Welcome to Orchard Primary

Welcome to 2018 at Orchard Primary School

The Spring term is now well and truly upon us; luckily snow has not disrupted school for the past couple of years, however please look at the website in case of bad weather.

Reading is a big focus at Orchard. It is important for children to read regularly at home, we encourage parents to enjoy and share books with their children.….
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Mrs Rowntree
Head Teacher

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Welcome to 2018 at Orchard Primary School

The Spring term is now well and truly upon us; luckily snow has not disrupted school for the past couple of years, however please look at the website in case of bad weather.

Reading is a big focus at Orchard. It is important for children to read regularly at home, we encourage parents to enjoy and share books with their children. The children in KS2 are now using Accelerated Reader, so please ask them to show you their virtual bookcases, so that you can see what they are up to. Children at KS2 should be reading for at least 20 min a day. We can tell how much they are reading from their Accelerated Reader data and will be encouraging them to develop good reading habits.

We are also having a big drive on times tables. By the end of Year 4 the children should know all of their times tables, please help us by ensuring that your child is learning their times tables at home. They should learn whole number sentence, 5 X 6 = 30, 6 X 5 = 30 and 30 ÷ 6 = 5 and 30 ÷ 5 = 6. Children will be bringing home their Rock Star passwords, please encourage them to use this fun programme as it will help them to learn their times tables.

As always we would like to remind you that regular attendance is vital to your child’s education. Every School Day Counts! Look out for our famous Early Bird, who is due for a visit this term. I am sure the children and parents will recall the prizes to be won (by parents and children) and make sure that they collect the raffle tickets handed out each day the Early Bird is about.

At Orchard Primary, we are very proud of our smart school uniforms, we anticipate shiny shoes and big smiles as the children come through the gates each morning. Please remember to keep the bows in the hair small, and the same colour as the school uniform.

Parents please look out for our upcoming workshop on e-safety; there will be a quiz and prizes (for the parents!) It is important to know what your children are up to online, and to be at least one step ahead of them.

This term there are some exciting events coming up, these include Harry Potter Day, Skate & Skoot, a film night and a Valentine Disco. Some of the children will be going to the theatre, and there will be library visits to meet authors for some of the classes. Look out for the football matches and Rugby festival. A very busy term lies ahead.

We look forward to another successful and positive term.

Best wishes

Mrs Jo Rowntree
Head Teacher

24 January 2018

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Latest News

This Sunday 20th May a group of EYFS parents are tidying and painting in the Early Years outdoor play area.  If you'd like to help, please come along between 10am and 1pm (creche available). 

Gangsta Granny (Years 5 & 6) - payments are due by Friday 18th May on ParentPay please.  If you need another copy of your sign-in details, please ask a member of the office staff.  Thank you.

Friday 18th May - Royal Wedding Street Party:  children are invited to wear red, white and blue. Further details have been given to class teachers.


School Trips & Lunch Times

REMEMBER

There will be a couple of classes going on trips next week. 

Could pupils please bring in suitable

coats as the weather is not always warm and at lunch times

they start to feel cold.

Thank you for your support



Staff Training Day

FRIDAY 25th MAY

No pupils in school on this day.

Staff only.


Recent Events

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Class Teacher - full details of post can be found on Kent-teach.com



E-SAFETY AWARENESS

As the Internet becomes ever more accessible, it is important to remember about using the Internet safely. The term e-safety is used to cover this area.

Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing it with others, as well as, to tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.
CEOP COMMAND

The NCA’s CEOP Command is here to help children and young people. They are here to help, if you are a young person and you or your friend have been forced or tricked into doing something online, or in the real world.

They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Click here to visit their site >>

Aspire to achieve            Believe in yourself            Care for each other

Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk
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