World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

As a school, World Book Day is one of the highlights in our school calendar. This year we will be celebrating the annual event on Thursday 7th March and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.

Here’s what we will be doing in school on Thursday 7th March:

  • Dressing up! Each pupil is invited to dress up as their favourite fictional book character for the day. A suggested donation of £2 will be sent to Book Aid International. Every year they send up to one million brand new books to Africa so that children and young people can discover the joy of reading.  For every £2 donated, they can send a new children’s book to a library or a school in Africa.
  • Bake a Book Competition. Due to popular demand, this competition is returning! Pupils are invited to ‘bake’ a front cover/scene from their favourite book/character out of cake, biscuits, etc with prizes available.
  • Prizes for best dressed characters in each class/year group.
  • Reading themed lessons.
  • Big Book Swap – pupils are invited to bring in any books they don’t read anymore to either swap for another book or even donate to our ever-growing library collection.
  • Mini competitions

Thanks for you support!

Saxon House wins Non-Uniform Day

The house with the highest number of housepoints for this half term is……SAXON!!!
That means they will get a non-uniform day this Friday 15th February.
Saxon are now in the overall lead….just!
5JL are the overall winning class for this half term (narrowly beating 5ET who had led all the way up until this week) so they will get an extra treat.
Well done everyone.

South Wylam Bus – Delayed

Unfortunately the 164 bus to South Wylam has broken down. We are expecting a replacement bus to arrive at OMS approx 16:10. Children will be kept at school until the replacement bus arrives.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Eco School Group update

As part of our Eco Group reduce, reuse, recycle scheme we are giving every pupil in school a free water bottle, these will also be helpful to keep pupils healthy and hydrated.
We are also beginning to collect plastic bottle tops for the LUSH campaign, a battery recycle scheme and we still have our pen recycling scheme running.  Please send any of these items into school to help us raise awareness of Eco issues.
Thank you
The Eco Group

Cold weather

As you will be aware the temperature has dropped dramatically over the past few days. Some of our pupils are turning up to school without warm clothing such as coats, jumpers, tights etc.

Every pupil is expected to go outside at break time and lunch times (unless its raining) to get some much needed fresh air, so please ensure that your child is fully prepared for the cold weather.

Thanks for your support.


Oliver! Tickets on sale Monday.

Tickets for the performances on Monday18th-Wednesday20th March will be available from the school office as of next Monday, 4th February, at a cost of £5 for adults and £3 for children.
There are changes to the rehearsal schedule issued previously.  Please note, as of Wednesday 6th February, ALL cast members will be required for EVERY rehearsal until the performances.
Many thanks for your continued support.

Popular performance poet Paul Cookson pays OMS a visit 

Paul Cookson’s tremendously popular visit to OMS last Friday afternoon proved to be an entertaining end to the week. Year 5 and Year 6 children found his funny and imaginative performance poetry very enjoyable. One of our Year 7 classes enjoyed a special creative writing and performing session as part of the visit.
The whole afternoon was interactive, fun and a great advert for performance poetry. Paul also gave a Friday evening performance at the Wylam Winter Tales festival and paid a visit to Wylam First School too.

Theatre tickets

We still have tickets left for the theatre trip for KS3 to see Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on Tuesday 5th February. They are reduced priced tickets at £19.50 and the performance is ideal for our Y8 pupils as we will be studying the play after half term.

Tickets can be paid for on the School Gateway or at the school office.