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07 Feb 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on the 7th February 2023 with the theme: ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. At Orchard, we used the day to spark a conversation about the safe and responsible use of technology and how we should respond ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2023

PTA Film Night February 2023

Thank you for supporting this event. The children had a super time, as always. ... (click to read more)

06 Feb 2023

Children's Mental Health Week February 2023

To acknowledge Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 (6-12 Feb) pupils took part in a variety of activities to fit in with this year’s theme of ‘Let’s Connect’. Pupils were helped to understand that when we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2023

Sporting News - Spring Term A 2023

Well done to the children who participated in the  Key Steps 1 and 2 gymnastics competition against 6 other schools at Iveshead School. The girls showed poise, control and style as they competed. A great effort all round. Congratulations also, to our winning golf team! Pupils had a great time competing against ... (click to read more)

30 Jan 2023

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwaych & ECO Club 2023

All of our classes braved a very cold and windy week to undertake the 2023 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Pupils had a great time completing the survey. ... (click to read more)

25 Jan 2023

Inspiration Days January 2023

EYFS pupils were so excited to meet some real-life heroes as part of their ‘Emergency, Emergency’ Learning Adventure. Thank you so much to our special visitors for bringing learning to life! UKS2 are ‘On Safari’ this half term. Their Inspiration Day was packed with lots of research and some super artwork. LKS2 ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2023

Cake Fundraiser January 2023

Well done to pupils in Classes 8,9 & 10 who brought in cakes for a whole school fundraising initiative, led and organised by a group of Year 6 pupils. After hearing about the plight of some endangered species, notably ‘The Big 5’, pupils were keen to raise money for ... (click to read more)

19 Jan 2023

Sporting News January 2023

We’re very proud of our basketball team for winning at Charnwood. This a brilliant advert for the character muscles we promote as a school: resilience, cooperation, determination and respect. We have also been delighted to see our Sports Ambassadors develop their leadership skills by running a super Sports hall  ... (click to read more)

16 Jan 2023

Wombles in Litter Assembly

Thank you to Geoff and Keith from ‘Wombles in Litter Education’ for a super assembly which raised awareness of the harm litter causes for our environment and wildlife. ... (click to read more)

09 Jan 2023

Extra-Curricular Activities 2023

Our clubs offer has proven to be very popular this half-term. Art Club has produced a lovely display from their first session and it’s been fantastic to see so many pupils from EYFS taking part in Multi-sports … ... (click to read more)

16 Dec 2022

Chocolate Raffle 2022

Thank you to Mrs Daft for organising a fantastic chocolate raffle. All of the money raised will go towards whole school enrichment events.  ... (click to read more)

16 Dec 2022

Enterprise Scheme 2022

Our amazing Year 5 and 6 pupils raised money for school funds through selling items that they had created. From homemade biscuits to reindeer food, there was a lot of enterprise and creativity on show. ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2022

Christmas Performances 2022

We have been astonished at the level of confidence displayed by our super EYFS pupils during their performance of The Nativity.  Very well done all! KS1 children sang beautifully in their Carol Service, and the LKS2 Celebration of Christmas Concert was lovely.  So good to be able to welcome families ... (click to read more)

14 Dec 2022

PTA Festive Film Night & Wreath Making

Thank you to the PTA for organising the wreath-making night, which was exceptionally well attended by members of the community. Thanks also to the PTA and Staff for the film night - the selection boxes went down a treat! ... (click to read more)

14 Dec 2022

Christmas Dinner & Jumper Day 2022

The kitchen staff made lunchtime very special for the pupils - thanks to them for their hard work. We also had a number of splendid jumpers on show! ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2022

Immersive Experience Headsets

Thank you to the PTA for funding a subscription to ‘Now Press Play’ so that we can use their immersive experience headsets in school to really bring learning to life through sound, story and movement. ... (click to read more)

12 Dec 2022

Choir December 2022

Choir had a lovely visit to a local Care Home. Pupils sang beautifully, and as always, were a credit to the school. ... (click to read more)

12 Dec 2022

The Hub Christmas Tree Display 2022

Our beautiful Christmas Tree at the Hub’s Tree Festival. Well done to all of the pupils in EYFS for making the decorations and thanks to the PTA for their help. ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2022

Santa Dash 2022

We had lots of fun completing this year’s Santa Dash, with some very competitive running in all classes! ... (click to read more)

08 Dec 2022

Fire Safety Visit 2022

Class 9 had a great time exploring Castle Donington Fire Station’s recently installed Education Safety Zone, which aims to educate young people on fire safety in the home. ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2022

Carols in The Community 2022

Thank you to Mrs Wood for organising our Carol Singing event and to the staff who supported us. Pupils had a lovely time helping to get our neighbours feeling festive! Thanks also to the parents who joined us. ... (click to read more)

06 Dec 2022

Sporting News December 2022

Well done to those pupils who represented the school at the Dodgeball tournament at Charnwood at the beginning of December. Third place out of 16 teams. Great!                       ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2022

Children in Need 2022

Thank you to all those who supported this event. A total of £203.52 was raised. ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2022

Journey to Mars

More great fun with our immersive headsets. Class 9 had a great time on their journey to Mars.   ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2022

KS1 Reading Events

Following their visit to the local library, KS1’s love for reading was further enhanced through a super Bedtime Stories event. Thank you to all those who came back to school in their PJS!   ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2022

Girls’ Football Success

So proud of our girls – came back with bronze medals after two closely fought matches in the finals at Charnwood. ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2022

Dogs Trust Visit

Was super to have Sarah from Dogs Trust join us in school this week to run a special assembly and KS2 workshops. Thank you! @DogsTrust @DT_Loughborough ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2022

UKS2 Space Centre Visit (2022)

Super visit to the National Space Centre for Y 5 & 6. You could almost say that it was out of this world! ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2022

Donington Dynamo Session - Football

Inspired by the Football World Cup, KS1 pupils have been taking part in a special Donington Dynamo session to examine different techniques for taking penalties. The Panenka penalty was a real favourite! Everyone was a winner today. ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2022

Anti-Bullying Week (2022)

From our Anti-Bullying Assembly and Odd Socks Celebration on Monday, to lots of super work on kindness and respect in PSHE. It’s proving to be a super Anti-Bullying Week culminating in Friendship Friday and our ‘Smile Booth’! ... (click to read more)

20 Nov 2022

Immersive Headsets

The immersive experience headsets from ‘Now Press Play’ are proving to be a big hit. As part of their Road Trip USA Learning Adventure, Class 7 acted out the inspirational story of Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and social activist who helped rescue enslaved African Americans in the Combahee ... (click to read more)

18 Nov 2022

Road Trip USA (2022)

Having flown to the USA, Lower Key Stage 2 started their road trip in Alaska where they researched information about the local wildlife. Off to Washington tomorrow! ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2022

Donington Dynamo Computing Session

Inspired by their Talk for Writing text, Kasim and the Greedy Dragon, pupils in KS1 created these super images … Thanks to Mr Patching for leading this session. ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2022

EYFS Shape Work

Pupils in EYFS have been exploring shape this week … ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2022

EYFS Early Writing

Lots of super writing happening in EYFS …   ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2022


Three gigs coming up, so the Choir are very busy rehearsing their Christmas Carols! ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2022

Castle in the Sun

Inspired by Paul Klee’s Castle in the Sun , Class 1 have produced some lovely artwork … ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2022

Magical Music

Class 6 have had great fun playing music on the Boomwhackers!   ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2022

PSHE Big Books

Super examples of work from our PSHE Big Books … ... (click to read more)

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