We need OMS singers from all year groups for The Big Sing at The Sage!
In July this year a group of up to 33 of our pupils will have the opportunity to sing in Hall One, with a live band, as part of a much, MUCH bigger group. The sound will be HUGE and the experience will be amazing.
The Big Sing 2019 will include newly composed songs specially commissioned for the event! The theme of this year’s Big Sing is singing for health and wellbeing, bringing calm and happiness to your school day. Singing can help to alleviate stress and anxiety and what an easy way to help ourselves to better health.
OMS pupils, can you commit to half an hour once a week to come and learn the songs that we will be singing at The Sage?
Rehearsals will be held either on a Wednesday at 1pm with Mrs Wood in the Music room OR on a Thursday at 1pm with Miss Tyler OR both if you want to.
We will also have Sharon Durrant, a vocal coach, coming in to school to spend a few hours helping us with our singing.
We look forward to seeing you and learning the songs together.
Ovingham Middle School
“a night that will leave you wanting more!”
Monday 18th March @ 6.00pm
Tuesday 19th March @ 6.00pm
Wednesday 20th March @ 6.00pm
Please find attached a letter regarding our MAT update. Letters to parents can also be found on the Parents section of our website.
MAT letter Sept 2018
We are incredibly proud of the results, listed below, achieved by our hardworking year 6’s this year. As always, all the staff at OMS work hard to help your child achieve their full potential and as extremely proud of these results as we are we value just as highly all our pupils achievements in other areas of school life.
Our challenge this year is to maintain these high standards whilst still offering an amazing variety of extra curricular activities and opportunities to your children.
Key Stage 2 2018 analysis
On Friday 8th June, Ovingham Middle School officially opened the new ‘Robson Library’ (named after Mrs Robson, who has worked tirelessly to make the library a success). We were very lucky to be joined by local author Dan Smith who as well as helped opening the library, ran 2 workshops with some of our lucky pupils. The opening was combined with the belated World Book Day (postponed previously because of the snow) and yet again pupils wowed with some fantastic and imaginative costumes!
A great day had by all!
Please see below details of some local events happening over the next few weeks.
Young people problems talk
Each year, thousands of children across the North East will wake up on Christmas Day with no present to open. Ever increasing rent and bills put pressure on some families which means they cannot afford the little luxuries that most of us take for granted. The children’s charity, Cash for Kids, aim to lessen this burden and ensure these children receive a gift from Santa.
The charity therefore ask for donations of presents, suitable for a child aged 0-18 years, which can be distributed across the North East where needed.
As a school, we decided to get involved and try to gather as many presents as we could to donate to this worthwhile cause.
We are absolutely overwhelmed by the response, both the quantity and quality of the presents donated has been astounding and we would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of you. There will now be many more smiling little faces on Christmas Day and that’s down to you. Metro Radio will be coming into school on Tuesday morning to collect the gifts.
Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
Mrs Ellison & Miss Lancaster
Please click on this link to view a recent article in the Hexham Courant involving our school and Wellburn House.
Our year 8 Prom helped wrap up an amazing year.
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the event. Here are a few pictured from the evening.
Sara and Helena in Year 6 report on a special visit to the school by author Peter Bunzl.
On the 20th June 2017 Peter Bunzl, the author of Cogheart and Moonlocket, came to our school to visit and talk about what it’s like being a writer and the inspirations for his books.
Peter grew up in South London with a great interest in books. He also enjoyed sci-fi films and loved to make animations. He adored the robots from films! Peter was most inspired by the Star Wars robots and that’s where he got the inspiration for his character Malkin, a wind-up mechanical fox (and best friend of main character Lily), in his two novels.
Cogheart is all about the emotional journey for a girl called Lily, mechanical fox Malkin and Robert (Lily’s friend). Moonlocket – the sequel – follows on from this book with more mysteries and magic. Both books are set in Victorian England, but with weird and quirky futuristic elements too – a great mix.
When Peter visited our school he showed us all of his inspirational moments. He played games with us (to do with robots, of course!) and demonstrating posture by balancing books on children’s heads (a school lesson from his books… read Cogheart if you want to know more).
Peter told us how he had enjoyed animating his front covers on his books since they’re to do with robots and mechanics. We were allowed to buy either of his books and he signed them at the end! All 50 copies of the books were snapped up by enthusiastic readers.