Every child is expected to read aloud to an adult at least three times a week for a period of fifteen minutes. This should be recorded on their Reading Record log.


We are delighted to say that your child has access to an Online Library service where you can borrow both text and audiobooks.

This is being facilitated through both HCC and the Hampshire School Library Service, and is free to children of Orchard Junior School.

Your child's account is already set up.

Their username and password is the same as their PurpleMash account.

You are able to change the password once you're logged on if you so wish

(but note this will only change the library password, not the Purple Mash!)

Please watch the video below for further details and how to set it up.

If you need to, you can click here to go to Orchard's landing page for the service, but it should all work through the app.

Any problems, please email