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06 Sep 2021

House Captains

Congratulations to Luke in Class 10 who has been nominated as this year’s School Council President by the pupils at Orchard. He will be supported by Macie, Vice-President, from Class 9. ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2021

Thank You - Available Car Donation

We’d like to say a huge thank you to ‘Available Car’ and their CEO Michael Bell, for their very generous donation of £526 towards books for all year groups. Thanks to this additional funding, we have been able to purchase some beautiful new reading books to promote a love ... (click to read more)

30 Aug 2021

Autumn A Inspiration Days

Our Y5 and 6 pupils have set the bar exceptionally high in terms of their behaviour and attitude and are already proving to be excellent role-models for our younger pupils. They have been fully immersed in their new topic, ‘Keeping Healthy’, performing a dissection on a pig’s heart as ... (click to read more)

30 Aug 2021

We love our Superheroes!

Our Superheroes topic is proving to be very popular with our KS1 children, who have been learning all about ‘character’ and their special skills and talents. They’ve also been listening to a range of brilliant stories including Supertato! They had a fabulous Inspiration Day, dressing up as their favourite ... (click to read more)

27 Aug 2021

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the new school year. On behalf of all of the staff at Orchard Primary, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new children and their families as well as to our new staff. The start to the new school year has gone exceptionally ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2021

Everyone's Welcome

Your children are amazing! Staff have been blown away by how engaged pupils have been with the new RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) lessons, which have included activities from the Everyone’s Welcome programme. The children have loved the thought-provoking stories, have shown a huge amount of understanding, respect and interest, ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2021

Year 5/6 Enterprise Scheme

As part of ’My Money’ week, a national activity week for schools designed to raise awareness of the importance of financial education and get children and young people excited about money matters, our Y5/6 pupils organised their own Enterprise Scheme. From a £1 loan, they have grown their profits thanks ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2021

Sporting News

Congratulations to pupils who participated in the recent Cross Country Championships organised by Charnwood Sports Partnership. Their conduct and performances were superb. Thank you very much to Mrs Godsell , Mr Patching (who will be leading PE next year) and the parents who supported their children. ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2021

It’s Coming Home – hopefully!

We were delighted to welcome BBC East Midlands Today to film our special football theme day, in honour of the hotly anticipated Euro 2020 semi-final with Denmark! Pupils took part in ‘Monster Football’ (three different activities to test their ball skills and agility!), created collages and flags, and undertook lots ... (click to read more)

05 Jul 2021

School Clubs

It has been wonderful to see clubs up and running again. Pupils have had a super time, and with a good variety of clubs on offer, there has been a lot of great learning taking place. Thanks to staff for leading these activities. ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2021

Parent Governors 2021

I am delighted to welcome a number of parents onto the school’s Governing Body. Mrs Sarah Corton will continue in her role as associate governor, but will be joined by two new parent governors, Mr Luke Green and Mrs Rachel Bunney.  We have a very strong board of Governors who, ... (click to read more)

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