Making Choices

Sometimes it’s not helpful having too much choice. What food to choose from a menu. Which channel to watch on television. What job to do first around the house. Which secondary school for my child. What minute the first goal will be scored between Liverpool and Manchester City. Even Mrs Maclaine...

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Harvest Celebrations

Thank you to all the parents who sent food items into school with their child today. An amazing amount of food was collected and this will all be donated to the Hastings Food Bank. Thank you to Miss Sheldrake, Mrs Gray and Mrs Bazell for setting up the Harvest Display...

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Bedtime Stories

We have now set up a story time section on the school website. Simply go to the GALLERIES section and click BEDTIME STORIES from the drop down menu. The first story is ‘One Snowy Night’. Have a listen and try and work out which member of staff is reading the...

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It’s All About The Name

On 24th January 1976, Kettering Town became the first British club to play with a sponsor’s name on its shirts after signing a deal with Kettering Tyres. Liverpool FC then followed with a sponsorship deal with Hitachi in 1979. Nowadays every team has a sponsor emblazoned across the front of their shirts....

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Think Different

The teachers are already working hard to help the children settle back into school life. They are not only ensuring that expectations remain high, they are also working together to move OVPA from being a ‘Good’ school to a ‘Great’ one. They have planned learning opportunities that they hope will...

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We Can Be Heroes…….

In 1977 David Bowie sang about Heroes telling us that “we can be heroes just for one day”. In assembly we agreed that heroes are people with courage, people who are brave, people who have good qualities and who are kind and caring. In 2017 the Brighton Marathon used the...

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Back To School – Are You Ready?

There are only a few days of the summer holiday left before the children return to school. We can hear the cheering already! For some it will be exciting, for others it will be a time of anxiety and worry (parents included). It’s really important that your child feels confident...

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A Fitting End To A Great Year

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our Final (very hot) Assembly. The wonderful turn out was a fitting tribute to an amazing group of Year 6 pupils who have achieved so much this year. Each pupil has been part of the improvements that have been made...

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Forest School Final Blog

What a great first year of Forest School. All the children really enjoyed it (even in the snow and rain) and are looking forward to taking part again next year. My highlights were troll hunting with the  reception classes and making sure we walked quietly over the troll bridge so...

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