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  • F2 Puffin Class 96.6%
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  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Robin Class 95.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 97%
  • Y3 Wren Class 99.3%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 93.8%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 97%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.6%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 96.6%
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Y2 Robin Class

Welcome to Robin Class

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Robin Class is a group of 30, Year 2 children, who are enthusiastic towards their learning and are always being the best they can be. They are taught by Miss Jackson and are helped by Miss Hemsall and Mr Dougill. You will also find Mr Crossland and Mrs Williams helping in our class too.

 

To find out more about what we are learning in class, visit our class blog: robin.norbridgeblogs.net and our class twitter page: @robin_class

Weekly Attendance: 98%

Key Dates:

  • Monday 16th July - Entertainer to visit Year 2
  • Wednesday 25th July - Summer Term 2 Ends

P.E / Gymnastics: Children will have a weekly P.E session with Mr Scott on a Wednesday afternoon. Children will also be taking part in a Gymnastics session on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit in school.

 

Social Media: On the notes of your child's reading diary, you will find the login details for the class blog.

 

Book Bags: Your child will have a reading diary and a library book. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day. Children will have the opportunity to change their library book each week and diaries will be signed each week too. Don't forget to record any reading that your child does at home as this will help them to earn stickers on our reading chart so that they can attend our reading party.

 

Water Bottles: Please bring fresh drinking water every day.

 

Homework: Homework will be sent home each week. Homework will be based around the national curriculum to help your child reach age-related expectations. There will also be a list of spellings sent home each week and children will be tested on these the following week.

Summer Term - Myths and Legends

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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.

Summer Term - English

WB 16.04.18 - To introduce our topic for the Summer Term, we wrote our own character and setting descriptions for Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest. We applied our understanding of different sentence types, expanded noun phrases and punctuation when writing our descriptions. You can read some of our setting descriptions at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
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WB 23.04.18 - In our English lessons this week, we have written a diary entry from the perspective of Robin Hood. We discussed events that happened in the past, in the present and our hopes for the future. We included exclamations and questions in our writing and practiced choosing the most adventurous vocabulary choices.
WB 30.04.18 - Traditional tales were the focus of our English lessons this week. We created our own narratives about Robin Hood. We developed our understanding of stories, planning for a build up, a problem and a resolution. We practiced organising our writing into paragraphs, using different sentence types and including expanded noun phrases and adventurous vocabulary.

Summer Term - Maths

WB 16.04.18 - Revising strategies for problem solving was the focus of our Mathematics lessons this week. We recapped formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as mental strategies such as counting on, counting back and using a number line. We practiced recalling multiplications and division facts and solved problems linked to measures, shape and data handling.
WB 23.04.18 and 30.04.18 - During our Mathematics sessions, we have been practicing applying mental strategies and formal written methods for problem solving. We have answered a range of different question types, including questions linked to shape, measure, data handling and number.

Summer Term - SPaG

WB 16.04.18 - During our SPaG sessions this week, we looked at adding prefixes to root words and understood how this can change the meaning of words. We also practiced using apostrophes for contractions and even applied this in our English work.
WB 23.04.18 and 30.04.18 - In our SPaG sessions, we have been revising key topics, including recognising the four different sentence types, using punctuation correctly, using verbs in the past and present tense, applying suffixes to form adjectives and  using commas in a list.

Summer Term - Music

WB 16.04.18 - In our Music lesson this week, we started to learn how to play along to 'We Will Rock You' on different instruments. Mr Bellingham taught us how to play the guitar, the keyboard and the djembe drums. Take a look at some photographs from our lesson below:
Picture 1 Learning to Play 'We Will Rock You'
Picture 2 Learning to Play 'We Will Rock You'
Picture 3 Learning to Play 'We Will Rock You'
Picture 4 Learning to Play 'We Will Rock You'

Summer Term - Karate

WB 16.04.18 - For our first Karate session of the Summer Term, we enjoyed learning new techniques and skills with Sensei Dave. Take a look at us practicing below:
Picture 1 Learning New Karate Techniques
Picture 2 Learning New Karate Techniques

Spring Term - Up, Up and Away

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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:

 

Geography: 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.

 

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.

 

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: 'Use 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.

 

Spring Term - English

WB 08.01.18 - In line with our Spring Term topic 'Up, Up and Away', we started a two week unit of English based around the Disney film 'Up'. Initially, we watched some short clips from the film and made predictions about what would happen to Carl once he reached Paradise Falls. We then created our own posters for the movie, creating a new film title based upon what we had watched so far.
WB 15.01.18 - Continuing with the film 'Up', we used our senses to describe what we would see, hear, feel and smell whilst floating through the sky. We then imagined that our school, Norbridge Academy, drifted up through the sky and landed in a place never seen before. We created a descriptive piece of writing, including our senses, expanded noun phrases and adventurous adjectives. You can read our descriptions at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 22.01.18 - In our English lessons this week, we began the search for an explorer to join us on our travels to Paradise Falls. We created our own job advertisements, considering the personal qualities and kit that the explorer would need, in order to have a successful adventure. We focused on applying commas in a list, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions in our writing.
WB 29.01.18 - Adventure stories were the focus of our English lessons this week. We have started to plan and write the beginning of our own adventure stories, including characters that we have created in our Art lessons with Mr Slaney. We have introduced the characters through detailed description and planned for a dilemma within our story. Next week, we will conclude our writing and will share this on our class blog.

Spring Term - SPaG

WB 15.01.18 - Throughout our SPaG lessons this week, we have identified spelling patterns to spell words beginning with 'wa' and 'wo'. We have also practiced using apostrophes for contractions.
WB 22.01.8 - In our SPaG lessons this week, we identified a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions and applied these in our own writing to join two clauses together.
WB 29.01.18 - The focus of our SPaG lessons this week was to recognise how to form both the past progressive and present progressive tense. We identified sentences which described what a person was doing yesterday, before completing sentences using the present progressive tense. 

Spring Term - Guided Reading

WB 08.01.18 - In our Guided Reading sessions this week, we read a non-fiction text all about mummies. We began the week by making predictions about why mummies were made, before reading the text and understanding the purpose of a contents page and a glossary. Finally, we answered some comprehension questions about the text.
WB 15.01.18 - 'Pete's Peculiar Pet Shop' was the name of the fiction book which we read in Guided Reading this week. Throughout the week, we made predictions about what was happening by looking at the illustrations. We then answered some comprehension questions before choosing our own pet from the pet shop and describing it using expanded noun phrases.
WB 22.01.18 - This week, we read a fiction text called 'Sharma Family: Stop that Dog!' We made predictions about what we thought would happen at the fair, before reading the story together and answering key questions to share our understanding. Finally, we imagined how each character would feel throughout different parts of the story.
WB 29.01.18 - During our Guided Reading sessions this week, we read a narrative called: 'Robin Hood - Marian to the Rescue'. Before reading the text, we made predictions about how the story would begin. After listening to each other read the story, we acted out key scenes from the book to help us understand how the characters would have been feeling. Take a look at our freeze frames below:
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Picture 3 Freeze Frames
Picture 4 Freeze Frames
Picture 5 Freeze Frames
Picture 6 Freeze Frames
Picture 7 Freeze Frames
Picture 8 Freeze Frames

Spring Term - Maths

WB 08.01.18 & 15.01.18 - Since the beginning of the Spring Term, we have  been developing our understanding of place value and solving addition and subtraction number problems. We have re-capped our number bonds to 10 and 20 and used these to solve missing number problems. More recently, we have been practicing how to find the difference between two numbers using a number line and ten more and ten less by using a hundred square.
WB 22.01.18 - In our Maths lessons this week, we secured our understanding of number, applying this to contexts including solving problems with money. We worked together in groups to calculate change from amounts and used number facts to support with this. To end the week, we solved addition problems for two 2-digit numbers.
WB 29.01.18 - The focus of our Maths lessons this week was to be able to name 2D and 3D shapes and recognise their properties, as well as completing sequences and patterns. We used paper nets to make our own 3D shapes and described the 2D faces that we could see. As well as this, we began to practice telling the time accurately to the nearest five minutes, before drawing clock faces for half past, quarter past and quarter to times. Take a look at some pictures from our Maths lessons below:
Picture 1 Describing Properties of 3D Shapes
Picture 2 Completing Sequences
Picture 3 Completing Sequences
Picture 4 Describing Properties of 3D Shapes
Picture 5 Using Nets to Make 3D Shapes
Picture 6 Using Nets to Make 3D Shapes
Picture 7 Using Nets to Make 3D Shapes
Picture 8 Using Nets to Make 3D Shapes
Picture 9 Telling the Time

Spring Term - Gymnastics

WB 15.01.18 - During our Gymnastics session this week, Mrs Spencer demonstrated how to perfect our cartwheels before allowing us to practice on our new mats. We then mirrored each other's sequences to earn points towards our badges. Take a look at some photographs from our session below:
Picture 1 Cartwheels
Picture 2 Cartwheels
Picture 3 Sequences
Picture 4 Sequences
WB 22.01.18 and 29.01.18 - We are really enjoying learning new skills with Mrs Spencer in our Gymnastics sessions. Take a look at some photographs from the last few weeks below:
Picture 1 Warming Up
Picture 2 Warming Up
Picture 3 Mirroring Squences

Spring Term - Karate

WB 22.01.18 - Our new Karate sessions with Sensei Dave have begun and we are really enjoying learning new skills in order to work towards our next belt. We have practiced how to tie our belts correctly and have been perfecting our punches and kicks. Take a look below:
Picture 1 Karate
Picture 2 Karate

World Book Day

On Friday 02nd March, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favourite characters from the books we enjoy reading the most. We spent time sharing our books with the rest of the class and enjoyed eating some tasty snacks too. We even created our own character selfies. Take a look at some of our costumes below:

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 06th February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day. We discussed the risks that using the internet can have and shared top tips for staying safe online. We then made a poster to share our tips with other children. Take a look at us creating our posters below:
Picture 1 Safer Internet Day
Picture 2 Safer Internet Day
Picture 3 Safer Internet Day

Autumn Term - A Journey Through Time

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Our first topic will be 'A Journey Through Time'. We will be travelling right 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.

 

 

Autumn Term - English Activities

WB 04.09.17 - In our English lessons this week, we have been learning about different sentence types, including commands. We recognised that commands begin with an imperative verb and they instruct someone what to do. We then wrote our own commands and used these to create a new set of classroom rules. At the end of the week, we wrote our own narratives about our class mascot. You can read our stories at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net

Picture 1 Writing Commands
Picture 2 Writing Commands
WB 11.09.17 - On Monday morning, we used our time travel bath bombs to transport to the world of the dinosaurs, the age of the revolting Romans and the time of World War II. We used our senses to write some statements, before reading our new class book: 'Doctor Proctor and the Time Travel Bath Bomb'. We used the question words to ask him some questions, before writing a postcard to tell him all about our adventures. Take a look at us in our lessons below:
WB 18.09.17 - For English this week, we focused on writing instructions. We began the week by looking at examples of instructions and identifying the different features of this text type. We then practiced writing command sentences and including imperative verbs at the start of our sentences. On Wednesday we created our own Viking shields and wrote a set of instructions to explain how to make one. Finally, we wrote a set of instructions for how to make a sandwich during our 'independent writing.'
WB 25.09.17 - We combined our local history with our English lessons this week, to create reports about Worksop in the past and in the present. We looked at some pictures of Worksop from fifty years ago and compared them with pictures of Worksop that we recognise today. We practiced using questions for subheadings and organised descriptive information under these. Finally, we created a report to compare the two periods of time. You can read our reports at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
Picture 1 Worksop in the Past
Picture 2 Worksop in the Present
WB 02.10.17 - Throughout our English sessions this week, we have been developing our descriptive writing. We watched a short film taken from ‘The Literacy Shed’, called the ‘The Book of Butterflies’:

We then described two main parts of the film; before and after the book was opened. Finally, we used the inspiration of the film to plan our own short stories, imagining what would happen if we had our own magical books. You can read our descriptions from earlier on in the week at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 09.10.17 - We travelled back to the time of the Great Fire of London during our English lessons this week. We began by identifying the features of newspaper reports and found examples in local newspapers. We then travelled back to September 2nd 1666, where we gathered information about the disaster. We met an eyewitness and answered key questions before organising our facts on a planning document. Finally, we wrote our newspaper reports and included a short, snappy headline, key facts, a picture and a caption. You can read some of our reports at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
Picture 1 Identifying Features of a Newspaper
Picture 2 Identifying Features of a Newspaper
Picture 3 Identifying Features of a Newspaper
Picture 4 Identifying Features of a Newspaper
Picture 5 Time Travel - The Great Fire of London
Picture 6 Time Travel - The Great Fire of London
WB 30.10.17 - In our English lessons this week, we practiced writing questions, including a range of different question words and remembering to use capital letters and question marks consistently. At the end of the week, a character from the past, Charles Dickens, transported through time and appeared at our classroom door. We applied our question skills which we learnt throughout the week to plan questions which we could ask the character. From this, we found out lots of information about Charles Dickens and before he left, he gave us all a copy of the Ladybird Classic, Oliver Twist. Take a look at some photographs of our visitor below:
Picture 1 A Message from Doctor Proctor
Picture 2 A Special Visitor
Picture 3 Meeting Charles Dickens
Picture 4 Meeting Charles Dickens

WB 06.11.17 - Remembrance was the focus of our English lessons this week. We began the week by retrieving facts about Armistice Day from information texts, before discussing the meaning behind the famous war poem: In Flanders Fields. Following this, we wrote our own acrostic poems for vocabulary such as 'Hero' and 'Poppy'. At the end of the week, we watched a short animation about the animal inhabitants of the World War 1 battlefields and used this as inspiration to write our own narratives. See the short animation which inspired our writing below:

WB 13.11.17 - This week in English, we began reading our copies of Oliver Twist and used this to inspire our own narratives about our early life experiences. We discussed the difference between nouns and proper nouns and found examples of these in the text, before identifying adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe these. You can find some of our narratives inspired by the Charles Dickens' classic at: robin.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 20.11.17 - We continued to read the story of Oliver Twist in our English lessons this week and we began to think more about Oliver's feelings throughout the different parts of the story. We discussed the choices Oliver has had to make so far and the consequences for his actions. By the end of the week, some of us played the part of Oliver and we used hot-seating to ask questions and used adjectives to share his feelings. Take a look at us using hot-seating below:
Picture 1 Hot Seating as Oliver Twist
Picture 2 Hot Seating as Oliver Twist
Picture 3 Hot Seating as Oliver Twist

Autumn Term - SPaG Activities

WB 04.09.17 - In our SPaG lessons this week, we have re-capped our understanding of the Phase 4 exceptions words and worked together in teams and challenged each other to match the lower and upper-case letters of the alphabet. Take a look at the pictures of us working in teams below: 

Picture 1 #TheTeamWorks
Picture 2 #TheTeamWorks
Picture 3 #TheTeamWorks
WB 11.09.17 - We have been learning all about how to change verbs into nouns by adding suffixes this week. We focused on two suffixes: 'ness' and 'er'. In groups, we worked together to match words that we are already familiar with with words which use the suffixes. Take a look at us working together below:
Picture 1 Using Suffixes to make Nouns
Picture 2 Using Suffixes to make Nouns
Picture 3 Using Suffixes to make Nouns
Picture 4 Using Suffixes to make Nouns
WB 18.09.17 - During our SPaG sessions, we have been developing our understanding of how to use the past and present tense correctly. We discussed the different word endings which we might use and we discovered words which don't follow this pattern. We will be developing these skills further in our English lessons next week. 
WB 25.09.17 - The focus of our SPaG lessons this week was to use commas in a list. We played games to list items and understood that we could replace 'and' with a comma to avoid repetition. Finally, we completed an independent activity to consolidate our understanding.
WB 02.10.17 - We have developed our understanding of how to use apostrophes for possession during our SPaG lessons this week. We discussed how things can belong to something or someone and identified how a sentence can be simplified by using an apostrophe to show this. We then practiced using apostrophes in an independent activity.
WB 09.10.17 - In our SPaG session this week, we discussed the purpose of verbs and identified different examples in a range of sentences. We then developed our understanding by choosing more adventurous vocabulary to describe actions and formed our own sentences.
WB 30.10.17 - We explored the four different sentence types in our SPaG sessions this week. We discussed the grammatical features of a statement, an exclamation, a question and a command before practicing writing examples of these. We also practiced adding 'ing' to verbs, remembering the spelling patterns that we had been taught. Take a look at the spelling patterns and rules below to help you add 'ing' to verbs:
Picture 1 Spelling Rules for Adding 'ing'
WB 06.11.17 - We have been discussing the difference between verbs and adverbs during our SPaG sessions this week and have been practicing writing sentences which include both of these word types. We have also been adding 'ed' to verbs and using this spelling rule to write sentences in the past tense.
WB 20.11.17 - This week, we re-capped how to add 'ing' to verbs depending on the root word, before applying similar rules when adding 'ed'. Take a look below to see the rules for this:
Picture 1 Spelling Rules for Adding 'ed'

Autumn Term - Maths Activities

WB 04.09.17 - Counting and estimating was the focus of our Math's lesson this week. We used different objects, including counters and cubes, to estimate amounts before applying our number skills to count these. 

WB 11.09.17 - Comparing and ordering numbers was the focus of our Maths lessons this week. We have used bead strings and 100-squares to locate numbers and find more or less than a given number. Following this, we began to order three, two-digit numbers by their size, before solving a number problem.
WB 18.09.17 - In our Maths lessons this week, we have been reminding ourselves of the number bonds to 10. We then used these number facts to identify the multiple of 10 bonds to 100 and the number bonds to 20. To end the week, we created our own number bond stories to create addition problems for others to solve. Can you solve our number problems?
Picture 1 Number Bond Stories
Picture 2 Number Bond Stories
Picture 3 Number Bond Stories
Picture 4 Number Bond Stories
WB 25.09.17 - Number bonds continued to be the focus of our Maths lessons this week. We used our number bonds to help solve addition and subtraction problems and identified patterns in numbers. Some of us worked together to play games and practiced writing number sentences. Can you match the number bonds to 10 using the picture below:
Picture 1 Can you Match the Number Bonds to 10?
WB 02.10.17 - During our Maths lessons this week, we have explored a range of 2D shapes and discussed and identified their properties. We began to recognise single lines of symmetry, as well as recognising right angles. Finally, we began to understand the term 'tessellation' and used 2D shapes to create tessellating patterns.
WB 09.10.17 - To prepare us for our Autumn Term 1 assessments, we explored a range of concepts in Maths this week. We began by re-capping our understanding of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100, before applying mental strategies to solve addition and subtraction challenge cards. We practiced doubling one and two-digit numbers and played games to add and subtract 10 to and from a two-digit number.
Picture 1 Solving Addition and Subtraction Challenge Cards
Picture 2 Solving Addition and Subtraction Challenge Cards
Picture 3 Solving Addition and Subtraction Challenge Cards
Picture 4 Solving Addition and Subtraction Challenge Cards
WB 30.10.17 - In our Maths lessons this week, we have been recognising the place value of 2-digit numbers and used this to help us solve addition and subtraction problems with money. We practiced counting in multiples of 10 and extended this skill by finding 10 more or less than a given number or amount. 
WB 06.11.17 - Place value was the focus of our Maths lessons this week. We have been learning how to use place value effectively to add and subtract two-digit numbers. We have also been using a hundred-square to add and subtract multiples of 10 from two-digit numbers. Some of us completed some place value challenges. Take a look below:
Picture 1 Solving Place Value Challenges
WB 20.11.17 - This week in Maths, we focused on adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers. We re-capped how to use a hundred square to count on and back to solve addition and subtraction problems and some of learnt how to use the column method to solve number problems.

Autumn Term - R.E Activities

WB 04.09.17 - For our R.E lesson, we had a class discussion about things that are special to us and shared reasons why. Following this, we learnt about the importance of the Torah and why this book is special to Jewish people. We found out that the Torah is sacred and can only be touched if you are holding a 'yad'. Take a look below to see us drawing pictures of the Torah:
Picture 1 Drawing the Torah
Picture 2 Drawing the Torah
Picture 3 Drawing the Torah
Picture 4 Drawing the Torah
WB 18.09.17 - We learnt about the stories found in the Torah during our R.E lesson this week. In particular, we focused on the story of Joseph and discussed the meaning of jealousy and how we can avoid being jealous of others. We then designed a new coat for Joseph and focused on making it bright and colourful.
WB 09.10.17 - During our R.E session this week, we finished learning about the story of Joseph. We discussed the meaning of this story and the lessons that this can teach us. Then, we worked together in teams to sequence the main events.

Autumn Term - History Activities

WB 11.09.17 - In our History lesson, we travelled back 160 million years to the land of the dinosaurs. We discovered lots of facts including: what types of dinosaurs were herbivores and carnivores, when the dinosaurs existed and what the different dinosaurs were called. We had the opportunity to complete a 'dinosaur dig' where we found lots of different fossils and at the end of our lesson, we shared all of the different information we had learnt to the rest of the class. Take a look at our lesson below:
Picture 1 The Land of the Dinosaurs
Picture 2 The Land of the Dinosaurs
Picture 3 The Land of the Dinosaurs
Picture 4 The Land of the Dinosaurs
WB 18.09.17 - We travelled back to the Vikings during our History lesson this week and we learnt all about their ways of living. We discovered their means of travel and watched a video about Viking longboats, we tasted traditional foods such as bread and honey and we practiced writing in Viking letters. Take a look at some photographs from the lesson below:
Picture 1 Discovering the Vikings
Picture 2 Discovering the Vikings
Picture 3 Discovering the Vikings
Picture 4 Discovering the Vikings
WB 30.10.17 - This week in our History lesson, we became familiar with the true story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. We discussed the reasons why Guy Fawkes wanted to kill King James and recognised how the traditions of Bonfire Night help us to remember this wicked plot.
Picture 1 Remember, Remember the 5th November
WB 06.11.17 - Florence Nightingale was the historical figure we learnt about in our History lesson this week. We used our retrieval skills to consolidate key facts about this famous nurse, before sharing what we had learnt with the rest of the class. Take a look below to see some of us presenting our information:
Picture 1 Sharing Facts about Florence Nightingale
Picture 2 Sharing Facts about Florence Nightingale
Picture 3 Sharing Facts about Florence Nightingale
Picture 4 Sharing Facts about Florence Nightingale

Autumn Term - Science Activities

WB 11.09.17 - For our Science lesson, we began to understand all about living things. Our first lesson focused on the seven life properties and compared things that are living, dead or have never been alive. We followed through with our new school theme, #TheTeamWorks and worked together to identify as many things for each heading as possible. Take a look below:
Picture 1 Living, Dead or Never Alive?
Picture 2 Living, Dead or Never Alive?
Picture 3 Living, Dead or Never Alive?
Picture 4 Living, Dead or Never Alive?
WB 18.09.17 - We explored the habitats in our school environment during our Science lesson this week. We learnt about the different types of habitats and the animals that can be found there, before discovering the micro-habitats in our school playground. We found lots of different living and non-living things, including leaves, a caterpillar, a wasp, spiders and the school bus! Take a look at us drawing the habitat below:
Picture 1 Exploring Habitats
Picture 2 Exploring Habitats
Picture 3 Exploring Habitats
Picture 4 Exploring Habitats
WB 25.09.17 - In our Science lesson this week, we made our own bug hotels using natural resources, including twigs, mud and leaves. We discussed the different types of mini-beasts that could be found in this type of habitat, before playing a mini-beasts matching game. Take a look at us with our bug hotels below:
WB 06.11.17 - We had a special visitor in our Science lesson this week: Guy Fawkes. He travelled through time and space to ask us to help him make some new, powerful gunpowder. We completed three tests using bicarbonate of soda. Our final test was a success and we found the perfect combination which fizzed, bubbled, crackled and popped. Before Guy Fawkes returned to the past, he tested our gunpowder in a huge firework. We were really excited to see that it worked. Take a look below:
Picture 1 The Gunpowder Works!

Autumn Term - Art Activities

WB 11.09.17 - We created dinosaur silhouettes in our Art lesson this week. We used pastels for the background and blended the colours together. We then used willow chalk to draw dinosaurs and trees in the foreground. Take a look at us in our lesson below:
Picture 1 Dinosaur Art
Picture 2 Dinosaur Art
Picture 3 Dinosaur Art
Picture 4 Dinosaur Art
WB 18.09.17 - We combined our Art lesson with our English lesson this week, by following and writing instructions to make a Viking Shield. We cut our cardboard circles and accurately drew several lines to create a wooden effect. Finally, we added silver foil to the middle and outside edge to complete the shield. 
WB 25.09.17 - In our Art lesson this week, we replicated a portrait of one of the most famous Tudors, Henry VIII. We carefully followed Miss Hemsall's step by step instructions to accurately draw the individual parts of the body. Finally, we added the finer details, such as jewellery and clothes. Take a look at some of our work below:
Picture 1 Following Instructions
Picture 2 A Tudor Portrait
Picture 3 A Tudor Portrait
Picture 4 A Tudor Portrait
WB 09.10.17 - Continuing with the Great Fire of London sub-topic, we created our own city-scapes with pastels and chalks. Take a look at some of our work below:
Picture 1 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 2 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 3 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 4 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 5 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 6 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 7 The Great Fire of London Artwork
Picture 8 The Great Fire of London Artwork
WB 30.10.17 - To link with our History lesson about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, we created our own wax-resist firework pictures.

Autumn Term - Computing

WB 25.09.17 - In our Computing session this week, we developed our understanding of algorithms and practiced following instructions, just like a computer does. We understood that an algorithm is a rule or an instructions that 'gets something done'. We then followed some simple instructions that Miss Jackson gave to draw some pictures. Finally, we gave each other more detailed instructions to follow. Take a look at us giving and following instructions below:
Picture 1 An Introduction to Coding
Picture 2 An Introduction to Coding
Picture 3 An Introduction to Coding
Picture 4 An Introduction to Coding

Autumn Term - Gymnastics

WB 11.09.17 - This week we had our first Gymnastics lesson. We met our teacher, Mrs Spencer and understood the importance of a warm-up before exercise by playing a game. We then did some stretches and used ribbons to develop our spatial awareness. Take a look at some of the pictures from the session below:
Picture 1 Our First Gymnastics Lesson
Picture 2 Our First Gymnastics Lesson
Picture 3 Our First Gymnastics Lesson
Picture 4 Our First Gymnastics Lesson
WB 18.09.17 - During our Gymnastics session this week, we developed our stretches. We practiced a range of stretches and movements on the mats. Take a look at some photographs from our session below:
Picture 1 Practicing our Streches
Picture 2 Practicing our Streches
Picture 3 Practicing our Streches

WB 02.10.17 - We are continuing to enjoy our Gymnastics sessions with Mrs Spencer. We have learnt a range of stretches and poses and we will soon be learning how to complete forward and backwards rolls safely. Take a look at some photographs from our session this week:

 

Picture 1 Learning a New Jump
Picture 2 Learning a New Jump
Picture 3 Learning a New Jump
Picture 4 Learning a New Jump

Autumn Term - French

WB 09.10.17 - In our French lesson this week, we learnt the names of body parts before applying these to the 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' song to help us remember them. Watch the video of us singing below:

Tete, Épaules, Genoux et Pieds

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KS1 Christmas Production - It's Chr-i-i-i-stmas!

On Friday 17th November, Year 2 started their rehearsals for the KS1 Christmas production: 'It's Chr-i-i-i-stmas!' Watch this space to see photographs of us preparing for a spectacular show.
Picture 1

Autumn Term - Trip to Perlethorpe

On Friday 24th November, we ventured to Perlethorpe with Peacock Class and spent the day learning all about Victorian life. Throughout the morning, we 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, we all had the opportunity to dress up in traditional Victorian clothing and we met the strict teacher, Mr Ryder. We practiced reading and writing in the Victorian classroom, before playing Victorian games such as skipping and marbles. Take a look at our pictures from our day below:

Autumn Term - Horrible Histories Day

On Thursday 16th November, we had a Horrible Histories Day. We dressed up as a range of historical characters from the past and participated in lots of exciting activities linked to four historical figures: Amelia Earhart, Guy Fawkes, Queen Elizabeth and an Egyptian Mummy. Visit our class blog where you can read over reviews of the day: robin.norbridgeblogs.net

Autumn Term - Trip to Hodsock Priory

On Monday 13th November, we joined Peacock Class on a trip to Hodsock Priory to delve deeper into our local history. Whilst there, we were treated to a tour of the historical house and created replicas of the portraits hanging in the drawing room. We also got the opportunity to explore the buildings and grounds from the outside and drew what we could see. Finally, we took part in a range of outdoor activities before returning to school. Photographs from the day can be found below:
Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 93.8%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 88.6%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.7%
  • F2 Puffin Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 97.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 88.9%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Robin Class 95.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 97%
  • Y3 Wren Class 99.3%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 93.8%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 97%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.6%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 96.6%

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