Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Mamma Mia!

Donna is an independent Mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek Island. Donna is about to give away Sophie, her daughter, who is getting married. Sophie has secretly invited three guests who used to be Donna’s boyfriends without her mum knowing! One of them is Sophie’s Dad, but which one? Her mum is annoyed when she eventually finds out! Sophie hides them in the old goat house, so her Mum is furious, because she hid them without telling her. What will Donna do when she finds out about the secret guests?

Sophie’s mum and her best friends used to be in a band when they were a bit younger. Sophie’s Mum, Donna, has become a bit more mature in the years that have passed, but her friends have definitely not! The band play at the wedding, wearing their old costumes from the ‘70s. Will they still remember how to play?

I really recommend this film to people who like musicals, but even if you don’t it’s a great film because it’s funny and it’s got a great happy ending. If you like this film you would definitely like the Mamma Mia sing along. The words come up on the screen and everyone sings! The soundtrack is already out and the film is out on dvd now! I hope you enjoy this film!

By Chantel

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

High School Musical 3!

High School Musical 3 is the next film in the High School Musical series. This film is good because the acting, songs, and music are even better than the first two films, and the ending is interesting and looks amazing.

The main characters are Tiara Gold, Troy Bolton, Sharpay Evans, Ryan Evans, Chad Danforth and Gabriella Montez. In the film Basketball captain Troy Bolton is losing the final game in the championship by many points. He has the choice of letting in some other team mates. Will he make the right choices and win the game?

This film is incredibly popular all over the world because it’s an all-singing all-dancing hit!
By Lauren

High School Musical 2

High School Musical 2 is a great film with excellent humour and brilliant songs. This great Disney hit is suitable for all ages. The cast is amazing, they are all fantastic actors. It stars Zac Effron, Vanessa Hudgens ,Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel. This movie, like all the other High School films, is filmed in a real American school. I think this film is amazing because the songs are catchy and great to sing along to. The film has the nation standing on its feet because it’s so great! This film has inspired many kids to sing and dance, including me! I am starting to go to theatre school after Christmas.

By Caitlin

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Spiders are very scary but, they are very good as well, due to the fact that they kill flies and make silk. They are famous in programs and books like charlottes web and in a celebrity, get me out of here!
Their web is as strong as steel and their legs
are as long as a…something. Thanks for

World War 2 Afternoon

On Monday 10th November, three grandparents who lived during the Second World War came to our school to talk and answer questions about their experiences. All of the children were interested to hear their points of view from the Second World War. One of them brought in some war posters and one other brought in a real gas mask!
Mr Crisp, Mr Park and Mrs Farman were asked these questions:

What was life like when the war ended?
How did you feel when war was declared?
Did you listen to Neville Chamberlain’s speech?
How were you treated by your host family?
What luxuries did you have that you didn’t have at home?
Where were you evacuated to and from?
Did your relatives come and visit you?
What did your family think of your new home?
Did your make any friends in your new school?How were you treated by the local children?

It was a very informative afternoon as we learnt lots of things about evacuation and what it was like for children during the war.
When you get to Year 6 at Orchard you will hopefully have a great experience like we did!

Thank you for reading this article.

By Emily, Marianne, Lauren and Elizabeth


H20 is about three teenage girls who suddenly realize a big secret…. they are MERMAIDS!
The main characters are Emma, Cleo and Rikki.

Soon an old lady, Miss Chattem finds out about them. Emma then finds a locket at the bottom of the sea showing Miss Chattem was a mermaid too!
Lewis is Cleo’s closest friend and soon finds out their secret! Kim and Elliot are Emma and Cleos’ sister and brother.

Kim always tries to find out their secret, so the mermaids get themselves into lots of tricky situations trying to keep their secret safe.

H20 is a TV show on Nickelodeon.

There is brand new series and an old series, but all are great!

By Millie and Ella

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Well Done Orchard!

Wow! We raised 173 boxes for operation christmas child.

Amazing!!! 173 children will have a happy christmas now!

Well done orchard!
By Adam

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Another year, another Christmas, more presents. But not for some children in other countries, but you can change that by giving a small present to a boy or girl somewhere else in the world. All you need is a shoe box, a small toy and some wrapping paper. You can even choose whether your present goes to a boy or girl and what age group. You only help one child, but you make them very happy and, if we try we could help every single child in need, so, please, please give one child a happy Christmas!

By: Adam


Cats belong to the group of MAMMALS called the feline family.

Although the cat family ranges in size from the small domestic breeds we keep at home to tigers, they all have many things in common.

Cats have short, rounded heads, long faces, whiskers, sharp teeth that serve as deadly weapons for grabbing and biting their prey to death, and powerful claws.

Cats belong to the group of MAMMALS called the feline family.



Q: When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

A: In the dictionary!

Q: What do you get when you put a snowman in a Haunted house?

A: Ice screams!

By Harry

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragon lizards are native to Australia. They live in rocky and hot countries oAnd are amazingly good climbers. Dragons have large triangular heads and flat bodies with pointed scales along the sides. They are omnivorous, which means eating both insects and plants.

Pet Bearded Dragon FactsBearded dragons make a great pet lizard. They don’t get too large, eat a wide variety of foods, are active during the day, and are gentle animals. Bearded dragons only are kept in zoos, have limited care requirements, readily available, and inexpensive. A bearded dragon can be a great addition to your family.
Well that’s all I can tell you for now but I will be back with more information so see you later!
by Harry


There are lots of different types of horses around the world (they are mammals.)They come in all sorts of colours such as: brown, black and white.
There are many breeds of horses around such as: Domestic, Welsh Mountain and New Forest.
There are lots of different speeds that you can ride: walk, trot, canter and gallop. You can have riding lessons at many places around the forest (such as Pink Mead in Botley and Sims Cottage in New Milton.) Before you go out on your horse make sure it has been fed and watered.
You have to clean out your horse’s stable twice a week. Horses have sawdust and hay in their stables. You will need to get the farrier out once a month to get your horses hoofs checked.
Food and Drink
You can feed your horses lots of different types of foods such as: mixes, cubes, hay and snacks. You need to check your horse’s food and water twice a day.
You can enter your horses in shows (which is really fun!) You can do dressage shows, jumping and many more! You can also do fancy dress where you and your horse get dressed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Horse riding is such a great hobby! Will you join?
by Lauren, Marianne
and Emily

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

This is a very moving book, I recommend it to Year 6 readers because of its adult content.
The main character is Bruno who one day comes home to find his father, a Nazi general and his German mother packing ready to move house because of his father’s promotion. When they arrive Bruno is shocked at the state of the house and misses home and having friends to play with. When he looks out of his bedroom window he is also shocked, as behind a huge fence at the bottom of his garden stands a concentration camp. When he makes an unlikely friend, considering his parentage, things start to go horribly wrong…

By Daniel


Policeman: He got away sir.
Police chief: HOW!? I told you to cover all the exits.
Policeman: Yes, but he got out though an entrance.

There were three men, two smart men and one dumb man who were stealing from a
Farm. The farmer came towards them. One smart man hid in a bag of chickens, the farmer checked in the bag, the man said, “cluck, cluck” the second smart man hid with the sheep and he said, “baa, baa”. The dumb man hid in a sack of potatoes and he said, “POTATO!”

Q: Why was the teacher cross eyed?

A: Because she couldn’t control her pupils!

Q: Why was the math book so unhappy?

A: Because it was full of problems!

Q: Where do ghosts make their beer?

A: At the Boo-ery!

Q: What do you call a short psychic who escaped from jail?

A: A small medium at large!

By Adam and Harry

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Golfing Girls

I play golf at Brokenhurst golf club.
When you play golf you have to have a handicap,
(Girls: 36 and Boys: 28 at the most). Your handicap determines how many shots you get and how well you play. I cut mine from 32 to 29 last Tuesday.

There are lots of competitions you can enter, some in teams and some on your own.
Last Saturday I played in a competition with one of my mum’s friends. The competition was the Ping Four Ball Better Ball. We took the best score on every hole and tried to get the most points. My Mum and her partner had got to the Grand Final two years running and were going for a 3rd.

My team ended up with 41 points but so did my mum’s team, oh no! This meant it went down to countback, counting back to see how many points each team had managed to get. On the back 9 we had the same amount of points, back six we had the same amount of points and the back three we had the same, but my team won on the last hole!

I found out a few weeks later that because of our score I got to the regional finals! I was so excited as we ended up six under par and came 21st out of 72 teams!

Let’s hope I get to the Grand Final like my Mum has for the last two years running!!

By Charlotte

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Funny Jokes

Knock knock .
Who’s there?
Boo Hoo!
Don’t cry it was only a joke!

How do monkeys get down the stairs?They slide down the

A child comes home from his first day at school. Mother asks, “What did you learn today?”The kid replies, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.”

Early one morning, a lady went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!”

“But why Mom? I don’t want to go.”
“Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”
“Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!”
“Oh, that’s no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”
“Give me two reasons why I should go to school.”
“Well, for one, you’re 52 years old. And for another, you’re the Principal!”

Why don’t sharks like to eat clowns?Because they taste funny!

Why did the turtle cross
the road?To get to the shell station!

Did you hear about the man who was tap dancing?He broke his ankle when he fell into the sink.

Did you hear about the stupid yachtsman who had his arm cut off so that he could sail round the world single-handed.

Knock knock.

Who's there?
Onya who?
Onya marks, get set, go.

Knock, knock.

Who's there?
July who?
July or do you tell the truth?

An insurance agent's wife was learning to drive when the brakes gave out. "What should I do?" she cried. "Brace yourself, and try to hit something cheap."

By Charles

An Interview with Clare Kennedy from the Daily Echo

The Orchard School Journalism Club asked a reporter from the Daily Echo if she would like to come to our school. Her name was Clare Kennedy and we asked her some questions about being a reporter and her job. Here are some that we thought of:

Firstly, we asked her how reporters think of stories. Clare replied,“We usually find our stories from the services (Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance), meetings, the local courts and sometimes, people just phone in with stories.

Secondly, we asked her; how do you write an interesting story.
She said,“Always use the five W’s, What, Why, When, Where and Who. The intro should be small and tell you straight what it’s about.

Next we asked her; how do you encourage the reader to read on? She said, “It has to be interesting and has to make sense. It also needs a bit of flavour added to it.

After that, we also questioned Clare about how long it usually takes to write a good story. Clare told us that it could take from one minute to one week and you must get it done extremely quickly.

Finally, we asked Clare if she ever worked in pairs on stories. She stated that reporters usually work alone.

We found our first interview exciting and interesting, and very useful because it helped us learn how to write a story like the professionals do!

By Professional Reporters Ellen and Harry

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Teachers, Learning, Children, English, Science, School, Maths, Funny, Games, Art.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

How to draw a cartoon rabbit

Begin with the head. Very lightly draw a couple of ovals

Now rub out the middle bits and join the edges together smoothly to make a head shape.

Next we will add the bunny's ears which are simple blobs. Remember that they go behind the head, so don't forget a little overlap

The body is another blob, like a circle that has been squeezed at the sides.

Add the arms and the legs .

And finally add some paws and a face !


By Rhianna

How to draw a cartoon monkey

It is great fun to draw a chimpanzee. Let's start with an oval and two circles for the head and eyes

Next add a large oval for the light area around the nose and mouth.

Then add a line to separate the eyes from the rest of the head and put pupils in the eyes.

And add a mouth and nostrils and of course a big pair of ears and there is your chimpanzee.

Colour your chimp with a dark shade for the fur and a lighter shade for the ears and face.

This is your final product. GOOD LUCK!!!

By Rhianna

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Top Tips For Noadswood

Listen up Year 6s; your worries are over!
Every Orchard pupil in Year 6 has their moments of, ‘I don’t want to go to big school!’ but this only occurs because of certain rumours such as: on your first day, your going to get egged! Or you’re going to get your head flushed down the loo!
None of this is true, since only the Year 7s go to school on the first day, the rest of the school come the next day. We have spoken to ex Orchard pupils who say they are very happy at their secondary school.

Top tips:
· Warning! You may need a folder or two-or three …OK five!
· Try to make friends with older pupils to show you around and back you up.
· Don’t worry about getting lost, you’ll be given a map!

From your U. C. Ws (unidentified clever writers!)

$£$ Burglary and Phone Theft $£$

It is so frustrating when you hear on the news, “There has been a burglary.” But it is even worse when you, yourself, have been burgled and you don’t know who did it! It is all just a mystery…
It is stated that, “A person is guilty of burglary if he enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser with intent to steal any precious items of the owner’s house or flat.” Afterwards, the police will try to track them down. Then they may even be sent to prison, depending on how bad the crime was.
Many crimes have taken place all over the world, and no-one knows if there is a new gang of robbers about! My advice is to keep on the light when you go out and then burglars will still think you are in the house. Put a lock on the door, and then they can’t get in unless they break it open.
Phone theft is a crime that often happens to people our age. Phone theft is when your phone gets stolen by burglars.
Here are some vital facts about phone theft:
1. Phones are stolen every three minutes.
2. The youngest phone thieves are under 16.
3. Half of people whose phones have been stolen are under 18.
Here is some advice to stop people from getting your phone:
Try to not use your phone in public;
mark your phone to identify your phone;
People like the latest phones to steal so don’t buy a fancy phone!

By Harry

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The New Pond!

After many years, our pond (on the west side of the school) was starting to rot away and was unuseable. Luckily, our head school councillor, Ellen Smith, entered our School in a competition!
We all waited for a letter telling us if we had won the competition. Finally we got a letter saying we had won and that the Prince’s Trust was coming to refurbish the pond area! When the Prince’s Trust came they worked for a WHOLE week, in pouring rain! They cleared away the muck and overgrown weeds, and dug flowerbeds and made a decked area.
We also held a non-uniform day on the 4th of April to raise money to buy some benches and flowers to finish it off, and we can then use our new pond area!

Non-Uniform Day For Orchard!

On Friday the 4th of April Orchard Junior held a mufti day to raise money for plants for our new pond and study area. Everyone enjoyed our non uniform day because they were allowed to choose their own clothes to wear. Everyone brought in a £1.00 donation (or more!). In total we raised £912! WOW! One generous parent raised £400, Waitrose gave us £100, and the children and staff raised £412.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

How to draw a cartoon penguin

Start your penguin off with an egg shape for his belly

Next add a body around it which is a shape like this. Practice this shape a few times until you are happy with it, then move on.

Now add a head which is roughly egg shaped.

Next, draw two ovals for the feet
For the beak, draw two orange triangles joined together in a beak shape.

Big white eyes make your penguin look younger. Smaller eyes can make cartoons seem evil. This would be useful if you were doing a whole strip with lots of cartoon penguins. Some could have big eyes and others could have smaller eyes.


Easter Wordsearch

By Megan and Charlotte

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

How to Draw a Cartoon Cow

Start drawing a cow with a biggish oval for the mouth area.

Now add eyes. Try and make them roughly the same size as each other.

Next a big grin and the sides of the face. Look at where I have overlapped the eyes a little.

Next draw ears and a tongue and put pupils in the eyes. Big pupils make cows look younger and happier than small pupils.

Finally, add some horns and nostrils and a bit of colour.
You could try adding big eyelashes to your own cow cartoon.

Whales, Dolphins and Sharks

Whales, Dolphins and Sharks

Whales are being poached in Antarctica and Chinese waters and the poachers say their using them for research, but there not they taking them for food, which I think is disgusting because who would eat animals for no reason.
Sharks and Dolphins are being poached aswell but why do Norway and Japan people do it? Why would the do it? One because they are evil and two because there disgusting people. One day these people will be arrested for animal cruelty and murdering the animals.
If people enjoy poaching they should be poached themselves or be drowned by being pulled behind a boat.
If you want to help save Dolphins, Whales and Sharks donate £2 a month to the whale and dolphin conservation society. Because of the Japanese and the Norwegian are accused of a full industrial-scale hunting which has become illegal since 1996.

By Charles

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Latest Quiz

Thank you for coming back to Orchard quizzes.

The answers for the last quiz were: for maths, 28, for English, potatoes, crisp, and for science a few of the possible names were: bacteria, fungi, Protozoa and the ever popular germs.

Latest Quiz!


Ali and Rich buy two tickets to a concert. They by two drinks and two packets of crisps. Altogether they spent £35.00 and the crisps cost 5 percent of this. How much did the crisps cost?


Kay and Mark are doing genres of fiction in class. Some genres include fantasy and comedy. How many more genres can you think of?


Many artists are famous for their particular styles. What style where the Fauves famous for?

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Saved by a bakery!

Chocolate Muffin was saved by a bakery from being killed for food. But luckily a bakery in Fair oak saved him by raising enough money to let him go, but he had over grown hooves so had trouble walking. This is Chocolate Muffin when he had just come in.

Please go to the website on http://www.sfaw.co.uk/ and sponsor an animal now!

Thank You.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Fab Football

In February this year the England football players, Andrew Surman, Luke Moore and their under 21 manager, Stewart Pearce, came to visit our school. Some lucky people had a chance to ask them some questions. Here are some of the ones they asked…
Who encouraged you to play football?
My dad encouraged me, Luke Moore told us.
What made you be a manager after being a footballer?
I did not want to give up my career, Stewart Pearce explained.

The footballers were really happy to be at Orchard and they didn’t mind answering our questions.
They later played in the England v Republic of Island under 21’s match. In the end England won

At Orchard Junior School some of our own footballers played their version of the match. Our school match scores were:
The boys score was 2-1 to England.
The girls drew 0-0.
We all had great fun that day!

By Charlotte Barrow
Megan Townsend
Lurking Litter

Everyone knows about terrible litter but no-one seems to listen. The government tell us again and again but only sensible people care.
It’s hurting the environment, especially animals because if they get trapped, they can usually never get out. This tragedy has happened many times however, if we start to listen more carefully to people’s words, we could save hundreds, even thousands, of happy lives.
Animals get wounded, even killed, just because of dirty rubbish. They’re just like us and deserve as much respect as we get.
It is true that:
1. 88% of animals get injured by glass.
2. 71% of animals get ill from swallowing food on the floor.
3. 51% of animals get cut by cans.
I say it’s wrong and unfair on the animals so clean up the environment or some people will despise your angry reputation! Even if you tidy up the world even the tiniest bit, you will help Mother Nature.
I find it very disappointed about the environment but you should too, otherwise:
· Maybe some species will become extinct.
· We won’t be able to learn about the wildlife.
Please look at my work and I hope you respond to my article.

School Jokes

Q.1.what do you say if you get in trouble for not doing your homework?
"You can't tell me off for doing something I didn't do!"

Q.2.What's an eight letter word that has only 1 letter in it?
An envelope!

Q.3.What did 1 pencil say to the other? "You're looking sharp today!"

Q.4.How long does it take for a gymnast to get to class? A split second!

Q.5.Why did the egg get thrown out of class? It kept telling yokes!

Q.6.What does an elf learn at school? The elf-abet

Q.7.Whats black,white and terrifying? A maths test!

Q.8.What is the longest word in the dictionary? SMILES,because it has a mile between the 2 s's!

Q.9.What happened when the teacher tied 1 of the studants shoe laces together? They went on a class trip!

Q.10.What is a cows favourite school activity? MOO-SIC!HA!HA!HA!

Q.11.What do jokes and pencils have in common? They're no good without a point!

Q.12.Why was the lightbulb failing his tests? Because he wasn't to bright!HA!HA!HA!

Q.13.What is a pirates favourite subject? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt

Q.14.What do you get if you cross a pair of pants with a dictionary? SMARTY PANTS!

Q.15.Why did the potato jump of the building?Because he wanted to be mashed potato!

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Joke Page…

Animal Jokes:

What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a sheep?
A woolly jumper!

What kind of animal breaks the law?
A cheetah!

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
No eye – deer!

What weighs 5,000 lbs is covered in soot and wears glass slippers?

School Jokes:

“Isn’t the principal a dummy, he’s well stupid!” Bradley whispered to the girl opposite him.
“Do you know who I am?” The girl (Michelle) asked.
“No” Replied the boy stupidly.
“I’m the principal’s daughter!” The girl whispered back.
“Oh, do you know who I am?” The boy asked, blushing.
“No” The girl hissed.
“Thank goodness!” He replied.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Global warming!

Global warming!

Planet Earth is on the brink of extinction because we are using too much electricity when we don’t need it!

Leaving the light on when you are going out somewhere wastes electricity (which is suffocating the planet).

A Polar Bears habitat is being destroyed by us humans with our fancy Ferrari’s and first class flights to the U.S, when really it’s just a load of gobbledygook. Planes, trains and automobiles are the main polluters with the fumes they produce, which is lethal to the animals in Antarctica and the Artic.
It’s our world in our hands!

During half term I will be finding out ways we can help stop global warming, so keep checking the blog!
Global warming!

Planet Earth is on the brink of extinction because we are using too much electricity when we don’t need it!

Leaving the light on when you are going out somewhere wastes electricity (which is suffocating the planet).

A Polar Bears habitat is being destroyed by us humans with our fancy Ferrari’s and first class flights to the U.S, when really it’s just a load of gobbledygook. Planes, trains and automobiles are the main polluters with the fumes they produce, which is lethal to the animals in Antarctica and the Artic.
It’s our world in our hands!

During half term I will be finding out ways we can help stop global warming, so keep checking the blog!


Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a very rare genetic condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.
It is likely to affect 1 in 17,000 live births and it is estimated that there are currently 5,000 people with the condition in the UK. Because EB is an inherited condition (it cannot be caught), which is passed on genetically from parents to children, first time parents often do not know that they are carriers and will have no prior warning that the child will be affected, until birth.
I support this skin condition, as well as my grandparents (Mary Withey and Antony Withey). In year 4 and 5 I have made poster and a power point. Here are some of the celebrities who support this awful skin condition: The Cheeky Girls, who wants to be a millionaire’s own Chris Tarrant and even Graham Norton.
This is the views from Harry Benham in 6JH. “I, think that people with eb are unfortunate because they can’t get around that well and if one of their blisters burst they can’t get a hug from mum to help.”

Orchard Quizzes!

The following quizzes have been designed for people of all ages. It will be up dated when ever possible and the questions will never be the same. There will be quizzes for as many school subjects as possible. Enjoy!


I am a number. If you add 3 then take away 5, then times that by 2 you get 26.
What number am I?


Where are the commas in this sentence?
My favourite foods are potatoes crisps and broccoli.


Year Six have been learning about micro – orgasms. There are many names for them. How many can you think of?

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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

The Wizard of Oz

Orchard School has some great actresses!

Charlotte Barrow, Elise Fehilly, Rosie Williams, Rhianna Jones and Laura Sibley all took part in auditions to get parts as Munchkins in‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton.

Comments on the Mayflower website say the girls were stunning every night. They have been working very long hours over the last few months.

The Munchkins have just finished their performances. On the last night they were all very sad, and some even cried.

The school is very proud to have these talented children.
We hope to see them on stage again in the future!

By Charlotte Barrow and Megan Townsend

Orchard buds are growing

New buds are sprouting

Orchard Junior School have had twelve saplings, four Oaks and eight Acers, planted on the school's grassy field. However, the young trees will only grow to their full size when Year 3 is into Year 6.

Thoughtfully, Mr Carson, the Head teacher, has given each class the chance to take care of a magnificent tree until they grow to a humungous size.

Ellen Horne, in Year 6, says” I like the idea because it gives you shade, oxygen, a nice view and they look beautiful. I would love to take care of an Oak tree because they live to an old age. Overall it’s brilliant!”
We look forward to watching the trees grow!

By Harry Benham


People struck down by a stomach bug sweeping the UK have been urged not to go back to work.

Doctors are telling people not to go into hospitals, work or anywhere in public if they have the virus as it will cause it to spread further into those public places.

Doctors estimate that more than 100,000 people a week are catching the norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

My advice is to stay at home for 48 hours and rest.
Stay at home, so it will not spread and no one else can catch the bug. Everybody knows the saying ‘coughs and sneezes, spread diseases’.

Several children at Orchard have had it, so we have been told to wash our hands thoroughly before we eat and after we go to the toilet.

By Cain Withey

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Orchard Launches Journalism Club!

Welcome to Orchard Junior School's Journalism Club Blog.
On these pages you will soon be able to read newspaper articles written by members of the Journalism Club. Keep checking the blog for new stories which will be posted in the next few weeks.