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February 2016

  • Has your child won a Golden Ticket?

    Published 21/02/16

    Every child has a Reading Journal and they are expected to read every day as part of their regular homework. We ask parents to sign these journals to show that their child has read at home. The Reading Journals are checked each week, and we're awarding prizes across the school to recognise a significant improvement in the number of times a child has read each week, or for reading every day. Two Golden Tickets, worth £10 in vouchers, are drawn at random each week.

    Congratulations to all our winners since Christmas:

    Scarlett (6S), John (4P), Zaynab (3F), Oscar (6P), Seb (4MS), Sabah (5O), Amelie (4P), Muhammad (5O), Taranjot (5A), Elsa (4P), Livvy (3E), Raghav (5A), Fariha (6S), Adrian (4E), Maaria (6P), Matilda (3E) ,Oliver (5O), Debasis (3C), Ellie-May (5A), Amelie Hagos (4MS) and Ilyas Daudbai (5O).

    Congratulations to the Summer Term winners so far Elsa (4P), Beth (5LW), Abigail (4MS), Isobel (5O), Ria (4MS), Yash (6S), Amrit (5A) and Emilia (3E).


    Well done everyone, and keep reading!

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  • More trees please

    Published 21/02/16

    Thank you to everyone for sending in their old Christmas Cards - they have been taken to Marks & Spencer for recycling, as M&S have pledged to plant a tree for every 1000 cards we collected. We collected about 5000 (53Kg) which equates to almost 5 trees. Wonderful recycling!

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  • Overdale success in ‘Postcard to Paris’

    Published 21/02/16

    We are pleased to announce that OJS won the Key Stage 2 category for the ‘Postcard to Paris’ competition in November. Zara’s (6E) entry was made into a banner which was taken on three marches during December – Leicester, London and Paris. Congratulations to Zara and we’re sure her message was part of the reason for the success of the climate talks in Paris!

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  • OJS wins Food for Life Bronze Award

    Published 21/02/16

    We are excited to announce that OJS has been awarded the Food for Life Bronze Award for its healthy and climate-friendly food culture.

    To achieve a Bronze Award schools must serve seasonal school meals, 75% of which must be freshly prepared by an experienced school cook.

    Every pupil must have the opportunity to visit a farm, cook and participate in food growing activities at school, and pupils and parents should be involved in making improvements to the school’s menu and dining experience.

    This is the result of a great deal of hard work across the whole school, led by Mrs Cooper, and we are delighted to be the first school in Leicester to achieve this award.

    Food for Life Bronza Award logo

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