Monthly Archives: June 2015

Superstars of the Academy

Pupils receiving the star of the week award for their hardworking and good attittude to their learning, for the week ending 26th June: Adventurers- Imogen Leggett Explorers-Avinash Ganeshadas Searchers- Max Howes Investigators-Keanan Earle Seekers-Morgan Goldsmith Navigators- Lily... Read more…

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Pupils ‘GoGo’ Hunting for Dragons!

Hunting for dragons was the task given to the Year 5 pupils at OHA when they visited Norwich last week. On Thursday 25th June the pupils took part in the GoGoDragons Trail, which is running throughout the summer on the streets of the city. In groups, children filled in their tick sheets as they... Read more…

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Terrific Tag Rugby by Herman Teams!

On the 26th June ,17 children from Herman competed in an 8 a-side tag rugby competition held in Corton. The academy took a year 3 and a year 6 team along to the sports event. Both teams played some fantastic rugby and competed fairly and confidently in the competition.   Jordan, a year 6... Read more…

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Shrek-tacular!

Laughter and singing filled the theatre ,on Thursday 25th June, when year 5 visited Norwich's Theatre Royal to see 'Shrek The Musical.' The show was based on the award winning Dreamworks animation film, which tells the tale of  the unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a... Read more…

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Great Food that you can Trust!

 Wow what a year it has been for the catering department at OHA! It has been fantastic to see so many of the academy's Reception to Year 2 children enjoying their Universal Infant Free School Meals, plus we have seen an increase in uptake from pupils in Key Stage 2.  Children and parents have... Read more…

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NXT Level Learning

No …it’s not a misprint! NXT Robots is part of the exciting and innovative Lego Robotics programme currently being delivered by Nexus Engineering to Primary Schools and Academies across the East Coast. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and FUN are the order of the day for learners... Read more…

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Stars of the Academy

The following pupils received the 'Star of the Week' award on Friday 19th June, for impressing their teachers with their hard working attitude and excellent behaviour: Adventurers- Holly Teece Explorers- Emily Baghurst Investigators- Jack Holmes Seekers- Cody Blanchet Pathfinders-... Read more…

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Pupils Enter a World of Pure Imagination!

On Wednesday 17th June 48 pupils from upper keystage two visited London's Drury Lane Theatre, in order to watch the production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Children were kept entertained on the long coach journey, by games of bingo and activity packs. Pupils enjoyed their sightseeing tour... Read more…

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Student Council’s Top 11!

During this week's student council meeting pupils discussed what they had learnt so far about the Magna Carta. They were given all the sheets from year groups with suggestions for expectations and promises.  Their task was to read and decide on 11 expectations and 11 promises, which they... Read more…

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“We’re Going on a Dinosaur Hunt!”

This week Nursery have been learning all about dinosaurs and enjoyed a dinosaur hunt in the woodland area. Children brought their own dinosaur story to life when they had to overcome: a tropical forest, a heavy rainstorm, a muddy swamp and a deep river before running into a T-REX!  Hidden... Read more…

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Year 3/4 Go Back in History

On Wednesday 17th June year 3/4 continued their fun learning based on the Magna Carta theme for the week. Pathfinders began by talking about life in Britain from ancient until medieval times. As a class they spoke about the differences between the two times, before  taking part in a sorting... Read more…

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Herman put their ‘stamp’ on the Magna Carta!

On Tuesday 16th June pupils enjoyed creating their own clay stamps inspired by King John's stamp on the Magna Carta. Children had the task of moulding their piece of clay into a cylinder shape, before etching their design into the clay using clay tools and pencils. Alfie from Pathfinders created a... Read more…

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Creating the ‘Herman Charter’

Pupils at OHA are spending this week learning about the Magna Carta. The momentous event which happened 800 years ago gives children the opportunity to explore History and base their learning around the historical document. This morning in Literacy, Pathfinders have started to make their own... Read more…

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Healthy Wraps on the Menu for Pathfinders!

During enrichment last week , Pathfinders got the chance to cook healthy chicken wraps. Pupils prepped their cooking area before following their recipe. While the breaded chicken was in the oven cooking, vegetables were collected for the tables. Working in groups of 5 pupils chopped... Read more…

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*Stars of the Week*

Well done to all our stars of the week, who have impressed their teachers with their hardworking attitude and exemplary behaviour: Adventurers- Lillie-Mae Holmes Explorers- Ryley Stephenson Searchers- Michael Harris Investigators- Jack Holmes Pioneers- Megan... Read more…

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‘GoGo’ and see Herman’s Dragon in Norwich!

OHA have been part of the 2015 GoGoDragons project. A small group of upper keystage pupils, along with teaching assistant, Miss Westgate have spent a number of weeks painting the sculpture, ready for it to join the other dragons on the Norwich trail. The design featuring dragonflies, is now... Read more…

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Book Sale Raises Money for Charity!

On Friday 5th June OHA held a bring and buy book sale in the dining hall, to raise money for charity. The event was organised by the library club, which is run by Mrs Keighley every Wednesday after school . The response from parents, staff and pupils asking them to bring in any... Read more…

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*First Stars of June*

Congratulations to our stars of the week, who on Friday received their trophy and certificate to take home in recognition of their hard work and good behaviour. Adventurers- Izabelle Chambers-Bowles Explorers- Dylan Taylor Investigators- Georgia Martin Seekers- Tillie-Mae... Read more…

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Smiles at ‘Sounds for Summer’

OHA's Ks1 choir took part in the 'Sounds for Summer' concert on Thursday 4th June , which was held at St Nicholas' Church in Great Yarmouth . The group of girls and boys worked very hard, rehearsing everyday,  in preparation for the event. Songs performed included: Good to be Me and Three... Read more…

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Reception’s Roar-tastic Time at the Dinosaur Park

Explorers and Adventurers had a roar-tastic time when they visited the Dinosaur Park yesterday. In groups, the children explored the park, searching for dinosaurs. Pupils enjoyed following the dinosaur trail, learning the names of the different prehistoric creatures and coming face to face with... Read more…

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Cricket Coaching Comes to Herman!

Pupils in Discoverers and Crusaders began a course of cricket lessons earlier this week. The 59 upper key stage two children have been given the opportunity to learn new ball skills, which are being taught by a team of visiting cricket coaches. The hour long session started with a warm up of:... Read more…

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