Coming up next week…

Monday 23rd April

French trip  – any outstanding payments due, SV5 forms, passports and spending money to be returned please

Year 5,6,7 & 8 after school cricket club, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 25th April

Year 5 boys football match after school at Highfield Middle School, leaving 3.30pm

Thursday 26th April

Year 6 boys football match at Goals in Newcastle, leaving school 12.15

Year 7 & 8 maths challenge at OMS

Year 5,6,7 & 8 girls football tournament at OMS 3.30pm – 5.30pm


SAT Booster Sessions

Just a reminder that our SAT booster after school club starts tonight!

We are running these for our year 6 pupils every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3.35pm – 4.30pm. If you would like your child to attend these sessions, please ask your child to speak to their teacher to collect a permission letter.

Happy Easter!

On behalf of all the Staff and Governors here at OMS, I hope you all have a happy and safe Easter.

School re opens on Monday 16th April for teachers and pupils – look forward to seeing you all then!

Mr Bennett


A few reminders…

  • Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Woodwork club will not be continuing after Easter.
  • The early bird prices for the Children’s Cancer Run end on the 31st March. If anyone would rather enter by paper they should come and see Mrs Kemp for an entry form.
  • Thursday 19th April – year 5 boys football match @ Highfield MS 4pm – 5.30pm



Wooler trip update

What a couple of jam packed days! Having enjoyed the many Geography based activities yesterday in Morpeth town centre, the year 7 pupils who opted to extend the trip by a couple of days by jumping into a coach bound for Wooler youth hostel were whisked up to North Northumberland in good spirits to be welcomed by equally good weather. Pupils were introduced to the hostel and spent some time acclimatising to their new home. To take advantage of the sunny conditions and to give pupils a good view of the surrounding area, we went for a walk onto Wooler common – encountering some of the local wildlife on the way (including a hedgehog that forgotten that it is supposed to nocturnal!). Once back, it was good old sausage and mash on the menu followed by a choice of rice pudding or fruit and ice cream. Pupils then had their brains stretched by a ‘Mr Pusey Easter quiz’!
Tuesday morning started with breakfast consisting of cereal, toast and a fantastic bacon bap – fuel for the very active day ahead. It was then time to go out into the first habitat we were going to study – a freshwater stream. Although the freshwater was being added to by a decent dose of rain, it didn’t dampen pupils’ spirits when it came to studying all the fabulous organisms swimming around in the shallow fast flowing stream. Pupils competed to find the most stunning aquatic specimen (with a chunky crane fly larvae being the outright winner!) whilst sampling the stream with a sweep net. We then went back to the hostel to dry off and eat our tasty packed lunches.
The afternoon was all about the rocky shore. Despite being rained upon again, pupils were undeterred and went about sampling the rock pools and looking for any changes in the types of seaweeds present to see if there were any patterns. Another energy fuelled meal, once we got back to the hostel, was followed by a ‘classroom’ session bringing together all that the children had learnt and experienced during the day.
We are eagerly looking forward to a morning at Ford Moss tomorrow, where we will be looking at bogland, woodland and fenland habitats, then back home to catch buses and start Easter holidays with (hopefully!) lots of good memories of the childrens’ first experience of the fascinating area of science that is ecology!

Easter Bake Off

Six Year 8 pupils have participated in the second Ovingham Middle School vs Corbridge Middle School Easter Bake Off.
Pupils were asked to design and make 4 small cakes with an Easter theme. We had some very professional results, and the judges were wowed with a wonderful range of creative cakes which also tasted fabulous.

We were delighted that OMS pupil Dylan was the overall winner!

Congratulations also go to runners up Liam, OMS, Olivia, CMS and Ellie CMS.
Thanks also go to judges Chef Andy Snell, OMS head Andy Bennett, and CMS Deputy Head Dean Johnston.
Well done to everyone who took part, you all deserve a Paul Hollywood hand shake!
Please click on the link below to view the pictures of the event.

It’s a wrap!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

Anyone who was lucky enough to get tickets for the Bugsy Malone show would definitely agree.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

The week ahead…

It is a short week due to a teacher training day on Thursday 29th March but there is still lots going on.
Monday 26th March
Year 7 residential trip to Wooler and day trip to Morpeth
Year 8 Outward bound trip parents evening 6pm
Tuesday 27th March
Year 5 trip to Woodhorn museum
Year 7/8 boys rugby 12 – 3pm @ Kingston Park
Wednesday 28th March
Year 5/6/7 & 8 girls football matches 4 – 5.30 pm @ Highfield Middle School
Thursday 29th March
Teacher training day
Year 5 & 6 (selected pupils) county indoor athletics 8.30 – 12.30 @ Morpeth Leisure Centre