Orchard Church of England Primary School

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School Clubs

Throughout the school year pupils at our school are given the opportunity to participate in various afterschool clubs. The majority of these are run by members of staff and volunteers at  no cost to the children. Some of the sporting, afterschool clubs are run by qualified sports coaches and do require a termly payment.

Clubs generally run Monday to Friday from 3.15 pm to 4.00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Please click on the links below to see the range of activities on offer during the various school terms.

Summer Term 2017

Spring Term 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Summer Term 2016

Spring Term 2016



What's been happening in clubs.....

Gardening Club

This half term Gardening Club have been kept busy not only sowing more seeds (both flowers and veggies) we've also had to keep on top of watering and weeding everything while trying to improve the space we have available. 

We've made a new strawberry patch within the fruit garden area which (fingers crossed) will give us fruit next year! 
We've gained the old chicken storage container which will free up space in the greenhouse enabling us to plant more. Tomatoes have been planted opposite the year 6 classroom so look out for fruits when you return to school in August. 

Pumpkin seeds have been trialed too and are doing well! This is due to our fantastic scarecrow doing a good job of keeping the birds away!
We've also tried/tasted some of the produce we've grown including fresh peas, cooked potatoes, gooseberry muffins and gooseberry sauce.


Spring Term

During the last half term the group have planted seeds including peas, beans, potatoes and iceberg lettuce along with some herbs and flowers. These included some sweet pea seeds from last years plants that had been collected, dried and stored over the winter.
The existing rhubarb plant has also been dug up, divided and relocated within the fruit patch and also nearer the school making it easier to access.
The group have also worked hard collecting leaves to make their own leaf mulch, tidied planters to transplant flowering spring bulbs around school to add splashes of colour and planted a new hedge near the bottom gate to encourage the use of the path as access therefore avoiding cutting across the field.


Tech for Girls - After school club 

We have been technically challenged and have successfully completed our Coding Cove challenge with extras.

Below are our Planning Powerpoints





Nancy & Chloe


If you have Scratch (free download) Have a look at these below





Art Club Spring 2017

The last week of Art Club for this half term and the group proved that spoons are not just for stirring!
They used wooden and plastic ones to make some wonderful puppets that they could use to make a play/show and tell a story.
Some of the group even made a whole family!



Have you heard the expression 'spitting feathers'? Well it was more like sticking feathers this week! With Spring around the corner and lots of birds reappearing the group made their own beautifully bright feathered friends.

An introduction to painting using alternative equipment to create texture/fur.
All had fun using a plastic fork to spread/drag a blob of white paint across paper.
Once the desired size was achieved, which is harder and takes longer than you think!
Cut out black shapes were used to transform these blobs into cool unique 'Pandas'.

Fishes, were on the menu this week. 
Brightly coloured paper plates along with patterned cup cake cases were used to design their own rainbow fishes.

Animal masks galore at the first week of art club for the year 1's! Can you guess who is tame or wild! Take a look to see which animal they chose to be.

After School Cookery Club Autumn 2016

This term, the year fours and their parents/carers attended our after school cookery club.  They enjoyed making mincemeat muffins (a great alternative to the traditional mince pie) and a cheese & ham pasta bake.  Any staff that were still in the school enjoyed the aromas coming from the school kitchen but were left feeling hungry, as nobody was willing to part with their goods and looked forward to taking them home to share with their family.  

The children enjoyed cooking with their 'peers' and the adults enjoyed sharing the experience with their children.  The club not only enables the children to expand on their knowledge already learnt in school but also allows them the opportunity to develop their kitchen skills and importantly  'life skills'.  

All in all a 'Fun time' was had by all.

Click on the links below to see the Let's get cooking recipes 

Leek and Bacon Pasta Bake

Parsnip and Apple Soup with Parsnip Crisps

Art Club Autumn 2016


Not on the High Street


Looking for a great gift idea?  Then look no further.  This unique jewellery collection may be just what you are looking for.  The children have designed and hand crafted their own personalised jewellery collection.  They have used drinking straws and string to create these one off pieces.  Simple yet effective!

Creature Comforts

This week at Art club the children have been busy making their own happy creatures, a snail and a turtle.  To make the shells the children have used a paper plate.  The plates have then been covered with pieces of wallpaper to create the texture on the shell.  The children were thrilled with their designs and eager to take them home.



After looking at several examples of corner bookmarks pictured below. 

 Each child was given a blank white one and their challenge was to either copy one or be creative and design their own! Just look at what they came up with.

Do you think Art is just about being able to draw?  Well this weeks activity showed that it most definitely is not. It's amazing what you can make using everyday items and a little imagination! 
Using cauliflower florets, cocktail sticks, raisins, black olives, googly eyes and pva glue the group made sheep grazing on artificial grass.
Although we had transportation issues when it came to getting them home



The Children making their own Pin Boards.

Want to have a go at making one yourself?
All you need are 2 pieces of thick cardboard stuck together. Cover these with left over old wallpaper and decorate using notelets, bright coloured paper, luggage labels and stickers. Get an adult to make 2 holes through the cardboard and attach string, ribbon or rope to hang it 

Mounted on a large piece of cardboard, using plastic cups, wallpaper, coloured paper, wooden rods and straws the group enjoyed creating their own large pictures of flowers in vases. 


Gardening Club Summer 2016

On the first week of the club all members planted a sunflower seed.  They were placed on the windowsill in the studio where it was warm and they could also get some natural daylight.  After five days of checking and watering them at least half had started to emerge from the soil.

The group also planted sweetpeas, cauliflowers and leeks along with some flower bulbs in the Year 1/2 playground.  Blue pansies were kindly donated after Leicester City's big win and they have also been planted in the KS2 playground planters.

On the third week it decided to rain however this didn't stop some of the group from weeding and planting more donated plants around the school while others drew pictures of what they thought their sunflowers would eventually look like.

The time had come to plant the sunflowers.

As the group are from KS1 it was decided that they would be planted where they would be able to keep an eye on them to watch them grow.