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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%
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Spring Term

Spring Term 

 

We have lots of exciting activities planned for the Spring Term in Foundation Stage 2. 

 

Spring Term 1 - Our topic will be 'Can you have a picnic on the moon?' In this topic, we will be learning all about Space. We will look more at different planets, learn about the moon and sun and look at space travel.

 

Spring Term 2 -  Our topic will be 'Should I help Farmer Duck?' In this topic, we will be learning all about the farm. We will learn about different animals on the farm, what farmers do and what products are produced on the farm.

 

Easter Reading Challenge

 

Well done to all the children who took part in our Reading Easter Challenge. We were really pleased to see lots of children from Merlin Class reading at home. Well done to our two winners and our runners up.

Maths: Finding Number Bonds To 9

 

In Maths, we have been looking at finding different number bonds. Today, we used numicon pictures to help us identify different bonds to 9. We did a super job of colouring in the two sections of the 9 numicon, counting how many were in each section and writing the matching number sentences. See some examples of our super Maths work below:

Celebrating Easter

 

In class, we have been learning about the Christian celebration of Easter. We have learnt about how and why it is celebrated. We have enjoyed taking part in different Easter themed activities in our active learning time, such as making Easter cards, creating our own Easter chicks and completing Easter themed jigsaws.

Fun Outdoors

 

We love spending time in our outdoor area. We have been enjoying playing running games, practising our bat and ball skills, playing on the balancing equipment, practising our jumping skills and playing bean bag target practise.

Easter Cards and Eggs

 

As part of our learning about the Christian celebration of Easter, we have been making our own Easter cards and using paint to design our own Easter eggs.

Maths: Number Lines

 

In Maths, we have been using number lines to help us see how many more we need to add to get a given number. We have enjoyed stepping on the number line to help us count how many more are needed.

Active Learning Time

 

We have been having lots of fun in our afternoon active learning time. We enjoy getting to explore the different classroom areas, play with our friends, develop our imaginative play, create different items and develop our skills in the different areas of the EYFS curriculum.

Amazing Writing

We were so impressed with these children for their amazing writing!

Active Learning Time

 

We have been having lots of fun in our afternoon active learning time. We enjoy getting to explore the different classroom areas, play with our friends, develop our imaginative play, create different items and develop our skills in the different areas of the EYFS curriculum.

Fun Outdoors

 

We love our learning time in our outdoor area. We enjoy developing our physical skills, playing imaginative games, working with others and exploring our natural environment.

French: Mardi Gras

 

In French, we learnt about Mardi Gras and how it is usually celebrated in France. We then made our own carnival Mardi Gras masks.

Outdoor Time: Spotting Flowers

 

We were very excited to spot the flowers growing in our outdoor area. We enjoyed discussing what we could see and looking closely at the flowers. 

Phonics: Tricky Trigraphs

 

To help us learn some of us our tricky trigraphs in phonics we practised writing them using tissue paper.

Maths: Measuring

 

In Maths, we worked on measuring items using cubes. We measured the length of the sunflowers and identified the tallest and shortest sunflowers.

Literacy: Alien Visit

 

We were very surprised to find an alien had been in our classroom! We enjoyed learning more about our visitor and helped him complete a number of missions. We helped him put on his coat so he wasn't cold on Earth, helped him fix his spaceship, wrote  questions to him, taught him about Earth and learnt about Venus where he was from.

Children's Mental Health Week

 

As part of Children's Mental Health week, we thought about what makes us happy.

Phonics: Tricky Words

 

In Phonics, we looked at the tricky word my. We practised writing it lots using chalk to help us remember the correct spelling.

Fun In The Snow

 

We have enjoyed watching the snow fall and playing outside in it.

Fun Outdoors

 

We love having outdoor time each day. We like developing our physical skills, playing imaginative games, exploring the natural environment and spending time with our friends.

Home Learning

 

We are really pleased with all the effort that the children at home have been putting into their learning. We have created a display to showcase some of the super work that has been going on at home.

Outdoor Learning

 

We love getting the opportunity to explore our outdoor area each day. See pictures of some of the activities we have been doing outdoors below:

Fun In The Snow

 

We were really excited to be able to play outside in the snow. See pictures of us having fun in the snow below:

Space Themed Art Work

 

We have created lots of fantastic alien and space themed art work in class using a range of different materials. We have displayed them on our class window so everyone walking past can see our fantastic creations. We have loved seeing the children share these with their parents and carers. 

Bike Riding

 

We love playing on the bikes outdoors. We have lots of fun riding with our friends and developing our physical skills. See pictures of us enjoying time on the bikes below:

New Year Party

 

As we missed our Christmas party, we decided to have our own New Year party in class. We enjoyed party games, party snacks and getting to dance with our friends. See pictures from our party below:

Spring Term 1: Space Topic

 

We are very excited to start our new topic looking at Space. We have set up some exciting space themed areas for the children to explore.

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

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