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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 97.4%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 95.9%
  • Y1 Penguin Class 97.8%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.7%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 97.3%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 98.2%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.7%
  • Y4 Kestrel Class 98.1%
  • Y4 Red Kite Class 97.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.3%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 97%
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Y6 Goldfinch Class

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Welcome to Goldfinch Class!

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Goldfinch Class is a group of 28 Year 6 children, who are enthusiastic about sharing their learning with the world.  They are taught by Miss Smith and Mrs Scott.

 

To find out more about what we are learning about in class, visit our class twitter page: https://twitter.com/y6goldfinch and our class blog: http://goldfinch2018.norbridgeblogs.net/

Key Dates:

Monday 5th November - Back to School

Friday 7th December - DARE Assembly

Wednesday 12th December - Y6 trip to Eden Camp

 

P.E / Swimming: Children will have a weekly P.E session with Mr Scott on a Tuesday morning and they will also be taking part in a weekly swimming session after February Half Term. Please ensure your child has their kit in school.

 

Karate: Children will have a weekly Karate session with Sensei Dave on a Friday morning.

 

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

 

Book Bags: Your child will be provided with a reading diary and a library book. Please ensure your child brings them to school every day.

Diaries will be checked and signed weekly and children will have the opportunity to change their library book each week.

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.

 

Homework: Homework will be sent home weekly, this will include a list of spellings and a focus times table.  Children will be tested on these the following week.

 

Water Bottles: Please bring fresh drinking water to school every day.

DARE

 

Over the past ten weeks we have been taking part in the DARE programme. We have learned about the harmful effects different substances can have on our bodies and of ways to say no to stop us being pressurised into things we don't want to do. On Friday we performed our DARE Assembly to Officer Clarke and our families. We performed sketches, sang songs, danced and spoke about the things we have been learning. We each received a t shirt and certificate.

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Christmas Dinner/ Christmas Jumper Day

 

We had fun dressing up in our fabulous festive jumpers on Wednesday and enjoyed tucking in to a delicious Christmas Dinner.

 

 

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Paper Chain Challenge

 

We took part in a class paper chain challenge to help decorate our classroom for Christmas. We worked in teams to see who could make the longest paper chain. When the paper chains were completed they were added to our Christmas things to help decorate our room.

Fractions

 

In Maths we have been working hard on fractions. We have been learning how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers, converting mixed numbers into improper fractions, we can find a common multiple to make sure the fractions have a common denominator and we can add and subtract and compare fractions!

Anne Frank

 

This week we have been learning all about Anne Frank, we have spent time creating fact files all about her life. We have found out lots of information, although it is interesting it is also really sad.

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Anti-Bullying Week

 

We have been thinking about bullying, we thought about the different kinds of bullying and the effect it can have on people. We created our own posters.

Creative Hero Day!

During Creative Hero Day we took part in lots of fun and exciting activities. We created our own superheroes, designed masks, created a superhero logo and we wrote our own comic strip involving our hero.

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English

In English we have been looking at including difference clause structures in our writing.

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Meet the School Councillors for Goldfinch Class😊

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Seder Meal

 

This week we have been learning all about the meal that is eaten by the Jewish people during the Passover, we learned about the significance of the foods...

There are at least five foods that go on the seder plate: shank bone (zeroa), egg (beitzah), bitter herbs (maror), vegetable (karpas) and a sweet paste called haroset. Many seder plates also have room for a sixth, hazeret (another form of the bitter herbs).

We wrote about the foods and the reasons for them being included, we then created our own Seder plates using collage materials. 

Blogathon

 

The children in Year 6 enjoyed their first fabulous Blogathon which ran all day Thursday through into Friday Morning. They took part in many amazing activities including: Slime Making, Murder Mystery, Escape Room, Campfire, Hide and Seek and the Midnight Mile. Although they were very sleepy on Friday, a great time was had by all. They will have made lots of brilliant memories.

Hanukkah

 

This week in R.E the children learned all about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, they made their own Dreidel - a spinning toy used to play games.

 

 

 

Karate

 

This week in Karate the children have been working on their 'Tobikomizuki' - the 'flying' punch. They had to use control, power and speed.

P.E

 

In P.E this week we have been working on our running skills. We are trying to challenge ourselves to increase our skill, stamina and the effort we put into our sports.

 

 

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Harvest Assembly

 

We enjoyed performing our Harvest Samba for our Assembly. Each Class in school took part in one of the Harvest Assemblies which were spread across three sessions. It was brilliant to have so many of our families join us.

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Partake

 

On Wednesday we enjoyed a fabulous visit from Partake, we spent the day taking part in activities linked to our topic - World War II. In the morning we learned two different dances... The Lambeth Walk and The Jitterbug. We looked at some artefacts and talked about their uses, we listened to a radio broadcast, imagining that we were in the war and had fun creating our own bunting. A brilliant day was had by all.

Black Out Poems

 

This week have been introduced to the concept of Blackout Poetry. The words for a Blackout Poem are already written on the page but the poet chooses words from the text to create their poem and black out the text that is not needed. We tried out this technique to create our own poetry.

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D.A.R.E

 

This week we enjoyed our first D.A.R.E lesson. We met our D.A.R.E Officer and prepared ourselves for the lessons ahead. We are really looking forward to working through the program and will show off the things we have learned in a special assembly in the future.

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World War II Inspired Art

 

This week as part of our World War II topic we have created different types of art using a variety of materials. The first inspiration for our art work was the poppy, we sketched, painted and made 3d poppies. For our next piece we used our shading skills to complete a portrait.

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Autumn Term - World War 2!

 

Our Autumn Term topic is World War 2.  We will be looking at the main events of the war, life during the war and the effect it has had on the world today.

 

History: During History we will be looking at how the war began, Wartime Britain and the impact of war on everyday life.

 

The Arts: We will be looking at how colour can be used to create emotive effect and understand the history behind Wartime crafts.

 

Science: Our Science topics this term are Light and Electricity.  We will be looking at how we see, electrical circuits and Morse Code.

 

Computing: This term we will be creating games by using Technobabble and Scratch.

 

Music: During this term, we will be learning how to play a range of instruments as part of a class band.

 

French: During the year we will continue to have weekly French sessions with Madame Walsh.

 

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM
  • F1 Canary Class PM
  • F2 Heron Class 97.4%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.9%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 95.9%
  • Y1 Penguin Class 97.8%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.7%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 97.3%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 98.2%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.7%
  • Y4 Kestrel Class 98.1%
  • Y4 Red Kite Class 97.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.3%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.3%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 97%

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
  • Artsmark
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