Yearly Archives: 2018

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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Cooking Enrichment!

On Friday, Miss White's cooking enrichment made healthy pizzas. They practiced the skills of cutting and slicing and also put their creativity to good use to create a beautiful pattern on the top of the... Read more…

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Art club recognise Remembrance Day

Last week, art club made poppies decorating them in lots of different ways then put them all together to decorate their solider. The children also had a discussion about the importance and significance of Remembrance... Read more…

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Odd Socks in aid of Anti Bullying!

A huge well done to all the pupils that turned up wearing their Odd Socks today. This helped to convey to children the important message that even though we are all different, we are all... Read more…

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Coffee morning fundraiser for defibrillator

We are delighted to be holding a coffee morning on Monday 26th November at 9:00 in order to raise funds to buy a defibrillator for the Academy. This event is being raised by parent Emma Harris alongside Jayne Biggs from Heart 2 Heart Norfolk. It would be great if as many parents as possible could... Read more…

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Inspirational Ishanvi!

Ishanvi in Pioneers Yr2 delighted us this week by sharing her family celebration of Diwali. She talked to the class about the Hindu God, Ganesha and the lovely Mehndi on her hand. Great learning... Read more…

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Authors and Illustrators in the making!

These past two weeks Year 1 children have found themselves quietly immersed in a range of Julia Donaldson texts! The Secret Cave became the Gruffalo Woods and suddenly the children turned into Authors and Illustrators! It was learned that Julia Donaldson worked in a team with Axel Schiffler to... Read more…

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Nursery’s busy week!

Nursery have been super busy this week with lots of exciting activities. On Wednesday they had a visit from the Oral Health Nurse who used her special crocodile toy to show the boys and girls how to clean their teeth and explain the importance of careful teeth cleaning. Yesterday, the children... Read more…

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Year 5 science experiments

Year 5 have been busy this week working on some science experiments. They have been using thermal insulators, checking temperatures and recording our findings on a chart. Later in the week they recorded their findings on a spreadsheet and made a graph. All the children enjoyed this science... Read more…

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Year 4 Toothbrushing workshop

Yesterday, Year 4 were fortunate to have a toothbrushing workshop. We learnt about the causes of tooth decay and the amounts of sugar in certain foods. We were shocked to learn that there are 11 cubes of sugar in one packet of Skittles! After this, we were shown and then we practised the... Read more…

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Year 3 Viking Workshop

Yesterday, Year 3 children experienced a Viking workshop which was led by a real Viking! Throughout the day, they learnt lots about Viking customs including weapons,money,food, battle formations and much more. The Viking organised an activity carousel for the children and through this, they were... Read more…

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Anglo Saxon Jewellery making!

Year 4's new theme is 'Anglo-Saxons'. They will be learning all about the territories and tribes within the Anglo-Saxon period and will be investigating their ways of life. This week, they looked at the jewellery worn by Anglo-Saxons and started to design their own Anglo-Saxon style... Read more…

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Aspirations raised through UEA visit!

On Wednesday, Year 5 enjoyed a visit to the UEA. Whilst they were there, they experienced fencing and wall climbing. The pupils really enjoyed their tour of the campus and were asking lots of questions throughout the day. Most of the children were talking about planning to come to UEA in the... Read more…

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