Sport For All

Tennis, Cricket, Motor Racing and Football. Plenty of sport lined up for this weekend. However during the week a child was trying to convince us that chess is a sport because it is an activity that is competitive, requires skill and is physically demanding as some games can last for...

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Mr Blue Sky

Yesterday people welcomed the summer solstice, also known as midsummer, when the sun brightens our skies longer than any other day in the year. It brings our longest day and shortest night. Looking at the weather for this weekend, it would seem that the sun wants to hang around with...

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Enterprise Fair

On Friday afternoon, OVPA held its first ever Enterprise Fair and what a HUGE SUCCESS it was. It all began when two groups from each class visited our Dragons Den. They met our ‘Dragons’ (Mr Vallier and Mrs Maclaine) and pitched for £10.00 for the things they would need to...

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Earth Hour Day

In today’s digital society how would we cope without our computers, our phones, the television or gaming consoles? How would we cope without electricity? Well today is Earth Hour Day (8.30pm – 9.30pm). It is the largest environmental event in history and reminds us that switching off can be a...

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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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Fireflies update

We celebrated Chinese New Year this week in Fireflies by making red paper lanterns and Chinese dragon puppets. We learnt they use the colour red as a symbol of good luck and to protect them from a mythical beast called the Nian.  As we have had no choice but to...

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