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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 89.1%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 90.2%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 99.2%
  • F2 Puffin Class 98.2%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 98%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 97%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 91.7%
  • Y2 Robin Class 98%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 100%
  • Y3 Wren Class 96.7%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 100%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 98.7%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.2%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 100%
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Educational Visits

On Friday 24th November, Year 2 ventured to Perlethorpe and spent the day learning all about Victorian life. Throughout the morning, they explored the Victorian church and closely looked at the gargoyles and grotesques, before taking a steady stroll in the Autumn sunshine to Thoresby Hall. During the afternoon, they all had the opportunity to dress up in traditional Victorian clothing and they met the strict teacher, Mr Ryder. They practiced reading and writing in the Victorian classroom, before playing Victorian games such as skipping and marbles. Take a look at our pictures from the day above.
On Monday 13th November, both Year 2 classes went on a trip to Hodsock Priory to delve deeper into their local history. Whilst there, they had a tour of the historical house and created replicas of the portraits hanging in the drawing room. The children explored the buildings from the outside and drew what they could see and walked around the grounds and gardens before completing some outdoor activities.
Y6 Visit - Eden Camp 2017

On Monday 06th November, Bluejay Class got to experience the history of WWII when they visited Eden Camp. They made their way around twenty-four huts which were packed full of interesting facts and information about the different topics of war. The children were mesmerised by the Blitz Hut as they got the chance to experience the sights and smells of WWII. Fun was had by all children that visited this incredible museum.

Whilst there, the children also took part in the 'Remembrance Rocks' event. Firstly, the class chose rocks from school and added a poppy design. Then, at Eden Camp, the children took a moment to pay their respects and lay their rocks at the memorial to remember the sacrifices made by all members of HM Forces, past and present.

Year 3 & 4 Handball Festival - Retford 2017
On Friday 20th October, a group of 12 children from Year 3 and 4 travelled to Retford to take part in the Handball Festival. In the morning, the children learned the basic skills and in the afternoon, they were able to practice these when they played against other schools.
FS2 Visit - Build a Bear Meadowhall 2017

On Wednesday 18th October, Kingfisher Class went on their trip to Meadowhall to build their class mascot at Build a Bear. The children chose a cat and named it Kitty Bat Cat.

On Friday 20th October, Puffin Class visited Build a Bear and made their class mascot, a dog which they called Bob.

All of the children had a great time and are looking forward to the time when it will be their chance to spend the weekend with the mascots.

On Tuesday 17th October, Norbridge Art and Norbridge STEM collaborated on their visit to the Harley Gallery. It was here the children explored the inspiring 3D structures and designs by the innovative artist: Michael Brennand-Wood. The children also participated in a workshop where they created their own 3D structures using a range of natural and man-made materials. Finally, they headed to the Portland Collection where they completed an investigative trail. A creative day was had by all.
Year 5 Residential - Hathersage 2017
On Sunday 17th September, twenty four children from Swallow Class embarked on their residential to Hathersage. The children spent their three-day trip exploring the natural beauty of the countryside and taking part in lots of outdoor activities. They got the chance to practice their map reading skills when they hiked up Stanage Edge and tried their hand at crayfishing and orienteering. 
KS2 Residential - France 2017
On Monday 11th September, a group of KS2 children and staff set off on their big adventure to France. They spent the week exploring the local area and sampling lots of tasty French food. Their jam-packed itinerary included: visits to the beach, a French bakery, a goat's cheese farm and a World War 1 memorial. The children had a fantastic week absorbing French language, culture and history.
Year 2 Visit - The Deep 2017
To learn more about the 'Ice' part of Year 2's 'Fire and Ice' topic, Hazelnut Class and Redwood Class visited 'The Deep' in Hull. The children were able to see lots of different types of fish and sea creatures and there was plenty of opportunities to explore. The children took part in a workshop to learn all about the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the creatures that live there. To complete the day, the children had the opportunity to meet some real penguins!

Hazelnut Class Visit - The Harley Gallery 2017

Throughout Spring Term 2, children from Hazelnut Class will be taking part in an exciting partnership project with the Harley Gallery. To introduce the project, the children visited the gallery to look carefully at the Lego exhibition by Warren Elsmore. They focused on looking at the details included in the models of famous architecture from around the World, before photographing the Harley Gallery building and completing observational drawings. The children are very excited to complete their next session of the project.

Year 3 Visit - Creswell Crags 2017

On Friday 10th March, Year 3 went on a trip to Creswell Crags. As they arrived, they were met by three of the tour guides and split into three groups. One of the activities included a cave tour, where the children wore helmets with torches and were taken into Robin Hood's cave to explore and feel different stone tools that would have been used in the cave.

Another activity was art based, where the children were allowed to use clay, paint and charcoal to create a range of cave art. Finally. the children demonstrated their survival skills, where they were given the chance to throw a wood and flint spear, fire an arrow and create a den out of sticks and animal furs. The trip really gave the children the opportunity to step back in time.

Year 6 Residential - Kingswood 2017

On Sunday 29th January, Year 6 packed their bags and set off on their residential visit to Peak Venture Centre, Kingswood in Penistone. The week was jam-packed and adventurous and certainly did not disappoint.

The children took part in activities which challenged their minds, challenged their bodies and helped them face and conquer their fears. Activities ranged from Archery and Laser-Tag to the 3G Swing and Abseiling and much more. By far, the best activity, as voted for by the children, was the 3G Swing and one which will be remembered for a long time.

Overall, the children had an amazing time and should be proud of their achievements and and accomplishments from the week.

 

Visit the school's Flickr account below to view photos from the residential:

'On the Farm' was the topic for children in FS2 during Spring Term 1. The children had already learnt about the different types of farms and all the things that we get from farms, as well as how the machines to farm have changed over time. To support with their learning, the children visited Aston Springs Farm, where they got to stroke and feed sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and guinea-pigs. They even got to see and feed some meerkats!

KS2 Young Voices Concert - January 2017

On Tuesday 10th January, almost 50 children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Young Voice concerts at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. The children sang and danced to a variety of songs as well as accompanying other performers.

The children had a fantastic time and are already excited about going next year!

Year 1 Visit - White Post Farm 2017

On Monday 09th January, both Year 1 classes went on a wonderful adventure to White Post Farm. Their day began with a tour of the farm. They saw so many animals and were told information about each one. The guide gave the children some food and showed them how to hold their hands flat to feed the lamas.

In the afternoon, the children visited the small animal centre to see baby chicks hatching. The children listened carefully about how to look after small animals, before moving into a giant barn where there were lots of different animals, including goats and guinea pigs.

Before returning back to the school, both classes had the opportunity to visit the reptile centre, where the children held and stroked an enormous corn snake.

KS2 Church Visits - December 2016
Throughout the WB 05th December, classes from Key Stage 2 visited St John's church in Worksop to learn more about Christmas. The children were treated to a play, made a Christmas angel and a sliding nativity scene. As well as this, the children enjoyed singing along to a selection of Christmas songs.
Year 3 Visit - The Tropical Butterfly House 2016
On Friday 02nd December, children from Year 3 visited the Tropical Butterfly House in Anston. During the trip, the children had the chance to learn about different animals, with some brave children even holding a snake, tortoise, owl and cockroach!
Year 2 Visit - The National Space Centre 2016

On Thursday 01st December, both Year 2 classes blasted off for an out of this world day at the National Space Centre.

The children had chance to explore many interactive exhibits, including driving a moon buggy and taking samples of different types of rocks. The children spent time in a role play area, where they had to act the part of ground control, giving instructions to astronauts in outer space.

Feeling a little apprehensive, the children headed down a dark tunnel into the planetarium to watch an incredibly exciting show. All of the children had a fabulous time and the topic of 'Space' was really brought to life.

 

Visit the school's Flickr account below to view photos from the visit:

Year 6 Visit - Eden Camp 2016
On Wednesday 16th November, Year 6 went to Eden Camp in Malton, as part of their World War II topic. The children were able to experience the different aspects of the war in the museum, such as the U-Boat, Blitz Street and other daily life activities. They also watched a puppet show where they sang wartime songs. Before the journey home, the children enjoyed playing on the army themed adventure playground.
Year 5 & 6 Fun Run - Sherwood Pines 2016

On Wednesday 02nd November, children from Year 5 and 6 attended a very special event at Sherwood Pines - Go Run For Fun. Hundreds of children from schools all over Bassetlaw took part in a 2km fun run, wearing bring pink t-shirts and colourful shoelaces. It was a well marked course on trails through Sherwood Forest, which looked especially beautiful in the autumn sunshine.

After a picnic lunch, the children split into teams to complete an orienteering challenge after which there was just time for some fun and game on the adventure playground. Both classes raised money for their chosen class charities as part of the event.

On Friday 07th October, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Flamingo Land. When they arrived at the zoo, the children took part in a animal workshop, where they held a snake and a hedgehog. Following this, they had the opportunity to see many animals including giraffes, tigers and rhinos. During the trip, they also watched a show from two sea lions, Miguel and Claude.

On Monday 19th September, 26 children from Key Stage 2 packed their bags and set off for the France residential. During the week, the children sampled the French culture by visiting a boulangerie to make croissants, testing their sweet making skills at a local sweet factory, tasting French food and eating out at a creperie.

They also visited the town of Arras, Wellington Quarry and Vimy Ridge, which all related to World War II. The children also went to a local goat farm and enjoyed their disco and games sessions on the beach.

Year 5 Residential - Hathersage 2016

On Monday 12th September, Acer Class went on their first residential to Hathersage. Whilst on the trip, the children took part in numerous activities involving a night walk, orienteering, pond dipping and hiking.

In order to get to Hathersage, the class first had to board two trains. Even though the first train was very busy, all of the children behaved sensibly and were polite and considerate to other passengers.

Once they arrived at Hathersage and walked from the train station to St Michael's Education Centre, the children had to unpack and make their beds, a task task that some found more difficult than others.

There were many highlights to the residential, one of which was the hike to Stanage Edge. Despite the hot weather (and lack of sleep) all children showed an incredible level of determination and simply got on with the task at hand.

What a fantastic start to Year 5!

Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 89.1%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 90.2%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 99.2%
  • F2 Puffin Class 98.2%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 98%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 97%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 91.7%
  • Y2 Robin Class 98%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 100%
  • Y3 Wren Class 96.7%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 100%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 98.7%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.2%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 100%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Camilla Mercer
  • Megan Williams
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

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Awards

  • Food for life
  • QES
  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco Schools
  • Outcomes School Award
  • Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium 2015
  • National Support School
  • The Primary Network
  • Pupil Premium 2016
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