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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

Recent Events

Reception Train Trip

We have been learning about transport in Reception, so.. read more

Little Scientist Workshop

Little Scientist Workshop for Nursery children and... read more

Young Voices - Junior Choir

Mrs Gwillam took the Junior choir to the O2 in... read more

Boccia Club Update

Some pupils were selected to take part in a weekly Boccia workshop .... read more

Latest News

World Book Day

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Thursday 2nd March

This year, for World Book Day, we would like to invite you

to take part in a potato decorating competition.

Decorate a potato as your favourite book character!

There will be a prize for the best infant and junior potato

in Gold Book Assembly on Friday 3rd March.

We will also be dressing up as book characters.

School Reports & Parents Evening

change to how we report information

We have been reviewing the way we report information about

your child's progress and attainment, so that we are

communicating with you in the most informative and effective way.

Please click on the links below to find out more.

Report Letter 2017 Year 1 to 6

Report Letter 2017 Reception Class

Space Day

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Fun activities

This is a whole day event linked to space.

Children will take part in activities and then watch a show called 'Teach Tim'.

Wednesday 1st March

Latest update to Pages: 14th February 2017: School Meals page.

Aspire to achieve            Believe in yourself            Care for each other


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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.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk