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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Cygnet Class AM 88.5%
  • F1 Cygnet Class PM 88.5%
  • F2 Flamingo Class 91.4%
  • F2 Starling Class 89.8%
  • Y1 Robin Class 91.8%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95.4%
  • Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 92.8%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
  • Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
  • Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.2%
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Summer Term

Summer Term 2

 

Our enquiry question: Does good always conquer evil?

Our focus texts: ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy (Writing)

‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar (Guided reading)

 

               

 

English

 

This half term, we are going to be writing a book review of ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ and also write a setting description.

 

Maths

 

In Maths, we are going to continue developing our understanding of Measurement by learning about time. We will also cover statistics and properties of shapes, position and direction in geometry.

 

Science

 

This half term's science is all about famous scientists and inventors! We will be learning about many figures who have made huge changes to our lives today! These include: Alexander Bell, Maria Telkes and Garrett Morgan.

 

Geography

 

Our Geography topic this term is all about developing our understanding of Europe and comparing the UK to Italy.

 

RE

 

We are going to continue learning about Sikhism. This term, our focus is creation, writes of passages and ceremonies.

 

Art

 

Our artist focus for this half term is Paula Rego. We will be telling a story using illustrations.

 

DT

Our DT topic for this half term is all related to Cooking and Nutrition, We will be designing and baking a load of Bread inspired by the Ancient Romans.

 

Computing:

We will have 2 focuses for computing this term:

  1. Coding and building skills to create a game using the Scratch programme.
  2. Digital literacy – understanding and practising online safety.

 

For more information on our curriculum, see out long term planning overview below.

Summer Term 1

 

Our enquiry question: What can artefacts tell us about Roman Britain?

Our focus texts: 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit (Writing)

'Romans on the Rampage' by Jeremy Strong (Guided reading)

 

  

 

English

 

This half term we are going to be using discussion to form balanced argument to answer the question: Were the Romans good for Britain? We will also be writing a biography about Julius Caesar!

 

So far this term, we have written a personal story (recount) about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii in 79AD, based on our focus text: 'Escape from Pompeii'.

This week, we have performed and analysed the features of the poem: 'The River' by Valerie Bloom. We then wrote our own poem following the same structure, but about a volcano. See some of our fantastic poems on our class blog!

 

Maths

 

We will be covering three different topics in maths this half term: decimals, money and time. We will be applying our knowledge of decimals to support us with our learning of money and time. 

 

Science

 

This half term's science is all about electricity! We will be identifying common objects that run on electricity, constructing simple circuits and learning about their different parts (including bulbs, wires and batteries), and will be able to recognise conductors and insulators. 

 

History

 

Our History topic this term is getting us really excited! We are going to be learning all about the Romans. We are studying different historical sources to answer a range of enquiry questions about Roman Britain.

 

So far this term, we have investigated:

  • Why did the Romans invade Britain? 
  • Why was the Roman invasion on Britain successful? 
  • What kind of men could join the Roman Army?
  • Who was Boudicca and why do we remember her?
  • What have the Romans done for Britain?

 

 

  

 

 

RE

 

We are going to be learning about Sikhism this term. In Summer Term 1, we will be thinking about the main beliefs of Sikhs and their places of worship. 

 

Art

 

Our artist focus for this half term is Giacometti. We will be analysing the artwork of Giacometti and then creating our own statues of a Roman soldier, which will be made from clay and wire.

 

DT

 

We will be designing and creating battery-operated torches this half term, using our knowledge of electricity that we have learnt in science. 

For more information on our curriculum, click the link below to view our long term planning overview:

Roman Day

We had a fantastic time celebrating Roman Day and many of us dressed up in super costumes! We took part in many fun activities including:

 

A Roman baths team challenge and quiz

Designing our own Roman bath house for the emperor 

Creating our own version of a Roman shield (and sword)

Creating a Roman mosaic using a printing technique

 

Take a look at some of the photos below:

 

Year 4 Sponsored Spring Sprint

To raise money for our school trip, all of year 4 took part in a Sponsored Sprint. We had 30 minutes to complete as many laps around the field as we could. Our class ran over 59 miles in total and complete 416 laps! Amazing effort from all Bluebirds!

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Art

For our final Art lesson, Mr Slaney showed us how to draw a Roman solider. Take a look below:

Maths 

In Maths, we have been developing our understanding of money. For this lesson, we worked in groups to solve real life problems using the coins.

Science

We have loved our Science topic of electricity. For our final lesson, we created our own experiment, exploring how the shape/size/length/thickness of an insulating material can affect the brightness of a bulb.

History

Our centurion led a Roman legion training session to help us answer the enquiry question: What kind of men could join the Roman Army?

English

Performing 'The River' poem by Valerie Bloom

 

Art 

Experimenting with the position of our Giacometti inspired sculpture and designing our own Roman soldier sculpture.

 

Science

Investigating how to connect components in a circuit and get the bulb to light

History

The 3 attempted Roman invasions on Britain

This Is Us
Annual Attendance
  • F1 Cygnet Class AM 88.5%
  • F1 Cygnet Class PM 88.5%
  • F2 Flamingo Class 91.4%
  • F2 Starling Class 89.8%
  • Y1 Robin Class 91.8%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95.4%
  • Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 92.8%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
  • Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
  • Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.2%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

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

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