. They have been discussing which animals they would have living in their planet and why. For example if their animal is big is it because their is a lot of oxygen?  This 

This is Ella’s work.



They are drawing and they are practicing their drawing skills so that can help them in the future.

yr 1 were “born in a barn”


Τoday yr 1 were practicing their nativity™ songs

τhey were not shy at all and they sounded beautiful! “sniff!”I would ℜate it five stars! Ω

they are very practiced and they can’t wait!

no spoilers!

they love practiceing

year 3


year 3 have been doing their spelling and they are learning how to write neatly so they are most likely to get a pen license.and most of the class are so close to get a pen license

yr 3 learning


In yr 3 they are trying to get there hand writing really neat. All of them enjoy making there hand writing nice so they can get a pen licence.

This is Lily,s hand writing. It,s very neat.


year 4 find out about Otzi


year 4 are writing facts and posters about the stone age man Otzi. 

This is Poppy’s poster of Otzi.


yr 4 and their stone age posters


yr 4 today made some stone age posters about a stone age man called otzi who really existed

they really enjoyd it

posters with yr4


In year yr4 they are learning about this person called otzi and they are trying to found out how he die. I think they enjoyed this.

yr 1


year 1 are doing read write ink and they are learning new words

miss Jonsons read write ink


in read write ink today they were practiceing their words and sounds like…

insect and elastic 

they really liked it and fineshed with the story of tom thum!

they had losts of fun

Year 5 are mathematical experts


year 5 needed to master a method of mental calculation. They were adding hundreds, tens and ones.

Danny is writing a justification for when he can use this method.

Reading ink


In reading ink they are learning words like elastic, badly. I think they enjoyed it.

They enjoy doing this

year 5


year 5 had to master a method of mental calculation and they have to use different methods mentaly

they were practicing a method

yr 5 leave orbit while learnig about our planets


yr 5 today were lerning about the planets. they learned about the stages of the moon and the position of the planets while mr Martines  made an example with a chair, a torch and some balls! after that they made an investigation on why the moons face changes over time.

yr 5 working

Year 3 Listen To Classical Music


In year 3 are listening to classical music and discovering different instruments. They need to discuss it.

Year 3 are listening to music.

year 6 learning


In year 6 they need to justify why this statement is correct. Factors are at least one pair of numbers when multiplied together to get the number that both factor belong to. I think they all enjoyed it .

This my work.

year 3


year 3 had to recognise and explore the way that sounds can be organised and used expressively.

No room, no room


In year 1, they have been working on their nativity songs. They sang many songs but their best one was No Room, No Room.

Year 1 are practicing their nativity song.

They are practicing another song that they are unsure about.

Learning yr2


In year two they have been learning about Miss Gill . So they have been asking question to her and she will answering them so they know her well. After they need to write a test about her. They are enjoying themselves.

they are having so much fun.

year 2


Year 2 are asking questions about Mrs Gill so they know her well and they have to write a test on Wednesday.


they are asking questions

nativity songs with yr 1


today yr 1 working on their nativity songs like born in a barn and no room, I can’t wait to see it!

yr 1 are practiceing

Forest School


In forest school they have been playing a game and its similar to 40 40 in and they wore foxes tales and some of them wore mouses tales and the mouses had to reach the bell before the orange foxes get the small mouses.

Jacob and Sufian was playing the game

Yr4 forest school


In forest school yr4 have been playing a game were there are four foxes and one mouse. The mouse has to look the other way and when he or she hears somebody they can turn around. The foxes have to get to the bell next to the mouse and ring to win the game.

arch enemies

They all enjoyed it.

Forest Schools


In Forest School, Jacob, Nancy, Amina, Sufian and Abubakar were involved in a game of Foxes and Mice. It was a bit like hide and seek but involved the foxes working together as a team to try and ring the bell and get their dinner (the mouse).

It was bitterly cold out there today so they were just about to have hot chocolate to warm them up.

All of them seemed to be enjoying learning outside despite the chilly temperatures!




In reception they are getting letters and fitting them in wooden boards that either spell items or animals so they will be better at spelling. They enjoy doing this because they say that it will grow there minds.

this is one of the wooden boards



reception had to make a word of the object and they were different colured words they had to find and match the word to the following object,noun and animals

Gabi was making a word matching to the picture which was a bird



Sadia is drawing a picture of a girl using a pencil and a coloring pen.

Esha is making patterns using the connect 4 game. Using blue and yellow counters.

Sienna – ‘I am drawing my mum and dad, using orange pen and a purple crayon.

Ed – I am reading out my letters – g and c


Yr 5 Chestnut 1 go to ancient Egypt


Yr 5 have been writing about how Britan would have looked 5000 years ago.

This is Ella’s work.

This is their success criteria

Amber is reading her work to herself

This is an amazing piece of work!

Aryan is concentrating to make his work a good standard

They told me that they had to write in first person, as if they had just entered this new found land. They would need to describe what the area around them looks using powerful adjectives and different features of describing.

Year 4 Chestnut 2


In year 5 they have been doing time adverbials in their stories and they had to use at least nine and a child said that it helps you in your stories because it tells you when is it

zain has been using time adverbials

yr 2 advanced read write ink!


In yr 2 read write ink they are finding out some meanings of some words by looking at a dictionary .They learned about how to find a word too! they were given a list of words to find in the dictionary and set to work!

Yr 5 Chestnut 2 use time adverbials in space…


Today, yr 5 have been writing the problem (dilemma) for their story, using time adverbials. The story that they got inspired by was called Cosmic:

This is the book that they got inspired by.

They were making sure that all of the adverbials made sense and that they were using a range of adverbials to make the story interesting. Before the dilemma, they had written a build up. Next they will need to write the resolution.

This their story mountain.


This is their learning criteria.

This is Leah’s definition of a time adverbial.

Yr3 learning


In yr3 they were writing about Mo Fara and how he won a race in a video. They needed to use first person in there paragraph they also needed to use adjectives ,conjunctions,adverbs,verbs and writing how the character feels. They enjoy writing about Mo Fara they needed to check over their work when the are finished. Most of there class wrote over half a page of  work in twenty minutes. I was very  impressed to see most of the people in the class had a pen license.

This is Isharn’s work

   over all the work in yr3 was amazing.

yr 5 chestnut 2 leave orbit with their space stories


YR  5  Were  experimenting with time adverbials so they could write the problem for their space stories 

Suddenly, the fire alarm stopped their work!

once they were all inside they began to work again some of the students tried to use time adverbials in the middle of a sentence!

they were magpiing from a book called cosmic with a plot about alians on mars 

after that they had to underline all the time adverbials they had used

yr 3 learning


year 3 have been learning about Mo Fara the athlete they were thinking what did the athlete think of when he won the race and they were writing in first person.a child said that he was running and at the end of the race he would show respect to the other members of the race who participated by giving a handshake and a hug and he said he would do that to the winner of the race even though he lost or

faizan was creating a thought of what Mo Farah was thinking when he won the race.

was close to win.

10, 000,000……………….?


Today, year 6 have been writing and reading numbers from 1- 10,000,000.

Here are some examples:

1) 27,784,946 = twenty-seven million, seven hundred and eighty-four thousand, nine hundred and forty-six

2) 47,847,463 = forty-seven million, eight hundred and forty seven thousand, four hundred and sixty-three

3) 10,000,000 = ten million                                                                                                                                              

We were also being told a number and we had to write it in digits.

Then we needed to roll the dice 8 times so that we had the numbers and we needed to write the number in digits and words.

Then we needed to explain how we know that the certain number is in the specific place value. Here is an example:

37,841,386. I know that the 1 is in the thousands because there is a decimal point behind the 6, which we just can’t see in this image, which enables me to count back from the 6. ” 6 is the ones, 8 is the tens, 3 is the hundreds, 1 is the thousands.” I also know what each row stands for. If I know what each row represents, I can just look at the “1” and I can mentally do the procedure of counting back all of the spaces, but quickly. If I add all of these different tactics, I can easily find the value of any number- quickly and mentally.                                                                        

Literacy……….and a portal?!


In literacy today we have been reading a sci-fi version of Jack and the beanstalk (the text is on the yr 6 birch blog). Then we acted it out. My group was Carmen, Patricia and Lilianne. We did well in the drama. It was funny because the stick was a ruler and when I tapped it it broke. Ha ha ha! We decided not to use a narrator so that we could see how each character was feeling and use show not tell by our actions. However, some advice people gave us was that we could have had some narration in crucial areas like when the settings changed.

Yr 4’s revision their on stone age painting


In hawthorn this week, they have been revising on their stone age paintings.

Michael’s stone age painting of a deer being hunted by stone age men.

Michael has used charcoal in his picture. He sketched gently first, just to get the outline of his image, and then he filled it in to make it clear. He didn’t make it colourful because he thought it would make his picture bold.

All of the children in year 4 had scrunched up the paper to make it look like the walls that the stone age people would draw on. They tried to replicate what the stone age drawings would look like as best as they could and I think that they did well. In this lesson they used many Building Learning Powers such as revising and planning. They needed to revise on the materials that they used and they would answer different questions such as how and why. All in all, i think that this lesson really made the yr 4s think about their pictures and stone age replicas.

We’re going back to the stone age with Yr4


Yr4 have been doing some beautiful stone age art . They got there ideas from a book called the stone boy . They enjoyed reading it .

He’s working on writing why he choose to do that picture


The materials they used were


.water colours

I think the Yr4s have enjoyed there lesson they also done some really good picture .

Yr 4 say “Ugg” with their stone age art


LO:To create a cave man painting.

Before half term, yr 4 did some stone age art and today they were writing how they did it and what they used.

prachi did a drawing of animals with some pastals she crumpled up the paper to make it look like rock


yr 4 all did different drawrings some did handprints some did cave men hunting.they rememberd to use materials that looked like material that cave men would be able to get their hand on.

all in all it was a very interesting lesson!

Back in the stone age with year 4


Year 4 have drawn beautiful drawings of the stone age.They have used water colors they told us they read a book called a stone

age boy and they drawn a caveman with a sharp spear and trying to kill a deer and they said they scrunched the paper so it has

more of a realistic look.

Sefrat was drawing a picture of the stone age.

Learning in year 6


Year 6

In year 6 they have been doing presentations everyone had to pair up in two’s. Patricias group went first. In her group was to your eyeballs stay the same. They have been doing quizes. Jack liked how it was like a news show. Imogen and Oliver’s was our favourite one. Next was Flavio Jack and Zainnabs group.They wrote about the eye and ear system. They could be a bit louder. Next was Carsyn and Malhars group. they were talking about the eye. The retina shows you the thing that your watching. It included lots of facts. Hannan thinks they could cut out some facts.


Learning in year 3


In Topic, year 3 are learning about the stone age.         They drew pictures and the pictures were in portrait. 

schools learning


In this photo the year 6 ‘s are talking about there learning and asking questions to each other.


In this photo carsyn  is explaning, what he wrote and helping his friends to do it .

Aleesha’s snapshot


This is a picture of year 5 doing bikeabilaty and Leo is listening to the teacher.

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