Monthly Archives: March 2015

Eclipse causes Excitement and Disappointment

Staff and pupils congregated on the keystage one playground this morning, hoping for a glimpse of the solar eclipse. At 9.25am the whole academy stood awaiting for some sign that the event was taking place. Unfortunately due to the blanket of  cloud, visibility was poor and excitement soon... Read more…

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Star of the Week Achievers!

Congratulations to the 11 pupils, this week, who have achieved the 'Star of the Week' title are: Explorers- Kieran Kirk Adventurers- Charlie Martin Investigators- Connor G Searchers- Roxie Geary Seekers- Daisie Witton Pioneers- Megan Blanchet Navigators- Lilly... Read more…

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Measuring Made Fun!

This week, the year two pupils in Mrs Sargeant's group had to put their measuring skills to the test. Their task involved solving the problem- 'Who can throw a paper aeroplane the furthest?' Children used their mathematical knowledge of estimating, measuring and ordering to see how far... Read more…

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Egg-cellent Learning Opportunities!

Reception classes have been busy learning about Spring and 'new life.'  Pupils in Explorers and Adventurers classes were excited by the arrival of an incubator homing several eggs. Having the opportunity to watch the eggs hatch, delighted both the staff and pupils at OHA ! Children have... Read more…

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*Stars of the Week*

The pupils receiving the special 'Star of the Week' award for the week ending Friday 13th March are as follows: Explorers- Gracey Phelps Adventurers- Lily Earle Investigators- Wezley Down Searchers- Eicoe Khin Seekers- Sophie Wright Pioneers- Michelle Beddoes Navigators- Evie... Read more…

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Disguises for Charity

Uniforms were swapped for disguises today, as the children and staff at OHA celebrated Red Nose Day. Donations of £1 came flooding in to support the registered charity. Wigs and glasses were the favourite choice, while others wore hats, suits and even moustaches. Each year group were given an... Read more…

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Pupils ‘Wise Up’ and Face the Hub Challenge!

Last week pupils from years 3/4 took part in a number of activities and team building exercises put on by the Wise Up team. The Hub Challenge encouraged students to share ideas, make decisions, work with others and communicate clearly. Each group had a teacher with them that had to score them... Read more…

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Ks1 Teachers Share their Favourite Books

To celebrate World Book Day, children in Key Stage 1 took part in reading activities based upon their teachers' favourite books. The children got to listen to a range of stories: The Queen's Knickers, The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet, Giraffes Can't Dance and Shifty McGifty and Slippery... Read more…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins Nursery’s Story Cafe

Nursery celebrated World Book Day by changing their usual Stay and Play session into a Story Cafe. They focused on the story of  'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', written by Eric Carle,as this was linked to the' food' topic they have been covering.   The pupils listened to the story as a class... Read more…

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Year 5/6 take on the Big Book Off Challenge!

Today at OHA it was all about books! To celebrate World Book Day pupils in year 5/6 faced 'The Big Book Off Challenge', which involved choosing activities to do from five categories : Create, Imagine, Explore, Discover and Experience. Pupils were all given their own challenge record sheet, in... Read more…

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“Delicious” say parents

A food taster session took place at the academy this week, giving both staff and families the opportunity to try foods from the new dinner menu. A variety of delicious samples were available including: sausages, cous cous, baby jacket potatoes, chicken pasta and salmon and tomato salsa. Comments... Read more…

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All about Pets

Children in Reception have been learning all about pets and how to care for them. Each pupil created a chart and used it to record which pet they had by giving it a tick. Using their phonic knowledge they wrote a simple sentence to say which pets they had, as well as illustrating a lovely... Read more…

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Horstead 2015 Day 2

From the second day of the 2015 Horstead Trip, please take the time to look over just a few of the many photos that we have taken of the children learning more about themselves and what they are capable of. Once again, apologies if your child is not in these photos but please do look at our Twitter... Read more…

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Horstead 2015 Visit Day 1 Photos

Here are a selection of some of the images that we captured today. Apologies if your child is not here are the moment but rest assured that we'll have hundreds in the gallery after the trip returns for you to... Read more…

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Pathfinders’ Perfect Pizzas!

This week during enrichment Pathfinders made their own pizzas. To start with they spread tomato puree over the tortilla wrap base, followed by a sprinkling of cheese. A variety of toppings were available for the pupils to choose from including ham and peppers.  When the pizzas were cooked the... Read more…

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