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  • Year 2!

    Published 27/09/23

    In year 2 the children were very engaged with roald Dahl day and are loving their new class readers (James and the giant peach, swifts and George's marvellous medicine, owls). 

    The children have enjoyed their drawing topic in art and made some excellent versions of the weeping woman by Picasso.

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  • EYFS!

    Published 27/09/23

    EYFS have settled into Oakley Vale incredibly well and made a fantastic start to school life. In Phonics, they have learnt the first 12 sounds and are beginning to read words containing those sounds and form the letters correctly. In the curriculum, they have enjoyed sharing their special boxes, learning about parts of the body and the 5 senses! Our class reader this half-term is The Little Red Hen. 

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  • Art Competition - Year 2

    Published 17/05/23

    Throughout the Brooke Weston Trust a challenge has been issued for Year 2! All the Year 2 children across all our primary schools have taken part in the Brooke Weston Art Competition! This year the theme was imaginary landscapes, and they had to use different media to create their landscape. The winner from Swifts Class was submitted for judging and we have our fingers crossed waiting for the results!

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  • GB Gymnast visits Oakley Vale Primary School ​​​​​​​

    Published 07/03/23

    Children from Oakley Vale Primary School in Corby had a fantastic opportunity to work with GB Gymnast, Steve Frew recently.


    Steve visited the school (which is part of Brooke Weston Trust) to inspire the children and build their confidence in physical fitness. The whole school took part in a circuits session, run by Steve and had a fantastic time hearing him talk about his sporting achievements and motivation.


    Winning Scotland's first-ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games gold medal, Steve’s career spans 23 years, where he has represented Great Britain at two World Championships and Scotland at five Commonwealth Games. 


    Sharing his motto with the children: “Be all you can be” the athlete talked about the importance of embracing one’s full potential and how making small changes to activity levels can have a big impact on academic results and mental health.


    The children raised money as part of the event, which will go towards buying new playground equipment so that, inspired by Steve’s words, they can remain active.


    Sarah Sanders, Associate Principal of Oakley Vale Primary School said “I’m extremely proud of the enthusiasm shown by the children during Steve’s visit. He has really energised everyone at Oakley Vale Primary School.”

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  • Collaborative PE

    Published 25/01/23

    Owls class had had a lovely afternoon collaborating with the year six children for our tennis lesson. They tried throwing, catching and ball control using a racket! It was great to work together.

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  • EYFS Crafternoon!

    Published 13/12/22

    EYFS had a Christmas 'Crafternoon' this week and they had a great time! It was lovely to see so many parents and all the children smiling. They made some fantastic crafts including: Christmas cards, cone Christmas trees, star tree decorations, Christmas crowns and much more. 

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  • Fire Service visit EYFS!

    Published 13/12/22

    EYFS had a visit from the Fire Service last week. The children got to listen to the fire fighters talk about how they help people and could also make links to how nurses and doctors help people. They also got to squirt the hose with the help from the fire fighters and sit in the fire engine. They had a fantastic time and all children had a smile on their face!

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  • Christmas Jumper and Pre-loved Coat Swap Shop!

    Published 25/11/22

    There will be a Christmas jumper/pre-loved coats drop off box located in the school office from now until Tuesday 6th December. We will then hold a Christmas Jumper/pre-loved coats Swap Shop on the playground (weather permitting) on Wednesday 7th December straight after school at 3:30. Parents/carers are invited to take a Christmas Jumper/pre-loved coat and if they wish give a small donation of their choosing, which will go towards Save the Children.

    Many thanks in advance for your support.

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  • Children in Need Day!

    Published 18/11/22

    On Friday 18th November Oakley Vale celebrated children in need day! Children (and staff) held a non-uniform day around the theme 'Be SPOTacular!' 

    In lesson's children learnt about what Children in need is and why each year it is celebrated. 

    As a school we raise an amazing £290 which will go towards supporting some fantastic causes. 

    Our school kitchen staff also held a competition for each child to have the chance to win a fantastic Pudsey Cake! The winner of this competition was Jake for Year 2! 

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  • Anti-Bullying Week!

    Published 16/11/22

    Thank you to everyone for the fantastic array of odd socks that were worn in school on Monday 14th November. It was a great way to launch anti-bullying week. This year the theme was 'Reach out'. The children have been busy exploring this theme in school this week as well as learning the official Andy and the Odd Socks song 'Calling Out'. The song can be accessed here  

    It is important to remember that:

    • Bullying affects millions of lived and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn't have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out. 
    • Whether it's in school, at home, in the community or online, let's reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach.
    • It doesn't stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let's be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities. 
    • It takes courage, but it can change lives. So, let's come together and reach out to stop bullying. 
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  • Remembrance Day!

    Published 11/11/22

    On Friday 11th November the children at Oakley Vale all took part in remembrance day. The children wore their poppies and took part in an assembly about Remembrance day. The children raised over £500. What an incredible day.

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  • OVPS PTA School Disco Thursday 20th October 2022

    Published 17/10/22


    We are extremely excited to announce that your PTA are organising a school disco on Thursday 20th October. 

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