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Holly’s Blog


This is my last week at blog squad and I am very sad to leave… 🙁 🙁 🙁

In three and a half weeks all year 6 will be leaving the Orchards.

I will miss everybody so much!!!!

In the time before we leave, we will be having fun things, like: Disco, leaver’s hoodie, yearbooks, BBQ and a very important and emotional leaver’s assembly! Will you cry when you leave? I know someone who will. *coughs* (Robyn).

Thank you all for reading my blogs,


Holly Jones


The Globe Theatre!


On Thursday 20th June, 4 hardworking students from each class are going on a complimentary trip to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London!

Our class teachers in year 6 chose 20 children who have shown enthusiasm when learning about Shakespeare. We will leave school at 8:30 and walk to Durrington Station. We will be seeing the Shakespeare play “The Merry Wives Of Windsor” and be eating at Pizza Express! The best part of this trip is its all free!

I am very excited.

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Rivers trip                                                           12.06.2019            

Today is the rivers trip; it is very exciting but by the looks of it very wet! We have a choice of chicken nuggets, fish or a battered sausage for lunch from the fish and chip shop. My personal favourite is a battered sausage, so of course I went for that.

It is very important that we note down key information as on Thursday and Friday we will be writing about it.

We will have a clipboard that has note space and some quiz questions! Hopefully the paper won’t get soaked!

Good luck and have fun to everyone who’s going!

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Sports day                                                                                                                                  05.06.2019

Sports day is coming up and we are all so excited! Who’s going to win? There is a hot dog sale called “Sausage Fest” and they are only £1! The drinks are only 50p! The races are:

Girls three lap

Boys three lap

Girls throw

Boys throw

Girls one lap

Boys one lap

Girls long jump

Boys long jump

Girls bean bag

Boys bean bag

Girls sprint

Boys sprint

Girls hurdles

Boys hurdles

Girls skipping

Boys skipping

Girls relay

Boys relay

MasterChef- semi-finals                                             27.03.19


Today is the Orchards Junior school MasterChef semi-finals! We will have approximately 1 hour and a half to prepare a deconstructed dessert. I am making a lime and blueberry crumble. People competing will find out whether we get through or not.

You could do any dessert that you would like, but you need to make sure that you deconstruct it.

Blackberry cheesecake






Strawberry shortcake






Lemon meringue pie








In year 6, we do some work in DT called Enterpies! Everybody gets into groups of 4 or 5 within our class. We work together to design, create and cook our very own pie! When we cook them, our teacher selects only 1 group to sell our pies. The winning group is the group with the most money!

We have to create a marketing campaign, (a poster), to advertise our pie if we get through. Our teacher will be judging on taste, texture, appearance, our marketing campaign and most importantly, teamwork!

The students in year 6 have chosen between a sweet or savoury pie. They have also chosen between shortcrust or puff pastry.

If you’re in it…


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Red Nose Day!

Red Nose Day will be on Friday 15th March. You bring in a pound to fundraise for comic relief and a local charity for the homeless. You can wear your own clothes but you have to wear one red thing. For example, a red jumper or a red nose or, to be creative, spray your hair red!

There has been lots of celebrity challenges fundraising for comic relief. We may not be celebrities, but we will definitely make a difference!








J-Rock Victory!

Congratulations to everybody who participated in J-Rock. We won 13 awards, (because we deserved it!) and we came 1st!

That means we are going to Portsmouth for the FINALS!

The finals start at 6:30 and will approximately end at 9:30 or later.

If we win the finals we will go even further in our J-Rock journey!

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J-Rock                                                                   27.2.19 

Today is a very important day. It is the J-Rock heats! We are very confident that we will get through! The schedule is:

  • Go to hall at 11:15
  • Leave school at 11:45
  • Go to Crawley in school minibus and a coach
  • Arrive at the Hawth at Crawley
  • Rehearse
  • Lunch
  • Rehearse
  • Dinner
  • Get into costumes
  • Chill
  • Perform
  • Results
  • Collected by parents at the end of the show


It is a very exciting experience and we have won in the past.


If you are in it…


Good luck! 🙂 🙂 🙂


The following people are in the Arts Festival:

ACT:                                                                    MENTOR:

Natalie White                                                    Mr Osborne

Amelia Goddard & Izzy Clarke                      Mrs Charlton

Macey Roberts & Yasmin Sharman              Ms Cay & Mr Hall

Eva M-M, Holly Jones & Ellie Leaver           Mr Hall

Daisy Jones, Emily Ellis & Dulcie P-W       Mrs Harrocks

Beth Evans                                                         Mrs M-M

Megan McNamara & Mia Murray                 Mr Chilvers

Gemma Woods                                                  Miss Chilvers

Martha Adams, Millie Rackley & Caitlin Bentley     Mrs Ward & Mrs Holmes

Emily Zniscol                                                    Ms Martin

Grace Bridger, Lottie Mason & Summer Dunn    Mrs Hunt

Jamie –Leigh Mason                                                  Ms McKenna

Chloe Read                                                                   Ms Mckenna

Aeryn Robertson                                                         Mr Osborne

Takiki Finn                                                                   Ms Rogers

Tamsin Roughton & Imogen Franklin                   Ms Henley & Mrs Kingsbury

Monique Amatalo                                                      Mrs Morgans – Mills

Lauren Van-wyk                                                        Mrs Bird

Eoin Robertson                                                          Young Mr Hall

Good luck to everyone!


So now the auditions are over, approximately fifteen acts will be chosen by Mrs Morgans-Mills, Mrs Harrocks and Mr Osborne.

You may have auditioned on your own but you might be put with another child or group when you prepare your final act.

Depending on what you are doing, (acting, singing, comedy, dancing, poi or something else,) you will be put with a teacher who will be your mentor.

The results of the acts who made it through will be announced by Friday.


GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


Master Chef Round 3!

Twelve lucky competitors from round 2 have been chosen to make a main dish suitable as ‘food for the soul’ for round 3 on Tuesday 12th February. The judges said it was very hard to pick who would get through the last round as they were all delicious. Here are some examples of what you could make for round 3:

Cherry pie or apple pie.









Or pasta carbonara.




It’s up to you!

Good luck if you are in it!





Arts festival 

The Arts festival is a talent show where children from the school can perform poetry, dance, singing, comedy or acting. If you get through the auditions, (which will be on 29th January and judged by Mr Osborne, Mrs Harrocks and Mrs Morgans-Mills), you will be put with a teacher who will be your mentor. Your mentor will practice with you and make your act even better before the big night! Every year there is a different theme, such as last year’s theme which was Disney. This year our theme is…


It will be hosted by two lovely girls including Phoebe Brookman, winner of last year’s arts festival, and Sofia Oliveros, her best friend/ chosen co-presenter!


We hope we see lots of people at the auditions!

Move It!
Move it is a performance shown at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing. We are very excited because it is coming up on Wednesday 23rd January – 2 weeks from now! The clubs that will be performing in the show will be:
• Year 3&4 dance
• Year 5&6 dance
• Year 3 gym
• Year 4 gym
• Year 5 gym
• Year 6 gym
• Musical theatre
• Boys dance
• J-rock

And other routines such as:

• G&T dance
• G&T gym
• Year 3 curriculum
• Year 4 curriculum
• Year 5 curriculum
• Year 6 curriculum

We have been very successful over the past years we have performed it. The Saturday rehearsal will take place on 19th January 9:00-13:00.


Preston Manor is a trip in year 6 where you can role-play/ dress up as a Victorian child. It is on the 3rd week of November, but classes go on different days.
When you get there the ‘head housemaid’ and ‘butler’ welcome you in and explain the jobs you will be applying for, which are:
The Footman, the House maid, the Kitchen maid and the Oddman.
Preston Manor is only the first time you get to dress up as a Victorian child. There are also two Victorian school days in February.
Here is a fun picture to prove it is enjoyable! 

The Orchards Open Evening!

The open evening will be held on 29th November. There will be lots of jobs to help out with around the school, such as:

  • If you are a dance or sports leader, you will be doing an activity;
  • Junior Governors will be showing parents around, answering all their questions about our school;
  • Musical theatre club will be performing their piece;
  • We also will have more children in their classes helping out.

You may even get asked to do a job by your class teacher!







MOVE IT 2019!

One of the highlights of the year is Move it which will be performed at the Pavilion Theatre on 23rd January 2019.

This year the clubs performing will include:

  • Musical Theatre
  • Year 3 4 5 & 6 gym
  • Year 3 & 4 dance
  • Year 5 & 6 dance

You need to get your reply slips in now otherwise you may not get a place in the program as they were due in before half-term.

Name: Holly Jones Class: 6 Spruce Class Teacher: Ms Cay
Best thing about the school: The trips and the opportunities that we have at the school.
Favourite club: I have two favourite clubs; Musical theatre and Blog Squad.
Favourite lesson: Maths
Most fun trip: Disney land Paris.
Biggest achievement so far: Becoming a Dance Leader.
Orchards hero: Ms Rogers inspires me because she is very good at dancing and she can teach people a lot about dance.

Drusillas is the first trip of the year. You can enjoy all the extraordinary animals, the gift shops and rides too! My favourite animals were the squirrel monkey as you can see below, (not the orange one!) and the silvery marmoset which is not shown below. The gifts shops sell lots of different slimes that are good value and tons of different flavours of millions too! Here are some cool photos: