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First School Transfer Day arrangements
Ovingham, Wylam and Broomley pupils will go to their first school in the morning as usual in order to be registered and they should arrive at OMS for between 9.15 and 9.30. Mickley/Beaufront/Prudhoe West parents will drop off directly at OMS . They will be ready for collection back to their first schools (or by Mickley/Beaufront/Prudhoe West parents) at 2.30. The main feeder schools go back to their first school in order that they are in time for their buses etc.
Our school lunch menus have been updated and run on a 4 week rotation. We are currently on week 2 and week commencing 17th June will be week 3. The cost remains the same.
If you would like to view whats on offer please click the link here.
A record number of OMS pupils – 30 in total – read this year’s shortlisted books for the region’s major children books’ award. The North East Book Awards shortlist proved a popular selection with Ovingham pupils across Years 6, 7 and 8.
Six newly-published novels were gobbled up by many of our keen readers. The shortlist had a remarkable range of themes and styles, providing a fantastic sample of the great range of books being published for the 10-13 age range.
Pupils voted on their favourites after two months of reading the shortlisted books, with votes contributing towards determining the award winner. Penny Joelson’s ‘A Girl in the Window’ was announced the winner at the Centre for Life on 10 June. Some of our judges attended the awards party, which featured most of the authors they have been reading.
Those who attended the awards party bought new books and got their award favourites signed by the authors. Everyone who read the books has received a book voucher. Also, we have multiple copies of all the six shortlisted books in school, so anyone interested in reading them should ask Mr Snowdon.
Four teams of eager OMS bookworms competed in a Kids’ Lit Quiz event on Friday 7 June. 16 Year 7 and Year 8 pupils took part in the contest at Chantry Middle School, Morpeth, with several rounds of questions based around children’s literature.
Ovingham Team A – consisting of Year 8 pupils Lily, Alex, James and team captain Caitlin – took second place overall, from a field of well over 20 teams. While our A team excelled in taking the Silver position, all four Ovingham teams displayed great team spirit and showed off their knowledge of all things bookish.
A similar event (this time in Corbridge) is coming soon and the North East contest will be in November. We will be entering teams for those contests too. Well done to all the pupils who took part this time.
Unfortunately the year 7 cricket and rounders match due to be held here tonight has been cancelled due to the weather. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We would like to announce that the winning house for last half term was….ROMAN! That means this Friday (7th June) they will get a non-uniform day. Well done to 5DC who were also top overall.
Our Paris trip have an updated ETA of 10:30 to 10:45pm depending on traffic.
Our year 7 team have just left Peterborough services where they stopped for dinner. The traffic has been particularly heavy around the M11 which may impact on their arrival time. We will however post an update as their journey home continues and our driver has a better idea of the ETA.
An early start saw us heading towards Paris centre. The traffic was terrible and it took ages. Eventually, we arrived at the Cité des Science. We had an hour and a half to explore the exhibits on robotics, electronic gaming, mathematics, sound, ecology and many others. It’s massive and well worth a visit. Next we went to Sacré Coeur and Montmartre. We climbed the stairs leading up to the Cathedral, stopping half way to have our packed lunch. We had epic views over the Paris skyline and the sunshine was glorious.
After lunch we silently walked around the inside of Sacra Coeur. It looks even bigger on the inside with stunning frescos on the ceiling and beautiful stain glass windows. We then walked the short distance to the Place du Tertre, the tree lined square full of artists painting people’s portraits. We soaked in the romantic, Parisian atmosphere while we visited the shops and had our portraits drawn. From here we drove to the Champs Élysées, had a short walk passed some of the shops and then visited the Arc de Triomphe. We then went to the Place du Trocadéro so we could take photos of the Eiffel Tower. From here we walked down to the Seine and boarded the Bateaux Parisians for a relaxing cruise down the river, taking in all the sites along the way.
Exhausted, we boarded the coach again to head back to the centre. After our evening meal we had a quick play time on the games field before heading upstairs to pack. We’re up early in the morning to head home. See you all Friday night.