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Welcome to Our School!

Welcome to our school website which we feel offers a small taster of what life is like here at The James Oglethorpe Primary School.

We are a good school that is growing and are at an exciting time in our development. At the heart of everything we do is the school community and the people who work together to make this: children, staff, parents and governors. We believe that, by providing a school in which everyone feels secure, knowing that they matter and are cared for, we create an atmosphere where learning is encouraged and developed, ensuring our children always strive to do their best.

Latest School Events

Last week of After School Clubs24Mar2017

Please note this is the last week of After School Clubs.

Red Nose Day24Mar2017

@ Whole School

Red Nose Day on Friday, 24th March 2017 will be a non-uniform day as children will be able to wear something red to support the event. Please ensure you send your child/children to school with a £1.00 donation if they are participating. Classes 5 & 6 will be visiting Colchester Zoo on this day therefore please ensure that children are in full school uniform for this trip. They can wear red noses or head boppers. Please note that it is only clothes to be red and not hair or faces painted red.

Year 3 - Colchester Zoo Trip24Mar2017

8:00 am - 3:30 pm @ Colchester Zoo Trip

The trip will take place on Friday 24th March 2017 and will cost £10.60 a child. This includes a return coach transfer to and from school and entry to the zoo with the workshop. Please note that on the day the children will need to be at school at 8.00 a.m. ready to depart for 8.20a.m. We should arrive back at school around 3.30p.m. (depending on traffic conditions). Children will need to bring with them: • A full packed lunch and snacks. (If this could be put into a plastic bag, it can then be disposed of once lunch is over.) • Drinks with screw top or sports lid (no cans / glass bottles or fizzy) • Rain hat/warm coat/waterproofs with hood/suitable shoes – dependent on the weather conditions on the day.

JOPSPA Meeting24Mar2017

9:00 am - 11:00 am

All parents are welcome to attend.

Swimming Class 1228Mar2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Hornchurch Sports Centre

Class 12 will be going swimming at the Hornchurch Swimming Pool to the end of the academic year.

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Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time.

World Book Day 2017

We celebrated World Book Day here at JOPS on Thursday, 2nd March 2017 with children and staff dressing up as characters from a book .  The photos truly reflect the amazing costumes and the effort everybody put in to making this day a success.  As well as the children taking part in whole school activities, each year group had a focused task to complete during the week.  We raised £100.56 for Book Aid International on this day and if you did not get chance to contribute, you still have time to send in a donation to the office for this worthy cause.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
The excitement levels are so high as Santa is visiting. A huge thank you to JOPSPA for organising this event - it is one of the highlights of Christmas here at school.
Santa's Grotto


Class 2 Tower Making

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Class 2 had a go at making the tallest and strongest towers they could using straws and masking tape.

Our budding engineers and architects of the future used their maths shape and space skills to good use.

The children had to work together and once completed evaluate their tower.

Well done to them all.

Class 2 Tower Building


Head Teacher's Award Winners

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Many congratulations to our Head Teacher's Award Winners.


Mathletics Award Winners

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Mathletics Award Winners

In assembly today, we were delighted to present Mathletics certificates to those children throughout the school who have achieved their silver award on the Mathletics website. We were also particularly pleased to present Evie Green, Helen Wilkens, Chelsea Bastick and Dylan Teece with a gold certificate which is a fantastic
Mathletics is a web based maths site which the school has subscribed to. Children can log on and are awarded points for each correct answer they get. If a child gets 1000 points or more in a week they are awarded a bronze certificate which you can print should you wish. Once the children have earned 4 bronze certificates they will be awarded a silver certificate; the silver certificates will be printed off by us and awarded to them during a whole school assembly. Ultimately, they can achieve a Gold award. We know that when children use Mathletics on a regular basis, their speed of recall, enjoyment and confidence in maths grows and we would encourage all children to use this site.
All children should have their own log-in, but if they have forgotten theirs, please contact your child's teacher.


Paramedic Pam's visit to Reception

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We had a very special visitor in Reception this week. Paramedic Pam came to visit and taught us all about her job and the vehicles they use. The children had great fun, trying on her uniform, bandaging each other and learning how much medicine to give. We'd like to thank Pam (Aiden's mum) for volunteering to speak to the children and for a very informative and fun session.