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.
Mrs Jo Rowntree
3 January 2017
World Book Day
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.
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.
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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 >>