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12 Nov 2021

Gifted & Talented Girls' Football Training Session

We were delighted to welcome Dan Flint from Charnwood Sports Partnership to lead a training session for our exceptionally talented girls’ football squad. Having won the North Charnwood Football Tournament last month, they loved the opportunity to get some more top tips and to hone their skills. Great job ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2021

Eco-Team & Outdoor Learning

Mr Owen has been busy inspiring our Eco-Warriors. They are currently undertaking an 'Environmental Review' to see what we can improve in school to save energy and reduce waste. They’ll be reporting back to their classmates shortly. Mr Owen has also been inspiring staff in Key Stage 1 to take ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2021

Remembrance day Activities 2021

To acknowledge Remembrance Day, pupils took part in a variety of special activities based on gratitude, hope and remembrance. Thank you to all those pupils and parents who purchased poppy related products from our Royal British Legion collection. ... (click to read more)

12 Nov 2021

Sporting News Nov 2021

Pupils from Y3-6 have represented the school brilliantly at the 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 Mr Patching and the parents and staff who have supported all of ... (click to read more)

11 Nov 2021

The Referee Man

As part of their WW2 Learning Adventure, pupils will be finding out about the significance of coding and the Enigma Machine. As an introduction to the wonders of technology, pupils in Classes 8,9 and 10 worked with ‘The Referee Man’ to explore how technology is used in football. The children ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2021

Halloween Theme Day 2021

A spookily good day was had by all! Thank you to everyone for supporting this PTA fundraiser. ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2021

We've Been Out, Out!

It was an absolute joy to see Classes 8,9 and 10 go on a trip to Beaumanor Hall as part of their World War Two Learning Adventure - the first visit out in a long, long time. Did you know that during World War II, Beaumanor Hall was instrumental in ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2021

Fabulous Pharaohs

A long lost tomb is discovered on the side of a mountain in the Valley of the Kings. The discovery is reported to the Cairo Museum of Antiquities who dispatch a team of archaeologists to investigate the discovery, open the tomb, and catalogue what’s inside…. Classes 5,6 & 7 ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2021

Science Exhibition

Wow! Wow! Wow! Classes 8, 9 and 10 created a science museum for their outcome event, devoting a section of its museum to the workings of the human body. Having displayed their own information boards, models and set up a variety of activities, the museum was then visited by ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2021

We've Been Out, Out Too!

Pupils in Key Stage 1 have been exploring the village as ‘Donington Detectives’! They had a very interesting visit to the new housing development, and met with some of the contractors on site to explore how houses are built, and the materials that are used in building construction. They ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2021

PTA Film Night October 2021

Another fantastic film night was had by all! Thank you to the PTA for putting the refreshments together. ... (click to read more)

18 Oct 2021

Sporting News October 2021

Congratulations to the Y5/6 pupils who represented the school in the recent ‘Active Start’ workshop at Charnwood College. We are exceptionally proud of the children for their super attitudes and excellent efforts. Very well done also to the Y5 /6  football teams who represented the school in two recent tournaments. ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2021

Pupil Leadership Councils

House Captains have been elected! Congratulations to the following pupils: G&O (McLeans); L&E (Wheatcroft); F&L (Redgate) and H&K (Coppice). As well as helping to organise House Competitions, these pupils will also be collecting the House Points Cup, awarded during Friday’s Achievement Assembly (once whole school assemblies resume). Librarians, Digital Leaders, Anti-Bullying ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2021

The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly 2021

On October 4th, pupils across the school joined in the ‘Big Anti-Bullying Assembly’, sponsored by The Diana Award and Nationwide Building Society. Via a virtual assembly, pupils were reminded about the need for mutual respect in our school and communities. Together, we pledged to put an end to bullying, to ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2021

KS1 Capoeira Workshop

Thank you to Progressive Sports for leading a Capoeira session with each of our Key Stage 1 classes.  We combined this Brazilian martial arts form with our Superheroes topic, so that pupils could create their very own superhero role-plays, drawing on self-defence, acrobatics, dance and music. They were very ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2021

Food Bank Donations 2021

Thank you so much to parents/carers who donated items for our Food Bank. Your generosity is much appreciated. Thanks also to our Y5/6 School Council members for organising our one-stop-shop! ... (click to read more)

01 Oct 2021

Macmillan Fundraiser 2021

Thank you so much to the parents/carers who donated cakes, and/or provided their children with money, for our Macmillan cake sale.  We raised £360.80 for this wonderful charity. Absolutely brilliant - thank you. ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2021

House Captains

Congratulations to Luke in Class 10 who has been nominated as this year’s School Council President by the pupils at Orchard. He will be supported by Macie, Vice-President, from Class 9. ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2021

Thank You - Available Car Donation

We’d like to say a huge thank you to ‘Available Car’ and their CEO Michael Bell, for their very generous donation of £526 towards books for all year groups. Thanks to this additional funding, we have been able to purchase some beautiful new reading books to promote a love ... (click to read more)

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