Teacher training day

Today, all the staff have been attending a refresher Emergency First Aid course run by Northern Training Partnership Ltd.

This essential training will allow us to continue to ensure the safety of all of our pupils and I’m pleased to say that we all passed!

Thanks to Gary and his team for an informative and enjoyable training day.

Romans Win!

As part of our reward system at Ovingham, pupils are awarded house points for their
behaviour, manners and high-quality work across all lessons. Pupils accumulate these and hand them in during form time each week with the winning class being announced in each year group assembly as well as overall house results in KS2/KS3 assemblies each week. As part of our drive to raise the profile of this reward system, every week our Y8 House Captains have been collecting in each classes’ house points total and keeping track of each house’s (Roman, Norman and Saxon) total with these being announced in a weekly assembly. It has been a closely fought competition, but this half term’s results are as follows:
1st – Roman (15,375)
2nd – Norman (15,257)
3rd – Saxon (14,513)
This result means that Roman House (5DC, 6JK, 7DE and 8AS) have been rewarded with a
non-uniform day this Thursday (4 th April). All other pupils must attend school in their normal uniform. Special mention must also go to 5JL who were the class with the highest house point total of the half term with 6558 house points and will also get an extra reward for this.

Well done!

Ovingham Middle School’s U12 Girls are into the last 8 of the ESFA National Cup. 

Ovingham welcomed Wickersley School and Sports College from Rotherham for the last 16 tie on Thursday. Ovingham started fast and had the majority of possession, creating a lot of early chances but defended brilliantly when needed against some very good Wickersley players. The first half ended 0-0.
OMS started the second half strongly and were rewarded when Lily broke the deadlock with a superb finish, after good work from Lucy and Emily. Five minutes later, Ovingham doubled their lead when a good passing move lead to Amy scoring a great goal. With 10 minutes to go, Wickersley’s star player scored a superb goal to bring them back into the game. However, Ovingham showed great character and scored another goal to end Wickersley’s hopes of a comeback. Great defensive work from Emily and Isla lead to Lillie beating 6 players and getting a well deserved goal. The whole squad were brilliant, but Anna was awarded the ‘girl of the match’ award after an amazing performance.
Ovingham Middle School will travel to Alder Grange School in  Lancashire for the ESFA quarter final!
Good luck!

As an affiliated school, Ovingham Middle School has been awarded a grant from Sport Tynedale to the value of £250.00. This is to help towards the transport costs associated with the fantastic U11 Girls Football Team who are heading towards the English Schools National Finals in the Summer Term.  

The girls have recently progressed from the northern rounds of the competition which were held in Sheffield and they are hoping to bring home the national trophy, to top off a great year of girls football. Ovingham Middle School would like to thank the members of Sport Tynedale Committee for this generous grant and the whole team really appreciate the support they are receiving.

Events reminder

As we near the end of term, here are a few reminders of events that are happening :-

  • KS2 Movie night – Thursday 4th April – tickets (£5) on sale at break times which include movie ‘Wreck it Ralph 2’, drink, snacks and Easter raffle ticket. Last day for ticket sales is Monday 1st April.Movie night (2)
  • Childrens Cancer Run, Sunday 19th May – deadline for ‘early bird’ prices online is 31st March 2019.
  • Year 7 trip to Centre for Life, Thursday 4th April – non-uniform and packed lunch required. Normal school times.
  • Winning House – results will be out on Monday to see which house wins a non-uniform day on Thursday 4th April. Who will win?

Last day for pupils is Thursday 4th April, teacher training day is Friday 5th April and we will welcome pupils back to school on Tuesday 23rd April.

Happy Easter eveyone!

The Big Sing

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.


Pupil Voice conference 2019

Today we hosted the Pupil Voice Conference consisting of 50 students from the local first schools, middles and the high school.

They came together to create a community conservation campaign to improve the community of Prudhoe and its surrounding area.  It could be a whole area campaign or small scale area in a village that needs more care and help from its community to make it a better space for either young or old people.

Each team came up with a campaign name, designed advertising/awareness posters, created a newspaper press release and created a presentation to perform to the selection panel.
Everyone has enjoyed the day and we have been impressed with the team work, creativity and presentation skills which have been developed by all involved. 
Well done to all our local young people, teachers and staff who helped facilitate the event.

Royal Northern Sinfonia play film music from the Oscars

A group of pupils from school had an evening at The Sage Gateshead listening to the Royal Northern Sinfonia play famous film music. We heard music such as Raiders of the Lost Arc, Starwars, Chariots of Fire, La La Land and many more. This was the first time many pupils had seen and heard a live orchestra. Year 5 pupils have been learning about the orchestra in their Music lessons and this was an ideal opportunity to see and hear our local orchestra in a superb setting such as Hall One at The Sage.