Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fresh Fruit Friday

Fresh Fruit Friday is a new initiative OHA have introduced in order to promote and encourage healthy eating. New guidelines for school meals,have been set up by the government, which the academy are now following. Every Friday children will get the opportunity to try a selection of fruits.Today... Read more…

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*First Stars of New Term*

A big well done to the first stars of the beginning of spring term 2, who have impressed their teachers with their learning and behaviour! Adventurers- Brodie Nunley Explorers- Lewis Walker Searchers- Ashviya Ganeshadas Seekers- Tillie-Mae Greene Investigators- Jack... Read more…

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Nursery get ready for Spring!

With Spring  just around the corner, Nursery have started thinking about vegetables for their early year's garden. They have been sent a 'Grow your own potatoes kit' from the Potato Council, so on Tuesday they were busy 'chitting' them. Hopefully they will grow well and can be entered into... Read more…

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Pupils face Marble-run Challenge!

Making marble-runs was one of the activities on offer to pupils in ks2 for their enrichment time. During their first session, children had to spend time planning their design, paying special attention to what materials they needed. In week two, the group of creative pupils enthusiastically got to... Read more…

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Mind-boggling Maths for Able Pupils!

On Monday 23rd February a group of ten pupils from year 5/6 attended an 'Able Maths Day', which was held at North Denes Primary in Great Yarmouth. Pupils were introduced to Peter Hall, their speaker for the day, who teaches for a living. During the day, the eager children took part in various maths... Read more…

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Children make Chocolate Cornflake Cakes!

On Thursday 12th February, the lower key stage 2 cooking group made cornflake cakes, during their enrichment time. The 20 children prepped the tables ready to make their cakes and washed their hands. The pupils were split into groups of 4.Firstly the children melted their chocolate in the... Read more…

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The ‘Practical’ Pioneers

Pupils in Pioneers have been busy learners this week. In literacy, children became actors when they had the opportunity to perform from a play script. They were asked to think about how the character in the story would be feeling and reflect that in the tone of their voice. During their Science... Read more…

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Pupils ‘Leap’ into Gymnastics Competition

On Wednesday the 11th February 5 Year 1/2 children and 6 Year 3/4 children entered a Stage 2 Gymnastics competition, which was held at Ormiston Venture Academy. The group of key stage 1 pupils had to perform a routine to music, that had to include compulsory moves, aswell as performing a Vault... Read more…

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Nursery’s Journey to find the Flum Flum Tree

This week Nursery held a Story Cafe based on the well-loved children's book 'Jack and the Flum Flum Tree' It is about a boy called Jack, whose Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! The only cure is the fruit of the fantastic Flum Flum tree, which grows on the faraway Isle of... Read more…

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*Final 11 Stars of this Half-Term*

A very well done to the final 11 stars of this half-term, for their hardworking and positive attitude towards their learning this week: Explorers- Emma Marshall Adventurers- Jayden Smith Investigators- Katie-Lou Howes Seekers- Aaron Sexton Searchers- Cheyenne Warren Pioneers-... Read more…

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Maths Morning is ‘Number 1’ Hit!

OHA welcomed families into the classrooms on Tuesday 10th February, for a morning of maths. Pupils were eager to show their grown-ups how they use numbers in their learning. The adults got involved by joining in with  a variety of maths activities and learnt a lot about how maths is taught in... Read more…

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Pupils are Delighted with their Scrumptious Sausage Rolls!

On Thursday afternoon Miss Sinclair, Miss Smith and Mrs Simmons' enrichment group baked sausage rolls during their cookery lesson. Before they handled any ingredients, the pupils were taught about hygiene, so all pupils washed their hands and cleaned the preparation area, in this instance; their... Read more…

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*Outstanding Pupils*

This week's outstanding pupils, who have been presented with a certificate and a trophy are: Explorers- Amelia Maziarz Adventurers- Hardey McIntosh Investigators- Jude Gibbens Seekers- Alfie Woodrow Searchers- Sophia Wilkes Pioneers- Becky Scott Pathfinders- Jaylen... Read more…

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Swimming Stars show Skill and Determination!

On Wednesday 4th February, a group of 24 pupils from key stage 2, participated in a swimming gala. The annual event, held at the Phoenix swimming pool in Bradwell,  involved a number of local schools taking part in a variety of competitive races. Races included: relay, front crawl, back-stroke,... Read more…

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Busy Literacy Learners!

Children in Key Stage 1 have been busy literacy learners this week! The pupils in year 1/2 have been working  together to complete letters and sounds problems. Children worked in pairs, helping one another to solve the given problems. Handwriting has also been the main focus for this week;... Read more…

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The Topic is Transport!

Children in reception have been learning all about transport. They have been very busy collecting and recording data on the colours of cars in the academy car park.  Traffic surveys were also carried out  to see what was the most common form of transport. Pupils have linked this topic in... Read more…

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When I grow up I want to be…

Following on from the dreams and aspirations work at the beginning of term, children in our nursery have been looking at jobs they may want to do when they grow up. They have also been finding out about different people who help us. Miss Rudd from OHA's kitchen came to speak to the inquisitive... Read more…

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