Yearly Archives: 2014

Party Fun for Everyone!

Thursday 18th December was Party Day for all the pupils at OHA!  Children were invited to come into the academy wearing their party clothes ready for a day of fun and games! Traditional party games were played, such as pass the parcel and musical bumps. Pupils in our senior year had forfeits... Read more…

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Santa’s Surprise Visit!

Excitement was in abundance this morning as pupils and staff welcomed a very special visitor. The whole academy gathered on the playground, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas. Children were seen jumping up and down and waving excitedly, as the sleigh arrived. Two children from each... Read more…

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Senior Year star in Panto!

Herman Academy took over 280 children to the panto today to see Snow White at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre. The show was absolutely brilliant and all of the children who attended really enjoyed it. The usual fairytale story and slapstick comedy of the pantomime season were in abundance, the... Read more…

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Seniors put on a Show that’s “Out of This World!”

Pupils in the senior year put on a performance  that was "Out of This World!"" On Tuesday 16th December parents, family and friends were invited to come and see the senior year's Christmas show, which they had been busy rehearsing, in preparation for their two big performances. The play was... Read more…

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Spreading the Jumper Joy!

Friday 12th December was Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day! It was a day when people all over the country were invited to wear their festive jumpers for the day, in order to support the registered children's charity. Pupils and staff at OHA joined in with the festive fun by coming into... Read more…

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*Stars of the Week*

This week's *Stars* who have impressed their teachers with their good work and behaviour are: Discoverers- Jasmine Kemp Voyagers- Lewis Robinson Crusaders- Zaid Shaw Pathfinders- Levi George Investigators- Georgia Martin Seekers- Kelcea Nunley Searchers- Logan Wood Pioneers-... Read more…

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Important information regarding the new rules concerning food allergens

Important information regarding the new rules concerning food allergens from 13 December 2014 From 13 December 2014, all food businesses including early years settings and childminders will need to provide allergen information on the foods they sell or provide. Food allergens pose a significant... Read more…

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Christmas Fayre Brings Festive Fun and Funds!

On Thursday 4th December OHA held their annual Christmas Fayre. Stalls, games, raffles, refreshments and a chance to have a photograph taken with Father Christmas were just some of the activities on offer. Norwich City FC kindly donated a pennant, signed by all their players, which one lucky winner... Read more…

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Results of the Parents’ Evening Survey

You may remember that at the last parents' evening we offered all parents the chance to complete a survey. We are sharing the results of the survey with you and also the actions that we will take based on the responses that you gave. It is always pleasing when you tell us how well we are doing.... Read more…

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Choir Sing Like ‘Angels’ at Christmas Concert!

On Thursday 27th November a group of children, from our keystage one choir, had the opportunity to show off their beautiful singing voices. The children were invited to perform at the Great Yarmouth Schools Music Association Sounds4christmas concert, which was held at Great Yarmouth Minster. The... Read more…

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*Shining Stars*

Children who have 'shone'  this week , with their hardworking attitude and good behaviour are: Discoverers- Tegan Griffin Crusaders-Jordan Beck Voyagers-Billie Stephenson Navigators-Lilly Bennett Pathfinders-Morgan Bell Pioneers-Connor Thompson Searchers- Seekers-Cody... Read more…

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Mind-Blowing Science!

Key stage two pupils enjoyed a Mad Science Day on Thursday 27th November, when they welcomed Boffin Martin to the academy. Dry ice played an important part in the exciting experiments, which took place throughout the day. Pupils enthusiastically answered questions and had the opportunity to make... Read more…

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Eggs-traordinary Elf!

Breaking News! The mystery egg, which was discovered in the EYFS grounds last week finally hatched over the weekend! Children in our nursery were excited to find out that inside their egg was surprisingly... AN ELF!   The Elf , brought along with him a message from Santa, which said that... Read more…

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Seekers Stay Safe!

This week a group of six children from Seekers Class took part in some pedestrian training. Wearing high visibility jackets so that they could be easily seen, the children started off  looking at cars in the academy car park, finding out about what the different lights on a car meant. They... Read more…

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*Star Students*

This week's stars, who have shown their teachers excellent behaviour and worked consistently hard are: Crusaders-Ella Scott Voyagers- Libby Smith Discoverers-Samuel Cockerell Pioneers-Laura Howes Pathfinders- Luke Ferridge Navigators- Reggis Withers Seekers- Evie... Read more…

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Can you help solve the ‘Egg Mystery’?

Calling all nature experts! We need your help to solve the ' Egg Mystery' ! Nursery staff  have 'found' this egg in the EYFS garden, and aren't sure what is in it. The children have been thinking really hard about what could be inside.They have also been building nests to keep the egg safe,... Read more…

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Seniors put on a Spectacular Circus Show!

Jugglers, stilt-walkers and plate spinners were some of the acts performing at the academy on Tuesday 25th November. Pupils in year 5/6 welcomed Peter Optical, who showed children some important techniques to use in order to become a circus performer. Children were shown how to juggle with... Read more…

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Super 8! What makes learning great!?

We are really keen to know what children think about their learning. We ask lots of questions during lesson time to help children learn and assess the progress that they have made. However, we really want to establish a deeper understanding of what makes learning great for children. For children... Read more…

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Herman’s Stars!

Well done to this week's' Stars' , who have worked hard all week and have shown their teachers outstanding behaviour! Discoverers- Lily Pearce Voyagers- Diesel Jacob Crusaders- Roxanne Frosdick Navigators-Harvey Griffen Pathfinders-Summer Philpott Pioneers-Harry... Read more…

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U11’s Team Reach the Semi-Finals!

On Saturday the 8th of November, Ormiston Herman took their U11 team to Cliff Park Junior school, to take part in the local schools tournament. The team started with a fantastic performance and a 2-0 win against Hillside in the first group match. Next came Peterhouse, and Herman again showed their... Read more…

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Superheroes Invade Academy!

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman were seen working in our academy classrooms on Friday November 14th. Children and staff transformed from pupils, teachers and teaching assistants into superheroes to raise money for Children In Need. Clearly a great effort was put into making some of the... Read more…

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*Star Pupils*

The following children have been recognised by their teachers as behaving exceptionally and for working hard this week. Well done to: Kacy Hitchin-Crusaders Michael Swann-Voyagers Alfie Youngs-Discoverers Paul Green-Pioneers Summer Philpott-Pathfinders Tiana... Read more…

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Early Years Open Day

Is your child due to start Reception classes in September 2015? Herman Academy is holding an open day on Friday 21st November in our Explorers and Adventurers Reception classes. You are most welcome to come and look around to get a first hand impression of our high performing Early Years... Read more…

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*Superstar Students*

Students who have been recognised by their teachers for consistently working hard and making the right choices all week have been awarded with a  'Star of the Week' certificate and trophy. Well done to this week's stars! Searchers- Max Howes Pathfinders- Alfie Wilding Navigators-... Read more…

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Flying the Flag for Parliament!

Our academy were recently selected to take part in the 2015 flag making competition, which has been organised by parliament. To be chosen to enter was a huge accomplishment, as only a small number of schools/academies had been offered this great opportunity. On Thursday 23rd October the whole... Read more…

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