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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
  • F2 Kingfisher Class
  • Y1 Parakeet Class
  • Y1 Penguin Class
  • Y2 Peacock Class
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class
  • Y3 Flamingo Class
  • Y3 Merlin Class
  • Y4 Kestrel Class
  • Y4 Red Kite Class
  • Y5 Macaw Class
  • Y5 Toucan Class
  • Y6 Bluejay Class
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class
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Y6 Blue Jay Class

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Bluejay Class

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Meet team Bluejay. Watch us strive to

'Be The Best We Can Be'.

Welcome to Bluejay Class webpage. We are a group of 28 enthusiastic, kind and determined 10 and 11 year olds who have a passion for learning.

Follow us on our journey through year 6 by visiting our blog http://bit.ly/2oMT5gA and following us on Twitter @bluejay_class

English 

English has been full of interesting, emotive vocabulary this week. We have been incorporating some great techniques into our writing that have helped up-level and improve the way we write.  We have studied a picture from WW2 bombings and had a go at writing a short descriptive piece.

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Maths

In Maths this week we are exploring negative numbers. We have taken our understand one step further by asking ourselves why? After consolidating our knowledge of working out the difference between negative and positive numbers we used these skills to problem solve and then explored the reasons why we use certain methods to solve these problems.

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World War 2 Day

 

Today is our WW2 day and we have started our day with Mr Adby studying artefacts from World War 2. We have had the chance to try on a soldier's helmet, look at a real gas mask and study what women used to wear during the war. 

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Topic & Art - WW2

 

This week in our topic session we have been researching famous leaders (Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill) that were in power during WW2. We discussed facts about their personal lives, their career and personalities. We especially enjoyed finding out fun facts about them! We then linked this to our art session by carefully sketching the famous faces trying extremely hard to use the techniques we learnt previously. We especially concentrated on the shading of their faces using charcoal.

 

 

 

 

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RE - Judaism

 

This half term in RE we will be looking closely at Judaism which will link to our topic, WW2. Today we were introduced to the main beliefs of this religion and some of the main facts. We worked together to research and identify facts and beliefs of Jews and using this information we created a poster to display in our classroom.  

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English - Descriptive Writing 

 

Today in English we have looked carefully at what is needed in a descriptive piece of writing to help make it effective and interesting to read. Here are some of the skills we thought of that could help us up level our writing:

Personification

DADWAVERS – sentence openers

Parenthesis

Modal verbs

Conjunctions

Relative clause

Punctuation

Extended vocabulary

Fronted adverbials

Passive voice

We then had a go at independently writing a short descriptive piece using a picture that we have discussed.

 

 

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Science - Electricity

 

This half term we will be closely studying electricity as part of our science topic.

Today we revised the main components of a circuit and used these to help us make circuits that included light and sound. We were then able to draw an accurate circuit diagram that included scientific language and symbols.

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM
  • F1 Canary Class PM
  • F2 Heron Class
  • F2 Kingfisher Class
  • Y1 Parakeet Class
  • Y1 Penguin Class
  • Y2 Peacock Class
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class
  • Y3 Flamingo Class
  • Y3 Merlin Class
  • Y4 Kestrel Class
  • Y4 Red Kite Class
  • Y5 Macaw Class
  • Y5 Toucan Class
  • Y6 Bluejay Class
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class

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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