World Book Day 2019

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A huge thank to everyone for joining in with the OMS World BookDay celebrations yesterday! Costumes from both staff and pupils were really impressive!

Below is the results from all the competitions and the standard of the Bake a Book entries was so high that we ended up doing a top 10!

We raised a total of £476 for Book Aid International from dressing up and the bake sale!

Best Dressed Character:

5ET: Sydney F

5JL: Naomi J

5DC: Hudson C

Overall winner: Sydney F

Best Dressed Character:

6AK: Anna P/Thomas H

6JK: Sam C

6DS: Austen G

Overall winner: Sam C

Best Dressed Character:

7DE: Harry M

7PA: Alfie W

7OP: Robbie B

Overall winner: Robbie B

Best Dressed Character:

8DG: Pink Ladies (Ellie, Anya, Emily, Laila, Mia, Molly)

8AS: Alex R

8SQ: Stan H

Overall winner: Stan H

Bake a Book:

1st Joseph P (Argo 2)

2nd William J (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

3rd Chloe B (First Class Murder)

4th Frankie WS (Alice in Wonderland)

5th Becky D (Harry Potter)

6th: Kai B (Wonder)

7th: Aleesha Y (Moana)

8th: Beth B (Seekers)

9th: Rebecca G (Hodgeheg)

10th: Lauren/Ella (Madhatter/Harry Potter book of spells)

Guess the Teacher’s Favourite Character

1st: Esther and Caitlin 8DG

Joint runners up:

Beth 6DS

Becky 6DS

Connor 8DG

Sophia  5DC

Imogen 5JK

Nathan 7OP

Children’s Cancer Run 2019

This week we have been holding assemblies in KS2 to encourage the pupils to take part in the Children‘s Cancer Run as part of the Ovingham Middle School team.  It would brilliant if as many of you as possible could also join us! We will be repeating this for KS3 next week.
If you haven’t done this event before it is a brilliant morning out to raise money for a fantastic charity (North East Children‘s Cancer Research).  The event is held at Gosforth Race Course in Newcastle and this year it is on Sunday 19th May.  It is a fun run with distances of 1, 3 and 5 miles – we encourage our pupils to do the 5 mile event but they could cut off and do the three mile run.  It is a brilliant family day out so please feel free to bring along your whole family.
If you’re interested, registration is online and very straight forward, the office have letters with all of the information in you need.  If you enter before the end of March it’s cheaper!
Go on you know you want to!

Red Nose Day 15th March

Last Red Nose Day, schools and nurseries helped raise over £5 million to change countless lives, both here in the UK and worldwide.

We will be supporting this worthy cause again this year by selling red noses in school. They will go on sale Monday 11th and will cost £1.00. Money will be collected during pastoral times and given out on Friday 15th for children to wear.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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.