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15 Nov 2023

Cyber Security Tips

A document is being sent home with some valuable pieces of advice and guidelines to help navigate the digital landscape safely and securely. These tips cover a wide range of topics, including child safety, online privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and responsible online behaviour. By following these tips, individuals can reduce ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2023

Autumn Term Clubs 2023

As part of our commitment to the personal development of our pupils, we are excited to offer a range of extra-curricular activities both in school hours and after school. Private music lessons are also offered. This year, Sports & Music Clubs, led by Mr Morant, Mrs Astle, Mr Caldwell and ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2023

King's Coronation Theme Day

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, pupils will be taking part in a special coronation theme day on Thursday 4th May. As well as completing a range of coronation-themed activities linked to Art, English and History, pupils will have the opportunity to have a commemorative photo taken and will enjoy ... (click to read more)

19 Jan 2023

Mental Health Week 2023

We are very aware that supporting our children’s mental health and wellbeing is crucial, this is something we strive to do through all of our activities at Orchard. To support this, from 6th – 10th February 2023 we will be taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental  Health Week. This year’s theme ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2023

Film Night - February 2023

We are delighted to offer a PTA Film Night for all pupils. It will be a lovely opportunity for children to enjoy a film straight after school with friends whilst tucking into some tasty popcorn! Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Film Night Feb 2023.pdf ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2023

Parents' Evening - Spring 2023

Parents’ Evenings will take place in school on Monday 13th February (3.30 - 6.30pm) and Thursday 16th February (5.00 -7.00pm). Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Parents' Evening letter Spring 2023.pdf ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2023

Admissions for 2024-25

Orchard Community Primary School is consulting on their School Admissions Policy and arrangements to take effect from Autumn 2024 following their conversion to an Academy. The school continues to adopt the Local Authority Model Policy and arrangements therefore remain unaltered. You are invited to make comment on the proposed policy. Below ... (click to read more)

12 Oct 2022

Traffic Incident October 12th

Despite polite reminders for parents/carers to park and drive considerately on nearby roads, we had a serious incident this morning, where a child on Grange Drive was almost knocked off their bike. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Traffic Incident 12.10.22.pdf ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2022

Film Night (September 2022)

We are delighted to offer a PTA Film Night for pupils in Y1-6. It will be a lovely opportunity for children to enjoy a film straight after school with friends while tucking into some tasty popcorn! (We thought it was a bit too soon for EYFS pupils to be ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth II

You will no doubt want to join the Orchard Team in sending our most sincere condolences to the Royal Family in light of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s sad passing at the age of 96. A much loved and respected Monarch, she will be fondly remembered for her loyal service to ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2022

Autumn Events 2022

We’ve got a busy term ahead and so I thought it would be helpful to list some of the events taking place this half-term that involve family participation or support. We are very mindful of the impact that fundraising events or costly trips may have on parents/carers this year, and have therefore ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2022

Wraparound Care Provision 2022

Please remind your child(ren) each morning if they are attending Afterschool Club - Foundation and Key Stage 1 children will be collected by staff at the end of the day. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Wraparound Care 2022.pdf     ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2022

PE Uniform 2022

In August 2021, we introduced a new PE uniform for pupils to ensure that we have a cost effective, smart and practical PE kit that, for all classes (except EYFS) can be worn to school on pupils’ timetabled PE days. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent ... (click to read more)

06 Jun 2022

Fundraising Event - Enterprise Morning

Pupils in Year 6 are currently busy using their creativity and problem solving skills to devise some fantastic stalls for their Enterprise Morning, which will be taking place on Friday 17th June. The aim is for each ‘House’ to run an activity that will make them as much profit as ... (click to read more)

28 Apr 2022

Jubilee Day Flyer 2022

From learning about democracy to Brit pop culture, Shakespeare to Big Ben, pupils will be exploring what makes Britain ‘great’ during a special ‘Brilliant Britain’ themed Platinum Jubilee day. Below you will find a copy of the flyer sent to parents/carers: Jubilee Day flyer for parents.pdf ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2022

Lockdown 2022

Today we have practised our emergency lockdown procedure. This is a procedure in school, designed to keep everyone safe. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Lockdown Letter to parents 2022.pdf ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2022

Time Table Rockstar Day 2022

At Orchard, we understand that knowing times-tables forms the gateway to children’s progress in understanding calculation and numbers. The government are also introducing a new times table check for Year 4 pupils from June 2022. Whilst the children regularly practise rapid recall of times tables up to 12 X 12 ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2022

Rotary Letter Ukraine March 2022

Following their ‘Love in a Box’ Christmas Shoebox Appeal, the Rotary Club of Derby is joining again with the charity Teams4U in an appeal for essential items for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. Teams4U have supported people living in poverty in Eastern Europe for many years and have ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2022

Open Evening - February 2022

Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted, we are really looking forward to welcoming visitors and volunteers safely back into our school. Parents and carers are therefore invited to a very informal open evening on Monday 14th March 2022, where you can drop into school anytime between 3.15pm-5.00pm to visit ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2022

'Rainbow of Hope’ non-uniform day to help the children of Ukraine

As a school, we would very much like to be able to help the child refugees of Ukraine who are facing unimaginable suffering. Therefore, for a donation of £1 (feel free to give what you would like however,) pupils are invited to wear a colour of the rainbow for a ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2022

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Party 2022

Come and celebrate Mother’s Day in the Orchard pop up tea room! Mothers or any other special person who is like a mum to pupils at Orchard are invited to call into the hall and studio after school so that they can be treated to an afternoon tea of home-made ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2022

Spring Term B Clubs - 2022

A timetable of clubs for the second half of the Spring Term is now available (Clubs will run from Monday 21st February until Friday 8th April 2022). Lunchtime clubs do not need to be booked and are free of charge. However, if you would like your child to participate in an after-school ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2022

LCC Queen's Jubilee Art Competition

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British Monarch to reign for 70 years, and to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. To mark this momentous occasion, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur OBE, would like to encourage children to participate in the Platinum Jubilee activities. With this in mind, he ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2022

Parent Consultations Spring 2022

Due to the school’s current Covid Risk Assessment, I have decided that it would still be unwise to organise our traditional face to face parents’ evening this term. Instead, we will be offering parents/carers a telephone consultation with the class teacher. As school phone lines are limited, each class teacher ... (click to read more)

17 Jan 2022

Covid - Multiple Cases

We have now had reports of multiple cases of Covid-19 affecting pupils and staff at school. Along with staff cases reported last week, Miss Webster, Mrs Mycroft, Mrs White, Mr Patching and Mrs Daft are all now isolating after having tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend. Teachers are continuing to ... (click to read more)

14 Jan 2022

Covid - Temporary Lunchtime Menu

We wanted to write to you to inform you of the short-term measure we are implementing to keep our school food services running smoothly. During the autumn term we were suffering with very high levels of staff sickness but we managed to maintain good service until Christmas. With the ongoing ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2022

OFSTED – we’re a good school with outstanding features!

I am delighted to inform you that following our two-day OFSTED inspection in November, the school has been judged good in all categories bar ‘Personal Development’, where we were awarded ‘outstanding’! The new inspection framework is exceptionally challenging and rigorous and therefore it is a huge achievement, not only to have ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2021

Key Messages for Parents Prior to the End of Term

Just a quick letter to wish you all a very relaxing and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Yet again, your unwavering support during these challenging times has been amazing and the fantastic partnership between home and school in ensuring our children have the very best education has shone through – ... (click to read more)

18 Nov 2021

After-School Wraparound Care: Change in Hours from January 2022

Thank you for your continued use of our after-school provision. We are delighted that normal service has been resumed this term! Having reviewed numbers during the Autumn Term, we have noticed that there have been no more bookings since the beginning of September for the second session on a Friday. ... (click to read more)

18 Nov 2021

Ofsted Inspection Feedback and Thank You

As you may well be aware, during the past two days, we have had a team of Ofsted Inspectors visit us at Orchard. We would like to say a very big thank you for all your lovely messages of support and also for all your Parent View survey responses. We ... (click to read more)

11 Nov 2021

Uniform Policy & Punctuality

Start of the school day – Please could you ensure that your children get to school before the gates are locked as we have seen a concerning number of late arrivals in recent weeks. Ideally, pupils should arrive between 8.35-8.40am so that they are in class ready for registration ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2021

Film Night (December 2nd) 2021

We are delighted to offer a PTA Festive Film Night for all pupils. It will be a lovely opportunity for children to enjoy a film straight after school with friends while tucking into some tasty popcorn! Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Film Night (Dec ... (click to read more)

08 Nov 2021

Height & Weight Measurement Reception & Year 6 2021

Every year in England, children in Reception and Year Six have their height and weight measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Your child's class will take part in this year's measurement programme. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Height & Weight ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2021

KS2 Wellbeing Workshop & Assembly

On Friday 3rd December, pupils in KS2 will be visited by Paul Griffiths, a motivational speaker who will be leading an assembly on positive well-being and growth mindset. He will then work with Y5/6 during a series of workshops in the morning, exploring aspiration, the power of teamwork and how ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2021

Proposed Academy Conversion

The education landscape is changing, as evidenced by the many schools in Leicestershire that have already converted to academy status or are currently considering this adjustment. For that reason, during the last academic year, Orchard’s Governing Body and the school’s Senior Leadership Team have been exploring the possibility of converting ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2021

Autumn Term B Clubs

There is a new timetable of clubs for the second half of the Autumn Term (7 weeks from Monday 25th October – Friday 10th December with no clubs in the last week). Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Autumn B Clubs Letter 2021 Final.pdf ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2021

Supervision of Pupils Before and After School

In the interests of safeguarding, please could I politely remind parents of the following important safety measures at drop off and collection times. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Supervision Letter 8.10.21.pdf ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2021

Covid-19 Cases Rising in Schools

You will have seen in both the local and national news that Covid-19 cases amongst school-age children are rising. Whilst we appear not to have numbers as high as some other Leicestershire schools, we do have an increase in cases across the school and the community, and therefore want ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2021

Seasonal Flu Vaccation Programme 2021

As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust's Community Immunisation Service would like to offer the opportunity to protect children and young people against seasonal flu (influenza) this winter. The flu vaccination programme is a high priority within public health policy every year. However, in light of ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2021

Parent Consultations

Due to the school’s current Covid Risk Assessment, I have decided that it would still be unwise to organise our traditional face to face parents’ evening this term. Instead, we will be offering parents/carers a telephone consultation with the class teacher. As school phone lines are limited, each class teacher ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2021

Food Bank September 2021

Following the huge success of last Autumn’s Food Bank launch, we’d like to once again have a donations day, so that we can re-stock shelves and ensure that for those families facing challenging personal circumstances in this most challenging of times, no child goes without. Below you will find a ... (click to read more)

03 Sep 2021

Remote Learning 2021

We are seeing a rise of Covid 19 cases both nationally and in the local area and this may also cause an increase in children having to self-isolate at home. Should your child have to self-isolate, the school will provide learning for them to complete in line with the ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2021

Covid-19 Positive Case letter 1st September 21

We have received confirmation of two further cases of Covid-19 affecting children at the school.  Covid-19 Letter 1st September 2021 ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2021

Lunchtime arrangements and Home-School Communication

Due to the number of children in school, we have amended our lunchtme arrangements and now have a 90 minute lunchbreak to ensure we can get all the children through the hall. Full details are in the letter sent home today. Please make sure you have access to Class Dojo ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2021

Covid-19 Letter 31st August 2021

We have been notified of a positive case of Covid affecting a pupil at Orchard Primary.  Please read the letter below. Covid-19 letter 31st August 2021 ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2021

PE Uniform letter

We have introduced a PE uniform to be worn by the children on their PE days. PE uniform jumpers can be purchased from our uniform suppliers Castle Printwear and Pennline. PE Uniform letter August 21 ... (click to read more)

29 Jun 2021

August Arrangements 2021

Understandably, given the ever-changing picture regarding Covid-19, uncertainty surrounds schools in relation to the guidance we will need to follow at the start of the Autumn Term. However, with just over a week to go before Leicestershire schools break up for the Summer holidays, I wanted to provide you with some ... (click to read more)

19 May 2021

Changes to PE Uniform next year

From August 2021, we will be introducing a new PE uniform for pupils to ensure that we have a cost-effective, smart and practical PE kit that, for all classes (except EYFS) can be worn to school on pupils’ timetabled PE days. Below you will find a copy of the letter ... (click to read more)

19 May 2021

Wraparound Care Provision at Orchard Primary from August 2021

Please remind your child(ren) each morning if they are attending Afterschool Club - Foundation and Key Stage 1 children will be collected by staff at the end of the day. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: WAC from August 2021 letter to parents.pdf ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2021

COVID 19 Update - Children Services

School staff have been extremely busy over the past week preparing for the full opening of schools from March 8th onwards. To ensure that children and young people are safe on their return to school, plans are being put into place across the county to make sure that measures ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2021

Creating a Community Quilt

What a year it has been! How will you remember 2020? What do you hope for as you look forward? We would love to somehow commemorate the year by creating a community prayer quilt with patches that you have decorated. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Quilt Flyer.pdf ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2021

Letter to Pupils at Orchard School

We are incredibly proud of you. Despite lots of things being very different for you over the last year, you have shown amazing resilience, courage, and determination. You have worked especially hard since January, whether at home, or in school, and have shown great ability to adapt to change. By ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2021

Covid 19 Update - Rapid Flow Kits for Households

Over the weekend, the Government has confirmed twice-weekly testing at home using rapid lateral flow tests will be given for free to all families and households with primary, secondary school and college-aged children and young people, including childcare and support bubbles, to help find more COVID-19 cases and break ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2021

March Re-Opening 2021

We are very much looking forward to seeing the children again when we re-open on March 8th and whilst the school environment will not be entirely risk free, we will do our absolute upmost to keep everyone safe by continuing to remain exceptionally ‘Covid conscious’. We have been open to ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2021

Wraparound Club Re-Opening March 2021

As we move from the third lockdown period into the new ‘roadmap’ recovery system, our commitment to keeping our children and their families, as well as our staff as safe as possible continues to be our priority. When Wrap Around Care re-opens at Orchard on Monday 8th March, we will continue ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2021

CV Thank You

I hope that you and your family continue to remain safe, healthy, and well. We are very fortunate to have an incredible parent community and therefore, as we near the half-term break, I would like to thank all of you for your tremendous support and partnership. Your commitment to delivering the ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2021

Parents Remote Education - Thank You

I just want to tell you how incredibly well you and your children are doing. Many of you as parents and carers have been given a huge task, helping your child with their remote learning alongside your own work schedules, and we want to say ‘Thank You’. For many families, home learning ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2021

2021 Activity Challenge

As we enter into another spell of remote learning as part of the national lockdown, we at the North Charnwood School Sport and Physical Activity Network are working with your child’s school in a bid to encourage all children to remain physically active at home during this period. Below you ... (click to read more)

12 Jan 2021

Parents Staying Connected

In these uncertain times, children are going to miss the social aspects of school, clubs and extra-curricular activities more than anything. We’ve had a few requests from parents regarding ideas to enable their children to stay in touch with their friends. With this in mind, I have put together some ideas ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2021

Parents Live Learning Clarification

Despite some minor technical hitches, remote learning provision appears to be going very well so far, and we can’t thank you enough for your support and constructive feedback. We are constantly reflecting on our provision for those children working from home, particularly the use of ‘live teaching’. Whilst there are many positives ... (click to read more)

04 Jan 2021

School closure letter January 21 & arrangements

Please click here to see our letter regarding school closure with immediate effect from 8pm on 4th January 2021.     ... (click to read more)

03 Jan 2021

Covid Update January 2021

Happy New Year. I very much hope that you managed to have a good Christmas and enjoy some quality family time. It would be fair to say that the last few days have been chaos for primary school leaders. At present, we still intend to open to all pupils on Tuesday ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2020

Covid LCC Letter to Parents

This term has presented many challenges to parents, school staff and wider support staff, as we all adjusted to new rules and arrangements and worked hard together to keep children safe in school and engaging with their learning. We know there have been a number of covid-19 cases in schools and ... (click to read more)

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)

26 Aug 2020

Parent Letter Drop Off & Collection Reminders

Please ensure you are aware of the new drop off and collection times for your child. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Parent Letter Drop Off & Collection Reminders.pdf ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2020

End of Year letter & thanks

The school year is coming to an end after what has been a very unique and challenging 2020 so far.   Please click here to read the End of term letter form Mrs Shields. ... (click to read more)

28 May 2020

Covid-19 (Curriculum Update)

As you are well aware, school will be gradually increasing the number of children attending over the next few weeks and we will be adding groups into school as per government guidance. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Curriculum Letter 29.5.20.pdf ... (click to read more)

28 May 2020

Covid-19 (Wider Opening Pupils in Y2, 3, 4 & 5)

We would like to confirm that following the government’s announcement yesterday, our plans for the wider re-opening of school will now be able to go ahead.  Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Confirm CV letter to Y2, 3 4 & 5 parents 29.5.20.pdf ... (click to read more)

28 May 2020

Covid-19 (Wider Opening for Pupils in EYFS, Y1, Y6 and the ‘Priority Group’)

We would like to confirm that following the government’s announcement yesterday, our plans for the wider re-opening of school will stand as we had provisionally planned. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parents/carers: Confirm CV letter to EYFS, Y1, Y6 & PG parents 29.5.20.pdf ... (click to read more)

22 May 2020

Covid-19 (Parents of children in EYFS, Y1, Y6 and the ‘Priority Group’)

In order to help you to manage work commitments and child-care arrangements post June 1st, we would like to inform you of our progress towards formulating a plan to reintegrate EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 into school Below you will find a copy of the letter sent to parent/carers: CV letter ... (click to read more)

17 May 2020

Covid-19 Update (17-05-2020)

The situation regarding the proposed wider re-opening of schools is changing daily as new guidance from the DFE is published. Whilst I don’t want to overwhelm you with too many details, there are some general key messages that I feel are important to share with you at this point in time: Below ... (click to read more)

20 Mar 2020

School closure - official list of Key Workers

We appreciate parents will ensure they are keeping children at home whevever possible and only using school provision where they have no other choice. This latest letter will clarify school closure and the Key Worker list. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: CV Letter ... (click to read more)

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus - School Closes

Please be aware that the School will be closing Friday 20th March 2020, for the vast majority of children, until further notice. a letter that has been sent to all parent/carers with the latest update on how Orchard is managing the closure of the School. Below you will find a copy of ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Latest Update

I would like to reassure parents/carers that we do not have any confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus amongst staff, pupils or immediate family members. A letter has been sent out all parent/carers with the latest update on how Orchard is managing the Coronavirus in School. Below you will find a copy of the ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2020

Attendance Reminder

I would like to remind parents/carers about the School’s Attendance Policy following concerns that Autumn Term attendance figures show an increase in the number of children having unauthorised time off school, or classed as persistently absent or ‘late’. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with ... (click to read more)

16 Jan 2020

Last School Dates of 2019

Please be aware that the School will be closing for the Summer holidays on Tuesday 14th July, as per the Leicestershire County Council Term dates timetable, has been sent out to all Parent/Careers.  Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child:  Term Dates Letter. 2019.pdf ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2019

The Theatre is coming to Orchard

A theatre production of 'The Wind in the Willows' is coming to Orchard Primary School, please book online by Thursday 12th December. ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2019

Tri-Golf Competition Year 3/4

If your child has shown an interest in entering the Tri-Golf competition, please read the letter to see how your child can enter. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Tri-Golf Nov 2019 Years 3/4.pdf ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2019

Tri-Golf Competition Year 5/6

If your child has shown an interest in entering the Tri-Golf competition, please read the letter to see how your child can enter. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Tri-Golf Nov 2019 Years 5/6.pdf ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2019

Consent Form for the Administration of Medicines

A letter has been sent out to all Foundation Stage parents/guardians, asking for consent to administer medicines. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Medicine Form October 2019 FS.pdf ... (click to read more)

31 Oct 2019

Forthcoming Events (Nov-Dec)

Please be aware of the forthcoming events in November & December : Poppies (4th Nov) Anti-Bullying Day (12th Nov) Children in Need - None Uniform Day (15th Nov) School Council Christmas Cake Sale (3rd Dec) Christmas Jumper Day / Christmas Dinner Day (18th Dec) Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home ... (click to read more)

23 Oct 2019

Stranger Danger Letter Oct 2019

I am writing to alert you about a report of suspicious behaviour demonstrated by a man and woman in the Castle Donginton Co-Op yesterday at 4.30pm, who were asking shoppers what time the primary schools finished ‘around here’. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Stranger Danger ... (click to read more)

23 Oct 2019

Flu Vaccination 2019

Childhood seasonal flu vaccination for primary school-aged children. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Flu Vac 2019 Parent letter.pdf ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2019

Autumn Events (2019-20)

There are a number of forthcoming Family Events during the first-half of the Autumn Term. The letter contains dates and brief details. Below you will find a copy of the letter sent home with each child: Autumn Events (2019-20).pdf ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2019

School Money Parent Guide (2019-20)

Please click on the link below to view the latest Parent User Guide on how to use the School Money Online software: School Money - Parent User Guide (2019-20).pdf ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2019

WW2 Beaumanor Hall Trip - Y5 & Y6 (2019-20)

As part of their topic work on Dig for Victory, children in Year 5 and Year 6 (classes 7, 8 and 9) will be visiting Beaumanor Hall on Monday 21st October 2019 Please click on the link below to find a copy of the original letter and a return slip: WW2 Beaumanor ... (click to read more)

24 Sep 2019

Science Day Nottingham Trent - Y5 (2019-20)

Children in Year 5 have been given the opportunity to take part in an Outdoor Science Day at Nottingham Trent University. They will work with groups of students at the university and will be taking part in activities such as Geocaching. Please click on the link below to find a copy ... (click to read more)

03 May 2019

Sex and Relationship Education

Pupils will be undertaking lessons relating to the Sex and Relationships programmes of study during the Summer Term. Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) will focus on aspects relating to the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, personal hygiene and caring relationships. A small part of the programme of ... (click to read more)

02 May 2019

House Competition 2019

The week beginning 20th May is our House Competitions Week, where all children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sporting and topic themed activities, earning points for their team (Redgate, Coppice, McCleans and Wheatcroft). Below you will find copies of the letter sent home with each ... (click to read more)

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