Monthly Archives: October 2018

Remembrance Day At Gorleston Library

Saturday 3rd November, 10am - 2pm Gorleston Library Friends Present All Day: Stitch Me Happy - Making poppies of all descriptions Rock Painting Refreshments Available All Day Plus Much More! 10am:  A talk about the work of the British Legion by Irene Williams. 11am:... Read more…

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Early Years Closure

“The health and wellbeing of our pupils is always our number one priority. A number of pupils in our Reception displayed similar sickness symptoms so we contacted the public health authorities in line with our best-practice procedures to seek their advice, and subsequently took the decision to... Read more…

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Harvest preparations are underway!

Year 5 have had an extremely busy afternoon completing some Harvest art and poems in preparation for our Harvest assembly which is happening on Thursday 1st November. The children were leaf printing with paint, leaf rubbing, sketching leaves and writing poems about... Read more…

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Great fun at Greatest Showman Workshop!

During the last week of the last half term, Miss White and Miss Manifold's performing arts group enjoyed a special Greatest Showman Workshop. As part of this, they tried on lots of different costumes from the film, learnt some exciting new circus skills and practised their best dance moves. The... Read more…

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Star of the week to all in Year 1!

Wow what a fantastic first half term in year 1 we have all had! A super well done to the children for their hard work and commitment every day in school, and their fantastic attitude to learning. Another big thank you goes to parents for supporting this learning at home, we couldn’t achieve this... Read more…

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Fritton Owl Sanctuary visit to Reception!

Reception were visited this week by  Oak the Tawny Owl from Fritton Owl Sanctuary, as part of their learning on Owl Babies and nocturnal animals. The children were then inspired to make clay nocturnal animals with clay and natural resources collected during a maths... Read more…

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Time keeping at its best!

Well done to the Searchers ‘Time Team’ who have kept us all on time for assembly, break and lunch time and of course tidy-up time this half-term! Not one minute late, not one minute early, always on time!  Who will be part of next half-term’s Time... Read more…

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Smashing victory for Football Team!

A huge congratulations to our football team who played Woodlands at home yesterday. After a tough match and lots of fantastic play from both sides, Ormiston Herman emerged victorious. The final score was 7-4. Well done... Read more…

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A taste of Africa!

Searchers and Seekers experience a taste of Africa from their snack shop! The exotic fruits were observed together before they were cut up and placed in the snack shop. Children thought of adjectives to describe each fruit. Key words were learned; skin, stone, pips and core and used to compare the... Read more…

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Jack Trelawny visits the Academy!

KS2 were extremely lucky today as they were paid a visit by the British author Jack Trelawny! Jack talked the children through the stages of his planning including how he gets his wonderful ideas for his books.He also read us the first chapter from his book Kernowland- The Crystal Pool. During his... Read more…

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School Cook of the Year finalist!

Our fantastic School Cook Mrs Rudd has been entered into the School Cook of the Year competition! As part of her bid to win, she attended a cooking workshop at Kings Lynn on Friday where she cooked up these delicious dishes. Mrs Rudd will find out over the next few weeks whether she has been named... Read more…

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Reception become experts on owls!

The boys and girls in Explorers and Adventurers have been learning about The Owl Babies story.  Today they made some owl feeders and talked about what owls like to eat and their habitats.  We are all very much looking forward to the visit from Fritton Owl Sanctuary on Monday to see some real... Read more…

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Searchers and Seekers escape to Africa!

Searchers and Seekers received a very important piece of information this morning…. a letter from Handa all the way from Africa, inviting them all to her village! In no time, boarding tickets were swiftly purchased and seat numbers were allocated! The departures lounge found itself busy in no... Read more…

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Pioneers celebrate fantastic home learning!

Pioneers have been celebrating some fantastic home learning today. Matthew has continued his learning from the classroom by exploring materials at home where he made a parachute with his parents. Ishanvi has been busy practicing her 2 times table. Lincoln won a trophy from his football club for... Read more…

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Year 4 feel very artistic!

This week, Year 4 having been feeling artistic! Tying in with our Tobagan theme, we have produced beautiful island scenes. We created the vibrant background by shading with oil pastels and then stuck on the island and palm tree silhouettes which we had cut out on black sugar paper. Next week, we... Read more…

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Reception Open Days!

We are very pleased to announce that we are holding 2 open days for prospective Reception children and parents. These will be between 10-11 and 1-2 on Wednesday November 7th and between 10-11 and 1-2 on Thursday November 8th. There is no need to book; just arrive between these times on the day. You... Read more…

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World Mental Health Day!

This morning a special assembly was held about mental health to mark World Mental Health day. Many children wore yellow to encourage happiness and positivity. Mrs Rutherford spoke to the children about things they can do to help enhance the mental wellbeing of themselves and others. She... Read more…

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Police visit to Nursery!

Nursery  have been learning about people who help us. Recently, they had a visit from the local police to show the children what they wear and how they help to keep us safe. The officers even let the boys and girls try on some of their equipment and hold their... Read more…

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Amazing response to Food Bank collection!

We have had a fantastic response so far to our food bank collection that we are doing on behalf of St Mary Magdalene Church. Reverend Price came into the Academy to see the huge quantity of donations we have already received and also to have a photo with some of the children who have kindly given.... Read more…

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Izabelle raises money for a worthy cause!

On Sunday Izabelle from Creators class took part in Countryfile's Ramble in Ely with over 1000 other people to raise money for Children in Need. The event will feature on Countryfile on Sunday 21st October. Well done Izabelle- what a caring action and a fantastic... Read more…

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Adventurers are adventurous food tasters!

Adventurers have continued their learning about senses by trying different foods and using their sense of taste. They used words such as 'sweet' 'bitter' 'sour' 'spicy' and 'salty' to describe what they... Read more…

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Successful School Council!

The School Council met today to share ideas they hope can help to make improvements to the school. The ideas were gathered from class assemblies and from children contributing to the School Council pages in each class, giving every child in our school a voice.  The children representing each class... Read more…

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Year 5 team building!

Year 5 have recently been taking part in a range of team building games. They have been finding  their own solutions to problems, practicing good listening to everyone's ideas and suggestions and becoming more comfortable with interacting within groups and following instruction. Great work Year... Read more…

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Books for Schools £20000 token giveaway!

We are very excited to be taking part in the Books for Schools £20000 token giveaway! From today, tokens will appear in the EDP as well as its sister publications across the region for parents, school staff and friends to collect. The tokens can then be donated directly to the school, and... Read more…

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