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Sports Day

After the cancellation of yesterday, today turned into a gloriously sunny day.

All pupils were ready for action and determined to win their races.

It is great to see the teams supporting each colour for the individual events, by cheering and chanting names, to drive them on to the finish line.

So the big question is, 'Which colour won?'

BLUE!!

So all the other teams need to come back fighting next Sports Day.


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Printing & Patterning Day

The whole school had great fun on the latest art day on Thursday 6th July.

The theme was Printing and Patterning. Some children printed with leaves while others used their fingers and hands. One class had a challenge of repeat the doodles of other children and another made repeating patterns with paper tiles.

As you can see there was a range of really interesting and creative outcomes across the school. Thank you to all the staff for their creative ideas and input and to the children for some amazing work.

Enjoy the pictures!


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Summer Fete

With the rain clouds holding off on Saturday, Orchard's Summer Fete opened to the community.

Lots of people turned up to support this event, with the chance to get your face painted, bounce on a castle, buy a burger and beat the goalie. Not in that order hopefully!

As well as being a fun day and also it gives our pupils happy memories it is also an important opportunity to raise much needed funds for the school.

So for everyone who gave time to run a stall or set the fete up, spent money and turned out, we thank you all.

We are working together to make our Orchard great!


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Garden Club

Rocket Garden

The Garden Club have been busy at work recently, having received lots of plants from the Rocket Garden Competition run by Harrisons, our caterers.

Soon we will be able to harvest some fresh salad leaves, succulent strawberries and delicious raspberries. In a few weeks courgettes, tomatoes and beans will follow, and in the autumn we hope to lift some late potatoes. The cabbages have had a bit of a munch from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but otherwise everything is looking in great shape.

We are busy clearing a couple of beds for some fast growing seeds which will yield radishes and more salad by the end of term and some slow growing beetroot for October harvesting.

As you can see, one of our group is very proud of his prize winning carrots!

Altogether now…’We Plough the Fields and Scatter….’

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Music, Dance & Drama Day

Mrs Petrozzi invited her friends from The Glenlyn Academy in Sydenham to come into Orchard and spend the day showing our pupils what they teach in their studio.

James took Year groups 3,4,5 & 6 through some dance moves, which they all took part in and were pretty amazed by his moves, especially his breakdancing routine.

Ben took them all through singing, drama and musical theatre.

Everyone spent the day singing along to the songs and feeling like we should be on the stage.

It was a wonderful opportunity to have a workshop which introduced our pupils to musical theatre, dance & drama. The workshops give children of all ages a unique and exciting insight into theatre and performing. Everyone spent the day singing along to the songs and feeling like we should be on the stage.

Mrs Petrozzi, look out some of us might be famous before you!

Visit their website for more information.

http://www.glenlynacademy.com/


Watch our video to see the magic James and Ben created.



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