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.
Our year 7 trip has arrived at Le Shuttle. It has been a smooth journey so far and everyone is in good spirts. Fingers crossed the next leg of our trip is as easy going.
The roads are slippy so please walk and drive with care but the school will be open as usual. Be safe and wrap up warm.
A huge well done to all pupils in Key Stage 2 who took part in the Primary Maths Challenge in November and an even bigger well done to those pupils who managed to achieve a bronze, silver or gold certificate – the questions were very tricky! Special commendation goes to Andrew F who got a fantastic score of 21 out of 25 – the best in the school. We look forward to hearing if any of our pupils have made it through the next round in February.
For those parents who could not make the parents evening tonight, or if you just wanted to check something you thought you heard quickly, here is the presentation from tonight’s Parents Evening.
Belgium Parents Evening Assembly Parent Copy 2018
I hope you found it informative.
We welcome you to come and experience us as a school. This is not an open evening… this is an interactive, get involved, experience us, explore us and begin to love us evening.
We do believe we are awesome. We know you will too.
Flyer 2018 PDF Version (1)
We have listened to feedback and this year the route around school begins with the year 5 area. Please follow signs from the car park and front of school to the year 5 doors where someone will be there to greet you with a map and a smile.
We look forward to seeing you.
ALL TIMES STATED BELOW ARE BRITISH TIMES!
10:06am – We woke at 6.15am to set off and are currently around an hour from the train at Calais!
12:00pm – about to board the train!! Blighty here we come!
13:16 – Touchdown!! And so continues the long drive North. I will update the ETA when we have passed London as the traffic will massively effect the time.
14:47 – Rounding London. Dinner set for Peterborough services at around 17:00
15:06 – Heavy traffic on the M11 😦
17:48 – Pupils are all fed and we are on our way again!
19:28 – Just short of Doncaster where we say goodbye to our wonderful coach driver, Mark. We will pick up a different driver for the remainder of the journey. Very slow traffic however on the A1.
20:12 – we have our new driver, Kevin, and have had our last toilet break. Ovingham here we come! ETA UPDATED!
21:00 – Lock up your sons and daughters, board up the windows and horde your food …. we are about an an hour away
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG THE TENNIS COURT SIDE OF THE CAR PARK AS THE BUS NEEDS TO PARK THERE!