Orchard Weekly
FORM 3 Hillingdon Outdoor Adventure Centre

Thank you to the OHSPA for organising a fun filled adventure day at Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre for the children in Form 3. The children took part in a range of activities including team building tasks, orienteering and an obstacle course which they had to complete whilst blindfolded.

DEN Life in the Den

The children in the Den enjoyed a fun PE lesson in which they played a traffic light game. Before lunch today they listened to Mrs Edwards reading a story about Ginger the Cat.


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LOWER 1 Life in Lower 1

It has been a busy week in L1MR. The children have enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities inside and outside, including reading in the sun and making new friends. They have made sandwiches and have started to practise our letters. They really like the new wooden play house, and have been building with lego and big blocks. On Wednesday the children visited the school library and chose exciting books to take home to read.

SPORT Sunningdale School football tournament

A group of children in Form 3 enjoyed a fun afternoon of football at yesterday’s Sunningdale School football festival. They also enjoyed a delicious tea!

After school clubs

Clubs have started this week with the children in Mrs Remuinan’s art club making sunflowers.

There is still space in some clubs so please do contact the school office if your child is interested in joining one of these clubs:

Bambini Ballroom (Monday, Form 1 and above) – Bambini Ballroom is a fun ballroom-themed club, designed to introduce children to ballroom and Latin dance as well as improving fitness and building confidence. The club is run by a lovely teacher who is also a junior English Ballroom champion, and Miss Keeble is on hand to help anyone struggling with two left feet!

Reel Acts film making (Thursday, Form 4, 5 and 6) – Children will learn the skills required to be both in front and behind the camera whilst actively making films together. Skills blocks will see the children learning to play lots of different roles behind and in front of the camera whilst learning about genres, green screen, cinematography and much more. We will also shoot short films together which will be written, filmed and produced by the children.

Gymnastics (Tuesday – Form 3 and above)

Hockey (Tuesday – Form 3 and above)

MUSIC Musical pitch

In this week’s lesson the children in Form 2 have been looking at pitch in music. Mrs O’Connor, music teacher, would like to recommend a trip to the singing lift at the Southbank as it would be beneficial and a fun way for the children to learn about pitch: Southbank singing lift

OHSPA Macmillan Coffee Morning

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” on Friday, 28 September, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Please bring £2 and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cakes on the playground at 16 Newton Grove between 8.30am and 9.30am. Could we please ask all parents who would like to participate in their own version of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and bake and donate cakes, biscuits, scones and pastries (all nut free, please!!). To volunteer to help with collections or serve on the day, please contact Mrs Banu Boyle

Thank you so much for your help, support, and cakes!

All funds raised at the coffee morning will be donated to Macmillan Chiswick which supports local Macmillan services. They are currently funding a Prostate Clinical Nurse Specialist who works at Imperial College and also covers Charing Cross Hospital. For more information, please visit www.chiswickmacmillan.com and www.macmillan.org.uk.

OHSPA Second hand uniform sale

There will be a second hand uniform sale for winter uniform at drop off on Friday 28 September at 16 Newton Grove. Clean uniform in good condition will be collected in the playground at 16 Newton Grove and at 2 Rupert Road on Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September at drop off. Labels may be collected from the office at 16 Newton Grove.

Attain magazine

Children have this week brought home a copy of Attain, a free termly magazine from the IAPS, the association to which this school belongs. A digital edition can be accessed at Attain

House keeping points

Please may we remind parents of the following procedures when dropping off at and collecting children from the playgrounds at Newton Grove and Rupert Road:

Please be courteous towards our neighbours. Parents should never park in front of driveways, on double yellow lines, and should never stop on the zig zags outside the school gate.

Please use the one way system when collecting children from the playground at Newton Grove. Please enter the playground through the gates on The Orchard and leave via the gate by the Coach House where the exit is covered by a CCTV camera. This is part of the school’s security procedures and we ask that parents respect this request.

Dogs should not be brought onto the playgrounds at any time.

Please do not allow children to play on the playground equipment at the end of the day.

Parents of children in Form 1 should say goodbye to their children at the side gate or at the bottom of the staircase in the hallway at Rupert Road to avoid congestion on the stairs. Please do not come up to the classroom unless you need to give a message to the teacher.

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:


Thomas Jenke, Aiyana Patel


Oskar Plenge, Sammy Shorr, Isabel Seppala, Petra Walsh


Ivan Mills, Edward O’Bryan


Lupo Burk, Kitty Cooper, Sophia Easingwood


Cedric Carrier, Lila Shorr


Charlotte Jackson, Chase Kiernan


Annabel Collier, Georgiana Keirouz


Martha Wright


Lyla Gilman, Gaston Laurencin


Charlotte Perry


Bibi Archer, Sophie Scrase


Eleanor von Arnim


Scheherazade Nasim, Joshua Wright


Nairi Clark

Tidiest Form Award

3W (1st), 6W (2nd), 1G (3rd)

Musician of the Week

Isabel McDonnell (4G)

Artist of the Week

Alfred Gabb (3W), Wilfred Tennant (1D)

Computer Whizz of the Week

Johnny Morrison (1G)

Sports person of the Week

Alina Belokoneva (4G), Theo Brooke (3W)


Date Sent



Monday 10 September

To parents of certain children in Form 4

U9 swim squad

Tuesday 11 September

To parents of children in Form 5

Trip to Greenwich

Tuesday 11 September

To parents of boys in Form 6

Prospect House football tournament

Tuesday 11 September

To the parents of children in Forms 5 and 6

U10 and U11 swim squad

Tuesday 11 September

To the parents of children in Form 6

Trip to Buckingham Palace

Thursday 13 September

To the parents of children in Form 6

Extra interview practice

Thursday 13 September

To the parents of certain children

Chamber choir

Friday 14 September

To the parents of children in the Den and Lower 1

Newland House U10 netball tournament

Friday 14 September

To parents of children in Form 5

iPad enrolment and OHS guidance document

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 14 September 2018