Welcome to Year 3...
Hello everybody and welcome to Orchard Junior School!
We can't wait to meet you!
This page has been written for you, our new children, to help you in this really exciting time.
It's also to help your parents along the way so that they know you're going to be OK! Well - more than OK. You're going to shine!
So, first things first; let's introduce you to some people you are going to get to know pretty fast when you start here:
*********** Mrs Taylor is our Headteacher. She makes sure everyone works hard and is doing their best. She is looking forward to seeing all of you in school in September and loves to hear about all the fantastic topics you will be doing in Year 3. One interesting fact about her is that she likes to make toys by crocheting or sewing.
*********** Miss Goldup is our Deputy Head and you will see her around quite a lot - especially as her office is right by the Year 3 classes. She's joining Orchard too for the first time in September so you can help each other out!
*********** Mrs Brigg is our Chair of Governors. She has been Chair of the Governing Board for many years - definitely longer than any of you have been alive!!! She really cares for the School!
*********** Mrs Knight is our Year 3 Leader. She has been the Year Leader of year 3 for as long as you have been at School, so she knows what she's doing! Mrs Knight will also be one of the class teachers (3RK).
*********** Miss Bouchard has taught at OJS for seven years, and will be her second year in Year 3 and she can't wait to teach 3CB! Orchard is in her blood as she was also here a pupil herself so really knows what it's like to be a Year 3 at OJS.
*********** Next we have Miss Manuel - she will be another class teacher (3LM). She is very kind and caring. She has been at Orchard for two years now, and is really looking forward to meeting you all!
*********** L - Miss Peters (3RK) C - Mrs Shepperd (3LM) R - Mrs Ambler (3CB) Our Year 3 LSA are an amazing team with phenomenal experience of working with children - you will be in very safe hands with these three ladies!!!
*********** Miss Tracey is our SENDCo and you will see her around quite a lot - especially as she's sharing an office with Miss Goldup. She's joining also Orchard for the first time in September so you can help each other out!
*********** Mrs Blockwell (L - Librarian/ Admin Assistant) Mrs Croton (LC - Admin Officer) Ms Symes (RC - Business Manager) Mrs Trunley (R - Admin Assistant) - Described by a parent at our last Ofsted as the "dream team" - need we say more?
We have put together a document that includes many of the questions we frequently get asked at transition. Please click here.
More general FAQs on the school are well worth reading under the Key Information section of this website.
If you need to get in touch with any part of the school, please use the emails below before the end of term (you'll appreciate we cannot guarantee any kind of response time during the school holidays):
For anything to do with day-to-day classroom matters in Year 3:
Mrs Knight (3RK) and Year Leader: 3RK@orchardjunior.com
Miss Bouchard (3CB): 3CB@orchardjunior.com
Miss Manuel (3LM): 3LM@orchardjunior.com
For all admin queries, including financial, dinner or medical:
For SEN matters contact Miss Tracey:
For significant pastoral matters contact our ELSA team: