Orchard Weekly
News from the Den

This week the children in the Den have been busy observing the changes in the playground as the first signs of spring have made an appearance. They have also been painting the flowers they have seen in the garden.

Lower School Family and friends afternoon

The school opened its doors to the parents, friends and family of children in the Den, Lower 1 and Forms 1 and 2 on Wednesday afternoon. The children showed off their work and we hope our guests enjoyed their visit.

Science Day BSA and house ‘Design a Poster’ competition

Don’t forget that entries for the British Science Association (BSA) poster competition must be submitted by next Friday, 6 March. For those who would like to get creative and design a poster, the theme for 2020 is ‘Our Diverse Planet’.

Investigate and imagine our diverse planet and everything that makes it special. Here are some topic ideas to get children started:

  • Why not think about biodiversity? From the diversity in your own garden to the diversity at the very bottom of the ocean, research all the amazing creatures and organisms that live on our planet.
  • The diversity of science and stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths. Have a think about the diverse ways that science affects our lives and who you know that uses science every day i.e. baking, filmmaking, operating planes and cars.
  • Think about other kinds of diversity our planet contains from the variety of molecules that make up essential parts of life to the different way our towns and cities are built and the variation of people’s tastes and interests.

Posters must be 2D and submitted on one side of A4 or A3 paper only. The poster can have pop-up pictures or tabs. Please take a picture of a 3D model and print on A4 or A3. Please refer to the circular sent on 24 January for further details.

Posters must include the following information on the back of the poster:

  • entrant name (all names if a team) and entrant age (all ages if a team)
  • age category (of the oldest team member)
  • class (e.g. 2G)
  • name of school (Orchard House School)
  • name of house (Hogarth, de Morgan, Shaw, Godwin)

More information can be found on online at: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition/

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M V Edwards 28 February 2020