Monthly Archives: May 2016

Investigators class learn about germs!

Investigators have been learning about germs as part of Health and Fitness week. They coated their hands with flour before getting their books out to start work and were amazed by  how much the flour spread .  Later they used glitter as germs, starting out with glitter on one child who... Read more…

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Fun Run is a great success!

Today children, staff and parents have been taking part in the Ormiston Herman Fun Run. The day was a great success with the KS2 event taking place this morning and the KS1 event in the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who got involved. What a great end to a fantastic half... Read more…

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Tony Whatmuff visits the academy!

We are very lucky to have Tony Whatmuff  with us in the Academy today. This morning he has been working with Investigators class and sharing the tale of 'The Chocolate Cake Disaster'. The Investigators have been applying excellent listening, reading and detective skills. Well done Investigators... Read more…

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Fruit tasting opportunities for Health and Fitness week.

As part of Health and Fitness week, many classes have had the opportunity to try a wide range of different fruits. The Reception classes were the latest to participate in this activity and enjoyed tasting fruits such as lychee, pineapple and coconut. Everyone was very brave in giving the fruits a... Read more…

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World’s 10 Most Popular Sports

As part of Health and Fitness Week, the children took part in a special assembly where they were able to learn about the World's 10 most popular sports. Can you work out what they might have... Read more…

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KS1 take part in Outdoor Adventurous Activities for Health and Fitness Week

Investigators class have been taking part in some outdoor adventurous activity for Health and Fitness week. The children have really enjoyed the opportunity to try out some different sports and were very enthusiastic about... Read more…

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Caterpillar progress update

A few weeks ago Miss Jeffery brought in her caterpillars to show to the KS1 children. The caterpillars have been eating lots and have now grown to full size. In a few days time they should turn into butterflies. Thank you to Miss Jeffery for keeping us updated on their... Read more…

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More Nursery children get baking and cooking!

The children in Nursery are really enjoying their latest challenge- to do some baking or cooking at home. Shaye, Harry T, Harry W and Ella have all been busy cooking and baking and have shared their recipes and pictures with us. Well done you... Read more…

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Discoverers’ class learn about the sugar content of food

As part of Health and Fitness week, Discoverers class have been learning about the sugar content of different foods. Specifically they have been reading food labels to find out this information. They then presented their findings on a graph and made comparisons between the various foods and drew... Read more…

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Maci cooks again!

Maci  from Nursery has been busy cooking again. Yesterday morning she made pancakes for breakfast with her dad! Well done Maci; keep up the good... Read more…

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Exciting Year 6 Science Experiment takes place!

Discoverers class have been learning about reactions in science. This afternoon they went outside and tested how different liquids react with bicarbonate of soda. What do you think the outcome may have... Read more…

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Nursery children become baking experts!

The Nursery children have recently been learning about baking through reading the story 'The Little Red Hen'. They have their own  bakery set up in the role play area and have been using real ingredients such as flour, water and yeast to make pretend bread and cakes. Today we did a mini scientific... Read more…

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Gardening enrichment club and Tesco champion build bug hotel

Hayley, Tesco Community champion, has recently been into school to help the gardening enrichment club build a bug hotel. Hayley brought some resources such as wooden blocks, tiles and crates and then worked with the children to construct a luxury hotel. We hope this will attract lots of insect life... Read more…

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School council writes to parents about car park

The School Council have decided to write a letter to parents with regard to the car park. The children were concerned that someone may get hurt if parents continued to drive into the car park. They used their initiative to write a letter to appeal to them to prioritize children's safety and avoid... Read more…

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Future contestants for Great British Bake Off?

Maci and Analiese from Nursery have been very busy making cakes at home for Mrs Sargeant, Mrs Speed, Miss Chillingworth and Miss Alexander. This is linked to the Nursery school learning at the moment where the children have become bakers and chefs in the role play area. Maci and Analiese measured... Read more…

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Year 2 use teddy bears in scientific experiment!

Year 2 have been very busy learning about the properties of different materials. As part of this topic, they have been using a range of materials to make coats for teddy bears. They then tested these out and compared them to find out which was the most effective waterproof material. What do you... Read more…

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Imogen grows an apple tree from seed!

Two years ago, whilst in Nursery, Imogen told Mrs Speed that she would like to grow an apple tree so Mrs Speed gave her some pips from the snack time apples. Imogen took these home and has been caring for them ever since. As you can see in the photos she is doing a great job. Well done... Read more…

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Reception children become Tesco employees!

The Reception children at Ormiston Herman Academy became Tesco employees for the morning today. They went on a coach to the superstore in Great Yarmouth and had the chance to experience working in the various departments around the store. They began their visit in the fruit and vegetables area... Read more…

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KS1 Egyptian day is a great success!

The Egyptian day was brilliant- the children were given the chance to learn so much more information about Egypt. They all took part in some Egyptian Dancing and an official Egyptian Funeral parade. Also, they were all measured using a traditional Egyptian technique and were even given the chance... Read more…

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KS1 Egyptian day gets underway!

KS1 are participating in a special Egyptian day today. Many children have come to school dressed up as Egyptian Kings, Queens, mummies or tourists and have put a lot of effort into making their costumes. All KS1 staff and children are also involved in an Egyptian workshop in the hall within which... Read more…

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Year 2 are rewarded for their hard work in SATs!

Year 2 have been celebrating all the hard work they put into their Key Stage One SATs over the past two weeks. All of the children should be extremely proud of themselves and the outcomes they have achieved. They have been keen to show off what they know and have tried their hardest in all 6 of the... Read more…

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Year 2 become experts on Egypt!

Over the last two weeks Investigators class have been completing an Ancient Egyptian project. As part of this they have created their own Pharaoh Kingdoms, made Pharaoh mummies and completed different writing tasks. Well done... Read more…

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Year 6 celebrate the end of SATs week

Year 6 have been working very hard over the last few months in order to prepare for their SATs. The exams were finally completed last week then the celebrations could begin. On Friday, Year 6 wore non uniform, participated in a range of fun activities and even had a visit from the local ice-cream... Read more…

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Reception children hunt for minibeasts and pond life!

The Reception children are currently doing cross-curricular learning on the topic of minibeasts. As part of this they have been on a minibeast hunt around the school environment. They lifted up logs, searched around grassy areas and looked all around the outside area. They found a wide range of... Read more…

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Children transform garden area

The Year 5 and 6 gardening enrichment group were joined this week by Hayley Cook, Tesco Community Champion. They worked together to transform the garden area outside the library. Tesco also kindly donated some gardening equipment for the children to use during enrichment sessions. The children are... Read more…

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