Orchard Primary

Ofsted outstanding school

Holiday Homework Winners

A big well done to our Upper Phase creative holiday homework winners – amazing project work to launch our new half termly topics!

Happy New Year

The Federation choir had a busy Christmas and sang a collection of festive songs for the patients of Homerton University Hospital.  The Federation Choir is now over 70 members strong and their incredible singing voices could be heard throughout the Hospital!  Everyone was singing along!  

Nature Explorers

Poplar class visited the Imperial War museum. They explored the museum and investigated the life of soldiers in WW1 hunting down the answers to tough military questions around the museum. They even experienced a taste of life in the trenches by seeing a life-size man made trench.    


Apollo Music Project visited us for the second time this year. This time Year 5 enjoyed watching and listening to a string quartet. They performed music by Joseph Haydn and Maurice Ravel. They listened to some beautiful pieces and then talked about the structure of the music and the instruments that were being played including a […]

Hackney Mayor Music Award!

Official pictures… Well done to our Year 6 pupil, to Mr Evans and the whole school… double winners of the Hackney Mayor Music Award! An amazing achievement!  


During Maths lessons Cedar Class have been working hard to solve mathematical problems using cubes and other resources to support their fraction and division knowledge. Our times tables ambassadors are also out and about supporting other children to learn their times tables facts.  


Orchard pupils have been out and about on trips and visits to learn more about their half termly topics. Year 6 visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about human evolution and Darwin’s discoveries as well as exploring the different fossils the museum holds. Chestnut Class found a statue of Charles Darwin himself. Year […]

World Week

Orchard enjoyed another wonderful International Evening with food, dancing, receipe recordings, parades, choir performances and a live steel drums band as part of our World Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who donated a ‘national dish’ and to everyone who came along to celebrate our amazing community!  

Are you interested in being a school or class councillor?

Are you interested in being a school or class councillor? The schools councillor role is to attend school council meetings and bring forward / feedback ideas that have been raised in class/feedback to the class from the school council meetings. The class councillors role is to chair class council meetings (e.g. discuss the agenda) and […]

Orchard Musicians

Rowan Class have learnt to sing ‘London’s Burning’ both in unison and a four part round. This week they began to learn how to play the song on the glockenspiel and it’s sounding good already!