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Year 5 Kench Hill Residential – Week 2

We had a super busy day yesterday, we did some lovely activities; raspberry picking, gardening, orienteering, bread making and some other fun activities! The weather has been great and we having a lovely time! We had a great first day yesterday, we went on a stream walk which lasted around 3 hours the children were shattered! After […]

Year 5 Kench Hill Residential – Week 1

Year 5 Kench Hill Residential – Week 1 First day at Kench Hill the children did bread making, wild gardening and food tasting of which consisted of rhubarb. They had lunch in the sun and in the afternoon experienced orienteering. They also met the animals and participated in mini beast pond fishing.  

Music Festival

Our Samba Band is in full rehearsal using the instruments awarded to us at the Mayor of Hackney Music Awards. The Orchard Orchestra is also growing with our new guitarist and percussion section!  They are all getting ready for the Federation  Festival of Music in July!  

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 4

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 4 On Thursday the children were lucky to have a lie-in (7:30 instead of 7:00!). Breakfast in the self catering appartment was a hands on affair with volunteers washing up.  Next followed a long day of sightseeing strolling through the Plaza Mayor – the most important square […]

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 3

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 3 After arriving at school for the second day the children got straight down to work continuing their story boards for an explanation of the language lessons they have had in class. Once the storyboards were complete, they moved on to creating an online animation application through […]

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 2

Everyone woke up on time ready for school excited to start the day. The first session was a fast game of hockey to break the ice.  It worked!  Then it was down to beginning the collaboration of the Erasmus Key Action 2 project – Sports and its benefits.  They worked together interviewing children in school […]

Year 5 Study Visit to Spain – Day 1

It has been a long, tiring but exciting day for the Language Ambassadors. Everyone arrived on time ready to begin their Spanish adventure. At the airport Olivia was in charge of keeping an eye on the departure board. Nicola and Yar were responsible for leading everyone to the departure gate. All of the Ambassadors will […]

Families Week

Thank you for supporting families week. The children learned about different types of families and our school hall was packed with grandparents and children for our special afternoon tea. There was a fantastic atmosphere with many cakes consumed and teapots refilled. We were also very busy for our ‘significant female’ in school morning session. Thank […]

Trip to London Zoo

Year 4 went to London Zoo to look at different  animals and the habitats in which they live. The children made their way through the zoo, seeing giraffes, birds, tigers, gorillas, insects and many more. They especially enjoyed walking through Butterfly Paradise and admiring the beautiful butterflies and moths from all over the world.  

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 […]