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