Ormesby Village Junior School

May Half Term Treat

For the end of May half term treat, Norfolk Wild Encounters bought onto our school playing field a selection of birds of prey they had rescued or hand reared, including: a barn owl, a harris hawk, an American eagle owl, a tawny owl and a great grey owl.


Varley, a hearing dog, visited our school with his owner Ann Jillings to inform  pupils of all the good work Varley, and other trained dogs do to support deaf people.  Anne, who has a 13 year old deaf son Daniel, couldn't praise Varley enough and through a power-point Daniel said Varley had changed his life.

Our school recently raised the fantastic amount of  £1142.16, which is going to be used to train another dog like Varley to help someone else.


Children dressed up as their favourite book character for World Book Day - Thursday 7th March.

We had so many colourful Harry Potters, Dorothys and David Walliam's characters.


Once again pupils had a brilliant day having lots of fun exercising - bouncing up and down on their trampolines and stretching to dance music, directed by a keep fit instructor from Jump Warehouse.


Both Ormesby Village Infant and Junior Schools were given an after Christmas surprise and treat when  a theatrical  group came in to school to perform the pantomime - Aladdin. 

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

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Rotary Club - Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Rotary Club joined our school assembly, Tuesday 6th November, to hand each child in Year 3 a new dictionary.

Caister Academy

Teachers from Caister Academy spent the morning at our school with children from Years 5/6, holding a Transition Masterclass, which gave our pupils a good understanding of what learning is like at Caister Academy.  They spent the morning learning interesting facts about The Inca people. This included: the Incan mummification process, creatating their own Incan suspension bridge and finally developing their knowledge about the culture.

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.