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Summer Term

We now enter the last half-term of the year. The tiny nursery children who took their first hesitant steps with us last September, will all be starting school next year, some of them with us at Orchard, and some at other schools. We wish them all the best of luck. Our Year 6 pupils have now outgrown their primary school and will all be moving on to secondary schools. We wish them all well, and hope that they will put to good use, all that they have learnt whilst at primary school.

The last half term is always action packed, what with Year 6 leaver’s productions ‘School of Rock’, Summer Celebration, Infant and Junior awards assemblies, meetings for new Nursery and Reception parents and culminating in our fabulous end of year picnic.

We also look forward to warmer weather, and the opportunity to enjoy our school field. Parents are reminded to apply sunscreen and to send a hat in to school to avoid ‘red’ faces after lunch.

Last half term, the children enjoyed a range of trips, including visits to Wide Horizons, the London Aquarium and The British Museum. We also had a really enjoyable FUDGE day with Fathers, Uncles, Grandads, sharing their inspiring careers with the children.

Mr Cowley and his gardening team have been working very hard to look after the Rocket Garden the school won during the year. Fruit trees, and a lovely salad garden are now well and truly underway. We are hoping that our Kitchen will be able to use some of the produce for the children to taste. A big Thank You to Harrisons our caterers for the super prize. Look out for the photographs on the website.

Don’t forget to follow Orchard Primary School on facebook, and @Orchard Sidcup on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest news flashes.

Jo Rowntree
Head Teacher

27 May 2017

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Wednesday 19th July - Year 6 BBQ, 3.30pm. Year 6 Production, 6pm.

Friday 21st July - whole school picnic, from 12.15 on the field.

School finishes for the year following afternoon registration on Friday 21st July at 1.30pm.

The new school years starts for pupils on Wednesday 6th September. Please note that from September the Conservative Club Car Park will be gated and parents/carers will not be able to use it at all, as this privilege has been abused. We would also ask parents/carers to park considerately, not blocking our neighbours' driveways or the school entrance. Thank you.

New Reception & Nursery

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Come & Play!

All new pupils for Reception & Nursery classes are

invited to come and play.

This will give you a chance to meet your new class friends.

Reception - Wednesday 12th & Monday 17th July @ 1.30pm

Nursery - Thursday 13th & Monday 17th Juy @ 1.15pm

Nursery & Reception

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Rhyme Off Challenge

Both classes will be going head to head to see who can out

rhyme their opponent

All parents/ carers, grandparents and other family members are all welcome.

Monday 17th July @ 9.10am

School Uniform

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Please Donate

Now is the time for a summer clear out.

If you have any school uniform in good condition that your child has out grown please donate.

Please only send in uniform that is clean and in good condition ready for resale.

We also accept plimsoles if they are in good condition which we use for PE spares.

Bigger sizes 1 + needed.

All our uniform is £1.00 an item and all proceeds go back to school.

If you are looking for good quality second hand uniform please speak to Mrs Lyman

Clubs for the Summer Holidays

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All age groups available

Please click on the link for clubs in your area.

Summer Holiday Clubs


Aspire to achieve            Believe in yourself            Care for each other


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