Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff and pupils from Ormiston Herman Academy would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas. The Academy will reopen in the new year on Thursday 5th January... Read more…

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Christmas parties mark the end of a fantastic term!

This afternoon, all the children from the Academy were able to enjoy an afternoon of parties and celebrations. There was a lot of dancing, fun games and tasty treats to be enjoyed. What a brilliant end to a great... Read more…

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Santa Claus comes to Ormiston Herman!

Today, the children at Ormiston Herman were treated to a visit from a very special visitor. Father Christmas came to the Academy and brought all the classes some lovely Christmas gifts. A huge thanks to The Great Yarmouth Lions for their part in enabling this visit to... Read more…

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Children use natural resources to make a birds nest!

A group of KS1 children spent their lunchtime today working very hard making a birds nest using grass, leaves and twigs. They put a lot of effort into it and the finished result was quite... Read more…

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Christmas dinner fun!

All the pupils at Ormiston Herman Academy were able to enjoy a traditional festive lunch today. The kitchen staff worked extremely hard to prepare the delicious treat. Pupils were also able to enjoy crackers and streamers while they... Read more…

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Presley, Alfie, William and Cody build Santa’s sleigh!

Presley, Alfie, William and Cody from Navigators class have been working hard making Santa's sleigh complete with reindeer and presents. They used paper shape nets to construct the model and worked together to make separate parts of the construction. It looks... Read more…

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Crusaders take on the mannequin challenge!

Crusaders class decided to challenge themselves by taking on the mannequin challenge! They sat as still as statues while Miss King filmed their... Read more…

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Crusaders sew their own snowmen!

Crusaders class have been putting their best stitching skills to the test by making their very own snowmen out of old socks and rice! The finished results look... Read more…

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Year 2 make festive treats!

The children from Pioneers and Investigators classes have been extremely busy making a range of festive treats. Firstly they followed a recipe to make salt dough Christmas shapes. They then decorated these in festive colours and threaded ribbon through them so they became Christmas tree... Read more…

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Becky and Erin build a fantastic gingerbread house!

Becky  and Erin from Year 6 have worked very hard at home to make a cardboard gingerbread house. The girls spent hours designing, constructing and decorating the house. Their hard work paid off and it looks... Read more…

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It’s Panto Day (Oh yes it is!)

Today, all the children from Ormiston Herman Academy attended the pantomime at Gorleston Pavilion. It was a fantastic outing and Mr Thompson even got up on the stage and provided some first class... Read more…

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KS1 Nativity is not to be missed!

KS1 have worked extremely hard in rehearsing their annual Nativity production. Lines have been learned, costumes have been made and singing voices are loud and clear! The production will be held twice on Wednesday 14th December so make sure you don't miss... Read more…

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Year 1 enjoy a visit to the local church!

On Friday, Year 1 pupils from Ormiston Herman Academy visited the Mary Magdalene church in Gorleston. The visit, which was part of our special Christmas activities, enabled pupils to learn more about the traditional Nativity story. First of all the pupils were treated to a short re-enactment of the... Read more…

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Pupils’ hard work is displayed at Great Yarmouth Minster!

Pupils from Year 5 and 6 have been very busy making clay models of animals over the past few weeks. The models are now part of a Christmas scene that is on display at Great Yarmouth minster as part of the annual Great Yarmouth Tree and Crib Festival. The display, that was put together by Miss... Read more…

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Christmas Fayre raises over £1000!

A huge thank you to all the parents and families who came to support our Christmas Fayre this afternoon! We are very excited to announce that it raised over £1000! This money will be used to benefit the children for example through subsidising school trips. A special thanks must also go to Miss... Read more…

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Ormiston Herman wins £12,000 grant from Tesco Bags of Help!

We are extremely excited to announce that Ormiston Herman Academy have won £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help appeal. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded... Read more…

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Libby builds a gingerbread house!

Navigators have been getting into the Christmas spirit thanks to Libby and her gingerbread house. Libby decorated the house at home and then brought it in to share! How very kind and... Read more…

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EYFS Nativity production is a real festive treat!

The children from Nursery and Reception performed their very special Nativity production this morning. The cast of over 50 children spoke very loudly and clearly and sang their hearts out to a packed audience of parents and family members. A huge congratulations to them... Read more…

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Library club get creative with old books!

Library club have been using books in an alternative way by making Christmas presents for family and friends. They folded the old books into trees and then decorated them ready to take home. How... Read more…

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Christmas display is a real gift!

All of the children from every year group in the Academy worked together to make a fantastic festive Christmas display. Miss Westgate designated different tasks to each class and the culmination of their hard work is this fantastic display. The display will provide a perfect backdrop to our... Read more…

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Reception Story Cafe is very fun!

Reception had their Christmas Story Cafe today! The teachers read a Christmas Story to the children and their families that came along to it. After the story, everybody got busy making some lovely Christmas crafts to take home, such as wooden tree decorations,  a Santa face,  a Christmas... Read more…

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Sienna from Reception is a radio star!

This morning, Sienna  from Reception read her Nativity lines live on Heart Radio as part of their Christmas schedule. Sienna was very brave and read loudly and clearly. A huge well done to... Read more…

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Nature club gets artistic!

The children who attend Nature club on Monday after school have been very busy over the past few weeks. Firstly, they worked extremely hard to make bird feeders. Using a range of materials including plastic bottles, they thought really carefully about the aesthetics and the design of their feeders... Read more…

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Christmas themed Nursery story cafe is a success!

On 1st December, Nursery held a Christmas Story cafe to begin the festive season. Mrs Freel shared the story of 'The Night Before Christmas' and then parents and children worked together to complete a range of Christmas activities including melted snowman biscuits, letters to Santa Clause, wooden... Read more…

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Herman students become recording stars!

Today, all the children at Ormiston Herman became singing stars as they recorded their very own Christmas CD. Each class performed a song of their choice and sung their hearts out! The CDs will be available to buy before Christmas and will also feature a very special... Read more…

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