News

Phase return to school 1.6.2020

Please see latest letter under newsletter tab re returning to school. Many thanks

Welcome Back!!! April 2020

We hope you had a good if somewhat different Easter Holiday. We are missing you all and can't wait to be back together but it won't be just yet. You have all been doing an incredible job with your home learning, both children and parents together. I know this poses many challenges but I need you to carry on just a little longer. Class teachers will be in touch daily (Monday - Friday) via class dojo, you can ring the school office on 01623 455939 or email... Read More

COVID 19 30.3.2020

Hi all, we at Orchard are trying to keep the school open for our key worker parents and we thank you for all your help in ensuring we can do this. Hopefully you will have registered your child for class dojo, if you are having any issues or need help please email office@orchard-pri.notts.sch.uk and we will do our best to help you. We have added another sheet of live feed lesson ideas which you can find under the newsletters tab. Hopefully we will back to normal soon, take care and stay... Read More

COVID 19 24.3.2020 1

Keyworker parents please see a new letter posted today in newsletters. Many thanks for your continued support in these very difficult times.

Work for while school is closed

Please find all the resources for your child whilst school is closed. It is all under the Useful Resources Tab Suggested Timetable Home School Learning Non Screen Activities

COVID 19 Update 19.03.2020 (2)

We are still waiting for guidance as to who is considered as a keyworker - we will update you as soon as possible.

COVID 19 Update 19.3.2020

Morning, we understand you will have lots of questions following the governments announcement last night. We are waiting clarification from the DFE & as soon as we know anything we will keep you informed. In the meantime please be patient, and rest assured we are all committed to providing the very best service to our families and this will continue despite the most demanding of circumstances. Many thanks.

COVID 19 Update

Morning, we understand you will have lots of questions following the governments announcement last night. We are waiting clarification from the DFE & as soon as we know anything we will keep you informed. In the meantime please be patient, and rest assured we are all committed to providing the very best service to our families and this will continue despite the most demanding of circumstances. Many thanks.

Latest info re coronavirus 16.03.2020

Please see an update letter being sent with your child tonight. A copy is also on the website under newsletters.

Update

Please see 2 letters being sent home with your child today, re latest news on the Coronavirus and parking around school.  

Parent Feedback Form 2020

We are looking forward to seeing you all either tonight (10.3.2020 or on Thursday 12.3.2020) for parents evening. We would like to hear your views and would appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes completing a questionnaire. Paper copies will be on hand on the evening or you can see a copy here Parent feedback form Many thanks

Upcoming Events

Monday 2 March Coffee Morning with Senior Leadership 9:00am - 10:00 am Thursday 5 March World Book Day 9 -13 March Sport Relief Week 13 March Sport Relief Day - Come dressed as your sporting hero and donate £1 to Sport Relief.

Happy February Half Term

Just a reminder that it is half term next week (17 - 21 Feb 2020) and we have an inset on Monday 24 Feb so children are back on Tuesday 25 Feb and we will be on week 2 for school dinners.

100 % attendance 20-24 Jan 2020

Congratulations to classes 4W and RC on achieving 100% attendance this week. Well done, children can come in non-uniform on Monday 27 January.

Caythorpe Meeting 2020

Just a reminder Year 4 parents meeting re Caythorpe is on Tuesday 21st January at 5:30 pm in the main school hall.

Christmas 2019

Just a reminder to let you know that Wednesday 18 December is Christmas Dinner Day and Christmas Jumper Day (children can wear jumper and jeans/leggings) It is also Year 5 and 6 Party Day so they can come in either Christmas Jumper / Party Clothes. Thursday 19 December Year R 1 & 2 Christmas Party, children can come in Party Clothes. Years 3, 4, 5, & 6 Carol Concert at 1:30 at St Wilfrid's Church Friday 20 December, last day and school will reopen on Monday... Read More

Autumn Term 2019

Welcome back, we hope you all had a good half term.

End of Term Oct 2019

School will be closed from Monday 21st October for half term for 2 weeks. We have an inset day on Monday 4th November so children are back on Tuesday 5th November. It is the new dinner menu and we are on week 1.

100 % Attendanace 27.9.19

Well done to class 1M on achieving 100% Attendance this week, children can come in non-uniform on Monday 30th September 2019.

MacMillan Coffee Morning 27.9.2019

Many thanks to all who participated this morning in coffee and cake, we raised £231 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

100% Attendance 13.9.19

Congratulations to Miss Fawcett's class on achieving 100% attendance this week, children can come in non-uniform on Monday 16th September 2019. We are on week 3 for school dinners.

No Text Service

Unfortunately at the moment we  are unable to send text messages to parents, we hope to have this resolved asap. Many thanks

100% Attendance 6.9.19

Congratulations to Class 4W and Class 1/2F on gaining 100 % attendance this week. Children can come in non-uniform on Monday 9th September. We will be on week 2 for school dinners.

Welcome back to the new school year for 2019-20

Welcome back to the new school year for 2019-20

Happy Summer Holidays

Children back on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Nearly New Uniform

Will be sold Tuesday and Wednesday morning before and after school. Children can come in non-uniform on Wednesday.

SPORTS DAY 2019

Nursery & Reception sports day will now take place on Monday 1st July. Years 1 & 2 is rescheduled for Tuesday 2nd July.

Father's Day Morning

Many thanks for all who attended this morning, we have raised £350 which will go towards buying items to enhance our outdoor areas and garden.

100% Attendance Mrs Beans Class

Many congratulations to Mrs Bean's class, you have got 100% attendance so can come in non-uniform on Monday 17th June 2019.

100% Attendance 7.6.19

Many congratulations to Mrs Colley's  and Mrs Edlin's class, they have both got 100% attendance this week and so can come to school on Monday 10 June 2019 in non-uniform. Well done.

Summer Term

Welcome back to what will be a very busy term. Don't forget Thursday Potted Sports starting at 1:15pm.

INSET DAY Friday 24th May 2019

Just a reminder school will be closed this Friday 24th  May for an INSET day. School will re-open on Monday 3rd June 2019 after whit week.

100 % Attendance for Class 2JT

Congratulations to class 2JT you can come to school in non-uniform on Monday 13th May 2019.

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May School will be closed.

Summer Term 2019

Hope you are all enjoying the Easter Holidays. School re-opens on Tuesday 23rd April. Don't forget to order your child's school meal, the new menu is on the website and we are on week 1.

Mother's Day 29.3.19

Many thanks for all who attended this morning Mother's Day Coffee Morning we raised a fantastic £402.

100% Attendance 29.3.19

Congratulations to Class 1/2G for 100% attendance, you can come in non-uniform on Monday. Well done.

Congratulations to Class 1/2G for 100%

Congratulations to Class 1/2G for 100% attendance, you can come in non-uniform on Monday. Well done.

Well done to class 4A 100 % attendance achieved.

You can come to school on Monday 25th March in non-uniform.

Well done 4A 100 % attendance

You can come to school on Monday 25th March in non-uniform.

Mother's Day Coffee Morning 2019

Please note this event will take place on Friday 29th March . 8:50 - 11:00

Mother's Day Coffee Morning

Please note this event will take place on Friday 29th March . 8:50 - 11:00

100 % Attendance Week Ending 1.3.19

Congratulations to Class 3/4E  and RMB who have both got 100% attendance this week so can come in non-uniform on Monday 4th March 2019.

Online Safety

You may be aware of a seemingly innocent childre's online games and vides which have been 'hijacked' by the sinister Momo challenge. Momo is heavily linked with apps such as Facebook Whatsapp YouTube including YouTube Kids. The character asks children to take part in dangerous challenges and has been associated with inticing children to self harm. We have put guidance from  www.onlinesafety.com under the news tab on our website. Please visit the webiste for further... Read More

Children back to school Monday 25th February and we will be on week 2 for dinners. Please ensure you log your childs dinner via scopay, many thanks.

Change to dinners

Please note when we come back after half term we will be on week 2 for dinners and unfortunately we have to change the roast on Wednesday from Gammon to Turkey.

This week

Parents evening Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th February. Basketball Club cancelled Tuesday 5th February due to parents evening. Athletics club on a Thursday has now finished.

100% Attendance WE 1.2.19

Unfortunately due to sickness and colds this week no class has managed 100 % attendance. See you all on Monday in your school uniform.

Go Orange Day

Many thanks to everyone for supporting this worthy cause, we have managed to raise £250.00. We will be on week 4 for dinners on Monday 4 February 2019.

Go Orange

For Muscular Dystrophy Day. Children are invited to come in non-uniform (orange or bright coloured clothes) to help raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. Voluntary contribution and raffle tickets on sale to help raise funds for this very worthy cause.

Congratulations

to class 3/4 W for having 100% attendance last week, so have come in non-uniform today.

100 % Attendance

On Monday 21st January classes 1M & 5/6J can come to school in non uniform as a reward for getting 100% attendance. We will be on week 2 for dinners.

Merry Christmas

On behalf of all the staff we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. School re opens on Monday 7th January 2019 and we will be on week 4 for dinners.

Dinners

Please ensure that you book your childs dinner via scopay to make sure that they get the dinner of their choice. If you are having problems please see the staff in the office. Many thanks

Years 3-6 Carol Concert

Years 3-6 Carol Concert at The Hill Methodist Church is on Thursday 20th December 2018 at 1:15 pm.

Christmas Fair

Many thanks to all that help at our Christmas Fair on Thursday we managed to raise a fantastic £1000.

Year 6 - Ashfield

Year 6 children are going to Ashfield tomorrow (Monday 3.12.18) during school hours to watch their play.  Children can bring a snack for the interval if they wish.

Book Fair

We will be holding a book fair from Monday 3rd December until the evening of the Christmas Fair on Thursday 6th December. Books will be available to purchase before and after school.

New Hall policy

Important letter in book bags and on website today. Due to new Notts LA school safety regulations admission to future school performances will only be permitted on production of your named entry ticket. This includes Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 Nativity and Christmas Shows in December 2018.

Children in Need 2018

We will be supporting children in need on Friday 16th November 2018. Children may come in non-uniform and donate £1.

Dance Club Cancelled

Due to staff illness Dance Club is cancelled tonight Monday 22 October

School Dinners - Update

Just to let you know the dinner menu is staying the same after half term, we are on week 4 next week (22nd October 2018) and when we come back after half term on Wednesday 7th November we will be on week 1. Many thanks

Athletics Cancelled 15.10.18

Due to the weather conditions athletics is cancelled tonight Monday 15th October 2018.

PTA Meeting 2.30pm Today DEN

Reminder: Orchard PTA meeting (Parent and Teacher Association) today at 2.30pm in the Den with Mrs Walton and Mrs Howbrook. We welcome any parents, grandparents and friends of Orchard who would like to come and find out more. Refreshments will be served :-) We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

School Photos

Just a reminder school photos are on Tuesday 9th October.

After school clubs cancelled

Please note Gymnastics & Tennis, on Tuesday 9th October and Choir & Girls Football on Thursday 11th October are all cancelled due to parents evening. Many Thanks

Year 2 SATs Meeting

Just a reminder Year 2 parents are all welcome tomorrow 2nd October at 5:00pm to find out more about the Y2 curriculum and ways to help support your children at home.

Wow - What a morning

Many thanks for those that helped support our MacMillan Coffee Morning, so far we have raised £385.00.

PTA Meeting

There will be a PTA meeting on Tuesday 2nd October at 2:30 in school, all welcome.

Dinners 1.10.18

We will be on week 1 for dinners on Monday 1st October

Coffee Morning 28.9.18

Many thanks for the amazing support this morning, we will be selling cakes after school for 20p

MacMillian Coffee Morning

Year 6 SATS Meeting

Year 6 SATS meeting Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 5:00pm in Mr Jackson's class.

Year 6 SATS Meeting now Tuesday 25th September

Please note the change of date due to a clash with the Ashfield meeting. The meeting will now be on Tuesday 25th September at 5:00 pm.

School re-opens for all children on Wednesday 5th September 2018

School re-opens for all children on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Please remember to order your child's dinner via scopay.

Non Uniform 25 July 2018

Non uniform day tomorrow (Wednesday 25th July 2018) Please send in any nearly new uniform for our sale tomorrow. Get next year's uniform at great prices (50p per item or 3 for £1)  

After school clubs September 2018

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2018 Yeasr 5/6 Dance Club Mondays 17 September - 22 October 3:15 - 4:30 Year 3,4,5 & 6 Choir Thursdays 27 September - 29 Novermber 3:15 - 4:15 Year 3/4 Dance Club Mondays 12 November - 17 December 3:15 - 4:30 Year 3,4,5 & 6 Knitting Mondays 24 September - 3 December 3:15 - 4:30 If your child is interested please return slip by 19th July.

World Cup 2018

In support of England reaching the semi-finals children are invited to come to school in football kits or any combination of red, white and blue on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Sports Day

Nursery AM & RMB Monday 25 June at 10:30 am Nursery PM & RC Monday 25 June at 2:30 pm Years 3,4,5, & 6 Tuesday 26 June at 1:15 pm Years 1 & 2 Thursday 28 June at 1:15 pm Hot weather is forecast next week so can all children come to school with a hat and suncream. Drinks will be provided during the event.

Year 6 Reminder

Just a reminder Year 6 Ashfield Transition meeting tomorrow 20 June 2018 at 3:15 pm.

Whole class photo

If you would like to purchase your child's class photo can you please ensure your money is received in the school office by Monday 25th June. Photos are £8:00 each.

Swimming Wednesday 20th June

All children swimming need to bring a long sleeved top and a pair of bottoms on Wednesday, as they will be taking part in activities to support Drowning Prevention week.

Key Stage 1 Sports Day

Just to confirm Key Stage 1 sports day is Thursday 28 June 2018 at 1:15pm

Year 6 Transition

Ashfield transition staff will be in school at 3:15 pm on 20 June 18 to answer any questions parents or pupils have.

School Dinners Week Beginning 11/6/18

We will be on week 4. Parents of children in reception year 1 and year 2, please remember to choose your child's meal. A number haven't chosen this week and obviously we want to ensure that your children get a meal that they like.

Non Uniform Day Friday 8 June 2018

Just a reminder children to come in their sports wear or as their favourite footballer tomorrow Friday 8th June 2018.

Potted Sports

Can you please remember its potted sports tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 7th June) at 1:15. Please ensure all children have their PE kit in school.

World Cup Event Week

Our children have started to participate in our super sponsored football activities today. Please remember to get as many sponsor as possible!! Which house can raise the most money? Every penny counts!

After School Clubs

Just to remind you all after school clubs have now finished apart from dance on a Monday.

Whit Half Term

Just a reminder it is half term next week 28th May, and we have an INSET on Monday 4th June so children are back on Tuesday 5th June. We will be on week 3 for school dinners.

GDPR Letter

Please look in your child's reading folder for a letter regarding the new General Data Protection Regulations, can you please complete it and return to the school office as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Year 6 Play

The year 6 will be performing Rock Bottom on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th July. Both performances will start at 6:00 pm

Dinners Tuesday 8th May

Please note we will be on week 4 for dinners on Tuesday 8th May

Long weekend

Please note Inset day tomorrow Friday 4th May and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you all on Tuesday 8th May.

Class photos

Just a reminder class photos Tuesday 1st May

May School Closures

Just a reminder school will be closed Friday 4 May Inset Day and Monday 7th May for Bank Holiday

Summer Term 2018

Welcome back to the summer term, we hope you all had an enjoyable break.

school dinners

Just a reminder to order your child's dinner for next week via ScoPay. It is the new menu week 1. The new menu is availble on the app, website and your child should have a copy in their book bag.

School Dinners 16.4.18

When we start back after the Easter holidays we will be on week 1 of the new menu which will be in your child's book bag tonight.  

Easter Holidays

All the staff wish you all a very happy Easter Holiday and we look forward to seeing the children for the start of the summer term on Monday 16th April.  

Robin Hood

A huge well done to the year 3 & 4 children for a fabulous performance of Robin Hood. All the children should be commended for the mature and sensible way that they conducted themselves when faced with an unfortunate situation. We are so proud of them all.

Robin Hood Play

Can all children please come back in school uniform on Wednesday 28th March for the play. Many thanks

Dinners 19th March

We will be on week one for school dinners.

World Book Day 8.3.18

We are looking forward to holding our World Book Day on Thursday 8th March & Mother's Day Coffee Morning on Friday 9th March.

School Dinners 5.3.18

We will be on week 3 on Monday 5 March, if your child was down for a dinner on Thursday and Friday we will credit your account back on Monday.

World Book Day

Orchard will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 8th March 2018.

School closed Friday 2 March 2018

Due to on going adverse weather conditions Orchard Primary & Nursery School will remain closed tomorrow Friday 2nd March 2018. Apologies for any disruption caused but an early decision has been made to help with child care.

School Closure 1.3.18

Due to  adverse weather school will be closed today Thursday 1st Marrch 2018, as in line with other local schools.

School Closure

Due to adverse weather conditions school is closing. Please collect your child as soon as possible. School will be open til 3:15 if you are unable to coleect early. Many thanks.

Welcome

Welcome back, hope you all enjoyed half term. We hope Year 4 children enjoy Caythorpe Camp from Wednesday 28 th February  - Friday 2nd March

Back to school

Just a reminder, school is closed Monday 26 February for INSET Day . Children back Tuesday & it will be week 2 for school dinners.

Valentine Disco

Tickets on sale in the school office for Valentine Disco Thursday 15th February Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2   3:30pm  - 4:30pm Years 3 - 6   4:45pm - 6:15pm

Nursery & Reception Reading Challenge

Please  vist the Nursery or Reception page in Our School tab and open the link for an exciting reading challenge that you can do with your child over the half term. A prize draw will take place on Thursday 1st March for all children that enter. Good luck.

6th February 2018 Safer Internet Day

Tomorrow Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day and Mr Jackson will be leading a Key Stage 2 assembley about the importance of staying safe online.

Safer Internet Day 6th February 2018

Tomorrow Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day and Mr Jackson will be leading a Key Stage 2 assembley about the importance of staying safe online.

Safer Internet Day 6th February

Tomorrow Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day and Mr Jackson will be leading a Key Stage 2 assembley about the importance of staying safe online.

Swimming News

Congratulations to Orchard Swimming Team on winning the Ashfield Swimming Gala yesterday for the 11th year running.

1950's Day

All children in year 5 & 6 to dress in 1950's uniform for Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dinners 22 - 26 January 2018

We will be on week 2

Spaghetti Maths 16 Jan - 13 Feb

Children in Key Stage 1 need to be collected from Mrs Jenkinson's class at 4:15 pm Children in Key Stage 2 need to be collected from Mrs Chamber's class at 4:15 pm

Dinners 15 -19 January 2018 Week 1

Dinners 15 -19 January 2018 Week 1

Film Club - Boss Baby

Film Club Monday 15th January 3:15 - 5:00 pm £2.00 per child

Spaghetti Maths

Please look out in your child's book bag re a flyer for Spaghetti Maths an external provider for an after school club. To book a place, and for more information please visit www.spaghettimaths.co.uk

Welcome back

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

All the staff wish you a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. School restarts for the new term on Monday 8th January 2018 and we will be on week 4 for dinners.

Years 5 & 6 Party Day

Friday 22 December is Year 5 & 6 party day, they can come to school in their party clothes

Key Stage 2 Carol Concert Thursday 21st December

All children in years 3,4,5,& 6 are performing at St Wilfred's Church tomorrow from 1:15pm. All welcome.

Afternoon Nursery starts at 1:00 pm tomorrow Wednesday 20th December

Christmas Jumper Day Wednesday 20 December 2017

Children can come to school in their christmas jumpers on Wednesday 20th December 2017.

Monday Panto Day

All children going to the pantomine on Monday morning do not need to bring their reading folders to school. Children to come in full uniform. Buses will leave at 9:00 am prompt.

Party Days

Years 3 & 4 Monday 18 December Years R 1 & 2 Thursday 21 December Years 5 & 6 Friday 22 December Please send £1 in for party food, children to come to school in party clothes  

18 - 22 December 2017

Week commencing Monday 18 - 22 December we will be on week 3 for dinners

Dinner Week 3 18 - 22 December 2017

Week commencing Monday 18 - 22 December we will be on week 3 for dinners

Dinner Week 3 18 - 22 December

Week commencing Monday 18 - 22 December we will be on week 3 for dinners

Years 3 and 4 Christmas Party Monday 18 December

Children to come to school in party clothes and don't forget £1 donation for food - thank you

Years 1 and 2 Play - Lights, Camel, Action

Friday 15th December at 1.30 doors open at 1.15 pm

Nursery Panto Day Arrangements Monday 18th December 2017

All children should be in school for 8:45 am. Please collect your child at 1:00pm. There will be no afternoon nursery on this day.

Years 1 & 2 Play Lights Camel Action Thursday 14th December at 1:30 - doors open at 1:15 pm

Year 6 TRIP Graduation at 9:15 am Thursday 14th December in the school hall

Morning Nursery, Mrs Monks & Mrs Edlin's Class Nativity

The nativity play starts at 10:30 tomorrow Wednesday 13th December, all are welcome, please use the front door. We will not be able to open the doors until 10:15 am.

Afternoon Nursery & Mrs Colley's Class Nativity

The nativity play starts at 2:30, tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December, all are welcome, please use the front door. We will not be able to open the doors until 2:15 pm.

School open as normal

Monday 11 December 2017 school is open as normal 

Dinner week 2

Monday 11th - 15th December we are on week 2 for dinners

Thank you

Many thanks to all who helped & supported our Christmas Fayre last night. We managed to raise £660.00. Winners of the competitions will be announced in today's assembly. The raffle will be drawn after Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance on Friday 15th December 2017.

Christmas Fayre

We are looking forward to holding our annual Christmas Fayre tomorrow (7 December).  Please come along and support us in this fantastic event.

Film Club Home Alone 5.12.17

Home Alone being shown on Tuesday 5 December 3.15 - 5.00 pm for children in Year 1 - 6 just £2.00, includes a snack and a drink.

Dinner Week 1 4 - 8 December 2017

Week commencing Monday 4 the December we are on week 1 on the dinner menu cycle.

Kirkby Christmas Lights Switch On

Just a reminder some Orchard children will be attending the Christmas Lights Switch on. If you are available come down and support the local community.

Flu Immunisation

Thursday 30th November Year R to Year 4 Flu Immunisation

27 Nov Week 4

Just to let you know we are on week 4 on the dinner menu cyle. 27 Nov - 1 Dec

Nursery & Reception Film Club Thursday 23 November 3:30 - 4:30

Dinner Week 3

Monday week commencing 20 November we are on week 3

Children in Need

Children in Need Friday 17th Novermber Non uniform and donation of £1.

Trips this week

Year 5 and 6 Visit to Jorvik Tuesday must be at school for 8:15 am Years 1 & 2 Visit to see Paddington Bear 2  on Thursday

Orchard Primary and Nursery School
Chapel Street, Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottingham NG17 8JY

tel: 01623 455939 email: office@orchard-pri.notts.sch.uk