Monthly Archives: June 2017

Den Day Grand Total!

We are pleased to announce that the grand total of our 'Den Day' fundraising was just over £245. A huge thanks to everyone who donated and got... Read more…

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Exciting Summer Activity Opportunity!

Premier Sports are holding their  Premier Sport & Premier Performing Arts ‘Inspire to Engage’ Multi Activity Holiday Clubs at Ormiston Venture Academy from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August.  If your child is interested in attending, please read the information attached... Read more…

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Anti-bullying day encourages resilience.

This Wednesday was Anti-bullying day with a theme of resilience. Many classes discussed what resilience means and various ways that people can exhibit signs of resilience such as staying strong when faced with challenges, having the courage to speak to someone about problems and knowing which... Read more…

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Art club have a dreamy time!

Last week, Art club made some fabulous dream-catchers by winding string around circles of cardboard then making a pretty web of wool across the front of them. The children really enjoyed this with Gracey from Year 2 saying 'It was really fun and I can hang it in my bedroom now'. Well done art... Read more…

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KS1 choir are a singing sensation!

This evening, the KS1 choir performed at the 'Sounds for Summer' concert held at Great Yarmouth Minster. They sang two fantastic songs- 'Tomorrow' from the musical Annie and the popular number 'Hey Mr Miller'. After several weeks of working hard rehearsing, their efforts paid off and they sounded... Read more…

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Year 2 take a walk on the wild side!

This afternoon, Year 2 enjoyed a walk in the countryside. They walked down a muddy track and through some woodlands in order to experience a scenic view of a barley field and a giant crop of parsnips. It was a very pleasant walk although many children were exhausted by the end of... Read more…

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Year 4 Norwich Castle visit

Today, Year 4 visited Norwich Castle as part of their topic work on the Normans. Whilst at the castle they became immersed into the Norman lifestyle including learning about the foods they ate, the clothes they wore and the weapons they used. For many children, the highlight of the day was having... Read more…

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Extreme Mountain Bike show pays us a visit!

Today, we were treated to an exciting spectacular performance from the team of the Extreme Mountain Bike show. The two performers, both of whom had previously competed for the UK at World Championship and Olympic level, demonstrated some extremely dangerous tricks on their bikes including springing... Read more…

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Den Day was a delight!

Den Day is over and what an exciting day it was! So much hard work went into the dens and the finished results looked absolutely fantastic. Nearly all of the groups made a  den that fulfilled the criteria of free-standing and fitting all group members in it. Parents were invited in this afternoon... Read more…

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Den Day progress update!

The children have been working extremely hard battling against the wind to make their dens stay up! Some groups have completed their dens but lets hope they don't get blown away over... Read more…

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Den day begins!

Den Day is well underway and the pupils have been extremely busy building their fantastic shelters using the mountains of sticks, fabric and other materials that were very kindly donated by parents. Attached below are a few photos of the initial stages of the building- more to follow later! The... Read more…

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Year 3 enjoy African adventure!

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Africa Alive today. They saw lots of different species of exotic animals such as lemurs, meerkats and monkeys. One of the monkeys they saw was not even a day old! Some pupils were extremely brave and held millipedes and snakes! Overall, it was a brilliant day enjoyed... Read more…

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Reception are star strawberry growers!

The boys and girls in Reception have been working very hard on the garden area this term. They were delighted to find that the strawberry plants had grown and were now full of juicy red strawberries! Well done... Read more…

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Families’ Lunch Week goes down a treat!

This week is Families' Lunch Week where parents are invited into the Academy to have lunch with their children. So far, both Year 1 classes and the Reception classes have enjoyed dining with their parents. Here are a few photos of the... Read more…

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Den Day Information:

As you are aware, we are holding a fund raiser for ‘Save the Children Den Day’ on Friday 16th June,  and we thank you for all your donations of supplies to enable us to build the dens. We would ask that the children come into the academy on Friday wearing suitable clothing which may get... Read more…

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Reception school trip to Fairhaven.

Today, the boys and girls in Reception enjoyed a school trip to Fairhaven. Located just outside of Norwich, Fairhaven is a woodland area offering a wide range of different outdoor activities. Upon arrival, the children enjoyed a walk through the woodland where they learnt lots of interesting... Read more…

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Votes are counted; the results are in!

The votes in the Herman General Election have all been counted up by the school council. There was a 96% turnout for voting and the final results were as follows- Liberal Democrats in 3rd place, Conservative in 2nd place and Labour achieving a majority and winning 1st place. The pupils who helped... Read more…

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Sun shines for Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

This lunchtime, pupils enjoyed a delicious Teddy Bears' Picnic outside on the field. Many children brought their favourite teddy along with them to share their lunch! Can you spot your child and their teddy in our photo... Read more…

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Pupils rush to cast their votes!

The Herman Polling Station opened promptly at 9.30 this morning. Members of our school council are acting as the Returning Officers and there have been long queues of pupils eager to cast their votes. Votes will be counted later today and the result will be announced in a special assembly at 2.00pm... Read more…

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Year 2 learn about healthy eating in Science Week.

Year 2 pupils are focusing on the human body and life processes as part of Science Week. Today they learnt specifically about the different food groups and the importance of eating a balanced diet. They made fruit kebabs using Rainbow coloured fruits then ate them, helping them all to meet their 5... Read more…

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Science week starts with a bang for Year 4!

Year 4 have had a very interesting start to Science Week. Navigators have been learning how i​t's possible to float a paper clip whereas Pathfinders have been investigating the properties of a Newtonian fluid. We can't wait to hear what you found... Read more…

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Children work exceedingly hard on Enrichment projects!

Over the half term holidays, Year 2 children were set the challenge to see how many areas of their Enrichment passport they could complete. They proudly brought their work into the Academy to show us what they have been doing and it all looks brilliant! Lots of children have learnt about the... Read more…

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