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Year 6 Graduation

May we present to you the class of 2023!


During our last week we celebrated our Year 6's time at Old Clee with a beautiful graduation ceremony. Throughout the celebration we sang songs, read poems and performed to a room of very proud parents and teachers. We couldn't be prouder of them and wish them all the best of luck for the future! 

Hot chocolate with the Head teacher!

These SUPERB pupils have saved their stars to have hot chocolate with the Head teacher! They enjoyed their hot chocolate and had a fun general knowledge quiz. 💚⭐️👏👏👏

Year 3 Trip to Normanby Hall

Year 3 had the pleasure of visiting Normanby Hall today. We took part in different workshops that covered lots of areas of our national curriculum. 

Workshop 1 was all about ‘Science in the garden’. We observed lots of plants in different environments and discussed how they suited different weather types. We planted our own seeds and also learnt about seed dispersal and parts of a plant! 

Workshop 2 was all about Stone Age and Early cultures’. We learnt all about what Stone Age people used to hunt and how they created their own tools and weapons. We used different plant materials to create our own Stone Age arrow. We also went deep into the woodland and learnt how to make Stone Age shelters using large sticks and natural resources. 

We had lots of fun! 

The Farm visit to Nursery

On Tuesday 14th March, Farmers from Nunny's Farm brought some of their animals to Nursery. The farmers gave the children some facts about the animals, telling them their names and how the farmers cared for them. The children then had the opportunity to stroke and feed the animals. We all had an amazing time!

Road Safety 

On Monday 13th March, Old Clee was joined by Liz from Humberside Fire and Rescue Services.  She spoke to our pupils about the importance about staying safe in our community.  

Let Girls Play Football


The highly anticipated #LetGirlsPlay day, unfortunately was postponed on the original date and rescheduled for Friday 10th March. The day approached and yet another dark and gloomy day made it looked doubtful... BUT the girls rolled their sleeves up in some difficult conditions and brought their A Game on what was a spectacular afternoon for everyone involved.🙂 OVER 100 GIRLS took to the court to battle it out against other teams, in what was a competitive but friendly environment, full of smiling and laughter. Special proud thank you goes to the boys who supported loudly on the side-lines and those of which volunteered to help out where possible, referee/ball-boy/commentators you name it!

Year 6 Wilderspin Visit


Year 6 have been to Wilderspin to learn about life during the Victorian era and World War II. We dressed in Victorian clothing and experienced life in an infant and junior classroom. We also completed a World War II workshop where we experienced getting evacuated to a shelter and sang ‘Run Rabbit’ to keep our spirits up. We had a fabulous day and the children were a credit to our amazing school! Well done, Year 6!

Year 4 Fieldwork


Year 4 children have been learning all about a Likert scales in Geography. For this, we took a walk down to King George Stadium field and observed our surroundings. The children had to investigate how many people, cars and litter there was, as well as investigating the noise pollution of the area. 

Gainsborough Old Hall

Year 5 loved visiting Gainsborough Old Hall, and seeing how the Tudors really lived! They certainly impressed us with their fantastic knowledge they have retained, and enjoyed getting into character (especially our Henry VIIIs!). 

Our school council children visited Waterstones Book Store to celebrate World Book Day. They had a tour around the store, made a book mark and completed a treasure hunt.

The children loved having pancake races on Shrove Tuesday! 

Children's Mental Health Week 

February 2023

'Let’s Connect’

For this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week, the theme was, ‘Let’s Connect’. Connections are vital to our well-being and mental health and is in fact one of the, ‘NHS 5 ways to wellbeing’.



As part of our work, all classes across the Academy were paired up and set the task of creating a poster that represents themselves. For example, this could have included their favourite food, hobbies, friends etc. Once complete, the children’s posters were sealed in envelopes and delivered to their new buddy in their paired class. This created the opportunity for the children to ‘connect’ with another member of their Academy family, of which they may have never met before. The children were incredibly excited to learn all about their new buddies!

At lunchtime, Miss Hazelwood and the Lunchtime Supervisors encouraged the children to participate in the hula hoop challenge. The children were set the task of forming a circle with the aim being to pass the hula hoop around whilst everyone remained holding hands! As the children passed the hoop around, they were asked to share something about themselves that connected them to their class, for example, ‘we live the same town’, ‘we go to the same school’ etc. The children thoroughly embraced the challenge!

Alongside this, Jess and Sarah, our Compass Go Link Workers, came in to school to talk further about how connections are all about the healthy relationships that are built with others, whether that is a friend, a family member or members of a group you belong to. They discussed with the children about how feeling like you belong can promote a positive self-worth and is excellent for well-being and self-esteem.

A Bear Named Buttony Charity Disco - 7th February 2023


 A Bear Named Buttony is a charity we support and champion as an Academy. The charity supports children and young people who have a stoma. One of our pupils is affected by this condition and so far has individually raised a large amount of money for this charity. We have therefore held a disco on Tuesday 7th February to raise money! We have raised a whopping £854.00! WOW! yesheartsmiley


Thank you to everyone who has donated! We could not have done it without you.

Safer Internet Day 2023


On Tuesday 7th February we celebrated Safer Internet Day! This year, the theme was: ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. 


In classes, we discussed who to talk to about the things we experience online, the things we like and dislike about the internet, and how to stay safe. The following questions were at the heart of our discussions:


What issues really matter to children and young people?

What changes do they want to see?

How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?


Have a look at the fantastic work our children produced! 



Big Garden Bird Watch

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. We hope you enjoyed spotting different birds and learning about them. Below are the results from the whole school. The black bird had over 200 spottings!

Every Birdwatch helps the RSPB build a picture of how our UK birds are faring. The hour you spent doing the Big Garden Bird Watch helps the RSPB’s work as a conservation charity, monitoring our well-loved birds in the face of the nature and climate crisis.


KS1 Maths Parental Workshop - 17th January 2023


The children loved teaching and practising mathematical skills and strategies with their parents. We had six stations where parents were able to learn about the mathematical strategies that gets taught in every day lessons. Parents were then able to take their very own maths packs home to help support with any maths learning. 

Martin Luther King Day!

As a school we celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday 16th January 2023! This was a day where we recognised the significance of his actions, aims and dreams of which he shared with many communities around the world.

We came together for Key stage assemblies across the day and learnt all about Martin Luther King's actions and dreams.

After this, we thought carefully about our own dreams and wishes for our communities both inside and outside of school. We thought about equality, fairness and mutual respect and how these link to our British Values. Children then wrote their own dreams on speech bubbles which can now be seen displayed around the school. 

Attendance Winners


🏆As part of the attendance policy, the children who have achieved 100% attendance throughout the Autumn Term have received a certificate and an invitation to Afternoon Tea which will be held in January. 💚⭐️

Supporting Families Coffee Morning


On Friday 25th November, we hosted a supporting families coffee morning. Parents/carers were asked to donate (toys/blankets/clothes) to our coffee morning to help and support families during this difficult time. It was a huge success today and we could not have done it without everyone's donations! We wanted to thank each individual person for donating, we were able to help out so many families today . As a result of today’s success, we will be holding another supporting families coffee morning on Friday 2nd December. Therefore, we will be accepting more donations until Thursday 1st Dec. Please bring any donations into the main school office.


Thank you in advance Team OCPA.

Children In Need - 18th November 2022


We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for helping us raise a whopping £435.55 for Children in Need! Go Team OCPA! 💚⭐️ Please head on over to the year group pages to see more pictures. 


Week beginning 14th November - Anti-Bullying Week


In support of Anti-Bullying Week, children have come in odd socks! Odd Socks Day is opportunity to encourage everyone to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! Head over to the year group pages to see more photos of children!  

As you know, this week was Anti-Bullying Week and our challenge was to record the number of kindness acts displayed across school. Last year, it was 500 acts and this year….. *drum roll* 

627 acts of kindness!! Wow!!!! What a lovely, kind bunch of children we have at our school! Go Team OCPA! ⭐️💚

The School Council Trip to the Town Hall


Our School Councillors had a great time visiting the Town Hall where Mister Mayor gave them a tour and presented them with their golden school council jumpers. Mister Mayor spoke about his job role and what it is like being the Mayor of Grimsby. We then took a tour around the The Time Trap Museum which allowed us to travel back to uncover the town’s history. Interestingly, the old police cells and prisoner exercise area have been transformed into the Time Trap museum which maps the development of the town into the largest fishing port in the world.

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Harvest Festival October 2022


This week the children at Old Clee have been demonstrating their amazing SUPERB qualities through donating many items for this year's Harvest Festival. The year groups came together to celebrate the event and we discussed the significance of Harvest Festival, where the food is taken once school has finished, and also sang a range of brilliant songs.  Everyone did themselves proud and it was no surprise so much generosity from our pupils.

Well done everyone!

News and Events 2022/2023

Macmillan Coffee Morning!


On Friday 30th September, we joined the rest of the UK in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. We are blown away with the donations given by our wonderful parents/grandparents/carers! We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this great cause! We raised a whopping £488.01! Head over to our Facebook/Twitter page to see some photos!

Recycling Week

We held our very first Book Swap during Recyling week. It was a great success! Children across the Academy donated a book they had already read to swap for another book. There was a real buzz of excitement when the children were looking at all the books and choosing a new book to take home. What a great way to recycle old books!

Across the last 2 weeks we have been collecting in empty crisps packets from the children’s packed lunches in the dinner halls. We will be sending the packets to Terracycle who will recycle them to make new products, like park benches, flooring tiles, garden beds, and more. What a great way to reduce waste and look after the planet!

The children in Reception helped to look after the world by collecting litter from our school field. They worked with a partner to find the litter and collect it using the litter pickers. Don’t forget to put your litter in the bin!


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Rocksteady Music School



Today (22/09/22) Rocksteady Music School were in to showcase their love for music and ignite children’s passion for musical instruments. Tim, 'The Rock Star', taught the pupils about the beat, rhythm, and about the different musical instruments they could play! We even had our very own KS1 and KS2 live band. Please see photos/videos on our Facebook (Old Clee Primary) and Twitter Page (@oldcleepa).

If your child is interested in playing in a school band, complete the application form sent home with your child. Lessons will take place once a week for 30 minutes. All bands will play at a concert at the end of term. 

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Our Visit from a Poet Mike Heald, a published poet, made a visit to school today. Mike is an ex-pupil of Old Clee Primary Academy who moved to Australia many years ago. Mike was inspired by a former head teacher during poetry writing lessons which has spanned into a life-long passion for writing poems. Mike spoke to our KS1 and KS2 children about his love for writing and he read some of his poems which were inspired by his time at Old Clee Primary Academy and his life in Grimsby/Cleethorpes. Head to our Twitter and Facebook pages to see a video of Mike talking to our children.

A poem inspired by Poppy

Recycling Week w/c 19th September

Next week is Recycling week! We are holding our very first BOOK SWAP. 

We are going to hold a Children's Book Swap in school where children can bring in a book they have read and swap it for one someone else has donated. 

Do you have children's books at home that have been read and you are prepared to swap?

If your child has a book in a good condition, they are willing to swap, send it into school next week (from Tuesday 20th September)  and they will receive a book swap token. This will then be exchanged on our Book Swap day for a book of your child's choice. 

Book swapping will take place on Monday 26th September in the hall. 

What a great way to recycle old books!

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, all children either shared an extract from one of Roald's amazing books or read one of his hilarious poems from the book 'Revolting Rhymes'. Head over to our reading area to see pictures and videos.