Monthly Archives: June 2019

Last Week in Little Learners

Last week in Little Learners Nursery we had a special visit from Sam who looks after the mini-beasts at Africa Alive Wildlife Park. She brought along some mini-beasts for us to look at and feel.  We were really brave and lots of us held or touched the different creatures she brought in with her ... Read more…

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Not just another brick in the wall

We have been looking at positive relationships this week, and children throughout the academy have been creating bricks for our 'Relationships Wall'. Every brick contains the name of someones special person and why they are special. Here are some of Year 5 putting their bricks in the... Read more…

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‘Roar-some’ Reception

Reception has a 'roar-some' trip to the Dinosaur Park on Wednesday. We saw lots of the dinosaurs we have been learning about and we got to be paleontologists and dig up some fossils.    ... Read more…

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TES School Award Success 2019

Ormiston Herman Academy was shortlisted the TES Schools Awards 2019 for 'Early Years Setting of the Year! This is a prestigious National award, and TES Schools awards "celebrates the vision, commitment, and outstanding contribution to education". On Friday 21st, Mrs Rutherford, Mrs Karasava, Mrs... Read more…

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TeachMeet

The Teach Meet is an event run by Ignite Teaching School Alliance. It was held at Ormiston Venture Academy 25th June and there were approx 120 people in attendance. Miss Jackson did a presentation on the way our Early Years practice has been brought up to Year 1 and the positive outcomes that... Read more…

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#IWILL Art Club Play on Picasso

  Year 5/6 art enrichment group  have been looking at famous artists, this week focusing on Pablo Picasso and his painting Le Coq (Roosla) . They applied the techniques of line, colour and style used by the artist to their own work; using oil, pastels and chalk.  ... Read more…

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Lions Donate to Mary Poppins

The Great Yarmouth Lions Club have kindly donated £200 to the academy to help towards our production of Mary Poppins.       Today, the president of the club brought a cheque into the academy and wished us all luck with the performances. We took the opportunity to show our... Read more…

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#IWILL Cliff Park’s Shakespeare Rocks

As part of our #IWILL project we are keen to venture into the wider community to appreciate what we have around us. When our year 3 and 4 students were invited by Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy to attend a performance of their show "Shakespeare Rocks" it was an offer too good to refuse;... Read more…

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Healthy Eating in Year 3

As part of their learning in science, year 3 have been exploring healthy eating and its effect on our bodies. They all tried some fruits and vegetables that they were less familiar with last week, to mixed but mostly positive reviews. Kiwi fruit is a particular favorite! Who knew!  ... Read more…

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Inflatable Pitch Comes to Herman

  Today we had an inflatable pitch come from Go Gironimo, with the whole academy getting chance to take part in a game of tag rugby. From the photos below I'm sure you'll get a sense of quite how much everyone enjoyed it!        ... Read more…

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Year 5 & 6 tackle a triathlon

A selection of Year 5 & 6 took part in a triathlon this week as part of our #IWILL project. Fantastic effort from all involved.  ... Read more…

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Year 3 explore their local area

Year 3 this week took a walk around their local area as part of their topic work. We went as far as the sea front to explore the cliffs and the beach, stopping along the way at various sites.  ... Read more…

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Life Skills After School Club #IWILL

Life Skills after school started last week. For one of the activities the children used some litter picking sticks to help clear the fence and hedge line around the school. Among the findings was a crisp packet that went out of date in 1995!  ... Read more…

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Little Learners Growing Greens

Last week we continued our 'growing' topic. We have been looking after our bean plants very well,  watering them daily and watching them grow. We have also been busy in our early years garden. We have dug up the weeds ready for our plants using tools safely and we have watered our strawberry... Read more…

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Shrek Dance Workshop

This afternoon, twenty Year 5 and 6 students were lucky enough to take part in a Shrek dance workshop at Ormiston Venture Academy! Members of the actual Shrek cast spoke to the children about their careers and then taught the children a short dance from the performance itself! The pupils really... Read more…

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TES Early Years Nomination

I’m pleased to share a lovely piece of coverage for Ormiston Herman Academy’s nomination for the TES Early Years Setting of the Year. Mrs Karasava and Mrs Jackson went to an exciting event in London last week at The House of Commons where the nomination was announced. The event was... Read more…

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Short Story Champions

As part of 'Share a Story Week', everyone in the academy wrote their own short story. Teachers in each class chose their favourite story, with the winners being awarded their prizes in whole school assembly this morning.... Read more…

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Last week in Little Learners

Last week we were learning about growing.  We have looked at and discussed how a bean grows and we have had a go at putting growing bean pictures in order starting from the root through to the bean pod. We also planted our own beans in compost and discussed what our beans need to grow.  We put... Read more…

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Story Cafe

Following our story cafe at the end of last half term, here are a selection of photos from year 4 and 5. It's fantastic to have so many parents supporting these events, and their children's learning through the joy of reading and telling stories.  ... Read more…

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Little Learners Learn about ‘Little Them’.

Our topic in Little Learners last week was babies. The children brought in their baby photos to show everyone.  They took it in turns to guess who the baby photo belonged  to.  We discussed what is different about us from our baby photo to now. The children found it interesting to see how... Read more…

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