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12 Nov 2018

Mini Rugby

We were delighted to welcome Nick Woodland from Castle Donington RUFC into school to lead both a rugby themed assembly as well as two ‘mini rugby’ taster sessions for pupils in Classes 2 and 3. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will now hopefully take up the sport as a ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Y5 Residential Visit to Whithall

Year 5 pupils had a wonderful time at Whitehall and returned to school absolutely buzzing about the amazing activities they had participated in during their 3 day residential. Thank you so much to the staff who accompanied the children. It was very much appreciated. ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2018

Remembrance Discovery Day

Pupils took part in a special day of gratitude and remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. As well as participating in a variety of art, history and research activities, pupils also created a giant ‘human’ poppy on the school field. The time-lapse video can ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Robin Hood Performance

As a thank you treat for all of their hard work during the first half of the Autumn Term, pupils were treated to a performance of ‘Robin Hood’ by the M&M Theatrical Productions company. It was a stunning live performance, with some wonderful acting and lots of laughs. It ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018


The Halloween Disco proved to be a huge success, with all those attending looking spookily good in their wonderful costumes! Thank you so much to the PA, parents and staff who helped out on the night – it was very much appreciated, as always. ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2018

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball

Thank you to the coaches from Progressive Sport, for leading a day of glow in the dark dodgeball for all in upper key stage 2. It was great for pupils to have specialist sports teachers to work with them to ensure that they had fun with their friends, whilst at ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2018

Book Fair

Thank you to all those parents who purchased at the Book Fair. It was much appreciated. Thanks also to Mrs Farrar for running the Book Fair so efficiently. We sold £652 worth of books, and will now be able to order £163 books on commission for our new whole class ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018


We were thrilled with the determination and enthusiasm displayed by our Triathlon team who took part in the Brownlee (as in Alistair and Jonny) Triathlon event at Charnwood College. As well as swimming 50m in the pool, and cycling approximately 800m,   pupils then finished the event with a 300m ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018

Cross Country

Pupils from Y3-6 represented the school brilliantly at the recent Leicestershire School’s Cross Country Championships at Prestwold. There are three meetings in total, with competitions for both individuals and teams. We’re feeling very positive! Thank you to Mrs Godsell and the parents and staff who have supported all of ... (click to read more)

08 Oct 2018

Space Centre

“Brilliant!”… “Amazing!”... Awesome!” This pretty much summed up what pupils from classes 7,8 and 9 said about their visit to the National Space Centre. As well as visiting the planetarium they also enjoyed lots of hands on learning during their exploration of the exhibits inside the centre. ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

Harvest Festival

For those parents/carers and grandparents who were able to join us at the Methodist Church on Friday, we really hope that you enjoyed our special Harvest Assembly. I’m sure that you will agree that our Y6 pupils did a super job with their speaking parts, and that the singing was ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you so much to the parents/visitors who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We also very much appreciated the help from those who donated cakes or sent their children in with money to spend. Thanks to the very persuasive sales techniques of some of our fantastic Y6 pupils, we were ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2018

School Council and House Captain Election Results

After some superb public speaking in our special ‘hustings’ assembly by our seven Y6 ‘candidates’, pupils from Y2 onwards took to the polling booths to elect their new School Council President. All pupils impressed us with their confidence and pledges, but it was Harrison who secured the most votes, ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2018

New Intake Visit mornings

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14 Sep 2018

Roald Dahl Day!

We had an absolutely wonderlicious time on our special Roald Dahl Day. As well as two special assemblies, pupils (and parents!) had great fun taking part in a number of very exciting activities which included making George’s Marvellous Medicine, creating chocolate factories using real confectionary and making a collaged ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2018

Area Sports Football Tournament

Congratulations to the Y5/6 pupils who represented the school in the recent Area Sports Football Tournament. Both teams experienced huge success. We were delighted to have one team qualify for the play-offs, eventually being awarded 3rd place out of the 22 schools that took part. Moreover, our second team ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2018

Inspirational Days

To launch their new topics, pupils in several class have already experienced their very first Orchard ‘Inspiration Day’. These special ‘off-timetable’ discovery days are designed to have a special wow factor in order to get pupils really excited about their learning. The start of the week has been no ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the new school year. On behalf of all of the staff at Orchard Primary, I would like to welcome Mr Cooper to the school in his role as Class 3 teacher, as well as Mrs Brain, who will be joining our Midday Supervisor team. I would also ... (click to read more)

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