Friday, 4 December 2009

Primeval To Return

In May 2009, the Primeval team announced there will  be no fourth season of Primeval. In October 2009 they announced that Primeval WILL return for another fourth season in 2011. It will must be shown on Sky Channel 109 (Watch), and then on ITV1 later that year. It will feature seven thrilling episodes. After that, Primeval will be shown on ITV1 in the same year for a fifth and final season featuring Jason Flemyng, Hannah Spearitt and Laila Rouass. That season is predicted to have five episodes.
             By Nathaniel 5ZJ

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Top Ten Hits Of The Time

Here are the top ten hits of December 2009:

10. Black Eyed Peas                             I Gotta Feelin'
9.  Lady Gaga                                       Bad Romance
8.  Sugababes                                       Get Sexy
7.  Ticnhy Stryder feat. Amelle              Never Leave You
6.  Britney Spears                                 3
5.  Jordin Sparks                                  SOS
4.  Sugababes                                      About A Girl
3.  JLS                                                 Beat Again
2.  Michael Buble                                 Haven't Met You Yet
1. Cheryl Cole                                      Fight For This Love

Spongebob Sqaurepants

Spongebob is a funny sponge who is square and yellow. His best friend is called Patrick, he’s a starfish. Sometimes they are really really stupid! Spongebob. Patrick’s next door neighbour is Squid ward, an octopus, I don’t know why they call him a squid! Spongebob has another friend, Sandy, she is a squirrel. She likes karate and all survivor things. Spongebob’s manager is Mr Crabs and he absolutely loves money, if you take away his money he would get very angry with you. Plankton is Spongebob and Mr Crab’s enemy, he always tries to steal the krabby Patti formula. He uses all kinds of disguises, once he pretended to be a bug but he got stepped on (what a relief)! There’s also Pearl, she is Mr Crab’s daughter. She is a whale, a very heavy whale - in fact in one episode she falls through her bedroom floor and lands in front of her dad (Mr Crabs)! Mr Crabs forgets it is Pearl’s birthday the next day so he has to get Sponge Bob to buy all the stuff that Pearl wants.He ends up with all the stuff Pearl wants and Mr Crabs is not very happy because Sponge Bob has spent too much money. Gary is Sponge Bob’s pet snail. He is one of my favourite characters, even though he doesn’t talk. He is a very cute snail. I think Sponge Bob thinks he is cute too. I think you should watch this episode you’ll love it!
By Ella


Transylvania at Chessington

Can you handle the excitement? Are you ready for a fright? Grab your garlic and dare to ride the fang-tastic Vampire roller coaster. Fly over the Transylvanian tree tops like a bat out of hell with your legs dangling below you!

Vampire has one of the lowest high restrictions (1.1 metre) for a roller coaster in Europe, so even little devils can cut their teeth on this frightful ride.

The land of the dragons

Dragon’s Fury is the red-hot spinning roller coaster that’s waiting to test your courage and spin you round ‘til you won’t know your tail from your teeth. You’re not scared of a furious fire-breathing dragon are you?

By Sian and Chloe

This weeks top 10

10. Replay (Iyaz)

9. Party In The U.S.A (Miley Cyrus)

8. Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z + Alicia Keys)

7. Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)

6. Meet me Halfway (Black Eyed Peas)

5. TiK ToK (Ke$ha)

4. I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)

3. Whatcha Say (Jason Derulo)

2. Bad Romance (Lady GaGa)

1. Fireflies (Owl City)

Horse riding!

I started going horse riding on Saturday 12.9.09.

I rode a horse called Dave on my first and second

times there. On my second time my leader (who leads the horse) said that if I kept on riding Dave

I would be a great horse-rider when I got older.

Unfortunately I rode Coco on my third time and

Gem on my fourth. But luckily, on my fifth lesson,

I was with Dave again.

On my sixth lesson, my Nana and Grandpa took me. I rode Mowgli on that lesson, but I didn’t really

like him that much.

The next week was Halloween, so there was no

Horse-riding. But the week after that

I was with Dave again!

Disaster struck! I was getting my helmet on when

I heard that the people who owned Dave were going to sell him! I rode him that day and when

I got home I cried for twenty minutes in my bedroom. It was probably the last time I will ever see Dave again. Bye Dave!

By Alice 5ZJ

Hampshire Wizkid Studywiz

The Hampshire Wizkid programme is a specially formed programme for children of the same age to communicate with others in the same school. There is always the latest homework available to print, you can download school work that is on the school computers, take part in quizzes or take things in from home like PowerPoints. You can also browse the calendar to check up on school events.

Studywiz is moderated by the school.

Santa Claus and the Return of Jack Frost

A Festive Family Pantomime

Santa Claus AKA Roy Barraclough from Coronation Street faces his biggest challenge to save the World with the help of his magical chief of elf AKA Stephen Mulhern from Britain’s Got More Talent and His own magic show called Tricky TV.

A long time ago, evil Jack Frost AKA Robin Cousins was sent away and stuck inside the glaciers of the North Pole. Each winter, as the ground freezes and turns white, he attempts to escape his prison and leave his frozen shackles!

With global warming, Jack Frost and his evil henchman AKA Thaw, the Gladiator (Sam Bond) finally escape and return to cause havoc on man

during the Festive Season. There’s only one man and his team of elves who can stop Frost’s evil plan.

Also you can see some dances and these are some songs included:

I wish it could be Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year

We are the icicles (With the melody of Saint Trinians)

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

Frosty the snowman

Jingle bells

By Ellen

Year 5 Greek day

On Monday 23rd November 2009 a man came in and performed a play for Year 5. It was about a boy, a king, Athena (a goddess) and Medusa (a gorgon).After that, half of year 5 went in the hall again and took part in a mini Olympics. There were 4 teams, Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia. Olympia won both times. I was part of Olympia! The sports we played were relay races, javelin, archery and wrestling. We all had a great day!

By Sophie

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince game review

Harry Potter and the half blood prince is quite a difficult game, but you soon get used to it. You must make potions for Professor Slughorn and learn spells for Professor McGonagall and duel Malfoy, Crab and Goyle to get your friends out of tight spots!

You have to go to the ministry and fight death eaters, but Voldemort doesn’t get involved like he does in Order of the Pheonix. 

by Beth Jenkins 5CC

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia is a film that I recommend for 7 and above, seeing as it’s a PG. It has smash hit singles from Abba and is an excellent family film. It is all about laughter and singing and dancing, it is excellent! It is about a girl called Sophie, who is about to get married, on a mission to find her father before the big day. But there was one big problem, she didn’t know who he is! After reading her mum Dona’s diary she finds out it was one of her 3 old loves, but she can’t find out who. Knowing her mum will say no, she invites them all! Sophie desperately tries to keep them hidden but it’s not long till the secret is out and the fun begins…

By Amy



Charmed is a TV show about 3 supernatural witches who live in San Francisco. There names are Prue, Phoebe, Piper and in series 4,5,6,7 and 8 there is Paige.

I recommend this for children 10 and older because it could get quite scary. The show is on Living and it’s really good because the charmed ones are funny, and I like it when they fight the demons.

It’s on every weekday at 4:00pm and 5:00pm I hope you enjoy it!!!

By Charlotte


At Noadswood Gym there is a gala in December. The aerobics group are performing to Michael Jackson songs. We will have gloves

and black hats! Its not just us doing our gala dance, there are a lot of other dance groups performing too. COME ALONG TO SEE US DO OUR GREAT DANCES AT NOADSWOOD!

By Charlotte

Children in Need

Every year we have a non uniform day and we have to bring in a pound to raise money for Children in Need. Our target this year was £400.00 which is a lot, but considering we have 408 pupils in our school plus teachers we thought we could do it! This year we raised £564.02 which is £164.02 over our target which is great!! Next year we hope we can do even better. We are very pleased to be sending that money to Children in Need, as usual.

By Fleur 5ZJ

Orchard Christmas Fayre 2009

At the Christmas Fayre we raised £2,700 altogether and the Year 5 and 6 stalls raised alm0st £500 on their own.

Robby McNicle, year 6, won the top prize (an iPod with a camera!)
Also a well done to Mrs Irwin for winning a free voucher for Chip ‘n’ tails or tails 2!!

Adam 5ZJ

Lymington Leisure Centre

In Lymington there is Lyminton Leisure Centre. It does a range of sports like hockey, swimming and badminton.

Every Wednesday I go down to the centre with my mum, my sister and sometimes my grandma.


My sister goes down there to play hockey because she’s in the New Milton hockey team.In hockey there are different age groups.

My sister is in the under 16s but is very close to becoming a part of the ladies team next year. The next age group is the under 14s which are for people under 14.


There is also badminton played at different times. The one I go to is at 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. If you forget your badminton racket they will give you one for free plus shuttle cocks.


At reception they have leaflets telling you all the swimming times. If you just want to swim or do your lengths go for public swimming, but you can also go to a swim class.

By Amber

Legoland Fireworks

The Legoland fireworks are amazing because they tell an adventure story about the curse of the mummy while the fireworks are going on. But that’s not all! They also have the rides open for an hour after the show. The good thing is that it also is not blocked to get out the car park. What a good show.

By Amber

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Merlin is a show that I watch and I really enjoy. The reason I enjoy it is because it’s all about magic. It’s really funny and not that scary! It is on at around 6:00pm on BBC. The main characters are Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Gwen, Gaius and Uther. I love show and I think you will to!

By Charlotte

Now That’s What I Call Music! 74 release!

Since 1980 there has been a group of CDs called ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’. On July 21st in 2009, Now 73 was released with 44 tracks! Now 74 is a great Christmas present for people who love music. Here are the six number one tracks:

• Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love

• Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet

• Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

• Sugababes – Get Sexy

• Pixie Lott – Boys & Girls

• JLS – Beat Again

By Nathaniel 5ZJ

Christmas Fayre!!

Are you coming to the Christmas Fayre? There are 25 stalls run by children this year AND teachers and other people will be running other stalls. It is great!

These are some of the stalls:


Hair colouring

Book stalls

Toy stalls

And much more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


By Charlotte May

Well Done Yr 6!

Yr 6 raised ₤153.50p for the Royal British Legion by doing a cake sale at school during break. We did it twice because we made so many cakes! :)

Spongebob Soccer Shootout

Spongebob Soccer Shootout is a fantastic game on the internet. You play as Spongebob and you have to shoot as many goals as you can in 2 minutes. It’s a great game, its real fun and it’s free if you go to the Spongebob games website.

By Owen

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film - or two?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is directed by David Yates and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Maggie Smith. In May 2008 they announced the film will be a two-part film. The first part will be released in November 2010, and the second part will be shown in 2011. WATCH IT BECAUSE YOU WILL FIND OUT THE END OF LORD VOLDEMORT!

      By Nathaniel 5ZJ

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Operation Christmas Child

Generosity is the key!!

Samaritan’s Purse take thousands of boxes every year for those children who are unfortunate in poor countries. At Orchard we have helped by putting together a box of presents!! You can help too!

Do you have a shoe box? Wrap it in Christmas paper.
Go to your local supermarket and buy socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, soft toys and anything that fits in a shoe box BUT NO CHOCOLATE!
Stick a label on it saying the age the box is aimed at and whether it’s for a girl or a boy. Match Attack cards are loved by boys but they don’t like any other cards! Little girls love dolls like Barbies and Bratz to plat with!

At Orchard School many children brought in boxes like these, which children will love!! You can help by bringing a box to your local church.

By: Adam & Fleur

Cirque Du Freak: the vampire’ assistant (12A)

This film is about a ordinary schoolboy named Darren Shan, he goes to a freak show called Cirque du Freak, with his friend Steve. One of the performers is a vampire named Larten Crepsly, he performs with a deadly spider called Madam Octa. Darren steals it and it bites Steve. To get the antidote Darren must become a vampire, he travels with the cirque and helps out, but then evil vampires attack him. You’ll have to watch it to find out how it ends! It’s a great film but its quite scary!

The X Factor

The X Factor is a singing competition and it is now a live show. There are four groups. One person is knocked out each week. In Simon’s group, the boys, there is Jamie Archer, Olly Murs and Danyl Johnson. In Danni’s group, the girls, there is Lucie Jones, Rachel Adedeji and Stacy Solomon. In Louise’s group, for groups of singers, there is Miss Frank (a group of 3), John and Edward (a group of two) and Kandy Rain (a group of 4). Last of all there is Cheryl’s group, the boys, who are Lloyd Daniels, Joe McElderry and Rikki Loney. The host is Dermot O’Leary. I like it because I like singing and competitions.

By Sophie and amy

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Up is a new Disney film. It is about an old man who puts lots of balloons in his chimney so he can fulfil his dream to fly in a house to Paradise Falls in South America! It all goes wrong when they float into a thunderstorm and the balloons run out of helium. They have to pull the house to the other side of the waterfall. They find the old mans hero in a cave and then he tries to kill them because he thinks they are trying to steal hid discovery. On their way they meet a giant, multicoloured bird called Snipe who likes eating balloons and chocolate! They also meet a dog who doesn't like squirrels. It is funny but it is quite sad at the beginning and it is a very interesting film.
By Hary and Jake

Aliens In The Attic

I recommend this for 7 and above.

It is about the Pearson family who go on holiday, and there's

an unexpected guest in the attic.....

guess who the are...


You'll love this movie because it's action packed with adventures. it also stars High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale and Robert Hoffman. It's brilliant!!!

By Charlotte and Amber


Hairspray is a film that I recommend for children 6 and above because it is a PG. It has lots of songs including:

1. Good Morning Baltimore 2. The Nicest Kid In Town

3. "I want to be famous" 4. Meet Miss Baltimore Crabs

5. Detention Groove

It is set in 1962 and is about a girl called Tracy who loves to sing and dance. She has big hopes and dreams, for example to dance on "The Corny Collins Show". When her big chance arrives she dances her way into FAME and the eyes of Linkin Larkin, the pop star who all the girls love. But the stage manager is against her, so fashion queen Tracy will need her best friend Polly, her big hearted mum and the gorgeous co-host motormouth Maybelle to show the world that all you need to make your dream come true is a toe-tapping beat and a little bit of HAIRSPRAY!

By Amy

Team Rox Cheerleading

I started Team Rox after the Easter holidays. I didn't know anyone but by the next week I knew everybody because it is really friendly. We do lots of competitions, and we do gymnastics, not just cheerleading. We practise at Applemore and is open to all ages. Come and join us!

By Charlotte M 5ZJ

Applemore Karate Competition

I started Karate at Applemore in 2007, and now I am on my fifth belt - blue. On Thursday 8th October I did a Karate Competition against my friend, Andrew. I won and got him down on the last round, but he got me down four times before that. It's good because it's sport and it's fun!!!!!

At Applemore
6.00pm - 7.00pm Thursday
By Nathaniel 5ZJ

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

American Idiot

Green Day's (Billy Joe Armstong, Mike Drint and Tre Cool) 7th album, following warning , American idiot, is probably their most famous record. It contains songs such as: Jesus Of Suburbia, Holiday, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, St Jimmy, Homecoming, and of course, American Idiot!
By Adam


The life of Carly Shay has it all. Carly and her best friend Sam have their own web show called, with the help of their camera boy Freddie who Sam is always teasing. Carly and the gang have an arch enemy called Nevel who runs a website called In the movie Carly goes to Japan. The Icarly crew win an iweb award for comedy, but in order to get there they have to parachute into Tokyo! This movie is very funny - it's great!

By Sian and Zoe

Pet File - The Cat

Name: Cat
Eats:Cat food, birds and mice
Plays with:Ping pong balls, wall and string
A typical cat now lives 15-17 years. Yhe average cat
lifespan took a huge leap upwards when we started treating most cats
to an indoor lifestyle, and vets with modern medicine could look after them.
By Chloe

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Adam’s hospital experience

I needed to go into hospital for an operation on my knee. First of all when I got to the hospital, a lady called Emma showed and told me about the gown and the magic cream. The magic cream goes on the backs of both of your hands and on the inner elbow and a sticky plaster over the top and that makes it numb so they can put the cannula in one of them. The reason they do those four particular places is so they can find the best vein in your body to put you to sleep, I then needed to get a gown on so I could go down to theatre. We went down in the lifts and went into this little room with a wacky lady. I got on a trolley and the funny lady wheeled me into the room where they put you to sleep. They tried to put the cannula in my left hand but they didn’t think it was as good as the vein in my right hand, so they put it in my right. I was a bit scared about them putting the anesthetics in my hand but it was alright. They put the magic milk (anesthetics) in my hand, I counted to three and I was knocked out. When I woke up I was really dopy because I didn’t know my Dad was there for four hours and just when he was going to leave - I came around so he stayed a bit longer. The first thing I moaned was “I’m hungry!!” so Mum went and got me eight cheese sandwiches and two drinks of blackcurrant juice!! I then looked down at my leg and saw it was in a huge plaster. At the side of my bed I saw that my Mum had made me a balloon because at the shop the last ‘get well’ balloon was Bratz so my Mum bought the letters and stuck them on the balloon, my Mum says that while I was having my operation she was doing ‘operation balloon’. Now I’ve got my leg in a brace and in five weeks hopefully I will be normal!!


Sally Johnson Ballet Club

In Hedge End, in Wildern School there is a ballet school run by a professional ballet dancer by the name of Sally Johnson. Sally was trained by the Royal Ballet School in London. She also has other people who help her who do jazz, modern, grade ballet and lots of other type of dance. It is great fun and anyone can do it with any level of experience of dance. Also it is a good way to keep fit! The first time I joined I didn’t know anyone but by the next week I knew nearly everyone. Sadly it is only for children. In ballet if Sally thinks you are good enough she will talk with you and your parents and see if you want to do festivals. These are the best! Her website is sjacademyofdance. If you would like to dance then come and join us. Can’t wait to see you!!

By Fleur 5ZJ

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Home Alone 4 !!!

I recommend this movie for children aged 5 and above. It’s very funny, it’s about Kevin who is about 10, who has a mum and dad who have split up. He also has a big sister and a big brother, and his Dad has found a new woman. Her name is Natasha and she lives in a cool mansion. She has a type of remote that you can speak into. For example, if you say ‘Door close’ then the door will close!
She is having a big party and she has invited the royal family. There are two nasty teenagers, a boy and a girl who are kidnapers, and they want to kidnap the prince.
Kevin does lots of things to stop the kidnappers, but will he manage to save they day?
For girls I think it is 7 out of 10.
For boys I think it is 9 out of 10.
By Amy and Sophie Add ImageAdd ImageAdd Image



This is a new TV channel. I recommend it for children 6 and above. It’s got a new show called Aaron Stone which is about a secret agent. It also has Phineas and Ferb, The suite life of Zack and Cody and
Kid vs. Kat.
I give this channel 10/10!
I think this is 4/10 for girls and 7/10 for boys.
I like this channel!!!

Find it on these channels:
Virgin media
707 708+1
607 608+1
By Charlotte Miller

Band Slam

Band Slam

This film is partly a comedy and partly a band movie.
At the beginning of the movie there is a girl called Sa5m [the 5 is silent!]. She is very good at singing but very quiet and then suddenly
she starts a band to try to win a competition about her enemies. The film follows her putting her band together. It is really funny. I recommend this movie to children 8 and above. By Amber

I am ........sasha fierce

I am........ Sasha fierce
I am........ Sasha fierce is a very recent CD sung by Beyonce Knowles.
These are 7 songs that are on the CD:
If I Were a BoyReleased: October 8, 2008
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Released: October 8, 2008
HaloReleased: January 20, 2009
DivaReleased: January 20, 2009
Sweet DreamsReleased: June 2, 2009
Broken-Hearted GirlReleased: August 28, 2009
Video PhoneReleased: September 22, 2009

I recommend you listen to this amazing album.
You will find yourself singing along because you like her songs so much!!!!!!
I think Beyonce has a very pretty and soft voice. She also has a bit of a funky diva voice too!!!
Beyonce is an extremely talented woman with a good taste of music.
This album should be only around £7.
By Ellen

Friday, 4 September 2009

The Egg Challenge!

Last term, selected children from Years 4,5 and 6 took part in The National Young Engineers "egg project". Fantastically, one of our groups - "The Chickens" made the best of the rest leader board. Check out the link below to see them in action!


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince review

Mean, moody and magnificent; probably the best yet in the Harry Potter series. This is a story at its most spellbinding – dark and spooky. It is filled with promised darkness sitting somewhat clumsily along with teen romance and humour. For fans of both the books and the films, this is an elegant addition. Watch it! It is well directed and produced and has brilliant casting. It is recommended for all magic lovers.
By Nathaniel

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Primeval, the best science fiction programme in British history has recently been axed… NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! This is an amazing show because it has great effects of monsters and dinosaurs. It ended In June 2009; ITV announced that Primeval would not be returning for a fourth series, NOOOOOO!!!!... again. It ended with Danny Quinn stuck with first humans (monkeys). Connor Temple and Abby Maitland were stuck in dinosaur times. Captain Becker and Sarah Page were waiting for them in now time, and James Lester was alright because he was lazy. We will all miss it.

By Adam and Jake

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

21st Century Breakdown

21st Century Breakdown is the new album by Green Day; it includes the new songs:
Song of the Century, 21st Century Breakdown, Know Your Enemy, East Jesus Nowhere, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, 21 Guns and Murder City.
Old Fans of Green Day will love their new album and new fans will love it too because it’s similar to American idiot, their number 1 hit.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Q: Why should bowling alleys be quiet?
A: So you can hear a pin drop!

Q: How do hockey players kiss?
A: They just pucker up!

Q: What did the two strings do in a race?
A: They tied!

Q: What do basketball players and babies have in common?
A: They both dribble!

Adam and Harry

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


Q: Why do mummies like presents?
A: Because they’re wrapped!

Q: What did the plate say to the other plate?
A: Lunch is on me!

Q: What happens when a frog parks illegally?
A: He gets toad away!

Q: What did the path say to the jackhammer?
A: You really crack me up!

Adam and Harry

Hamster Fact File


Hamsters like to eat carrots and cucumber and hamster treats, they also need hamster food.


Hamsters like to go around on a Hamster wheel and also a Hamster ball. Hamsters love being played with.


After playing with your hamster when its in its cage it will clean its self by licking!.

Sorting out the cage

Hamsters need wood shavings and shredded paper bedding, a dish for food and a water bottle at a reachable height for the hamster.

What they like to play with

They like to have an exercise wheel to run in and a toilet tube to hide in.

by Lucy

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


Q: What drink do Boxers like?

A: Fruit Punch!

Q: Why do ghosts hate water?

A: It dampens their spirits!

Q: What vegetable can’t you take out on a boat?

A: Leeks!

Q: Why did the celery turn red?

A: Because it saw the salad dressing!

Q: Why did the man take his clock to the vet?

A: Because it had ticks!

Q: What lies on the ground 100 feet in the air?

A: A centipede on its back!

Q: What did the ocean do to the shore?

A: It waved!

Q: What do you call a snowman with a tan?

A: A puddle!

By Adam and Harry


Here are some riddles for you to solve…

1 Imagine you’re in a jungle surrounded by tigers, what do you do?

2 What has a mouth but cannot eat, what moves but has no legs and what has a bank but you cannot put money in it?

3 If Tomorrow is Yesterday and Yesterday is Tomorrow, What is Today?

4What goes up and down the stairs without moving?

5 What can you serve but can not eat?

6 What can you catch but not throw?


1 Stop imagining

2 A river

3 Today

4 A carpet

5 A tennis ball

6 A cold

By Caitlin

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Easter Eggs!

Orchard School had three weeks to collect Easter eggs for the Piam Brown ward, a cancer ward for children. Our target was 200, but we collected 320 eggs! On the first of April, five Orchard children went with Mrs Fenton and Mrs Croton to Southampton General hospital, to visit the Piam Brown ward; they met some patients and staff and delivered the eggs. Everyone had a great day and had lots of fun.

By Adam and Harry

An Introduction to the Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop-rock boy band. They also starred in the hit show Camp Rock. The band gained their popularity from the Disney Channel children's television network. The band consists of three brothers, Kevin, Joe and Nick. They have released three albums, ‘A little bit longer’, ‘Jonas Brothers’ and ‘Its about time’. Their music is amazing because they rock! Their music is heartfelt, which shows when they perform, they put lots of effort into every show.
By Caity

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The Simpsons Wordsearch

By Lucy , Marianne and Emily

Monday, 2 February 2009


On Monday the 2nd February and Tuesday the 3rd February it ...... SNOWED !!!!
The whole school had a snow man competition and a massive snow ball fight !!
It was really fun !
While we were having all this fun , one of the South Today reporters came and interviewed
some people in Year 6. When the children were interviewed they got asked questions such as: Do you like school? We told them we liked school and enjoyed being in school even though other children weren't. Our school was the only school open in the whole of Hampshire!
Thanks to the Southern Daily Echo for a few of the photos.

By Marianne and Emily

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Bishop Paul Visits Orchard Junior School

On Wednesday 14th January 2009 Bishop Paul, the Bishop of Southampton, came to visit Orchard and had a talk with the School’s Council. He went round to see each class and said “hello” to a lot of children – and staff! Many pupils were excited about talking to this important man. Here are a few questions we asked him:

What is it like being a Bishop?
It’s a lot of hard work and it’s quite varied. He has been a Bishop for 4 years. In total he looks after about 120 churches!

What’s your favourite part of being a bishop?
I like visiting all the different schools (Playschools, Infant schools, junior schools and Secondary schools). When I was little I wanted to either be a policeman because of my dad or an accountant because of my granddad; however I never dreamed of being a Bishop!

How often do you visit schools?
I usually visit a school around once a week.
Have you ever had to deal with something bad?
Once I had to deal with something too bad to tell !!!!!!!
It was a pleasure to have him at our school and we hope he will visit Orchard Junior again some time!

By Lauren & Emily

Year 6 V.E Day Party

Yr 6’s V.E Day Party

Year 6 had a V.E day party to celebrate the end of our World War 2 topic.
Everybody made cakes and dressed up. They looked FANTASTIC!!! Well done everybody!

Firstly, everyone sang loads of brilliant songs from the war era. Then everyone did the conga and was being really silly! After that every body ate the cakes that every one so generously baked for us to enjoy.

The next day we sold the leftover cakes and made £25.00 to give to the Royal British Legion. It is a charity which helps all the brave soldiers that gave their lives for our country.

Everybody in Year Six would like to say a big thanks to every one who so generously baked cakes and made the effort to dress up!
We had a BRILL time and it was a memorable day!

By Amelia and Marianne

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Solar panels

We were lucky enough to have two people from Marchwood Power Station to talk to us about our solar panels, which we have been given, and how they work.
They were called Jane and Richard Holman and they were talking about power. Our panels cost £22,000; we were given £11,000 from the govement and £11,000 from Marchwood Power Station. All four of our solar panels can generate four kilowatts each so that’s sixteen kilowatts altogether.

Jane and Richard gave our school a circuit kit; instead of batteries we got mini solar panels. They also gave us a poster showing how solar panels work.
Our solar panels help pay the bills and reduce carbon emissions; we have a box in the library that shows how much power is being produced per day, and altogether.
By Adam & Harry

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Camp Rock!

Camp Rock is a Disney channel original movie, it’s a real big hit! It is suitable for all ages. It stars the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lavoto, Alison Stoner and loads of other great actors. There are loads of cool songs such as “This is Me”, “We Rock”, “Too Cool for You”, “Start the Party” and many more. The Characters are Mitchie Torres, Shan Gray, Tess Tyler, Ella and Peggy. The film is about a girl called Mitchie who goes to a stage school called Camp Rock. She has to work to pay her way, but keeps this a secret. She tries to fit in and tells a huge lie, that her Mum is President of Hot Tunes TV! Tess invites Mitchie to share their cabin with Ella and Peggy. Then Tess finds Mitchie`s song book and asks Mitchie to sing one of her songs to her. Mitchie is a great singer and Tess is jealous. In the middle of the film there’s a food fight and it’s all Tess’s fault. Caitlin gets in trouble but Mitchie hasn’t told anyone that she works at the kitchen and Caitlin’s punishment is to work there. She finds out her secret! At the beach jam Tess finds out Mitchie`s secret and tells everyone.
Who will win in final jam………

By Lucy

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Q: What happened when Dracula first met his wife?
A: It was love at first bite!

Q: When does a baseball player wear armour?
A: At the knight games!

Q: What do elves learn in school?
A: The elf-abet!

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?
A: She had bright pupils!

Q: Why did the music teacher get locked in his classroom?
A: His keys were inside the piano!

Q: Where did the seaweed find a job?
A: In the “Kelp Wanted” section!

Q: Why did the clock scratch?
A: Because it had ticks!

Q: Why did the kid start a gardening service?
A: Because he wanted to rake in some cash!

Q: Why can’t a bicycle stand up?
A: Because it’s too tired!

Q: Why do hamburgers go to the gym?
A: To get better buns!

Q: Where did the music teacher leave her keys?
A: In the piano!

Q: Why is it dangerous to do maths in the jungle?
A: Because if you add four and four, you get ate!

Q: Why should bowling alleys be quiet?
A: So you can hear a pin drop!

Q: What kind of star is dangerous?
A: A shooting star!

Q: What is a tornado’s favourite game?
A: Twister!

Q: Who spends the most time in the bathroom?
A: A plumber!

By Adam & Harry