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Orkney Class

Welcome to Orkney Class!

Orkney Class Team (2020/21)

Spring Term 2022!

Happy New Year! 

This term we are learning all about medicine through time. The students will be studying what life was like in medieval Britain and finding out information about the Black Death; students will be using their own experiences of Coronavirus restrictions to compare life then and now. Students will also be learning about personal safety and looking after their bodies; including healthy eating. We will be accessing the kitchen this term in our food tech sessions and will be creating and cooking some delicious healthy snacks and meals. Please have a look at our planning overview for more information, as always please do not hesitate to contact us via the home-school diary or via the class email below. 

Please note:

  • Our PE day is Thursday, please ensure students have a PE kit in school so that we can work on essential skills in dressing and personal hygiene as well as enable students to access PE sessions safely. 
  • Our Food tech day is Tuesday, it would be helpful if students could bring in a container/tupperware to transport their makes home.  
  • Please supply students with a healthy snack each day e.g. cereal bar, fruit, yogurt. DO NOT send anything containing nuts
  • We recommend sending your young person in with a sports bottle for a drink of water throughout the day 
  • Please ensure students do not come into school with toys from home, we would hate for them to get lost or damaged. 

This term we are reading....

Hello and welcome to Orkney class! 


Our class is made up of 10 year 7 students. In Orkney class we work on getting to know each other and the school as well as learning how to express ourselves in different ways. As our class is made up of new students we spend time on 'what it means to start secondary school' and how this is different to primary education. Moving from primary school is no easy task, students find out they have to do a lot more for themselves and are encouraged and supported to be more independent in all aspect of school life.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new students and their families to Orkney Class. We look forward to working with you this year! 


Contact Us


You can contact the Orkney Class Team via the email address below:  (Use if sending attachments) or by using the contact form below if general communication.


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Class Topics 


Autumn 2020: Me and My school: Students will be learning about their peers and sharing information about themselves. We'll also be exploring the school including the residential department and the FE CampusAs part of Geography we will be experiencing and exploring the Orkney Islands and the origins of St Andrews. 


Spring 2021: Medicine through the years: Students will be learning about Florence Nightingale and exploring the effects of the plague and how this has differed to students' own experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students will hopefully be visiting the village of Eyam to explore this topic further. 


Summer 2021: Extreme Earth: Students will be learning about the natural disasters we have on Earth including floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and earthquakes.