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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 86.1%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 92.2%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 93.1%
  • F2 Puffin Class 99.3%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 99.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 89.3%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96%
  • Y2 Robin Class 96.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 96.6%
  • Y3 Wren Class 100%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 97.3%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 99.3%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 94.2%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 99.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 99.4%
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Y2 Peacock Class

Welcome to Peacock Class.

We are Peacock Class, a group of 30 children ready to make ourselves and those around us proud.

To find out more about our achievements in year 2, visit our class blog peacock.norbridgeblogs.net and our class twitter page @proudpeacocks2.

We can not wait to share our achievements and love of learning with you.

 

Our attendance this week was: 96.7%

Well Done Peacock Class.

 

We would like to introduce our Peacock Class student council reps.

Summer Term

 

 

Our Summer Term Topic is Myths and Legends.

 

Our Summer Term topic will be 'Myths and Legends'. We will be exploring timeless myths that have become part of British history, including the legend of King Arthur, the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster. We have many exciting activities planned for our learning journey.

Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:

 

History: In our History lessons, we will be becoming familiar with famous British myths and understanding their significance. We will explore famous legends and recognise how these tales have adapted over time.

 

Art & DT: As part of our creative learning this term, we will be developing our illustration skills with Mr Slaney. We will be drawing our own mythical creatures and ogres, replicating a modern-day Robin Hood and creating our own fairy-tales.

 

R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Christianity and we will explore stories, symbols and practices of this religion.

 

Computing: During the Summer Term, we will be using using and applying skills to create a piece of artwork by using a range of software. We will also be developing the skills to create and debug algorithms through 'Scratch'.

 

Science: 'Plants' and 'The Environment' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will be learning about the life cycle of plants, as well as what they need to help them grow and exploring the risks to the environment and the steps we can take to make Earth a better place.

 

Music: During the Summer Term, we will be continuing to play the Djembe drums with Mr Bellingham and Ukuleles Mr Oakton.

 

P.E: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott. We will also be continuing our weekly Gymnastics session with Mrs Spencer. Our Karate sessions with Sensei Dave will also continue this term.

 

French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabuary and skills during this time.

 

Venture Experts: This term, we will continue with our Venture Experts sessions on a Tuesday afteroon. During this time, we particpate in a range of activities with different teachers, including Coding, Crafts, Life Skills, Drama and Music.

 

 

Sunflower Celebrations.

 

 

Year Two have worked hard this half term so today we took our learning outside in the glorious weather and planted sunflower seeds.

Each child took a seed home to watch blossom and grow just like they have done in Peacock Class.

Well Done for your hard work #bloomingbrilliant

Sunflower Celebrations

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Summer: In Guided reading we read the story of St George before we wrote our own diaries entries pretending to be George.

Summer: We had a fantastic morning coding with Miss Boot.

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Summer: Karate Superstars.

Summer: Look at our achievements in Gymnastics.

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Spring Term

Our Spring Term topic will be 'Up, Up and Away'.

We will be travelling around the world, exploring different countries, continents and cultures.

We have many exciting activities planned for our learning journey.

Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:

 

English: Our English lessons this half term will provide us with lots of exciting opportunities to write and some wonderful books to explore.

We will begin our journey in English by visiting the film Up; we will use our senses to write adventure stories imagining we are on our own journey around the world.

In English this half term we will also have the opportunity to write for different opportunities such as; persuasive texts and bibliographies.

 

Geography / History: In our Geography lessons, we will be travelling around the world, exploring the seven continents and major oceans. We will be developing our map reading skills and planning our own journeys using atlases and globes. We will also check out the view from the skies and beyond looking at our wonderful Earth when learning about famous travellers such as Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong.

 

Art & DT: As part of our creative learning this term, we will be developing our illustration skills with Mr Slaney. We will be creating our own characters and we will bring these to life through accessories and props. He will support us when illustrating our own books after we have written adventure stories in English.

 

R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Christianity and will explore stories, symbols and practices of this religion.

 

Computing: During the Spring Term, we will be using computer programmes to recreate artistic styles. We will also explore the history of animation and develop our own animations using computer software.

 

Science: 'Uses of Everyday Materials' and 'Scientists and Inventors' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will be learning about how materials are used for different purposes and exploring famous inventors and completing a range of experiments.

 

Music: During the Spring Term, we will be learning how to play the Djembe drums with Mr Bellingham and Ukuleles Mr Oakton.

 

P.E: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott. We will also be taking part in a weekly Gymnastics session. Our Karate sessions with our new teacher, Sensei Dave also begin this term.

 

French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabuary and skills during this time.

 

Venture Experts: this term, we will continue with our Venture Experts sessions on a Tuesday afteroon. During this time, we particpate in a range of activities with different teachers, including Forest Schools, French, Dance, Gymnastics, Singing and Art.

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Karate: We were all smiles in our Karate lessons with Sensei Dave.

PE: We love our new outdoor space.

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Gymnastic Achievements.

English: Using our senses to add description to our writing.

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Geography: Exploring the 7 Continents.

Autumn Term

'Journey Through Time'.

Our Autumn topic will be 'A Journey Through Time'.

We will be travelling back to the time of the dinosaurs and exploring many different eras before we return to the present day and plan for our future.

We have lots of exciting activities planned along the way. Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:

 

History: In our history lessons, we will be travelling to the age of the dinosaurs, imagining what life was like as a caveman, discovering the revolting Romans and learning all about the villainous Victorians.

 

Art & DT: As part of our creative learning, we will be creating dinosaur silhouettes, making our own pair of Viking shoes, using chalk to draw firework pictures and replicating famous Tudor portraits.

 

R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Judaism and will explore stories, symbols and practices of this religion.

 

Computing: During the Autumn term, we will be developing our awareness of how to use equipment safely. We will develop our word processing skills and use simple computing programmes to present our work.

 

Science: 'Living Things and their Habitats' and 'Animals including Humans' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will be learning about different types of animals and exploring their habitats, making our own 'bug hotel' and develop our awareness of how animals grow and change.

 

Music: During the Autumn term, we will be learning how to play the ukuleles with Mr Bellingham and Mr Oakton.

 

P.E: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott. We will also be taking part in a weekly Gymnastics session. Children will also have the opportunity to have Karate sessions during the year.

 

French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabuary and skills during this time.

 

Computing: Algorithms.

Autumn 1 Science: Exploring Habitats.

'Living Things and their Habitats' and 'Animals including Humans' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will be learning about different types of animals and exploring their habitats, making our own 'bug hotel' and develop our awareness of how animals grow and change.

We had a great afternoon finding out about algorithms.

We practised giving a sequence of instructions to our learning partner to see if they could create an image that match the one we had drawn.

We are looking forward to programming bee bots with an algorithm.

Autumn 1 History: Dinosaur Dig.

Our first stop as part of our Journey through time was to land in the dinosaur era.

We moved around our classroom gathering information from different sources in order to answer questions such as....Were all dinosaurs the same? What did dinosaurs eat? When did dinosaurs roam the earth? and Why are dinosaurs extinct?

Doctor Proctors Time Travel Bath Bomb.

Gymnastics

We are very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in gymnastic sessions every Tuesday.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Whittington via the school office or email if you have any questions about Peacock Class (kwhittington@norbridge.org).

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Whittington via the school office or email if you have any questions about Peacock Class (kwhittington@norbridge.org). 1
Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 86.1%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 92.2%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 93.1%
  • F2 Puffin Class 99.3%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 99.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 89.3%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96%
  • Y2 Robin Class 96.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 96.6%
  • Y3 Wren Class 100%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 97.3%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 99.3%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 94.2%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 99.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 99.4%

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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