'There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky.

And you ask, "What if I fall?" Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?'

Erin Hanson

Welcome to our school...

Ore Village Primary Academy is a happy, vibrant school that always has children at its heart. We are extremely lucky to have an amazing team of people supporting the development of all our pupils and helping them to be the very best that they can.

Our vision for the pupils at Ore Village Primary Academy is reflected in our ORE acronym:

Opportunities. Resilience. Expanding Minds.

Jo Campbell - Headteacher


Welcome back!

Our whole school theme of ‘ON OUR DOOORSTEP’ unites us once more as Geographers exploring the great British coastline, discovering areas of interest near us and how human activities have shaped our local environment. Under this theme and through our assemblies and our PSHE work we will be investigating the concepts ‘REALITY, BEAUTY and EQUALITY’.

Early Years will be exploring the whole school theme 'On Our Doorstep' by exploring the question 'What is good about living by the sea?' They will be exploring our local area, including looking at maps. 🗺Children will also learn about coastal life and how it is different to people who live further inland. We will explore different coastal settings through the work of the artist Jamie Swim who creates coastal pictures of his home, Hawaii.

Year 1 & 2 will be investigating ‘Lighthouses’. They will be developing their understanding of what a lighthouse is, using a range of sources to identify where they are located and how they have changed over the years. Later in the term they will zoom in on lighthouses near us, identifying key features to compare and contrast Hastings and Dungeness.

Year 3 & 4 will be investigating the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and the heart wrenching story of the Mary Stanford disaster. They will be using a range of fieldwork skills to explore the fabulous work of our local RNLI crew on their trip to Rye Harbour. Using their understanding, children will conclude the term debating whether the RNLI should become our fourth funded emergency service.

Year 5 & 6 will be delving into ‘Hastings at War’. Children will be using a range of geographical and historical sources to explore the impact of WW1 and WW2 on Hastings, and how it has shaped the town we know and love today. Ultimately, answering the question ‘How did Hastings Adapt to War?’

Keep an eye out for knowledge organisers and curriculum newsletters posted on your child’s dojo page to see even more of what we will be up to!

As we all grab our geographers atlases, globes and magnifying glasses and get stuck into ‘ON OUR DOOORSTEP’’ we hope you can have interesting conversations with your children about the geographical features on our doorstep, and the human geography of our local area.

OVPA welcomes the Minister for School Standards

This week, the TKAT Family was delighted to host a Ministerial visit at Ore Village Primary Academy in Hastings.

Robin Walker MP, Minister for School Standards, was keen to see a school making a success of the National Tutoring Programme, and how one to one and small group tuition is helping children to thrive. It was also an opportunity to showcase the fantastic work of our TKAT ACE Tutors, who as champions for every child are working 1:1 with children and their families to overcome any barriers to learning, and are giving them personalised support to help them succeed.

The Minister said that it was great to visit, to see first hand their brilliant work on tutoring, and to hear about their focus on attendance and attainment.

Headteacher Jo Campbell said, "We were really delighted to welcome the Minister to our school and our Trust. All our children and staff made us very proud."



Time To Dance

OVPA dance squad performed an amazing Jubilee celebration dance in the 20th year of ‘Time To Dance’ at The White Rock Theatre. A wonderful celebration of dance from the local primary and secondary schools.

The children had been practising weekly to help them memorise the dance choreography. They needed to count their steps, remember their stage positions and actions, keep the energy levels high and smile constantly. They did it all!

All these children were a credit to our school, both on and off stage. Absolutely fabulous!

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