Ormesby Village Junior School

Kentwell Hall - 2019

As Yrs. 5/6 project for the Autumn Term is learning about The Tudors, a trip was organised to Kentwell Hall - Pupils dressed up for the day and re-enacted a day in the life of a Tudor.

They went back in time to 1588 - walking through the Time Tunnel into the grounds of the Hall. 

Before going through the gates they had to encounter the Gate Keepers and show a pass to walk in to the gardens. 

On entering The Great Kitchen they were shown ingredients used to cook meals, which were later served by the pupils in the Great Hall. 

Young ladies in the Dairy told pupils what long days they worked and explained how cheese was made, while men in the bakery kneaded and proved the bread rolls.  

Walking from room to room they looked and listened to various musical instruments being played -  ladies singing and dancing before finally being shown The Brew House. 

A full and tiring day was enjoyed by all.

Horstead Residential Trip - 2019

Year 5/6

An excited group of Yrs. 5/6 children travelled to Horstead for a residential activity trip.

Over the 3 days, the children took part in many activities including: crate stacking, cooking, canoeing, zooming down the zip wire and raft building.  A brilliant time was had by all, including all the staff, and some very tired children returned home on Wednesday.


On Friday 28th June, Year 6 had  the opportunity to visit Kings College Cambridge. They were given a tour of the college, including the famous chapel and library.  

We hope it has inspired some of our year 6 pupils to become a university undergraduate in the future.

 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 

Year 5 had an amazing S.T.E.M. day at Acle Academy.  The theme was Cluedo and all pupils had to solve a series of clues from evidence left at the scene.  These included: analysing footprints, blood types and solving a coded message.
By the end of the day the mystery had been solved and Miss Scarlet's jewels had been returned.
Thank you to everyone who organised the trip.


YEAR 3/4

Two groups of children enjoyed all the varied activities during their stay at Aylmerton Field Study Centre, from team building activities, viewing and learning about the history of Cromer lifeboat, crabbing at West Runton to piloting boats at Wroxham.

The weather was mixed but all the children kept dry and had a fantastic time. 

Crucial Crew - Year 6

During the morning of Wednesday 15th November 2017, our Year 6 were taken to an event run by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.  The event called 'Crucial Crew' was an interactive safety initiative, comprising of 10 theatre-style sets which created situations of danger or crime.  Pupils worked their way around these situations in small groups with a member of the emergency services including the police, coastguard and the fire service.

Time and Tide Museum Yrs. 3/4

On Thursday 5th October Year 3/4 journeyed back in time to the land of the Iceni. Over the course of the day children learned about slavery, how to make potions with a druid, how to march like a Roman and how to fight like a Celt. Children behaved impeccably and a great time was had by all.   

Oxburgh Hall - Yrs. 5/6

As part of their Tudor project, Yrs. 5/6 visited Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk.  They were guided round by volunteers who shared a wealth of information about the hall. Pupils were shown the King and Queen's bedrooms, they were able to dress in Tudor clothing and try to identify objects used in Tudor times for cooking, cleaning and playing games.  The highlight of the day for the pupils was going down the Priest's Hole, a tiny hole in a secret room used for hiding the Priest.

What a fantastic day Yr. 6's had at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park on Friday.  The sun shone and everyone (including teachers) went on most of the rides.

 A brilliant time was had by all!