Gratitude

This week our whole school focus has been on being thankful. We were so grateful to welcome more children back in school on Monday as we opened our doors to 150 children. It was so lovely to hear much more laughter and chatter around the school. So many of the...

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Hopes & Dreams

It has been another very successful week at OVPA – a little warm at times but everyone coped superbly. Our whole school focus this week has been hope. In our bubbles, we talked about the things that we were hopeful for and we looked forward to the future. There were...

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Don’t Stop Believing

Last week in our virtual assemblies, we talked about why it is important to believe in ourselves and others. We introduced the phrase ‘self-belief’, which is not just about feeling good about yourself, but also having the inner confidence to believe that there are things we can do to make...

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What a Week! 💙

There was bound to be some nervousness about the phased return to school this week for children, parents and staff. As we prepared for an unprecedented phase in our school journey, a huge amount of thought, time and preparation went in to ensuring everything was ready. Our robust risk assessment...

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Have a great week!

We are so excited to be welcoming back some of our pupils from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 tomorrow. We can’t wait to see you! We wish we could see more of you but know that with restricted numbers, we are much safer. So tomorrow, we will see...

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Getting Ready!

Welcome back! Term 6 has officially started and it’s all systems go as we prepare the school for a wider opening next week. For all children that are returning from 8 June, two separate letters have been sent to you today. One confirming the group your child is in and...

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Happy Half Term

We have now finished the whole of term 5- remotely for the majority of people. Despite not being in school, so many people are doing their best to keep things going. A huge well done to our families and children for showing some great resilience and very creative ideas. To...

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Reopening of OVPA

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you and your families remain safe and well. We have finalised our plan for the reopening of our school and this may change at short notice, due to updated government advice.  However, I felt it was important to share with you what we intend...

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National ‘Thank a Teacher’ Day

I don’t need a designated day to thank the teachers at OVPA, but I’ll use it as an excuse to say it out loud, to everyone, from the rooftops! I cannot thank our amazing staff enough for all their support, loyalty and care for the school community. They go above...

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