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16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Update

Due to the Coronavirus, a number of School events have been affected, please below: Mothers Day Team PTA event has been cancelled, refunds will be issued by the PTA as soon as possible but this will take some time to organise, please bear with us. School disco has been cancelled, again, ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2020

Music Update

Miss Brown and Miss Farrar will be teaching Boom Whackers to all of Year 5 during the Summer Term.  Watch this space! We are very proud of our school choir who took part in this year’s Rotary Club Music Festival. A huge well done to you all for your fabulous ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2020

Spring Term 1 - Outcome Events

We ended the last half-term with a real bang, with all classes celebrating their outcome events on the last day. KS1 invited their parents on board the Titanic to perform a couple of waltzes before showing off their fabulous topic work back in class. This included some lovely Inukshuk artwork. Lower ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2020

Spring Term 2 - Inspiration Days

Inspiration Days to launch new topics have also been amazing for Spring Term 2. Pupils in Classes 7,8 and 9 were genuinely terrified of their exceptionally strict teachers as they experienced life in a Victorian school. The Romans invaded Classes 4,5 and 6 for the day, with pupils making helmets or ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2020

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch & Eco Club

Mrs McGravie braved a very cold and wet afternoon, along with various groups of pupils, to undertake the 2020 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. They had a great time completing the survey. Thanks also to our ECO Club for litter picking every week. They are working really hard to ensure that ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2020

Children's Mental Health Week

Between 3rd-7th February, pupils took part in a number of activities to promote Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was Find your Brave. Pupils learnt about how life is all about taking small brave steps every day, and that bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help ... (click to read more)

05 Feb 2020

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day was celebrated globally on the 4th February 2020 with the theme: Together for a better internet. At Orchard, we used it as a great opportunity to spark a conversation about the safe and responsible use of technology, and to inspire pupils to create a better internet ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2020

World Religion Day

We are very big on tolerance, harmony and respect at Orchard and so wanted to celebrate World Religion Day on 17th January in style! Through a variety of activities, pupils were encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different beliefs have, and to explore some of the key beliefs and practices ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2020

Staffing Update

We are delighted to welcome a new school cook to the Orchard Team, Mrs Sandars. She has already been working with Mrs Valentine and Mrs Beswick since January on some amazing improvements in the school kitchen, including freshly baked pink beetroot bread and lemon cake. The pupils are loving ... (click to read more)

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