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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OVPA receives a History award……….

“We are not makers of History. We are made by History.” – Martin Luther King Isn’t History an exciting thing?! Using a range of resources and information to find out about the past. It’s even more exciting when it’s linked to the local community and place where you live. A...

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Fireflies update with a strawberry twist

It’s been such a busy week in Fireflies. On Wednesday’s cooking session we made strawberry twists and next week we will be making banana choc pops! The children enjoyed it when Keith came to visit Fireflies this week. They even taught him some table manners at snack time! (That’s Keith...

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All Booked Up

This week has seen a big push on reading at OVPA. The East Sussex Library Service came in to help categorise the books in our wonderful library and there was a fantastic turn out for our Early Years reading and phonics workshop. Every child was invited to take books home...

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