Be Like Bob!

The school was buzzing with excitement when we heard the news that the eggs, being carefully watched in Early Years, had hatched! We have been introduced to three new fluffy friends, which the children have fondly named – Bob, Mr Grow and Basil. Unfortunately, Bob has had some health problems...

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Artist in Residence

Our school is being kept beautifully by our very own ‘Artist in Residence‘, Miss Grace. We been looking at the amazing and varied skill-set of our staff to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to share what they are really good at. Miss Grace has such creative flare, that...

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Talk for Writing

This week, Year 4 kindly shared their learning in our Golden Assembly as part of the Log Book focus. On one of my classroom visits, I had the pleasure of seeing the children using, ‘Talk for Writing’, an engaging teaching framework based on the principles of how children learn. This...

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Chicken & Egg.

Our ‘new beginnings’ theme was being championed in one of our Reception classes this week. The children were so excited to show me the egg incubator they had. It is homing some developing chicken eggs, kindly loaned to us by Bradley’s Mummy – thank you! The children are counting down...

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Goodbye Mr H!

On Friday we said farewell to Mr Higginson, who has been working with us as a TA in Year 5. The children gave him a lovely send off in assembly and a golden oscar was deservedly awarded, providing worthy praise and recognition for all he has given to OVPA during...

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How do you measure a year?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure a year? In daylights, in sunsetsIn midnights, in cups of coffeeIn inches, in miles, in laughter, in strifeIn five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutesHow do you measure, a year in the life?Measure in love…… Happy New Year! It...

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That’s a Wrap!

Thank you so much to all of our family and friends that came to our Open Learning afternoon today. We loved having you in school so you could share your child’s learning in their classroom setting. Both our nativity and candle-lit Christmas Celebrations, have had amazing attendance. The hall was...

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Lights, Camel, Action!

What a fabulous turn out to our candle-lit Christmas Celebration led by Years 1, 2 & 3 today. Thank you so much for coming and sharing a little bit of the Christmas magic with us. The readings and songs were beautiful, especially when accommodating the technical difficulties. Well done to...

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