Monthly Archives: March 2016

Living Eggs Update

The chicks are really thriving! The Reception class have been very busy taking care of them. They have dug up some worms for them to try however the chicks did not enjoy eating these. As well as this, they are regularly cleaning them out and giving them fresh grain and water. The chicks have now... Read more…

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Ormiston Herman Academy raises money for Sport Relief

On Friday, all the children at Ormiston Herman Academy were very busy raising money for Sport Relief. For a small donation, everyone came dressed in sports clothes and it was fantastic to see so many children turn up dressed as their sporting heroes. Each class had the opportunity to do some sport... Read more…

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Investigators’ class make ship models

Investigators class have been learning about the voyages of Christopher Columbus this term. The children made their own models of his ship 'The Santa Maria' and put them into bottles to display them. The models were very fiddly to make and everyone had to persevere when they didn't stick the first... Read more…

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KS2 receive a theatrical treat!

On Tuesday, KS2 had a very special treat. A theatre company brought their production of The Railway Children into school for the children to watch. The cast consisted of 4 members and between them they played the roles of Phyllis, Roberta, Peter, Mother, Father, Mr Perks and the Old Man on the... Read more…

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Little Learners’ read Room on the Broom

Little Learners’ Nursery have recently been reading lots of different books written by the author Julia Donaldson. Today they learnt about Room on the Broom. Some of the children dressed up as witches complete with cauldron and hat and there was a disgusting swamp in the water tray. Mr Thompson... Read more…

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Living Eggs Update

We have had 6 chicks hatch today! It has been so egg-citing! (sorry couldn't help myself!). Yesterday, the children noticed that the eggs have 'pipped' which is when the chick inside has put a small hole in the egg using their egg tooth. Three of them began to 'zip' around the eggs ready to push... Read more…

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Living Eggs arrive in Reception

Yesterday the Reception class received a very special delivery of 11 living eggs. The eggs are currently being kept in an incubator to keep them warm and to help them to hatch. When we checked this morning, one of the eggs had a small crack in it and Mrs Tarrant thought she heard cheeping. We will... Read more…

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Voyagers’ Class celebrate World Book Day

Voyagers' class focused on the book 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl for their World Book Day celebrations. Alongside their parents, in the morning session, they designed their own recipe, made a storyboard and decorated their own Grandma Kranky character. In the afternoon the children... Read more…

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World Book Day Family Quiz

A great time was had by all at the World Book Day Quiz, held on Thursday after school. 15 teams entered and had to tackle 40 tough questions, taken from the Official World Book Day Bumper Book Quiz.  Only 1 team could be crowned the winner and after a tense tie-break question, The Radical... Read more…

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Searchers’ Class celebrate World Book Day

The Searchers Class took part in a range of exciting activities to celebrate World Book Day including using different tools to decorate biscuits. The children came dressed as their favourite characters and started the day with a Story Cafe to which parents were invited. All in all, it was a... Read more…

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Seekers’ Class celebrate World Book Day

The Seekers Class took part in a range of exciting activities to celebrate World Book Day. The children came dressed as their favourite characters and started the day with a Story Cafe to which parents were invited. All in all, it was a fantastic day for everyone... Read more…

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Investigators’ class minibeast experiment

Investigators class have been making habitats for minibeasts as part of their science learning. The children thought very carefully about what the minibeasts would need to survive. They then went outside to collect things such as leaves and twigs to make their own habitats to help ensure the... Read more…

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Little Learners’ Nursery Celebrates World Book Day

Little Learners Nursery celebrated World Book Day in style! The day began with a Reading Cafe and many parents came into the classroom to listen to Mrs Sergeant read 'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam'. The children then had the opportunity to do a range of different activities alongside their... Read more…

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Pathfinders celebrate World Book Day

As part of their World Book Day celebrations, Pathfinders listened to the story 'Bored Bill' by Liz Pichon. After this they took part in activities including designing their own alien on Purple Mash, writing a sequel to the story of Bored Bill and making an alien menu. The children really got... Read more…

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Horstead Residential 2016 – Day 3 Photos!

Here are the final selection of photos from the Horstead Residential. As with the previous 2 days, we have tried to capture everyone at some point and provide images for you to download unedited and unfiltered. Please also see Day 1 and Day 2... Read more…

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Parents Join Classes for World Book Day!

World Book Day got under way at Herman Academy today with parents joining their children in class for an early morning Reading Cafe. Pupils dressed in costumes to reflect the characters from their favourite reading book, parents and children listened intently as teachers, also in character, read... Read more…

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World Book Day celebrations begin

Hayley Cook, Community Champion at Tesco, started  our World Book Day celebrations by donating 75 brand new books for our library. Hayley said she hoped that the children would enjoy the new books. We are very grateful to Tesco for supporting this event and we are confident the new books will soon... Read more…

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Horstead Residential 2016 – Day 2 Photos!

Thank you for your likes and retweets on Twitter - it's great to have the interaction between home and the visit. Below are a selection of photos from the second day of the residential visit. Once again, we haven't been able to post a photo of every child in each of their activities but hope... Read more…

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