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Imogen’s Blog – Orchards Junior School

Kindly note that all after school clubs finish on Friday 12th July. There will be no further clubs until the start of the new school year in September

Imogen’s Blog

Transition Day!   Year 5 going to Year 6!!!

Teacher: It is a mystery until Friday.

I am so excited to hear who my teacher will be.

When will meet our teacher?

We will meet our teacher on the 3rd July – that is next week. I am super excited because this is going to be year five’s last year at the Orchards when we are going to be in year 6.

Who do you want as your year 6 teacher?

I really want Mr Osborne because he is good at football and also really funny. I do not think I will get him. I do not know why.

I think I will get Mrs McCarthy because we will not get the year 6 leader and that might be Mr Osborne.


  1. excited about everything.
  2. nervous about everything.

I want to know what year 6 is going to feel like!!!!!!!!

Sports day!

Sports day is a day full of sports. I am so excited because I am doing three sports and they are skipping, bean bag and 1 lap. The sport I am looking forward to the most is skipping because I like skipping so much…this is my favourite thing to do. I really want to win this so I am going to put loads of effort into it. I think if my class works so hard and in a team we will win this. I am going to bring £1 in to buy a hot dog. I do not think I am going to get a medal in 1 lap because I am not that fast at running but I think I have a chance of winning a medal in skipping and bean bag. I am looking forward to sports day because it is a bunch of sports and you get to choose what you want to do.

Here is some of the events people and me are going to take part in……….

  1. Skipping
  2. Herdles
  3. Long jump
  4. Throwing
  5. Bean bag
  6. 1 lap
  7. 3 laps
  8. Sprint

Loads of people are taking part in two but I am taking part in three. You get a medal if you are 1st 2nd or 3rd .

I am going to bring 50p for a cold drink. I hope it does go ahead (not like the last one – it did not go ahead sadly).

On the 18th June year 5 will be walking up High down hills to see how it might feel walking up a mountain. We will be doing this because we are learning about mountains. We get to have our lunch on a hill. This is so exciting because I have walked up High down before with my parents but not with my school. We will be learning things and studying and the most important thing is to enjoy ourselves.

We need to bring a packed lunch. This is going to be so much fun because the whole of year 5 will be going to have fun. We will be walking up to High down from school. This will be great exercise for us. The letters came out on Tuesday 4th June. Guess what I am going I hope this is going to be great fun.  SO EXCITED!!!!

Sports day!

Sports Day is soon and we are preparing it. The activities we will be doing are:

  • relay races
  • long jump
  • skipping
  • bean bag
  • 1 lap
  • 3 laps
  • Hurdles
  • throwing

This is what we have practiced so far. I love relay races because it is running. I came 1st then I came 3rd with the same team. I also like hurdles because I like to jump over things. Parents and carers will be there to cheer us on. I cannot wait as this is my first sports day here at the Orchards. I am looking forward to the hurdles the most because hurdles have always been my favourite thing to do at sports day.

For our warm up in lessons, 5 and 6 have to do three laps around the field and 3 and 4 do two laps around the field. Sports day will be on the first week back after a one week break from school. I am doing three things and they are skipping, 1 lap and bean bag. My favourite thing to do is skipping because I am really good at it. I also like doing 1 lap around the field because like to run. It is going to be loads of fun to do. Sports day is each class is a team. For everything we do there is girls to do it and boys. Each year will take part at sports day because it is for everyone to get active. I am looking forward to sports day so much. I am really excited. I hope my team/class wins. This is going to be fun!!!!!

Friday 5th April 2019!

On Friday 5th April (First day of the Easter holidays) you can come back to school to do gym and dance or do sports. I am doing dance and gym. It costs £10.00 to do the things. You can do gym and dance with a teacher in the hall. The time is 9:00-3pm. This a whole day of sports. I am looking forward to it because I have not done this before so I am really excited. This is going to be so fun. I can not wait.

Arts Festival!

On Saturday the people in the arts festival will be coming to school at 9:30am because they are going to do a run through of the arts festival. The people who are opening the Arts Festival can leave at 10:15 at the earliest and if you are doing another act or an act you have to stay until the end. The show on Thursday 28th March 2019. If you are coming I hope you enjoy our show. Musical theatre are opening it with two songs from ……………… watch to find out.

Year 5 Parent Consultation Day!

On parent consultation day in year 5 you get to choose what thing you want to do in the morning and afternoon. If you have chosen the morning thing you cannot do it in the afternoon. There are a certain amount of people allowed in the activity you are doing. The choices are basketball, orienteering, dodgeball, Fitbit challenge and tri golf. I picked trigolf in the morning and Fitbit challenge in the afternoon. Year 5 parent consultation day is on Thursday 14th March 2019. If your parent meeting time is in school someone will come to get you to speak to your teacher and parents.

Year 5 Show!

On the 6th March, year 5 are performing a show to year 5 parents. There will be 12 songs including G and T and Heroes. Heroes is a bit different to the other songs because all the classes will be singing it. This song will be at the end of the show to close it up. G and T will be singing Life on Mars – it is also different because there were auditions for the song so only a few children were put into it. I will be singing Call me by Blondie with my class and Space Oddity by David Bowie. I will also be singing Heroes with the rest of year 5. You have to have your costume in by the 5th, which was yesterday. I hope the people who come enjoy the show. Year 5 have practiced really hard to make this. It was been really fun to make the actions for the songs. The actions has been really hard to make. I hope you are coming.

Musical Theatre!

In Musical Theatre we are doing mini auditions to open the Arts Festival. Only people who are in Musical Theatre can audition. I am auditioning and the song I will sing is IF ONLY YOU WOULD LISTEN!

If you are in the Arts Festival, your parents, you parents can come and watch the performance on the night.  If you are in Musical Theatre and you would like to audition, you can this Friday in the club.


Tri Golf!
In P.E we tried tri golf – it was fun! My team and I won two games and the games were hitting the cones with a foam ball and a putter and the first team to hit all the cones won. We played until three teams had cleared all their cones.
What you need to play?
You need one putter, one foam ball and eight cones.
How do you set up?
To set up you need two cones in front of you and your team. You also need six cones set up in front of your team.
How do you play?
First you put the putter next to your cone and try and hit the first cone. Take turns until you hit the first cone. If you hit it, go and collect it and put it with your other cones. Keep on going until you have cleared your cones. First team to clear all their cones wins. Play until three teams have cleared their cones.
How many people are in each team and how many teams are there?
There can be three people in each team. There could be four teams or more.