School Council

10th January 2019


Dear Parents/Carers and children


Orchard Vale School Council would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. This year we have big ideas and hope every child will enjoy and participate in all we have planned.


Whole school breakfast treat – Thursday, 31st January

On Thursday, 31st January we will be providing every class, Nursery to Year 6, to a free breakfast. Food will be delivered at 8:30am for every child to enjoy with their friends in class.


Movie Night – Wednesday, 6th February

We are also planning a Movie Night on Wednesday 6th February. Tickets will cost £2 per child and children will be provided with a drink and a small bag of popcorn. Films and times are yet to be confirmed but tickets will be on sale from the office from Monday 28th January.  


Thank you for your continued support.



School Council

Thank you to everyone for supporting the School Council’s Children in Need fundraising this week. 
Through the sale of Pudsey merchandise, non-uniform day and the colouring competition you  have helped us raise a brilliant £340.30.  

Winners of the colouring competitions were:


Nursery- 1st, Cheryl and 2nd, Liam


Reception- 1st, Cole (SB) and 2nd, Lucas (AC)


KS1- 1st, Lexi-Mae (GQ), 2nd, Mahasuin (SW) AND 3rd Jorja (GQ)


KS2- 1st, Cody R (AL), 2nd Chloe-Rose (TJ) and 3rd India (SR). 


Who received Pudsey merchandise as prizes.

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School Council Update


Following the success of our bonfire night, the School Council would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts; parents, carers, the Friends of Orchard Vale and the fabulous staff who helped on the night.


With your help we raised an astonishing £680! 


The School Council have decided to use this money to book:


KS2 – a visit by Sciencedipity

KS1 and Foundation - a visit by Exmoor Zoo keepers.

Nursery – A gift from Santa for all Nursery children

A free breakfast for the whole school in January.


Children in Need Week


All funds raised this week will be donated to Children in Need.


Non-uniform – Thursday, 15th November


Pudsey and Blush ears – sold out


Pudsey wristbands – plenty left.


Pudsey colouring sheets – please could we have these in school by Thursday, 15th November.


Christmas Jumper Day – Wednesday, 5th December

Any donations gratefully received.


Thank you again for your wonderful support.


The School Council

13th November 2018

We’ve been busy this term getting the wall in the KS2 hallway ready for our sports design to go up.


Pyjama Day to raise money for The Children’s Hospice, South West 22.2.17

Eco and School Council litter pick around Whiddon Valley 1.3.17

Comic Relief week 20.3.17-24.3.17

Easter Fun Day 31.3.17 
Meeting with Councillor Matthews
We recently had a meeting with Councillor John Mathews from NDD Council and have plans to work together with our new Eco Warriors to clean up Whiddon Valley by litter picking.
We also passed on concerns about parking outside the school and cars speeding along Westacott Road and Whiddon Drive.
The School Council and Little Peoples’ Council have made giant stars to give out each week in assembly for the tidiest cloakrooms in KS1 and KS2.


Our New Eco Warriors!

SH-Max and Olivia GQ-Ernest and Laney-Mai EG-Jace and Kiera HB-Hollie and Loki JL-India and Kade TJ-Ellie-Mai and Harvey AL-Erin and Jamie RS-Saffy and Jayden


We have already been working hard to make Orchard Vale more Eco friendly.


KS1 have been recyling their fruit waste by turning it into compost. They have also been making sure the teachers are being eco friendly by turning off lights and computers when leaving the room.


KS2 have been emptying the paper bins upstairs to ensure our waste paper is recycled. They have also been helping the little ones with emptying the compost bins. 



What we raise money for….

  • Charities such as Children in Need, Comic Relief and The Children’s Hospice, South West
  • The School (equipment or activities)
  • Forest School

The money raised from our movie night has been split so that we are giving £148.80 to forest school and £80 for the Easter Fun Day planned for the end of term. This year Orchard Vale has big plans for the Forest School area and we are hoping to help considerably to make these plans a reality.