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Summer Term

We now enter the last half-term of the year. The tiny nursery children who took their first hesitant steps with us last September, will all be starting school next year, some of them with us at Orchard, and some at other schools. We wish them all the best of luck. Our Year 6 pupils have now outgrown their primary school and will all be moving on to secondary schools. We wish them all well, and hope that they will put to good use, all that they have learnt whilst at primary school.

The last half term is always action packed, what with Year 6 leaver’s productions ‘School of Rock’, Summer Celebration, Infant and Junior awards assemblies, meetings for new Nursery and Reception parents and culminating in our fabulous end of year picnic.

We also look forward to warmer weather, and the opportunity to enjoy our school field. Parents are reminded to apply sunscreen and to send a hat in to school to avoid ‘red’ faces after lunch.

Last half term, the children enjoyed a range of trips, including visits to Wide Horizons, the London Aquarium and The British Museum. We also had a really enjoyable FUDGE day with Fathers, Uncles, Grandads, sharing their inspiring careers with the children.

Mr Cowley and his gardening team have been working very hard to look after the Rocket Garden the school won during the year. Fruit trees, and a lovely salad garden are now well and truly underway. We are hoping that our Kitchen will be able to use some of the produce for the children to taste. A big Thank You to Harrisons our caterers for the super prize. Look out for the photographs on the website.

Don’t forget to follow Orchard Primary School on facebook, and @Orchard Sidcup on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest news flashes.

Jo Rowntree
Head Teacher

27 May 2017

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Latest updates: 17th June 2017: News, and most Class pages

Latest News

There are still some unclaimed raffle prizes from the Summer Fair on Saturday. If you have one of the following numbers, please come to the office to claim your prize:

241, 252, 269, 385, 387.

Coming soon:

Thursday 29th June - Year 4 Class Assembly, 2.45pm. Parents/Carers welcome.

Friday 30th June - Nursery visit to Woodlands Farm

Tuesday 4th July - KS1 Summer Celebration, 1.45-3.00pm.

Monday 10th July - Y3 visit to Wide Horizons

Friday 14th July - KS2 Summer Celebration, 7.00-9.00pm.

Year 4

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Class Assembly

All are invited to come and see what Year 4 have been

learning this term.

Thursday 29th June @ 2.45pm

KS2 Summer Celebration

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Tickets Selling Fast!!!

The time is fast approaching for KS2 Summer Celebration

and the tickets are going fast.

There is a limited amount available.

To avoid disappointment, get your tickets asap.

Tickets are £5.00 from the school office.

Friday 14th July @ 7pm to 9pm

Sports Day

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Whole School

Fingers crossed the weather will be good,

you are invited to watch our Sports Day.

Remember to put suncream on the children and sun hats.

KS1 approx. 9.30 to 10.30am

KS2 approx 10.45 to 11ish

Wednesday 12th July

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