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18 Mar 2019

Donington Dynamos

Well done to all of the pupils who took part in the Donington Dynamos session for budding writers. Pupils produced some beautiful poems inspired by Miroslav Holob’s ’The Door’. ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2019


Congratulations to Coppice House Team for winning the Spellathon. They will be treated to a special Golden Afternoon in the Summer Term as a reward. The results were as follows:  Coppice 1791 points; Redgate 1752 points; McLeans 1742 points; Wheatcroft 1677 points. Well done all. Thank you to those ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2019

Sports News

The Ivanhoe Challenge proved to be a great day for Orchard pupils, as did the cross-country event at Grace Dieu where the school achieved first place in the girls’ event. The cross-country team also took part in the regional qualifiers held at Charnwood College where eight of our runners qualified ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2019

Film Night

Thank you to the PTA for providing the refreshments for Film Night. It proved to be a huge success, with over £400 being raised by the PTA from this event. ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2019

Literacy Week

Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the range of activities and special events on offer during our fantastic Literacy Week. From Drop Everything And Read sessions, to storytelling; an author visit to ‘Shelfies’; Buddy Reading in PJs to ’Extreme Reading’, and of course, ‘The Great Orchard Book Swap’. There really was ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2019

World Book Day

Another fantastic World Book Day was had by all! The children looked wonderful in their costumes and KS1 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their special assembly as well as book themed activities completed back in class. Thank you parents for all of your support with this special day. ... (click to read more)

11 Mar 2019

Rotary Club Music Festival

We are very proud of our school choir who, after winning the choir section of this year’s Rotary Club Music Festival, performed at the Methodist Church on Saturday 9th March. A huge well done to you all for your fabulous performance. It was a perfect example of how special ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2019

Children in Years 5 & 6 Become Greeks For The Day!

Children in Years 5 & 6 have enjoyed an Ancient-Greece inspired day, complete with a Greek banquet and mini-olympics. A wonderful way to end what has been a fantastic topic! ... (click to read more)

01 Mar 2019

Show Choir Sing to Victory!

Congratulations to our school choir who won the choir section of this year’s Rotary Club Music Festival this morning. We couldn’t be more proud of your dedication, teamwork and enthusiasm. A huge 'well done' to you all! ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2019

Activity Passport

The Education Secretary has launched a new “passport” of activities for Primary school children to challenge them to go on a nature trail, visit a local landmark or make a treasure map to encourage more family time and help build children’s character and resilience. Activities are split into year groups and ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2019

Keeping Safe Week (4th - 8th February)

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, which is celebrated globally in February each year, pupils took part in a range of activities to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology. In a special assembly, Mr     Patching highlighted the positive uses of technology and encouraged pupils to explore the ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2019

Sporting New - Spring Term A

A group of Y2 pupils had a super time at the Charnwood Schools Multi-Skills Festival where they had their very first opportunity to take part in an exciting, off-site sports festival. The festival focused on pupils doing their personal best, and having fun, whilst working with pupils from other schools.  We ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2019

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Mrs McGravie braved a very cold and wet afternoon, along with various groups of pupils, to undertake the 2019 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. They had a great time completing the survey and have concluded that there are a lot of pigeons living in Castle Donington! ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2019

Bricks for Kidz Lego Club

The Lego Workshop is proving to be a huge success, with pupils making some outstanding electronic models. Moreover, their excellent attitudes, enthusiasm and good behaviour has been positively commented on by the club’s leader. Well done kids! ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2019

Inspiration Days

As you know, we always like the start of our topics to have the ‘wow’ factor! To launch their ‘Once Upon A Time’ topic, Classes 1 and 2 arrived in school to find a mysterious box in their classroom, filled with lost objects from the Fairy Tale World…  They certainly had ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2019

Greek Day

Children in Years 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed their Groovy Greeks inspiration day on the 10th January with a superb workshop led by Portals to the Past. There was lots of learning and fun, complete with an Ancient Greek quiz, a mini Olympic Games and an exciting re-enactment involving ... (click to read more)

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