Orchard Primary

Ofsted outstanding school

Visit from the Mayor

Visit from the Mayor School councils from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden held a joint meeting to meet with Hackney Mayor Philip Granville. Mayor Granville took a great interest in the ideas and questions raised from each school, which all related to current projects the school councils are undertaking such as making the roads around […]

World Book Day

Although a day late due to the snow, World Book Day was again a huge success. With creative costumes from all year groups, our staff really got into the spirit of the day too. The peer reading afternoon enabled every child across the school to share their favourite book, with a child from another class. […]

Debate Champions

The Year 5 and 6 Debate Mate club members took part in Round 1 of the Urban Debate League at William Tyndale School, Islington. The motions included ‘This house would ban violent video games’ and ‘This house would make sugary drinks more expensive’. Our teams showed excellent teamwork during planning time and  spoke clearly and confidently, winning 3 […]

School closure due to bad weather on 1st March

Due to the extreme weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot guarantee sufficient numbers of staff who live locally to ensure that school can remain open tomorrow. Therefore on Thursday 1st March we will not be open to pupils or staff. The weather forecast for Hackney today is that it will continue to snow into the evening, […]

Sport Ambassadors

The school Sports Ambassadors, since being established in Autumn term, have been proudly fulfilling their role. The children elected wear their badges with pride and are considered class role models to their peers. All ambassadors have been helping to increase the number of children who are bringing their PE kits into school through the use […]

Day 4 in Madrid (Spain)

Day 4 in Madrid (Spain) This morning we met our friends from El Caton school in order to visit the National Science Museum.  There was lots to see and our museum guide kindly spoke in Spanish and English so that it was a meaningful experience.  We learned a lot  about animals and plants which were […]

Day 3 in Madrid (Spain)

Day 3 in Madrid (Spain) This morning has been a busy and intense session. The children used their book templates to make a digital bilingual book about “Mi Ciudad” (My Town). There were some initial hiccups with the Internet and lap tops but eventually our children got down to work, writing in Spanish. The Spanish children […]

Day 2 in Madrid (Spain)

Day 2 in Madrid (Spain) Today we are in school beginning our transnational Project of making a bilingual digital book about the town and countryside.  The children have got off to a good start and are working very well with the Spanish children.  Today they are creating a template for the digital book then tomorrow […]

Day 1 in Madrid (Spain)

Day 1 in Madrid (Spain) Hola a todos, We have had a great and intense first day of our trip to Madrid. Our children were surprised to see the snow in Madrid. We guess they always think of Spain as a hot country. They have been taking every opportunity to practise their Spanish. They have […]