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 Icarly.com, 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 nevolosaty.com. 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