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25 Nov 2020

Parent Food Bank

We have had a wonderful response overall to the Food Bank Scheme, all food items, vouchers and monetary contributions will go to extremely good use. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Parent Food Bank Thank You Letter.pdf   ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2020

Christmas Letter 2020

Whilst we’ve got to make a few changes this year due to Covid restrictions, we are determined that the children at Orchard are going to get a great Christmas experience in the last few weeks of term. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Christmas Letter.pdf ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2020

Class 2 & 3 Return

It has been fantastic to get Classes 2 and 3 back in school this week. It’s also been great to see individual children from other classes return from isolation. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: CV letter 19.11.20 (003).pdf ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown Latest News

Keeping schools open has been a priority in the new national lockdown announced in England. In order to ensure that this action will not impact adversely on children, their families and school staff, or undermine the desired effect of the latest national lockdown measures in bringing down rates of Coronavirus transmission, ... (click to read more)

02 Nov 2020

Single Case of COVID-19 Within the Wider School Community

We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our wider school community. As the confirmed case involves no direct contact with pupils or staff, the school remains open for all children. Keeping our children and families, staff and local community safe is our priority. Those concerned ... (click to read more)

09 Oct 2020

Halloween Theme Day

All celebrations and festivities will be different this year as restrictions surrounding COVID-19 continue; Halloween will be no exception. Having accepted that it is unwise to go Trick or Treating this year, and that there will be no PTA Halloween Disco, many pupils have spoken to staff about how disappointed they are ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2020

Remote Learning

Should your child have to self-isolate, the school will provide learning for them to do at home. Most of you used the home learning resources on our website last term. However, we have made some changes in order to further strengthen our provision. Below you will find a copy of the ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2020

Active Travel Month

Did you know that each week all children should take part in an average of 60 minutes of physical activity that raises their heart rate every day? To support this ambition, your school has chosen to be involved in the Leicestershire Active Travel Month which aims to increase the number ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2020

Cycling Policy Info for Parents 2020

Orchard Primary School recognises the many positive benefits of pupils cycling to and from school.  We, therefore, look to encourage the correct form of travel behaviour in as many ways as possible and hope to support parents who wish their children to cycle to school. Below you will find a copy ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2020

Changes from IEP to Pupil Profile

The School have made some slight changes to the provision for pupils who are on our Special Educational Needs register. Previously, your child will have received an IEP, an Individual Education Plan, which will have included information about your child’s strengths and areas for development, as well as a shortlist ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2020

School Meals

Following on from our Great British School Dinner today, we are very excited to let you know that our hot meal service will resume after the half-term break. Due to COVID restrictions, we will need to make some changes to the normal lunchtime routine.   Below you will find a ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2020

Access to Remote Learning

At Orchard Primary School, we are committed to providing your children with the best education we can possibly deliver and with this in mind, we are producing detailed plans for remote education so that children will have access to high-quality learning activities at home. In order to provide a seamless transition ... (click to read more)

23 Sep 2020

Latest COVID-19 Symptoms

Public Health England has produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school. The intention of ... (click to read more)

21 Sep 2020

Wrap Around Care Re-opening

We are pleased to let you know that we are able to restart our Wrap Around Care Provision from Monday 28th September. Spaces will need to be booked on the Eduspot system for weeks beginning 28th September, 5th October and 12th October by Thursday 24th September. Below you will find a copy ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2020

Latest COVID-19 Procedures

As infection rates continue to rise across the county, the Director of Public Health and the Director of Children and Family Services request that face coverings are worn by parents and carers at school pick up and drop off in Leicestershire. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2020

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence

A quick reference guide for parents and staff (September 2020), relating to Covid-19 pupil absence. Below you will find a copy of the guide sent to parents/carers: Covid-19 pupil abscence guide v1.pdf ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2020

Good News

There has been a lot of media coverage on the negative impact of school closures, relating to academic achievement, mental health, physical wellbeing of pupils. However, at Orchard, we couldn’t be more proud of your children and have nothing but praise for how quickly pupils have ‘bounced back’ on their ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2020

Letter from PHE and NHS Test and Trace

The Department for Education has worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace to ensure that we are doing all we can to minimise the potential risks of spread. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Letter from PHE and NHS Test and ... (click to read more)

03 Sep 2020

Collection Arrangement Tweaks

We have made some slight adjustments to collecting pupils at the end of the day. For full details please read the letter below that has been sent out to all parent/carers. Collection Arrangement Tweaks.pdf ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2020

Dangerous & Inconsiderate Parking

There have been a number of complaints regarding the hazardous nature of roads close to the school site at hometime. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Parking Letter 2.9.20.pdf ... (click to read more)

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