Be SMART Online

Following our focus on Internet Safety just before the mid term break, here is some further guidance that you can share with your child to ensure they are being SMART online: It can be fun to spend time online but if you do use the internet it’s really important to...

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Colour The School With Kindness

This week, I asked the children what they thought the word ‘kind’ meant. The children were able to give lots of examples of how to be kind to others and how it can make people feel when They are treated unkindly. We watched this lovely video demonstrating that when we...

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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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