Thank you to everyone who made it through the ice and snow this morning to get into school, and thanks for your patience over the last few days.  We know that the roads around school were very slippery this morning, particularly Rhayader.  Special thanks go to the parents who turned up at school this afternoon armed with grit and shovels to try and clear a safe path to the school gate for the children – thank you so much!

Mrs Carrier

Teacher Training Day – Monday 8th January

Pre-Academy open afternoon - Tuesday 9th January from 12.35pm - 3.25pm

All families with children who are about to turn 2 years old are invited to come and have a look at the provision we offer for our pre-schoolers and have a chat to the staff who work here.


Welcome to The Orchards Primary Academy.

It is with great pleasure that I say hello to you on behalf of the Pupils, Staff and Governors of the Orchards Primary Academy, a place where children are supported to become confident, creative and caring members of our community. We have the highest expectations of our children and work as a team to offer the widest range of opportunities. High self-esteem is encouraged, high expectations, standards and values are demanded and progress and achievement are positively monitored and celebrated. We believe that all children can achieve and rise to the expectation that we hold for them and that no child should ever be left behind. Our creative, topic based curriculum gives exciting and memorable experiences focusing on teaching children to be outstanding learners, providing exciting and challenging learning opportunities whilst steeped in real life experiences.

 

We are proud members of the ECMAT, a family of schools and a supportive network of educational expertise. We have so much to offer and so much that we can learn from others as we progress on our journey to being an outstanding school! Our school ethos and values underpin all aspects of our school life, and are on display throughout the school and curriculum. I hope this website will give a snapshot of what we offer at The Orchards Primary Academy, but why not make an appointment to come and look around the school. Whether you are a prospective parent, a future member of staff or a member of our school community, we would love to meet you!

 

Mrs Carrier – Head Teacher

Thank you to everyone who supported our coffee morning for Macmillan.  We raised over £100 and everyone enjoyed eating cake!!

Thank you to those who made cake for the event too.  

Head

Head Boy Dylan Kabatebate and Head Girl Ella Flynn

Deputy

Deputy Head boy – Savish Anthurupana and Deputy Head Girl – Jessica Clark 

Congratulations Mrs Swann!

 

We are always very proud of the hard work that the staff in our school kitchen put in every day to provide the children with meals each day.  However, we are particularly proud of Mrs Swann, our Head Cook, for winning City Serve’s Employee of the Month award! Mrs Swann was nominated for all of the hard work that she has put in to designing the new Pick ‘n’ Mix menu, to give our children even more options for their lunches.  Well done Mrs Swann!

Useful Links

Head Teacher’s Superstars!

Mrs Carrier loves to see examples of fabulous work and the children are encouraged to come to the office to share the things that they are proud of.  If the children’s work is particularly impressive, their name gets put into the ‘Velvet Book’.  Click here to see who is in the Velvet Book this week!

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Model United Nations

In March, four amazing children were chosen to participate in a Model United Nations conference at Joseph Chamberlain College in the centre of Birmingham.  We were fortunate to be one of only three Primary schools in the country to participate.  Sixth formers from as far as Blackpool and the Isle of Wight attended the conference and were able to represent a country and discuss events that were occurring around the globe.  Our role was equally impressive.  We became the representatives of the nation of Guinea Bissau, and the four children wrote and delivered a wonderful speech on behalf of this country.  It was an amazing day and I encourage you to click on the speech and see just how well we have done.  A huge thank you goes to Isabelle, Harriet, Keeley and Cheng-Cheng, as well as the staff of Joseph Chamberlain for inviting us.

pobble

At The Orchards we love to be authors.  Click on this picture above to read some of our writing uploaded to Pobble!

BOUNCE BACK FROM BULLYING

Children please can you take 2 mins to complete this short survey about bullying.

Click on the logo below to look at survey.

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Due to the success of our trial Pick n Mix menu, we will begin regular days of Tuesday and Thursday until Christmas. 

This will begin on the week beginning 20th November 2017.  Please book your child in for a Pick n Mix menu at class registration.

Wednesday will continue to be roast dinner day and Friday, pizza or fish fingers!

If your child is entitled to free meals, please take up these healthy options!

Ofsted Banner Final

This weeks attendance

Who we work with

Here are some of the amazing organisations that we partner and work with.

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