3rd August 2017Head Gardeners learn about germinationYear 3 had a wonderful time during their gardening workshop, they learnt all about the process of ge... 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! ... 10th October 2018Pupil Voice Recruitment FairWe have held our Pupil Voice Recruitment Fair with applications filled out for many roles... head ga... 14th October 2018Capeoria WorkshopThis week, year 3 had a fantastic opportunity to learn a Brazilian dance called Capeoria. It was a r... 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 2018Holiday Homework Champions!Check out some of the fantastic homework projects created by children across KS1 and KS2, including ... 21st November 2018Cross Site School CouncilOrchard were proud to host the first Viridis Cross Site School Council Meeting of the year. Lots of ... 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 2019Spring Winners!Last week we celebrated our holiday homework winners. All children who participated received cer... 8th March 2019Sustainable Food SourcesAs part of their work week experience, Year 3 learned all about seafood. Each child explored a varie... 14th March 2019Fairtrade FortnightFairtrade Fortnight got off to a great start last week and it all started with a thought-provoking a... 14th March 2019'The Carnival of the Animals'In music Year 3 have been learning about 'The Carnival of the Animals' by Saint-Saens. This week the... 12th May 2019Cross Site School Council Meeting 2The School Councillors travelled to Southwold to attend ... 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... 29th May 2019Hackney Half MarathonA selection children from Year 3-6 competed ... 14th July 2019Hispanic DayLast week Orchard enjoyed celebrating Hispanic Day. The children enjoyed an assembly let by Ms Josep... 22nd September 2019Rockstars!This Summer holiday, pupils from Year 2 to 6 were entered in a Times Tables Rockstars Summer League.... 22nd September 2019Pupil Voice FayreThis week Orchard hosted the annual pupil voice fair to explore the responsibilities children might ... 22nd September 2019Digital LeadersDigital Leaders from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Gardens, conducted their first cross-site meeting... 29th September 2019Flagship Again!Last week our Deputy Headteacher attended the IQM Awards to receive our re-accreditation for the... 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 2019Chess Masters!In Year 3 our children are receiving lessons in how to play chess from a respected International Mas... 10th November 2019British MuseumThe children in Year 3 had a lovely time exploring real prehistoric artefacts from the Stone Age in ... 10th November 2019World WeekWorld Week is a part of our enrichment programme which celebrates the diversity within our school. O... 10th November 2019Baking BreadYear 3 had a fantastic experience learning how to make bread from scratch. They had to make sure the... 17th November 2019Eco Code created by the Green TeamThe eco team have been busy creating a new Eco Code for the school to follow. They are passionate ab... 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 2019Art Ambassadors Alive!Our Arts Ambassadors took their ambassadorial duties beyond the school walls this week when they wer... 11th December 2019Eco Team ActivityThe Orchard Eco Team decided they want to focus on tackling litter around our school and in our loca... 11th December 2019Y3 Temple TripYear 3 enjoyed a trip to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, where they learned about how the temple ... 19th January 2020Y3 Design and TechnologyYear 3 had the opportunity to make waterproof bags for DT day. They first looked at a range of diffe... 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... 19th January 2020Chess!Year 3 took part in another session of chess this week. Pupils continued to develop a range of skill... 2nd February 2020Family Gardening ClubJoin us each Tuesday 3.30pm to 4.30pm! 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... 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! ... 9th June 2020Home Learning ProjectsWe have seen a number of holiday projects sent in to the home learning email address. What an amazin... 9th June 2020Arty AfternoonThe key worker pupils learned to tear, overlap and layer using various paper and colour types to cr... 15th June 2020Debate Mate Live!Last week, pupils enjoyed another virtual Debate Mate session, demonstrating significant improvement... 15th June 2020Home LearningA huge thank you to everyone who continues to send in examples of home learning to the email address... 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 ... 19th July 2020Timestable Rockstar Competition 12th October 2020Dr Bike is coming! 12th October 2020Chess MastersYear 3 have started chess this week. We welcomed James, the chess master, who explained basics rules... 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 2020Weather Fun for Year 3Year 3 explored a new point of view on gardening! The session linked to their Humanities topic 'Temp... 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... 5th February 2021Get Caught Reading!