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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM
  • F1 Canary Class PM
  • F2 Heron Class 96.4%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.8%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Penguin Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96.9%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 97.4%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.1%
  • Y4 Kestrel Class 97.4%
  • Y4 Red Kite Class 97.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.8%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.1%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 96.1%
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This week in English we have been learning all about news reports. We looked at what different features we need to include and planned our own based on the robbery at Gringotts Bank. We collected information we could use and also some eye witness reports and put this all together to create some amazing news reports. We then used a self-assessment and peer-assessment sheet to ensure we had included all the different features. 
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This week in English we have been learning all about J.K Rowling. We researched facts about her and then used these facts to write a biography. Why not head over to our Blog to read some yourself. merlin2018.norbridgeblogs.net
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This week in English we have been looking at these interesting pictures. We then used the squirrel and the bird picture to write a conversation between them. We thought about the way the characters could speak to each other and how they could change their voices and facial expressions throughout the performance. 
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Today in English we shared our play script with a friend and talked about our characters and how they are going to perform. We discussed how we could make our play more interesting. We decided it needed to have stage direction, expression to match what the characters are saying, props and a range of actions. We then worked in pairs to act out our play. Once we had mastered how to use green screen we recorded our own weather show. 

 

Hogwarts Adventure

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Hogwarts Adventure

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Hogwarts Adventure

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This week in English we have been writing adventure stories. We have been using our adverb, adjective and punctuation mat to try and make our sentences interesting and engaging. Why not head over to our Blog to read some of our fantastic writing. 

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Today in English we talked about how books are sometimes turned into films. We discussed adding different scenes to make the film more entertaining and then had a go at acting out chapter 3 of Harry Potter. We talked about the importance of using a loud and clear voice when performing. We then performed our scene and gave feedback to the other groups.

Harry Potter Chapter 3

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Harry Potter Chapter 3

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This week, we have been learning about the features of formal letters. Inspired by the letter Professor McGonagall writes to Harry inviting him to attend Hogwarts, we decided to write a letter in response to thank her and to ask form more information. We focused on: laying our letter out correctly, using adverbials to organise the questions in our letter and including formal language.

 

Have a look at our class blog to see a few examples of the letters that we wrote. 

 

 

 

 

 

This week, we have been focusing on expanding our vocabulary to make our descriptive writing more exciting to read. 

We discussed the term 'synonym' and how a thesaurus can help us find similar but more exciting words.

 

 

This week we began reading our class novel for this term; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We then did lots of writing activities that were inspired by the events in Chapter 1. We wrote interview questions to ask the Dursley's. We created some character and setting descriptions and we even acted out a scene from chapter 1 and performed the to the rest of the class. 

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM
  • F1 Canary Class PM
  • F2 Heron Class 96.4%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.8%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Penguin Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96.9%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 97.4%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.1%
  • Y4 Kestrel Class 97.4%
  • Y4 Red Kite Class 97.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.8%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.1%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 96.1%

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Designated Safeguarding Leads

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

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  • Outcomes School Award
  • Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium 2015
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  • The Primary Network
  • Pupil Premium 2016
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