Year 5 Literacy

Some of year 5 have been busy investigating the key features of myths, legends and fables. After some great detective work they are now able to identify each type of narrative and explains its key features.

Great work year 5!


Drum Festival – Hexham

Northumberland County Council Cultural Fund are delivering a free all day Drum Festival on Saturday 25th January 1000-2200 at Hexham’s Queens Hall. This is a very exciting event as they are bringing some of our countries top percussionists to our region.

Please see the attached information sheet for more information.

Drum Festival


What a week!

We have had so many exciting things happening in school this week, here are a selection of photos to show what we have been up to….

Pupils in years 5 and 7 showed off their singing skills during our karaoke event on Monday. We saw some superb performances, found some hidden talents and had lots of fun singing our favourite Christmas songs!

Christmas Carol Service 2019: This week singers, instrumentalists, soloists and readers all gave brilliant performances in OMS’ annual carol services. A big thank you to all those involved for pulling it all together!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!




Belgium day 3

After another early start and an impressive room inspection with all rooms passing with flying colours, we left the hotel to head to Arras to visit Wellington Quarry which houses a series of underground tunnels used during the battle of Arras. It really was an experience walking through the tunnels that the soldiers themselves had built and walked through. After here we travelled to Newfoundland Memorial Park where the battle of the Somme took place. We walked through the trenches, across No Man’s Land and onto the German side. Pupils found it incredible that the trenches and shell holes were still intact! Currently we are on our way back up to Calais.

Belgium trip day 2 : part 2

Belgium Day 2: Part 2

After leaving Langemark we visited Tyne Cot, the largest memorial in Ypres and then visited the impressive Caterpillar Crater and Hill 60. We then headed back to the hotel for much-needed food before heading back out to visit the infamous chocolate shops. I don’t think there was much chocolate left after our pupils had been!! Then we attended the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, a really poignant and emotive moment of our trip. Following this we headed back to the hotel to do some creative poetry writing (accompanied by hot chocolate) inspired by pupils’ experiences so far, loosely labelled ‘Strictly Come Writing’. Our judges Craig, Bruno and Shirley were blown away by the quality of every single poem. A huge well done to Ethan J who was crowned the overall winner with Adam, Isla, Lois, Ana and Emma a close runner up!

Robinwood day 2

Another successful day. An unexpected flurry has left a winter wonderland! We’ve enjoyed caving, obstacle course, zip wire, crate stacking and much more. Everyone is well fed and gearing up for tonight’s Christmas themed team challenge (which the teachers are hoping to win!). Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Belgium day 2 : part 1

After a very comfortable night’s sleep and a big breakfast, we left the lodge and headed straight for the Menin Gate where the names of nearly 56,000 soldiers whose remains have never been found are. After then visiting the Flanders Field museum we wrapped up (it’s cold!) and picked up our tour guide to begin our journey to different war memorials. So far we have visited Harry Patch’s memorial, Essex Farm (where Oliver brilliantly read aloud the famous war poem, In Flanders Field) and the German cemetery, Langemark. We still have to visit Tyne Cot and Hill 60 before the excitement builds to the visiting of the chocolate shops! Another update later tonight.

Belgium trip – day 1

Belgium Day 1:

After a smooth and uneventful journey down to Belgium (no traffic, yay!) we arrived in Ypres to beautiful sunshine and a chill in the air. First up was the Passchendaele museum which really brought to life one of the bloodiest and muddiest battles fought in WW1; pupils were enthralled by the artefacts, artillery and the impressive reinactment of the WW1 trenches. Following a quick stop for lunch, we then travelled the short journey to the market square and visited Ypres cathedral which has been completed destroyed during WW1. It really is an impressive place to behold. Then we had a quick look around the Christmas market before one of the highlights of the day: ice skating. Some pupils whizzed around, some pupils tentatively stepped around but all had a brilliant time. This was then followed by some much-deserved hot chocolate. After this we then arrived at our accommodation and a chance to relax after a busy first day. Pupils have enjoyed a 3 course meal and are now relaxing playing some games of table tennis and pool before having a much-needed early night ready for another busy day tomorrow.