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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM
  • F2 Merlin Class
  • F2 Sandpiper Class
  • Y1 Firecrest Class
  • Y1 Parakeet Class
  • Y2 Peacock Class
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class
  • Y3 Flamingo Class
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class
  • Y4 Bluebird Class
  • Y4 Owl Class
  • Y5 Macaw Class
  • Y5 Penguin Class
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class
  • Y6 Toucan Class
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Our curriculum

Spring Term - Marvellous Minds



Our Spring Term topic is ‘Marvellous Minds’ in which we will be learning about lots of famous people. We have lots of exciting events planned! Read what we will be learning about in each topic area.


Find out what we'll be learning about in each subject area...



English: Throughout the term, we will be continuing to develop our skills in story telling, descriptive writing, recount writing, instructions writing and poetry. Our focus texts will include:

  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • Jack and the Beanstalk by Richard Walker and Niamh Sharkey
  • How to wash a wooly mammoth by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley
  • Pretty Salma (Red Riding Hood tale from Africa) by Niki Daly
  • Zim Zam Zoom by James Carter
  • Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner


Maths: This term, we will be looking at addition and subtraction within numbers to 20, place value up to 50 and measuring weight, height, length and volume.


Phonics: We will have daily phonics sessions where we consolidate our knowledge of the phase 5 sounds and will work on applying this knowledge in both our reading and writing.


History and Geography: In the first half term, we will be learning about a range of famous scientists, inventors and authors from the past and present. We will learn about what they discovered, wrote and invented. We will also learn about how life was different in the past and how technology has changed over time. In the second half term, we will be learning about famous journeys and explorers. We will learn about the places they explored and the adventures they went on.


Science: Animals including humans. Children will be learning about human body parts and some of their functions and our senses. In Spring 2, they will develop their knowledge of different animal groups and sort animals based on their characteristics and what they eat.


Art: In Art, children will be learning about the Art of famous artist and using different techniques and materials to recreate similar artwork.


Design and Technology: 


  • Autumn Term 1 -  Christianity - What did Jesus teach us? Children will explore stories told by Jesus and what is important to Christians.
  • Autumn Term 2 - Christianity - The Easter Story. Children will discover why Christians celebrate Easter, identify and retell parts of the Easter story an understand the meaning behind Easter traditions.


Computing: In Computing, children be be focusing on developing their skills in Computer Science. They will learn what algorithms and codes are and create their own codes on different programmes. Children will also explore how to debug and alter codes for a purpose. 


PE and Karate: Every Wednesday afternoon children will continue to have a PE and Karate lesson.


PE with Mr Scott: Rugby and Tennis.

- Understand the rules of rugby

- Develop throwing and catching skills

- Developing tactics in rugby

- Working as a team

- Developing running skills

- Developing skills with a racket

- Being able to hit a ball with control

- Understand the rules of tennis

- Developing hitting skills with a partner



Karate with Sensei Dave:

- Refining kicking and punching skills

- Learning more Karate terminology

- Working towards Karate belts


Gymnastics with Mrs Spencer (Tuesday morning):

- Developing jumping and turning skills

- Creating simple routines

- Moving safely on apparatus

- Developing rolls

- Working towards badges

- Develop balancing and gymnastics skills

- Creating routines

- Developing skills on apparatus

- Working towards badges


French: Children will continue to have French with Madame Walsh on a Thursday morning.


Venture Experts: Children will have four more weeks of their current Venture Experts groups which will finish with a showcase where parents are invited to come see what the children have been up to. Then they will choose a new Venture Experts group for the second half of the school year.

Autumn Term - Best of Britain





During this term, children will be learning all about Britain and its history, from Worksop and the local area, to our capital city of London and the other UK countries.


Find out what we'll be learning about in each subject area...


History: We will cover a range of historical topics related to the local area and Britain including:

  • The history of our school
  • Worksop's mining history
  • Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest
  • Nottinghamshire castle
  • The Great Fire of London
  • The Gunpowder plot
  • Remembrance Day


Geography: Children will learn about a range of Geography topics related to our local area and Britain including:


  • Features of the classroom and playground from a plan view.
  • Following a route from home/to a familiar place.
  • Locating and naming the 4 countries on a map.
  • Finding and naming capital cities of the UK on a map.
  • Finding and naming the seas surrounding the UK on a map.



  • Autumn Term 1:Seasonal Changes. Children will learn about and observe the changes across 4 seasons, describe the weather associated with the seasons and the changes in day length. They will experiment by recording the weather over time.
  • Autumn Term 2: Plants. We will learn how to identify and name a variety of common plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. Children will also learn the basic structure of flowers and trees.


Art: In Art, children will be developing their basic skills in mixing, printing and sketching. They will also look at work from a variety of famous artists, learning from their style and techniques.


Design and Technology: This term, children will be developing their understanding and skills in food technology and nutrition, through designing, creating and evaluating their own sandwich. They will begin by learning where our food comes from and evaluating existing sandwiches.


  • Autumn Term 1 -  Our wonderful world. Children will explore what makes our wold special and learn about different religious creation stories.
  • Autumn Term 2 - Why do we give gifts at Christmas? Children will discover why we give presents at this special time of year and how we can give invisible gifts to others.



  • Autumn Term 1 - E safety. Children will be learning about how to use technology safely and responsibly, acceptable and unacceptable online behaviour and how to report concerns.
  • Autumn Term 2 - Digital Literacy. We will cover basic skills including: switching a computer on and off, logging on and off, saving work, printing, copying and pasting. 


Music: Every Monday, children will have a Music lesson with Miss Booth. They will learn how to use their voices expressively, listen carefully to music and how to experiment with sounds using their bodies and instruments.


PE and Karate: Every Wednesday afternoon children will have a PE and Karate lesson.


PE with Mr Scott: Fundamentals and invasion games.

  • Developing running skills.
  • Developing throwing and catching skills.
  • Understanding how to move with confidence.
  • Developing using skills in games.
  • Developing how to use tactics in games.
  • Understanding how to follow game rules.


Karate with Sensei Dave:

  • Oizuki (Lunge punch)
  • Gyakuzuki (Reverse Punch)
  • Sokuto Hiza (Thrusting side kick to the knee)
  • Maegeri Tobikomizuki (Front snap kick, front snap punch)
  • Maegeri Gyakuzuki (Front snap kick, reverse punch).


Gymnastics with Mrs Spencer:

  • Learning rules of Gymnastics
  • Understanding how to move safely on mats
  • Beginning to use different apparatus
  • Developing rolls and cartwheels
  • Developing a range of jumps
  • Learning Gymnastics shapes


French with Madame Walsh:

  • Learning the days of the week
  • Recapping colours
  • Learning about the weather 
  • Discussing the seasons  
  • Answering questions  
  • Developing confidence in speaking in French
  • Exploring stories in French
  • Singing French songs
  • Developing listening skills


Venture Experts: Every Tuesday afternoon, children will take part in their chosen enrichment activity, developing a new skill with another member of staff. Choices include: Art, Singing, Musical Theatre, Gymnastics and Circus Skills.



Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM
  • F2 Merlin Class
  • F2 Sandpiper Class
  • Y1 Firecrest Class
  • Y1 Parakeet Class
  • Y2 Peacock Class
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class
  • Y3 Flamingo Class
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class
  • Y4 Bluebird Class
  • Y4 Owl Class
  • Y5 Macaw Class
  • Y5 Penguin Class
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class
  • Y6 Toucan Class

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

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


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  • Eco Schools
  • Outcomes School Award
  • Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium 2015
  • National Support School
  • The Primary Network
  • Pupil Premium 2016
  • Artsmark
  • International Schools Award
  • Investors In People