Monkey Update

……..and for those of you who are worried about our previous monkeys Marlon and Keith. Marlon has been adopted by us and can be found in our office. Keith the monkey has been adopted by Keith the caretaker. Check out Keith the caretaker’s blog to see what Keith the monkey...

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Monkey Business

This week saw two new monkeys being introduced to the children as part of our push on attendance. This resulted in Mr Dreeling giving Debbie (one of the monkeys) a big cuddle whilst Dave (the other monkey) went around the school meeting the children. More monkey business took place when...

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Keep On Running

Have you ever felt that wonderful feeling after a run when you know you’ve done something great? Have you ever gone for a run and seen views that you have never seen before? Have you ever started your weekend with a 5 kilometre run with hundreds of other people? Parkrun...

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School Closed

We have a suspected gas leak at the school. The emergency gas engineers are on site and have advised that the school is closed for today. School will be open as normal tomorrow.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your support and understanding. Mr...

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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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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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