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Go Fest 2020 - LIVE and at a Distance 

Wow - what an incredible way to finish a quite remarkable year.  Thank you to all of our guests, performers and most importantly the children for making it such a special time for everyone.  You can see more pictures and videos over on the Go Fest 2020 page. 

Schools can do it!

Our children and staff are so happy to be here and we want to spread the word that schools can do it!  Help young people get back to school and back to normal by sharing our poster. 

School is back...a welcome and some important info

Whether your children are staying at home for now or are coming back to school, find out what will be happening over the next few weeks.  We're all in this together. 

Back to school in June

Check out the One Kind Learning Special to see an important message from Mr Flathers or read the document below to find out about our plans for getting back to school. 

15 Day Genius Challenge 

Have you got what it takes to complete One Kind Learning's 15 Day Genius Challenge?  Watch our film to find out more and then download the templates to help you. 

Home Learning 

We know things are a little bit different at the moment, but we've tried to make this as exciting and easy for you to still enjoy your learning at home.  Check our Mr F's NEW #OneKindLearningChannel on YouTube, have a look at the Home Learning page where you'll find lots of links, games and advice.  Stay safe!

Introducing...One Kind Learning!


  • Children will be in school on Thursday and Friday.
  • From Monday 23 March the school will be closed.
  • Some children CAN come to school on March 23. Families will be contacted when we have heard from the government. Here is a rough idea…if your child has an EHCP, if your child is a vulnerable child (you receive help from social services) and if you are a key worker.
  • Home learning packs have been prepared for all pupils.
  • One Kind Learning begins on Monday for all our pupils.
  • We will announce services for you at our hub (school) as soon as we can.

The Gold Star Family will get through this time.

Coronavirus - Hands, Faces, Spaces 

Our schools are currently helping children and adults stay safer with a hygiene campaign called Hands Faces Spaces. The aim is to help everyone understand how to actively reduce the spread of infection.  Have a closer look at the documents below to find out more. 

World Book Day 2020

We celebrated World Book Day slightly differently this year, as we all wore traditional clothes and colours from our countries.  Thank you to everyone for making such an incredible effort!

Do It Dude’s Travel Book

Have you seen The Do It Dude’s new mini series?  Find out about a different continent each week and see how many facts you can remember!

Positive Word Power! PWP with the Do It Dude

Can you be a Secret Word Agent?  Find out what you need to do with The Do It Dude!

Happy Birthday!

A double Birthday celebration for the federation, with Goldies reaching it’s 90th year whilst we turned 20!  Thank you to Jack and Joel who came to celebrate with us all.  We’ve also been learning lots about Europe in week three of Word Up - have a look at the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

The Tech Show

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to our Safer Internet Day event, The Tech Show.  It was great to see so many families having fun with technology from now and the past as well as finding out how to stay safe online.  Find out more on The Tech Show page and don’t forget to check out our Safer Internet Day video, ‘Get Your Head In The Game’.

Word Up Week Two

Word Up continued with more incredible visitors - adventurous author Marcus Alexander wowed us all with his exciting stories from around the world.  We were also lucky enough to meet travel writer, author, radio and tv presenter Sarah Tucker who inspired us all - thank you! Check out the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

Word Up! Word Up!

Word Up 2020 is here and what an incredible first week we've had.  Huge thanks to our special guests,storyteller Phil McDermott and climate change activist David Saddington.  We've also been busy with our brand new doodle books, writing about what might have happened to the Do It Dude and the awesome opening show.  Check out the Word Up 2020 page to find out more.

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Monday our Year 6 children lit a candle to remember all those who suffered in The Holocaust.  Find out more over on our twitter page @theorionschool

Coming soon...The Tech Show

An event for Orion and Goldbeaters families this Safer Internet Day. Tickets only 50p per person and will be on sale soon!

Think Pink

Happy New Year and welcome back!  We’ve had an amazing first week of 2020, thinking PINK to rock the world with kindness.  Huge thanks to our local MP Matthew Offord who came to announce the winner of the Christmas Card competition - well done Farah!

Christmas Lunch

Huge thanks to our incredible kitchen team and everyone else who helped make it such a special Christmas lunch for everyone here at Orion.  


The theatre was transformed into Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for our Starlight Festival.  Have a look at the incredible artwork on show from our very talented children.  Thanks to everyone who came along.

Royal Institution

At the start of December, 32 super enthusiastic Year 6 scientists visited the world famous Royal Institution in London to spend a day in the Young Scientist Centre.  Working in the science lab, the children were able to extract their own DNA by collecting their own cheek cells from their mouths and then using chemicals to extract the DNA from their cells.  They all came back to school proudly wearing necklaces attached to which were miniature test tubes containing their DNA!  It was a wonderful day and everyone used their Power for Good to work so scientifically in the lab!

12 Days of Kindness 

Our Kindness Kids have been busy during DO IT December, writing letters to different people each day.  Can you help them spread messages of kindness?

Art Night

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Art Night.  It was lovely to see so many families sharing quality time together here at Orion - thank you!


Check out what we've been up to during MOVEmber with Kaptain K, as we've all tried to get moving with a little extra kindness!


Thank you to everyone who came along to our fireworks night on Thursday.  It was lovely to see so many families from Orion and Goldbeaters come together for another special evening.  Thank you!

Monster Kindness Day!

We were blown away by the incredible effort from our families - you all looked amazing!  Another important day here at Orion, as Kaptain K reminded everyone the importance of being kind and that it's what's on the inside that counts.  


Another day of celebration here at Orion, filled with the goodness of apples!  Check out the pictures from Friday and don't forget apples will be on sale every day at school this week.

World Smile Day!

It was lovely to see so many smiles and happy faces at school for another special day here at Orion - thank you all!  We'll keep smiling throughout Rocktober as we help Kaptain K rock the world with kindness!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Huge thanks to everyone who made, donated, bought and ate cakes for Macmillan!  We are so proud of you all for helping us help such a worthy cause - thank you!

World Peace Day

What an awesome day of celebrations for World Peace Day!  Thanks to all the parents who came to our 'whirled peace day' coffee morning, our amazing readers, actors, musicians, dancers and of course Kaptain K and the Kindness Crew!  Another special day for the Orion and Goldbeaters family - thank you all!

Introducing Kaptain K!

Can you help Kaptain K rock the world with kindness?

TA Appreciation Day

We had a brilliant time saying thank you to our incredible team of TAs and support staff who really do go the extra mile to make a difference every single day - we couldn't do it without you. Thank you all so much!

Welcome back!

Welcome back!  We hope you all had an awesome summer and are ready for an incredible new year.  What a great start to 2019/20 and to our NEW quest - Power for Good!  We'll all be working hard to become Power Learners, Power Players and Power Changers.

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