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... 1st August 2018Debate ChampionsThe Year 5 and 6 Debate Mate club members took part in Round 1 of the Urban Debate League at William... 1st August 2018Apollo MusicApollo Music Project visited us for the second time this year. This time Year 5 enjoyed watching and... 1st August 2018Year 4 & 5 Digital Leaders deliver assemblyThis week our year four and five digital leaders delivered an assembly to the whole school. The focu... 2nd August 2018Orchard makes its debut in the Urban Debate LeagueThe Year 5 Debate Mate members took part in their first debating competition as part of the Urban De... 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... 12th October 2018First Aid AlertYear 5 have become first aid experts. The children learned a range of skills from bandaging a wound ... 14th October 2018Digital LeadersOur Digital Leaders have now been successfully recruited for 2018 - 2019. They are undertaking their... 14th October 2018International EveningAs part of our World Week celebrations, we enjoyed a wonderful international evening bringing togeth... 23rd October 2018CyclingChildren at Orchard have enjoyed cycling this half term including weekly training and race days! ... 24th October 2018We Feed The WorldThe Green Team at Orchard visited the We Feed the World at the Bargehouse on London's South Bank. Th... 1st November 2018DT DayFriday 2nd November is our first Design & Technology Day of the year. Parents/carers are welcome... 18th November 2018Year 5 in Winchester!Last half term, Year 5 Holly had a fantastic trip to Winchester, where they investigated a real Angl... 21st November 2018Debate Mate LaunchDebate Mate children from Years 5 and 6 visited Westminster for the Debate Mate London Launch. The ... 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 2019Holly Class AssemblyYear 5 Holly performed beautifully in their assembly about Henry VIII and his six wives, with a ... 27th January 2019Classical meets Jazz!A pupil from Year 5 performed at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. A... 27th January 2019Christmas ChoirKey Stage 2 Choir were busy spreading Christmas cheer at Tesco on Well Street just before Christmas.... 27th January 2019Cross Country ChampionsA team of girls and a team of boys from Orchard took part in our second cross country race at Hackne... 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 2019Stay SMART online!Our Digital leaders delivered a powerful message to pare... 27th January 2019Tower TripYear 5 visited the Tower of London to deepen their understanding of Tudor History and the developmen... 27th January 2019Spring Winners!Last week we celebrated our holiday homework winners. All children who participated received cer... 27th January 2019UKS2 Homework WinnersEven more winners! 7th February 2019Cross Site Digital Leader MeetingThe children met Amy and Phoebe, education officers from Childnet, to plan interactive activitie... 8th March 2019Safer Internet DayWell done to our Digital Leaders who participated in the Safer Internet Day. They are at the top o... 8th March 2019Urban Debate LeagueLast week the Debate Mate team took part in Round One of the Urban Debate League, which was hosted a... 14th March 2019Fairtrade FortnightFairtrade Fortnight got off to a great start last week and it all started with a thought-provoking a... 14th March 2019Water MusicYear 5 have been learning about water music. The children were challenged to create a 'soundscape' o... 12th May 2019Cross Site School Council Meeting 2The School Councillors travelled to Southwold to attend ... 12th May 2019SMART LeadersOur Digital Leaders have created a SMART poster for KS2 classes reminding children how to stay safe ... 28th May 2019Mayan LifeIn Year 5, we were very fortunate to have a workshop delivered, where we looked at Mayan food and Ma... 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 2019Debate Mate Regional Winners!Regional winners and now....we are in the Debate Mate Finals! Well done Team! 28th May 2019Families' WeekOur annual Families' Week was a huge success. The children had the opportunity to learn about lots o... 28th May 2019Mexican MasksYear 5 have made Mexican inspired masks. The children have researched, investigated and observed tec... 29th May 2019Hackney Half MarathonA selection children from Year 3-6 competed ... 29th May 2019Peer Mediator Training Our peer mediators w... 4th June 2019Kench Hill begins....The children visiting Kench Hill got settled in quickly after a long journey still with bags of ener... 4th June 2019Spanish Studies!Hola, We had a safe but a bit of a long trip as our plane was a little bit delayed. We arrived in a ... 19th June 2019Kench Hill 2What a wonderful Week 2! Ten Year 5 pupils enjoyed their trip to Kench Hill last week along with the... 19th June 2019Kench Hill 3Week 3: Day 1 and 2 has seen a range of adventures! Trekking, collecting, football and campfires! Ke... 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 2019Place Value Practise!This week in Year 5 we have been using dienes and place value to add number and solidify our knowled... 29th September 2019Y5 Road Safety OfficersOur Junior Road Safety Officers attended a training event at The Round Chapel. They learnt more abou... 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 2019Mask Making in Year 5Year 5 were very lucky to have the chance to engage in a workshop making African masks for world wee... 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 2019Garden Delights!Look what we harvest from the school garden! 17th November 2019Debate Mate LaunchPupils from Year 5 visited The Emmanuel Centre in Westminster for this year's Debate Mate launch. Th... 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 2019Secondary Science!Year 5 had the opportunity to visit Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy last week. The children got to ... 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... 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 2020Digital Leaders Stay Safe CampaignThis week our digital leaders presented to the whole school about the importance of staying safe onl... 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... 9th February 2020'The Planets' by Gustav HolstIn music Year 5 have been learning about 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst. This week they created their... 15th March 2020Year 5 Spanish RoleplayYear 5 have tried their first try at directing and preparing a role play - En el Restaurante! htt... 15th March 2020Fair Trade FridayTo support Fairtrade Fortnight the Eco Team organised ‘Fairtrade Friday’. Children were asked to dre... 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 2020School Council visit the Town HallThe School Council visited Hackney Town Hall. They met the Speaker and were given a tour around the ... 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 ... 15th March 2020Debate Mate UpdateA huge congratulations to our Debate Team who successfully participated in last month's League compe... 15th March 2020Year 5 CyclingYear 5 are enjoying cycling this term and are learning the basic skills of riding a bike. Children r... 15th March 2020Eco Team Cross Site MeetingThe Eco Teams from Orchard, Hoxton Garden and Southwold met up to discuss Eco issues and what each s... 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! ... 25th May 2020AnimationThe KS2 pupils attending school had great fun last week using Puppet Pals, an animation app on the i... 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... 9th June 2020In today's Spanish lesson , Year 4 and 5 children practised asking and answering familiar questions ... 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 ... 13th July 2020Hispanic DayThere was culture and creativity throughout the school during Hispanic Day! The theme was Art & ... 13th July 2020Year 5 MusicThis week during their music lesson, KS2 pupils learnt how to read and play a piece of music from Be... 19th July 2020Timestable Rockstar Competition 14th September 2020Back to learning in KS2Back to learning in KS2! Year 4 are exploring the Greek myth of 'Perseus and the snake-haired mons... 20th September 2020Project LearningOver the summer break, Year 5 and 6 pupils prepared for their new topic learning by undertaking proj... 20th September 2020Settling into ReceptionThis week in Reception the children have had an exciting settling in week. The children have practis... 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 2020Photo Frames in Year 5In Year 5, we learnt to design picture frames. The process involved designing a frame that was fit f... 22nd November 2020Sketch Up in Year 5Year 5 are creating Tudor style houses using Sketch Up. They used the rectangle and push/pull tools ... 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!