Ormesby Village Junior School

Summer Term Treat afternoon

The afternoon began with all the children meeting in the hall to enjoy sausage rolls, scones and drink, before heading out onto the field for a spectacular water fight between themselves and staff.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths day

On Tuesday 3rd July 2018, Years 5/6 pupils were treated to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths day - STEM which was run by Kinesis who are part of Educator Solutions.

Throughout the day children took part in workshops entitled Robotics Roadshow and Predator and Prey via coding.

Children found the instructions easy to follow and enjoyed learning so much about computer coding.



What a surprise the children had last week when the 'Big Top' - Circus Ferrel came to our school.  The children looked on in awe as they saw it being erected on the school playing field.

Both schools joined in the school assembly on Tuesday morning and watched the artists perform an array of acts. Throughout the week both schools took part in workshops learning different circus skills - tightrope walking, plate spinning, juggling and ribbon poi.

Everyone was very enthusiastic and had a brilliant time.

Danceathon 2018

The first week after half term was Arts Week.  All the children took part in a Danceathon workshop which ended with the whole school performing a routine together. The workshop was great fun and certainly kept staff and children on their toes.

End of Spring Term Treat

What a treat the children at the end of the Spring Term.  Everyone joined in with so many activities - dancing, football, table tennis, speed stacking, rounders and many more games which ended with a visit from the ice-cream van.

Dog's Trust

Our visitor today, Thursday 22nd March, was Jo from our local Dog's Trust.  She gave advice on keeping safe around dogs, followed by workshops in the Year 3 and 4 classes.


Today,Thursday 15th March, children throughout the school dressed up as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.


What a treat the children had over the last couple of days before half term. Mr James Campbell, an author, inspired the children by retelling funny stories about his books and shared ideas for story writing.

The following day all the children prepared, cooked and ate pancakes and then enjoyed pancake races during the afternoon.  A fantastic treat for all the children.

Peter Pan Pantomime

Both Ormesby Village Infant and Junior Schools were given an after Christmas surprise and treat when M & M theatrical productions came in to school to perform the pantomime - Peter Pan. 

Throughout the performance there were boos, laughter and shouting coming from both pupils and staff. 

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Christmas Reward Day

During the afternoon we had three surprising visitors to our school - Father Christmas and Fred and Barney, the donkeys.  Scratby Garden Centre kindly brought over the donkeys as part of the children's reward day.  All the pupils were given the opportunity to  meet and stroke Fred and Barney.  Pupils who had earned the highest amount of stickers for their hard work over the half term where additionally allowed to ride and spend extra time with them.  A huge thank you to Scratby Garden Centre and all those who brought in donations for the donkeys.

Year 5 and 6 joined forces with the Year 1's at the Infant School to help them make papier mache planets.

We layered strips of newspaper dipped in glue over a balloon and the final layer was white paper so that the Year 1 could paint it.

Finally, we helped the year 1 children to paint their planet so that it looked like their design.

Remembrance Sunday 2017

On Sunday, Freya Batterbee laid a wreath on behalf of the Ormesby Village Schools at the War Memorial in Ormesby.  Despite it being a windy and rainy day, the village was well represented by members of the community to remember soldiers lost in all conflicts.

Super Splash Heros

The International Theatre Company, Gibber, known as the 'Super Splash Heroes',   performed a pantomime in front of the whole school, educating the children and staff about water conservation.  The children participated in games, which taught them how to use water wisely and how to save water daily.

Children's University Graduation Ceremony

We were proud to take 11 children to the graduation ceremony at Catton Grove Primary School.  We enjoyed a short science show from Helium Helen of Mad Science before the presentation of certificates. Children from Ormesby were interviewed by Alix from Children's University as they collected their hard earned awards.



We had a fantastic day at the University of East Anglia last Saturday, 4th February, as the students who took part in the Scholars Programme graduated.  We took part in study workshops and had a tour of the UEA before the certificate assembly.  We were pleased that so many proud parents and family members were able to join us as the Ormesby students received their certificates from the Head of Admissions at the UEA. 

A huge well done to Holly, Honey, Megan, Zach, Grace Y, Sarvine, Isabelle H, Rosie, Sangeethaa, Huck, Thomas and Peter on this fantastic achievement.


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This morning, Friday 8th July 2016, we held a graduation ceremony at school to celebrate the success of some of the children who are part of the Children's University.

We were thrilled to welcome Amy Sale - Principal of the Children's University in Norfolk - and families to celebrate with us.

Graduates were presented with their certificates and some talked about what they enjoyed about being part of the Children's University.

If your child was inspired by what they saw, Miss McMylor has more information about how you can get involved, or you can visit the Children's University website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/childrensuniversity.


A big thank-you to Hemsby Lifeboat Crew who came into school to talk to the children about staying safe when near water (both the sea and the broads) and what to do if there is a problem.  The children also learnt about how the lifeboat is organised and funded and were shown some of the equipment used, including one of their boats.

 World Book Day - 2016

5/6 SY: Children from Mr Yaxley's class, the Yellow Guided Reading Group, are enjoying reading Reckless by Cornelia Funke.  They each chose a character from the book to dress up for World Book Day.  Well done to Violet, Leah, Matthew, Jack, Izzie, Brynn and Zach.

 5/6 CR


Yrs. 3/4


 Years 5/6 were amazed throughout the day by learning fascinating and interesting facts about World War 1 from our visitors, 'Sergeant Toll' and 'Private Billingham'.  The children re-enacted scenes from the Great War and realised life in war was very hard. Our guests bought in many artefacts from the war, which encouraged the children to ask many questions.  Well done to everyone - especially the children!



Each class in Year 5/6 have created their own WW1 website.  Click on the links below to access them.  We hope you learn lots!

5/6 SY

5/6 LN

5/6 CR

 Thank you to all the parents/carers who came to see some of the work produced this term by the year 5 and 6 children during our World War 1 topic, which really captured the imagination of the children and was obvious in the work produced for the exhibition on Wednesday afternoon.

We are sure you were as moved by the War Story DVD shown during the afternoon, as we were when we were making them.

Finally, a huge thank you to those who left such wonderful comments.  They were warmly received and a few are posted below.