Orchard Church of England Primary School

School Closed for Half Term Break 15th Oct - 19th Oct. School Opens 22nd October 2018, 22nd October Yr 6 Trip to Warning Zone, 24th October Shoebox Donations deadline, 26th Oct @9am Yr 6 Class Assembly

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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.

Autumn Term 2018

Summer Term 2018

Spring Term 2018

 

 

 

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

Gardening Club 

9th October 2018

Another week of tidying/collecting for the group. This time within the Peace Garden where we found loads of acorns along with sticks to move and use on our paths within the allotment plot.

                                                                         
We also discovered hundreds of conkers on the school field.

                                             


Some of us also looked closely at the leaves from the trees to see how they can differ in shape and size.

We also looked at the difference between conkers (which are extremely toxic) and the lesser seen/known chestnut which can be roasted and eaten usually around Christmas time.

 



DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS WHICH?


A small group added some winter pansies to the planter outside reception.

                                                  

 


Back on the plot some of the group showed great teamwork to pull out a dead plant while others added new plants and gave everything a good watering.

 

                                                                                                                                                            



No more Gardening Club now until after February half term.

 

2nd October 2018

As it's Harvest time, this week has been all about collecting in the produce we've grown on the KS1 playground square. After picking, a general tidy up was needed.


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The group were given sheets with either a seed or a bulb drawn on for them to decide what would grow.
                                                           
The adults have also been busy erecting a fence, made from pallets, around the fruit garden. 

                                           

25th September 2018

This week some of us dug/pulled out the conifer from the pot outside the school entrance as it had been scorched by the hot weather over the summer and replaced it with a new one.

 

 

The old one was taken back down to the  allotment and replanted to see if it can be rescued.


Others planted out some winter peas before tackling more weeds in the beds.
Pine cones collected over the summer and also after the high winds we've experienced have been added to the area. These will make great places for insects to hide during the cold nights. 

18th September 2018

A new start for Gardening Club with lots of excited new members who eagerly explored all the growing areas
They all planted some Hollyhock seeds to take home and were also given one of the pepper plants nurtured over the holidays. We have kept a couple in school within year 5/6 area as it's too cold outside for them now.

Donated plants were also placed in the decorative wellies that have been attached to the fence surrounding the plot. 

See what's been happening over the summer holidays

Week 9

After making sure everything was watered we visited the Peace Garden to hang a disco ball and twizzle stick that have been kindly donated to school.
We picked all the gooseberries from the 2 bushes we have which will hopefully be used in cooking sessions next school year. 

 

 

 

Then it was time to enjoy the strawberries produced with some cooling ice-cream and what we've named minty fizz! 

Week 8

The strawberries are ripening well and hopefully we'll get to sample them on the last week of the club.

.Our peas are slowly climbing up the net and are starting to flower.

Some of us had great fun moving a large tractor tyre around the playground. 


We also did a bit of tidying and watering in the Peace Garden.     

 

Week 7

 

We have created a pumpkin patch.      
The flowers that we produced from a seedhead by scattering them in the bed at the end of last August are looking great! 
The sweet peas are coming along nicely and we've even picked some to put in the staff room  and the gladioli bulbs are already coming up!         
Only 1 sunflower from the group survived the dreaded slugs and someone was very pleased about that. 

Week 6

The first job this week was to give everything a good watering as the weather has been quite warm.
Then we pulled up the carrots that had been sown in late Autumn. As you can see they were a bit small! 

Water was added to a bag of compacted compost which will expand before we plant some more tomatoes in it.

We also planted fennel, cabbage, 2 varieties of carrots and rhubarb chard.    

Art Club

Cupcake Flowers

An activity that previously proved successful used again with outstanding results from all! 

 

The photos definitely speak for themselves. 

Year 2 Bird Feeders

The last session for the Year 2's and in line with the big bird watch to educate and encourage the children into thinking about wildlife it was all about feeding the birds.
       
Feeders were made using a number of pipe cleaners threaded with cereal hoops.
               
Then they were attached/connected together before shaping into circles or hearts.

This week activity was all about cutting, tearing, gluing and sticking.


                

The group were shown an example of what they could achieve then given the resources and encouraged to make their own interpretations.
These are the results which i'm sure you'll agree are all very individual and unique!