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Welcome to 2017 at Orchard Primary School

Welcome back to Orchard Primary after a short Christmas break. This term, the short days will be noticeable. Snow has not disrupted school for the past couple of years, however please look at the website in case of bad weather.

The staff are eager to begin their new topics with the Children. Both the North and South Pole will be a focus in different year groups. Other year groups will be looking at Volcanoes, Recycling and Space. Trips have been planned, aimed at enhancing the learning of the children.

Clubs continue to run this term, notes have been sent out if there are any changes. We have had a very high uptake, and have offered clubs to some children who could not be accommodated last term.

Reading is a big focus at Orchard. It is important for children to read regularly at home, we encourage parents to enjoy and share books with their children. The children in KS2 are now using Accelerated Reader, so please ask them to show you their virtual book cases, so that you can see what they are up to.

As always we would like to remind you that regular attendance is vital to your child’s education. Every School Day Counts! Look out for our famous Early Bird, who is due for a visit this term. I am sure the children and parents will recall the prizes to be won (by parents and children) and make sure that they collect the raffle tickets handed out each day the Early Bird is about.

At Orchard Primary, we are very proud of our smart school uniforms, we anticipate shiny shoes and big smiles when the children return to school.

Parents please look out for our upcoming workshops on Sexting and Positive Parenting. These two workshops are aimed at supporting you with some of the modern day quandaries of parenting.

We look forward to another successful and positive term.
Best wishes

Mrs Jo Rowntree
Head Teacher

3 January 2017

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Latest News

Parents Workshop

Helping to keep your child safe online

Parents, carers and grandparents

are all welcome to attend this session.

Find out how you can keep children safe online.

Friday 20th January @ 9.30am

Celebration of Learning

Parents & Carers Info

We look forward to welcoming parents & carers

to our Celebration of Learning on

Friday 27th January @ 2pm.

Please come and visit your child's classroom to see their work.

Nursery Places 2017

Important Information

30 hours free childcare legislation and eligibility

From September 2017, the government will increase free

childcare to 30 hours a week for up to 38 weeks a year.

For more information click here

Latest update to Pages: 19th January 2017: SEN, Breakfast Club and News pages.

Aspire to achieve            Believe in yourself            Care for each other


As the Internet becomes ever more accessible, it is important to remember about using the Internet safely. The term e-safety is used to cover this area.

Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing it with others, as well as, to tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help, if you are a young person and you or your friend have been forced or tricked into doing something online, or in the real world.

They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Click here to visit their site >>
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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk