Graffiti Workshop

As part of our learning journey on Graffiti, pupils in Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity this week to work with two local street artists as part of our exploration into graffiti this term. Lawrence and Vicki, from Radiator Arts, delivered an exciting workshop in which the children developed...

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86,400 seconds

There are 86,400 seconds in a day and this week we made sure each day was was time well spent. We had a graffiti artist in school working with our Year 5 and 6 pupils, the school football team played in a tournament and received some lovely comments about their...

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Red Nose Day

Friday is Red Nose Day! For a suggested donation of ¬£1, children are invited to wear an item of red clothing and/or a red nose/pair of glasses/hairband. Here’s ‘The History of The Red Nose’ for you to enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3meEwmszBzI

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May Contain Nuts

We are constantly telling children “listen to the instructions” or “make sure you follow the instructions carefully”. Well on a packet of peanuts recently it said “May contain nuts” and this got us thinking about how many other labels have crazy instructions. Here are just a few for you to...

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What A Racket!

8 children from year 3/4 took part in a great afternoon of tennis, badminton and table tennis activities. They got the chance to practise some racket skills, as well as get coached by sports leaders and Amherst tennnis coaches. All the children encouraged each other and showed brilliant resilience in...

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Perfect Day

At OVPA children are allowed to wear non-uniform when it is their birthday. We do this so as everyone acknowledges the child and makes them feel special. This week we saw so many children celebrating their birthdays – it was lovely. Many famous people had birthdays this week as well...

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Reports of a gas leak

Several people have reported the smell of gas at the school this morning. We have an engineer on site who has confirmed that there is no risk to anyone in the school. The gas has been shut off while the situation is being dealt with. Thank you for your understanding.

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World Book Day 2019

As you will know from the recent newsletter, World Book Day is taking place on Thursday 7th March. This year we have decided not to ask the children to dress up as book characters,  they will instead be producing a piece of writing (each class will have a theme) during...

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Momo Challenge – advice for parents

As you may have read in the news recently the Momo Challenge is an extremely disturbing game that conceals itself within other harmless looking games and online videos played by children. Several children have come into school today talking and worrying about the content. We thought it might be beneficial...

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Blinded by The Light

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” Aristotle The light looks so beautiful this time of year. The sun is rising earlier and when it cuts through the trees – it is beautiful. It is so important that we all feel the warmth...

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