Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ormiston Herman Academy celebrates success in Ofsted report

Academy celebrates success in Ofsted report --- Report highlights Outstanding Early Years provision among numerous areas praised by inspectors --- Pupils and staff at Ormiston Herman Academy are celebrating success after being rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ Early Years provision in an... Read more…

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Achievers of the Week!

We are pleased to inform you that the Achievers of the Week for the first week of this half term are as follows: Seekers: Lyla Thompson Searchers: Amelia Davidson Investigators: Callum Youngs Pioneers: Jacob Soriano Wayfarers: Tamsin Hayes Pathfinders: Cheyenne Warren Navigators: Oliver... Read more…

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Year 2 create their own habitats!

As part of their topic work on habitats this week, the children from Pioneers and Investigators classes have become experts on habitats. The children were split into groups and each group researched a specific habitat. They then created a fantastic poster containing facts about their habitat and... Read more…

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Reception children become pet experts!

The children from Explorers and Adventurers have been doing a topic about pets this week. They have brought in photos of their own pets from home and talked about these. As well as this they have written facts about pets and this has been put together to form a class book. Also, they have made... Read more…

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Breakfast club students build a pencil tower!

Mr Thomspon has recently been challenging the children from Breakfast Club to build tall towers using various resources. Recently three of them worked together to make this Jenga style tower out of coloured pencils. Well done... Read more…

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It’s locks away for Kayla!

During the half term holidays when most of us were busy relaxing, Kayla  did an incredibly brave thing! She had her extremely long hair cut into a bob and donated what was chopped off to the 'Little Princess Trust'. This charity provides wigs for children who are suffering from hair loss due to... Read more…

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Sophie spars her way to success!

Sophie from Pioneers class attended a karate competition at the Sportspark at UEA in Norwich this weekend. She was involved in several different competitive fights and, after facing some extremely tough competition, she picked up two medals. She won a silver medal in an event involving sparring for... Read more…

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Achievers of the Week!

We are pleased to announce that the final stars of the week for this half term are as follows: Adventurers: Ishanvi Explorers: Maya Parmenter Seekers: Thomas Peloe Searchers: Joseph walker Investigators: Emma Marshall Pioneers: Harvey Ellis Howard Wayfarers: Sophia Wilkes Pathfinders:... Read more…

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Bad Hair day raises a hair-raising amount!

A huge thanks to everyone who participated in Bad Hair Day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hopsital. We raised a fantastic £280 which will be sent directly to the... Read more…

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Enrichment is an ‘oh la la’ occasion!

For the Year 3 and 4 cookery group, Enrichment had a continental theme today. The children made croissants then designed boxes to take them home in! I hope they taste as good as they... Read more…

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Nursery become animal experts!

Nursery have been learning about 'Animals and where they live'. They  have looked at various habitats and learnt about the the animals that live there. They ended their topic by reading 'Giraffe's Can't Dance' and having their very own Jungle Dance like the one in the story. The children... Read more…

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Discoverers’ can’t stop the beat!

This afternoon, the children from KS1 were treated to a very special performance of 'You can't stop the beat' from the musical Hairspray by Discoverers class. The group of mixed Year 5 and 6 pupils have been practicing this dance extremely hard during their PE lessons and they were proud to be able... Read more…

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Pupils’ Bad Hair looks absolutely fantastic!

Today, we are participating in Bad Hair Day in aid of Great Ormond Street. For a suggested £1 donation, pupils and staff have been able to come to  school with a wacky hair style of their choice. Some very creative and innovative styles have arrived including spaghetti bolognaise with hair... Read more…

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Reception learn morals through storytelling!

Reception children having been learning about the story 'Little Red Hen' and about being kind and helping each other. As part of their learning they looked at recipes to make bread. They listened really carefully to follow instructions to make bread rolls! They were... Read more…

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Students have a ball at discos!

Ormiston Herman Academy held its termly KS1 and KS2 discos this evening. Pupils came dressed in their finest party clothes and danced to music provided by DJ Kev. A great time was had by all. Special thanks to the parent helpers who gave up their time to volunteer at the... Read more…

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Year 1 Reading Cafe is an exciting event!

This morning the pupils from Year 1, along with their parents and carers, were able to attend a very interesting story cafe. Searchers read the story 'The Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. After this they made  book marks, paper chain dolls and looked at alien words in preparation... Read more…

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Ormiston Herman supports Children’s Mental Health Week

Ormiston Herman Academy is proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2017 (6th -12th  February). Many children go through tough times just like adults, and in those moments, the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference. That is why Ormiston Herman Academy is joining hundreds... Read more…

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Success for Ormiston Herman at inter-school Cross Country!

Today, a group of children from Ormiston Herman went to Venture Academy to participate in an inter-school cross country tournament. The event, organised by Premier Sport, brought together representatives from 8 schools to run a tough cross country race. Everyone from Ormiston Herman tried their... Read more…

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Stars of the Week!

We are pleased to announce that the Stars of the Week for the week commencing 30th January were as follows: Explorers: Georgia Blackshaw Seekers: Charlie George Searchers: Rosie Price Investigators: Amelia Maziarz Pioneers: Ashleigh Yeoman Wayfarers: Uros Mustafiq Pathfinders:... Read more…

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Art Club continue Chinese New Year celebrations!

Art Club have continued to mark the Chinese New Year by making these fantastic springy Chinese dragons. First of all they designed the head and decorated this to their personal preferences, whilst thinking carefully about colours appropriate to the Chinese culture. Next they folded paper to make a... Read more…

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Class topic inspires Libby’s home learning.

Libby  of Navigators was so inspired by the class studying Ancient Greeks, that at the weekend she (with a little help from her Dad and Grandad) made this beautiful shield. Libby said "It was a lot of fun. We used cardboard and paper- maiche". A huge well done to Libby for making such a... Read more…

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Year 4 make jigsaws seem like a piece of cake!

On Friday, Mr Berry's Enrichment group worked together to complete this 200 piece jigsaw. William from Yr 4 said "I found it really good fun and very relaxing!" I wonder what their next challenge will... Read more…

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Next week will have a Bad Hair Day!

We will be participating in the forthcoming 'Bad Hair Day' on Friday 10th February which raises money for Great Ormond Street Children's hospital. Children must wear their normal uniform. The children can either wear a 'bad hair' wig or wear their hair in any way for the day. We would ask that if... Read more…

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Fantastic Friendship bracelets are made by art club!

Art Club got creative last night, using a variety of different materials to make friendship bracelets. The children were able to think about what qualities make a good friend. The finished bracelets were very colourful and looked... Read more…

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Year 1 make their own shields!

As part of their topic of 'Castles', Year 1 have been very busy making shields. They thought carefully about the design of these including the shape and pattern. The finished results are definitely fit for royalty! Well done Year... Read more…

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