Monthly Archives: November 2018

Nursery have an exciting week!

This week the Nursery children have been learning about bears.  On Thursday we had a special stay and play, the children brought in their favourite teddies and they made teddy bear biscuits with their parents. We had a lovely teddy bears picnic and the children ate their delicious biscuits - they... Read more…

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Year 1 Crimean War Day

Wow what a busy day it’s been for all those Nurses in the hospital today…phew! From broken legs and arms to wounds needing re-bandaging…..not to mention the rats that needed fighting off from the floors and ceilings! The Nurses cared so well for the wounded, taking them milk and fruit and... Read more…

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Certificate Presentation!

We were extremely delighted to have Steve from Active Futures attend the Academy today to present us with 2 certificates to recognise our commitments to sport and healthy living. The first certificate was to recognise that we have achieved Active Futures status whereas the second was to commend us... Read more…

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And the KS1 choir are ready!

After rehearsing together for the last time this morning the boys and girls are ready for tonight’s spectacular performance at the Minster. They are ready to show you all their beautiful singing voices and cannot wait to represent their academy whilst getting us all in the …..dare we say it….... Read more…

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Year 2 Creative Writing Enrichment!

The Year 2 Creative Writing group got started on their stories for Enrichment. They have spent a couple of weeks planning and are now excitedly writing. We cannot wait to read their fantastic... Read more…

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Year 2 are inspired by visitors!

Today we meet with our last visitor for our Aspirations topic. Mr Speed came to talk to us about his role as Operations and Engineering Manager of First Eastern Counties. We asked lots of questions and learnt how hard work can help us to develop and reach our full potential. We've been very lucky... Read more…

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Used Uniform Sale

On Wednesday we will be holding a used uniform sale at 8:30 in the Downstairs Hall. We will have a range of items including jumpers, trousers, dresses, sports items and wellie boots. All items are available for a donation of your choice and any money raised will go towards the Heart 2 Heart... Read more…

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Year 3 investigate measurement!

Year 3 have been investigating Measurement in maths recently. They have been using rulers, scales and measuring jugs in order to measure different objects around their... Read more…

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Skipping superstars!

For well over a year now Miss Coe and Mrs Rose have been teaching skipping at lunchtime and for enrichment for KS2. Some children have been so committed they have skipped everyday and their skill level has improved drastically! Not only have they learnt how to run in and out but many have also... Read more…

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WOW YEAR 1…. Just WOW!

A super well done to all the Year 1 boys and girls! With reading at home and reading at school working hand in hand with each other throughout the week, the confidence to decode and talk about events has only improved! The children enjoy reading to adults and sharing a range of texts with their... Read more…

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Year 6 papier mache islands!

As you may remember, Year 6 were making paper mache islands after being inspired by the book Kensuke’s Kingdom. It has taken weeks of hard work and determination but the islands are finally finished! Year 6 truly enjoyed the story and were quite emotional when it ended, even giving a round of... Read more…

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Reception Coastguard Visit!

This week, learned about the job of the coastguard, and the types of emergencies they go out to.  We got to see inside their special vehicle, and see all the equipment they use. We had a go at pretending to save each other using their equipment. We enjoyed pressing the siren, it was very... Read more…

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Some might call it clockwork…….

Look at our wonderful Time Team in Searchers class working very hard this week. They have kept us all on time ready for Christmas play and choir rehearsals, assemblies, school council and many more learning opportunities! Well... Read more…

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Year 4 mathematical learning!

In Maths this week, year 4 have been learning about shapes and their properties. We have talked about different types of angles - acute, right, obtuse and reflex as well as parallel and perpendicular lines. We have also looked at lines of symmetry and have been classifying shapes by whether they... Read more…

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Nursery go on a bear hunt!

This week in Nursery, we have been reading 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen.  The children enjoyed re-enacting the story on our outside obstacle course. During Stay and Play we made footprints that we turned into... Read more…

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OHA receives prestigious Attendance Award!

We were delighted to receive this certificate from Ormiston Academies last week at the OAT Annual Conference. It is soon going to take pride of place in our certificate and awards gallery. A huge thank you to all parents, carers and families who have made this... Read more…

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Seekers and Searchers super manners!

Look at these children from Searchers and Seekers class’ who have used their super manners and kind words to their friends and adults around the academy this week! As we all know …..'manners cost nothing and always put a smile on everyone’s faces and make us feel good when they are... Read more…

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Children in Need 2018

We have been so busy celebrating Children in Need today that some of us felt so tired we had to wear our pyjamas! We have completed lots of Pudsey related activities and also very much enjoyed the biscuit sale at tuck. We haven't finished fundraising yet so as of yet, we haven't got a final total... Read more…

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Year 1 Children in Need Day!

All Year 1 children arrived to school dressed in their pyjamas and spots this morning. As soon as they stepped foot in the door a class photo was taken together and activities begun! Biscuits were decorated ready for the ‘Year 1’ biscuit sale in the afternoon. Tools were collected and ideas... Read more…

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School Council take on important task!

The school council had the very important task this morning of short listing the candidates for the Anti-Bullying Ambassador  Program. The short listed applicants will now go to SLT for judging and one child from each year group will go forward to become our Anti-Bullying... Read more…

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Adventurers Alien Visit!

Adventurers had a surprise visitor this week, we shared the story of aliens love underpants and we counted some pants as we hung them out to dry. After lunch one of the pairs of pants was missing! We noticed that the rest of the pairs were hung in a repeating pattern so we knew the missing ones... Read more…

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Nursery have a very slow visitor!

The Nursery have had a visit from Treacle the Tortoise this week and then they made her hibernation boxes ready for her long winter sleep! We have been learning about different animals that hibernate (hedgehogs, tortoises and... Read more…

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Year 3 Dictionary Presentation

This morning, Year 3 children were lucky enough to be presented with their very own dictionary by the Rotary club. The dictionaries were bought and supplied by the Rotarians and we are very grateful for their generosity within... Read more…

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Year 4 explore measuring!

Year 4 have been exploring measuring this week. Today, we investigated capacity using water and different sized containers. First we looked at the containers and predicted the order of the capacities of the containers from smallest to largest, We then tested our predictions by pouring water into... Read more…

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Year 2 take a step into the future!

Year 2 started their new topic of Aspirations with the children dressing up as the jobs they would like to do when they are older. Jobs ranged from teachers, doctors and firefighters to pilots, explorers and architects. We had a great day sharing our dreams for the future. Over the coming weeks we... Read more…

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