Happy New Year to all our pupils, parents and staff. We look forward to seeing you all at the start of the new term on 7th January.
At the end of each half term there is great excitement at Orchard as the school looks forward to their Achievement Assembly. Throughout the term teachers nominate children to receive an Achievement Apple to celebrate excellent work, good behaviour and attitudes or maybe even out of school achievement such as a swimming award. There are also golden apples - awarded to groups of children who have excelled in some way. Pupils may also nominate an individual child or group or even class they consider worthy of such an accolade. It has even been known for the children to nominate their teacher for an apple.
During the assembly the children receive their apples, which they proudly place on the Achievement Tree for all to see. At Orchard we like to celebrate all kinds of accomplishments, both big and small so that by the end of the school year the tree is bursting with apples ready to harvest and take home to treasure.