Orchard Weekly
FORM 4 Music lessons

Form 4 have been learning about the Classical period of music (1750-1830) and in this week’s music lesson composed pieces of music in binary form (2 sections).

Life in Lower 1

It has been a busy week in Lower 1! Mr Doherty spoke to the children in L1B about the different jobs mummies and daddies do at home and Mrs Duckett talked to the children in L1R about her busy life whilst her children are at school.


Other top stories…

Life in Lower 1 continued

The children have been learning about 3-D shapes in maths lessons, have been practising their hand writing, and have enjoyed dressing up.

The children have also been making different faces to show different feelings; happy, sad, angry, excited. They had a discussion about feelings, how people show them, how to know how someone else might be feeling, and what to can do if they are feeling sad or angry.

Life in the Den

This week the children in the Den have enjoyed designing and creating an aeroplane, as part of their topic on Transport and Journeys. The children ‘took off’ and flew to Thailand!

CLUBS Art club

In this week’s Form 1 art club the children drew pictures of cats in the style of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.


A house competition will be held to find who can remember the most digits of Pi (in order). The competition is open to all children in Form 3 and above. 50 house points up for grabs for the overall winner! The ‘Pi test’ will take place in the week commencing Monday 5th February. Good luck to all who are entering!

MATHS Maths puzzle of the week

Each week we will be posing a maths puzzle of the week for the children in KS1 (Forms 1 and 2) and KS2 (Forms 3, 4, 5 and 6). The answer will be published in the following week’s edition of the Weekly. Click on the images above to see this week’s puzzles.

The answers to last week’s puzzles can be found by clicking these links: KS1 answer and KS2 answer.

School Council

School council will meet on Monday morning at 8.30am in the Newton room. Members should come to the front door at Newton Grove and ring the bell to be let in.

SPORTS Form 3 and above – Reminder about games kit

The sports department would like to ask parents to help ensure children bring the correct sports kit to school as recently a large number of children have been coming to games without the correct equipment. Please may we remind parents and children that children need the following equipment for games lessons and fixtures, in addition to normal games kit:

Hockey – children require a mouth guard, shin pads, suitable trainers or astro turf shoes and a water bottle.

Rugby – children require a mouth guard, football boots and a water bottle.

Netball – children require trainers and a water bottle.

Rules published by the governing bodies of these sports state that children should not be allowed to play if they do not have the correct equipment.

Rugby squads – confirmation of days and times

Tag rugby squad for children in Forms 2 and 3 takes place on Tuesday mornings.

Contact rugby squad for children in Forms 4, 5 and 6 takes place on Thursday mornings.

Both squads start at 7.30am and take place on Chiswick Back Common. Everyone is welcome to join, please remember to bring your mouth guard.

Lost property

Please log in to the parents’ section of the website to see details of lost property.

Please may we remind parents that all items of uniform should be clearly named to help our lost property monitors to reunite missing items of uniform with their owner.

Recognition this week

Each week in assembly children are recognised for achievements in the classroom and in the areas of music, computing, art and sports. This week the following awards have been made:


Lupo Bürk, Sophia Easingwood, Frank Morton Jack, Jasmine Tahmassebi


Finn Davies, Leonie Kakoty, Wilfred Tennant, Josie Wright


Alexander Barclay, Cedric Carrier


Lizzie Hanley Mitchell, Charlie Jackson


Coco Gower, Alyssa Parry


Theo Brooke, Sophia Czernek


Emily Hirschowitz, Charlie Ruxton


Lyla Gilman


Dylan East, Holly Fitzpatrick, Eleanor von Arnim


Isis Thurnham


Emma Jackson, Daniel Jansen


Arun Bhandari, George Coles Gazzoli


Hope Glyn, Emmi Nelson


Ellie Colbourne, Isaac Macallan

Tidiest Form Award

2Z (1st), 1G (2nd), 4JS (3rd)

Musician of the Week

Elodie Dennison (6R)

Artist of the Week

Ted Dove-Edwin (5C), Adrian Eliasov (2G)

Computer Whizz of the Week

Isis Thurnham (4JS)

Sports person of the Week

Edward Hopkins (3W), Maya Prlja (6R)


Date Sent



Monday 22 January

To parents of children in Lower 1, Forms 1, 2, 3 and 4

Flu immunisation

Monday 22 January

To parents of certain children

Fitness and running club

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of children in Forms 5 and 6

iPads, loss or damage

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of children in Form 5

Trip to the Wallace Collection

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of children in Form 6

Trip to a gamelan workshop

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of certain children

Quiz Club GK quiz

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of children in Form 6

Form 6 pizza celebration

Wedneday 24 January

To parents of certain children

IAPS swimming regional round

Thursday 25 January

To parents of certain children

Newton Prep hockey tournament

Friday 26 January

To parents of children in Form 6

Visit to Westminster Abbey

Friday 26 January

To parents of certain children

Propsect House Year 2 football tournament

All current circulars and messages can be seen in the secure section of the school’s website. Please always report any difficulty in logging in to the secure area to the school office, or to the email address shown on the website: catalina.basualdo@houseschools.com

M V Edwards 26 January 2018