Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tesco Bags for Help appeal is launched!

Today Mr Thompson, along with three members of our school council, represented Ormiston Herman Academy at the official launch of the Tesco Bags for Help appeal. Held at the Great Yarmouth Tesco Extra, the launch gave the representatives of each good cause the opportunity to speak about what makes... Read more…

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Cerys pens an excellent story!

As part of our National Book Week celebrations, many of the children have been writing their own stories based on their favourite books or experiences. Cerys in Year 5 was inspired by our recent school trip to Bewilderwood and wrote a fantastic story based on this. She took it to the Golden Book... Read more…

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Maddison is a sewing superstar!

Maddison made a very productive use of her half term holiday, choosing to learn how to use a sewing machine. Maddison told Mrs Rutherford that her grandmother taught her what to do and helped her create a fantastic piece of bunting which she proudly displayed to her teachers and friends today. Well... Read more…

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Tesco Bags for Help goes live tomorrow in local stores!

We are very excited to announce that the Tesco Bags for Help public vote goes live tomorrow! At the end of the last academic year, Miss Manifold and Mrs Speed applied to the Tesco Bags of Help programme for a grant to fund the redevelopment of the pond and outdoor learning space at Ormiston Herman... Read more…

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Shoe box donations arrive in school.

Thank you to all the children and their families who have already donated items to our Shoebox appeal. Just to remind you that we are continuing to accept donations until Friday 11th November. Thank you once again for your... Read more…

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Year 1 use their senses to experience science!

The children from Seekers and Searchers classes have been very busy using their senses as part of a science experiment. The children went outside into the playground area and noted what they could experience using the 5 senses. They found that some of the senses were easier to use than... Read more…

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Achievers of the Week!

We are pleased to announce that the Achievers of the Week for the week of 10.10.16- 14.10.16 were as follows: Adventurers- Anita Mustafic Explorers- Archie Hewitt Searchers- Amelia Davidson Seekers- Ayra Chayi Madathil Investigators- Maci Rose Fox Pioneers- Jamie Hoare Wayfarers- Jacob... Read more…

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Year 5 and 6 go wild at Bewilderwood!

Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 pupils braved the cold and wet weather to visit Bewilderwood. Set in the Norfolk Broads, Bewilderwood is a huge award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. It offers  treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat... Read more…

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Navigators become scientists!

​Navigators have had a wonderful week experimenting with sound. Today's experiment involved finding out which material makes the best earmuffs by measuring how far away they could hear a bell ringing. They discovered that sponge was the best material for sound... Read more…

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What you’ve told us!

Thank you to all those parents who took the time to complete either the paper or online version of our parent feedback survey at the KS1 parents' evening this month. We will be offering the same opportunity to KS2 parents at their evening on the 7th and 8th of November 2016 - along with the prize... Read more…

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Investigators use science to design clothes!

As part of Science Week, Investigators class have been attempting to answer the question 'Which material is best for a waterproof hat?" They reviewed a range of different material options including tin foil, cling film and paper, and tested to see which was the most waterproof. The children really... Read more…

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Children have a ball at school discos!

The KS1 and KS2 discos were held in the school hall this evening. The children really enjoyed dancing to a range of current chart hits as well as some more classic tunes. They also played a range of fun party games including the ever popular 'odds and evens' game. A fun evening was had by... Read more…

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Art club make a beautiful display!

The KS1 art club, who meet each week with Miss White, have created a wonderful display of their art work.  They looked carefully at real fruits and vegetables including pumpkins, courgettes and bananas and did accurate and realistic drawings of these. The children all enjoyed this activity and... Read more…

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Uni hoc for KS1 Health and Fitness Assembly!

The KS1 Health and Fitness Assembly was almost rained off this morning. We did not let the weather deter us however and instead played a game of unihoc in the hall. Things got extremely competitive with the Searchers taking on the Seekers and the Pioneers battling the Investigators. The children... Read more…

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Herman Science Week gets Underway.

Today marked the beginning of Herman Science Week. Mr Thompson delivered a special assembly talking about how science relates to our everyday lives and the significance of some specific scientific inventions. There is a whole week of different scientific activities coming up, within which the... Read more…

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School Council receive their badges!

The School Council were delighted to be awarded their badges by Mr Thompson in assembly this morning. The new recruits for the 2016-2017 academic year stood up in front of all their peers and accepted the badges whilst Mr Thompson outlined the significance of their role in the school. We look... Read more…

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Achievers of the week!

We are pleased to announce that the Achievers of the Week for the week of 03.10.16- 07.10.16 were as follows: Adventurers- Betty Spilling Explorers- Prithiv Visvalingham Searchers- Lacey Beddoes Seekers- Kayla Walsh Investigators- Hardey McIntosh Pioneers- Jamie Hutchinson Wayfarers-... Read more…

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Macmillan Coffee Morning is extremely successful!

On Friday 30th September, the staff and pupils of Ormiston Herman took part in the World's Biggest Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer. The Year 5 and 6 pupils worked extremely hard to bake a range of delicious treats and there were some very generous donations of sweet treats from parents.... Read more…

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Achievers of the week!

We are proud to announce that the 'Achievers of the Week' for the week of 26th- 30th September were as follows: Adventurers- Lincoln Explorers-Kyle Searchers- Sky-Evey Seekers- Teddy-Jon Investigators-Aman Pioneers- Tizzy Wayfarers-Tamsin Navigators-... Read more…

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Wildlife Club make natural art!

On a Monday after school, 25 KS2 children attend Wildlife and Nature Club. This week, the children used natural resources to make 2D pictures. The children got their inspiration from things in the natural environment including berries, twigs and leaves. They used these to create spectacular... Read more…

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Lydia learns about history through cake!

Lydia from Investigators class made a fantastic cake representing the Great Fire of London. The chocolate sponge featured marzipan flames, a bread oven  made from cereal, and even some buried cheese!! Lydia and her class have been learning about the Great Fire of London in Topic, and she was very... Read more…

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Lola and Max raise £710 for charity!

Lola (Nursery) and Max (Wayfarers) have been raising money for charity. The brother and sister duo dressed up as their favourite film characters and stood in Caister Lidl with collection buckets. After a long day shaking buckets at shoppers and passers by, they raised  a phenomenal £710  for... Read more…

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Sophie wins a tough fight!

Sophie Conway from Pioneers has been working very hard practicing karate. A couple of weeks ago, she took part in her first competition in Norwich. She managed to fight off some tough rivals and was delighted to walk away with a silver medal. She is very much looking forward to future competitions... Read more…

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KS1 Parents’ Evening Survey

As part of our commitment to parents and pupils in KS1 (that's Searchers, Seekers, Investigators and Pioneers classes), we invite you to take part in this quick survey. The survey only takes a few minutes and does offer you the chance to give us valuable feedback about how we're performing. To... Read more…

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