30th March 2018Wonderful Cauliflowers!A wonderful cauliflower! And the paints from plants lesson at orchard today with year 1. We also did... 1st August 2018Music FestivalOur Samba Band is in full rehearsal using the instruments awarded to us at the Mayor of Hackney Musi... 1st August 2018Families WeekThank you for supporting families week. The children learned about different types of families and o... 1st August 2018Visit from the MayorSchool councils from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden held a joint meeting to meet with Hackney ... 1st August 2018World Book DayAlthough a day late due to the snow, World Book Day was again a huge success. With creative costumes... 9th October 2018Significant MalesThank you to all the significant males who joined us in school last week to support our learning! ... 12th October 2018Senses in Science!Year 1 had a fantastic time using their senses to explor... 12th October 2018Magical Mathematicians!Maths in Year 1 is always fun when we are using... 14th October 2018International EveningAs part of our World Week celebrations, we enjoyed a wonderful international evening bringing togeth... 1st November 2018DT DayFriday 2nd November is our first Design & Technology Day of the year. Parents/carers are welcome... 21st November 2018Dips and DippersYear one had an excellent DT Day! The topic was dips and dippers - children worked as a team to desi... 21st November 2018Holiday Homework Champions!Check out some of the fantastic homework projects created by children across KS1 and KS2, including ... 8th January 2019Local LandmarksYear 1 took inspiration from Paul Klee's use of geometric shapes to create their own interpretation ... 27th January 2019NSPCC AssembliesThe NSPCC led assemblies on Keeping Safe for Years 1-6 as part of their Speak Out; Stay Safe Pro... 27th January 2019V&A Museum of ChildhoodLast week Year One went on an exciting trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood. This was to enrich o... 27th January 2019Spring Winners!Last week we celebrated our holiday homework winners. All children who participated received cer... 7th February 2019Fire!Year One visited Homerton Fire Station for their work week. Once they arrived, they had a team of fi... 11th March 2019Poetry PerformersY1 Poetry Year 1 have been developing their poetry skills through practising... 14th March 2019Fairtrade FortnightFairtrade Fortnight got off to a great start last week and it all started with a thought-provoking a... 12th May 2019Celebrating ReadingOur Year 1 and Year 5 pupils celebrated reading for pleasure by swapping classes to share books. Bot... 12th May 2019Claire Alexander visits Orchard!Year one had a visit from Claire Alexander. Claire is the author of Small Florence, a book about a s... 12th May 2019Garden Explorers!Year 1 classes took part in gardening workshops with our resident gardeners. They focussed on the pa... 13th May 2019Parent ReadingParent Reading continues to be a much loved part of our weekly routine at Orchard. We love seeing al... 28th May 2019Family CyclingThe new family cycling club got off to a great start this half term. Four children and four adul... 28th May 2019Homework CreationsCheck out some of the fantastic Easter holiday homework produced by children across the school. Thes... 28th May 2019Families' WeekOur annual Families' Week was a huge success. The children had the opportunity to learn about lots o... 28th May 2019MatisseYear One worked hard to create their final outcomes for our topic on Matisse. They thought carefully... 29th May 2019Church VisitAs part of the Year 1 RE topic on places of worship, the... 29th May 2019Language LearnersSome children in Year 1 have been widening their vocabulary by taking part in a vocabulary intervent... 14th July 2019Hispanic DayLast week Orchard enjoyed celebrating Hispanic Day. The children enjoyed an assembly let by Ms Josep... 11th September 2019Florence visits Year One!Year 1 started their History learning this week with a trip back in time to meet Florence Nightingal... 22nd September 2019Pupil Voice FayreThis week Orchard hosted the annual pupil voice fair to explore the responsibilities children might ... 22nd September 2019Parent Reading Returns!We were delighted to welcome our new parents in Nursery to Parent Reading last week. Adults joined c... 22nd September 2019Smelly Science!This week Year 1 have continued their learning about the human body by exploring their senses. They ... 29th September 2019Flagship Again!Last week our Deputy Headteacher attended the IQM Awards to receive our re-accreditation for the... 29th September 2019Year 1 GardeningYear 1 had a lovely visit from the Gardening Team. The children learnt about the different parts of ... 29th September 2019Significant MalesWe were delighted to welcome our significant males into school again this week to join in with learn... 10th November 2019Gold Stars!We have again received the Gold Travel Stars Award at Orchard Primary School. We are again in the to... 10th November 2019World WeekWorld Week is a part of our enrichment programme which celebrates the diversity within our school. O... 10th November 2019Parent Reading PartnersEvery Friday morning, Lower School enjoy Parent Reading. It is always a wonderful to see so many adu... 10th November 2019Creativity in the Play PodKS1 have been showing their creativity and engineering skills by constructing imaginative places to ... 17th November 2019Holiday Homework!Look at the fantastic holiday homework created by pupils in Year 1 - 4. As geographers, the children... 17th November 2019Garden Delights!Look what we harvest from the school garden! 17th November 2019Eco AssemblyThe Eco Team presented assemblies to the whole school this week. They gave top tips on how we can al... 17th November 2019Hackney Summer Reading ChallengeA big congratulations to everyone who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge! 11th December 2019Dressed in Blue!In recognition of Anti-Bullying Day, children dressed up in blue as Orchard showed that no bullying ... 11th December 2019School Council Cross Site MeetingOrchard hosted the first cross site School Council meeting of the academic year last week. School Co... 11th December 2019Eco Team ActivityThe Orchard Eco Team decided they want to focus on tackling litter around our school and in our loca... 19th January 2020Winter FayreThank you to all the families who contributed donations to the Winter Fayre and to those who came to... 19th January 2020Creative Choir!Our school choir were busy spreading festive cheer around Hackney before Christmas. They performed a... 2nd February 2020Family Gardening ClubJoin us each Tuesday 3.30pm to 4.30pm! 2nd February 2020Year 1 investigate materials!Year 1 are learning about everyday materials in science. The children investigated materials and dis... 2nd February 2020Competition Winners!The School Council launched a whole school Book Corner and Inspiration Station competition. This wee... 2nd February 2020Enterprise FayreThe children had the opportunity to sell products made during Work Week at the Enterprise Fayre. The... 15th March 2020Spring Dr Bike and Bikers BreakfastSpring Dr Bike and Bikers Breakfast event on the 17th March 8.30am - 10.30am 15th March 2020Digital Leader Safety FocusThis term the digital leaders have been busy raising the profile of e-safety. They have designed and... 15th March 2020Pyjama Day!As a school, the children have chosen to support Shelter this year as the school charity. The target... 15th March 2020Librarians at Work!As part of World Book Day the Head Librarians organised a book swap. Children brought in books that ... 14th April 2020Science FayreScience Day was a huge success and ended in a wonderful celebration of the experiments undertaken ac... 17th April 2020In the sunshineThe children in KS1 and EYFS have been enjoying the sunshine and experiencing outdoor learning. &... 23rd April 2020Creative LearningThe children attending school this week are enjoying getting creative and linking literacy and art! ... 23rd April 2020Changing Home ReadersDon't forget, if you need to change home reading books, the parent room has been set up as a library... 28th April 2020Home Learning Holiday HomeworkWell done Orchard! It is wonderful to see such continued commitment to learning. Thank you to ever... 28th April 2020Families' WeekThis week is Families’ Week at Orchard, an opportunity to celebrate the diversity both in our school... 3rd May 2020Home Learning 2Some more wonderful examples of creative home learning, well done everyone! ... 25th May 2020Bird's Nests!Last week, the children attending school read the book 'Mama Built a Little Nest' and learnt about a... 26th May 2020Bubbles!Last week the younger children in school started the day off with a Joe Wicks PE lesson. They then p... 9th June 2020Home Learning ProjectsWe have seen a number of holiday projects sent in to the home learning email address. What an amazin... 21st June 2020Timestable Rockstars Competition! 21st June 2020Nursery Spaces Available 25th June 2020Sports Day!Have you tried the virtual challenges on the home learning web page yet? Don't forget to email your ... 25th June 2020Seasonal ChangesChildren in Year 1 have been busy learning about their new topic, ‘Seasonal Changes’. Across the las... 25th June 2020KS1 Home LearningThis week the teachers in KS1 have seen children taking part in a wide range of exciting hands on ac... 13th July 2020Hispanic DayThere was culture and creativity throughout the school during Hispanic Day! The theme was Art & ... 14th September 2020Year 1 ExplorersYear 1 enjoyed exploring their new playground last week. They are particularly excited to try out th... 20th September 2020Practical Maths!In Year 1 the children are learning to add and subtract 1 from any number. To support their learning... 12th October 2020Dr Bike is coming! 1st November 2020Dr BikeDr Bike & Bikers Breakfast at Orchard was busy, with 42 bikes receiving a safety check and minor... 1st November 2020Democracy Day 2020During Democracy Day, children in Years 1-6 had the opportunity to cast their own vote for Year 6 Sc... 22nd November 2020Year 1 Holiday HomeworkThe holiday homework for Year 1 was to create a model or write about our local area of Hackney. We h... 19th January 2021Year 1 MathsThis week, the children currently accessing school in Year 1 used concrete resources to create graph... 19th January 2021Home LearningWe are so proud of the engagement in home learning at Orchard. Don't forget all learning tasks for e... 19th January 2021Cycling Autumn 2020At Orchard, cycling is offered to all KS2 children. Here is our Autumn 2020 summary! 63 y... 19th January 2021Holiday HomeworkRemote learning has not stopped the children sharing and celebrating their holiday homework projects... 2nd February 2021Year 1 as sculptorsThis term Year 1 are learning about sculptures, we used clay and modelling tools to explore and prac... 5th February 2021Get Caught Reading!