Bring it on 2019

Yesterday 15 pupils together with Mrs Norton and Mr Pusey travelled to Sunderland to attend the 2019 Bring it on exhibition.

Bring It On aims to inspire, educate and motivate young people aged 9-14 to explore engineering as their future career, by showcasing just how exciting engineering can be! During the day the pupils got the chance to operate a Cat Digger, hear Buzz Aldrin’s son Andrew give give a talk about Space, make lotions and take part in a recycling activity.

Big Soup Share

On Thursday 10th October a selection of our school Eco Group, Corinne, Olivia, Lily, Megan, Zoe, Alex, Robbie, Alethea and Mrs R Clark took part in ‘the big soup share’. They used pumpkins grown in our school garden, a marrow donated from Megan’s Grandad (thank you!) and onions and potatoes from Mrs Hansom’s garden.  The pupils enjoyed preparing all the vegetables and making the soup.  We made pumpkin, marrow and potato soup. Eco pupils and members of staff came along to taste the soup at lunchtime and said it was delicious. A big thank you to Mrs Kidd for giving up her time and room to help us.

Wizard of Oz

Dust off your ruby slippers and get ready to take a trip down the yellow brick road with us, as we are delighted to share the dates for our new production of ‘Wizard of Oz’.

Monday 16th March – Wednesday 18th March

The cast have been announced and we are excited to begin preparing for this year’s whole school production. Over 60 pupils have opted to get involved in some capacity and we can’t wait to get going!

Harvest Festival

We are having a harvest festival collection in school to donate food to a local charity. If you would like to help, please bring in any tinned foods between Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th. House points given for every item brought in.

A Harvest Festival church service will be held on Sunday 13th Oct at St Mary the Virgin in Ovingham. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Peter J Murray visit

Last Wednesday and Thursday, the children’s horror novelist Peter. J. Murray visited the school to promote his new book ‘Poppy Warrior’. Peter spends his time between his two homes in Rotherham (where he was brought up) and Hampshire. He has visited the school on a number of occasions, promoting books like ‘Bonebreaker’ and his fast growing series, ‘Mokee Joe’. Peter has written over 15 books and is a popular author among children.

He spoke to the Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 pupils and told them spooky stories, funny fiction and tall tales that will have given them nightmares and laughing fits. They were so inspired that huge numbers bought Peter’s books and ‘Poppy Warrior’ was a bestseller. There were queues of people coming out of the library, which was where Peter was signing books. There were also a total of 10 other books on sale.

Report written by Archie, Reading Ambassador.

Pupil Voice 2019

On Wednesday three of our pupils did a fantastic job of representing the school at a Pupil Voice event, which we hosted here at OMS. We welcomed pupils from nine other local schools to share bright ideas for making our schools more eco-friendly and sustainable. OMS Eco Group presidents Megan (Y7) and Robert (Y8), together with School Council rep Beth (Y7), talked about our plans for developing the garden and woodland areas, including practical suggestions for increasing biodiversity and using these great outdoor spaces to support learning.

Heartstart First Aid training.

On Monday, Year 7 were the first year group to receive ‘Heartstart’ training from North East Ambulance Service staff. They were taught some very valuable skills  including how to put someone into the recovery position, how to check whether a casualty is breathing or not, and how to give someone who is not breathing CPR. Over the next three weeks each year group will be receiving the same training.

Year 8 – 7th October

Year 6 – 14th October

Year 5 – 21st October