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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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Summer Term

Summer Term 

 

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

 

Summer Term 1 - Our topic will be 'What can we learn from others?' In this topic, we will be learning about different places around the World and the people that live there. We will look at different celebrations that people hold and different beliefs. We will also be learning about how we are all different and unique.

 

Summer Term 2 - Our topic will be 'What is the last word you want to hear when you are swimming in the sea?' In this topic, we will learn all about the Seaside. We will learn about what things we might find at the seaside, how places have changed over time and animals that live in our seas and oceans.

 

Under The Sea Art

 

We have enjoyed looking at our new topic in class and creating our own under the sea themed art work. Have a look at our super jellyfish and submarine art work that is up on our classroom display:

Fingerprint Fish

 

We have enjoyed creating our own fingerprint fish using paint. We have created some amazing designs and have displayed them on our window for everyone to see:

Phonics: Tricky Words

 

We have been looking at reading and spelling different tricky words in our phonics lessons. On Thursday, we looked at spelling the tricky what and when. We tried using different items in our classroom to create the different words. Look at some of our creations below:

Hand Print Crabs

 

We are enjoying learning all about our new topic on the Seaside and Under The Sea. We have created some fantastic crab pictures using our hand prints. We have put them on our window so that we can show them to our families.

 

 

Maths: Exploring Numicon

 

We have had lots of fun exploring numicon during active learning time. We have enjoyed counting with them and looking at different ways to make numbers. We have also enjoyed exploring the different shapes that we can make with the numicon pieces. You can see pictures of some of exploring we have done with the numicon below:

Upper Case & Lower Case Letters

 

We have been learning about the letters of the alphabet and recognising and forming upper and lower case letters. We used different items from our classroom to help us create different upper case letters. See some of our work below:

Exploring The Sand Tray

 

As part of our learning about the seaside, we have been enjoying playing in the sand tuff tray. We have enjoyed making different patterns in the sand, playing with the different small world beach animals and making mini sand castles. See pictures of us enjoying playing in the sand below:

Our New Topic

 

We have enjoyed starting to learn about our new topic on The Seaside & Under The Sea. We have lots of exciting activities planned for this final half term in Foundation Stage 2.

Fun Outdoors

 

We have had lots of fun playing in our outdoor area. We have lots of things to explore in our garden and we love getting the chance to develop our skills outdoors.

North America

 

As part of our learning on different places in the World, we have been looking at the continent of North America. We have made our own Canadian flags using playdough, created North American beavers using paper plates, created our own Statue of Liberty flames, used chalk to create Grand Canyon pictures, decorated Canadian maple leaves and built our own sky scrapers using mega blocks. 

Africa: Kenya

 

As part of our learning about different places around the World, we have been looking at the continent of Africa this week. We have spent a few days learning about Kenya. We have learnt some Swahili phrases and learnt about games that children play in Kenya. We have also looked at the story Handa's Surprise which is set in Kenya. During active learning time, we have enjoyed making our own binoculars for safari visits, playing with safari animals, weaving our own fruit basket, creating sunset pictures using chalk and printing with fruit. 

NSPCC Number Day

 

We enjoyed celebrating Number Day in school and did a fantastic job raising money for NSPCC. Look at our fantastic Number Day outfits:

Literacy: All Aboard For The Bobo Road

 

In Literacy, we have been looking at the story 'All aboard for the Bobo Road' which is set in Burkina Faso in West Africa. We have looked at the traditional African clothing worn in the illustrations and have tried designing our own traditional Africa dresses. See some of our super work below:

 

 

Japanese Carp Kites

 

As part of our learning about Asia, we have looked at Japan. We enjoyed creating our own Japanese carp kites which look fantastic on display in our classroom.

Wow Work

 

Well done to Scarlet, Harry, Marnie, Cezary, Christopher, Sophia, Matthew W, Daisy and Leon who have all had their fantastic writing selected for our wow work wall.

Japanese Cherry Blossoms

 

We have enjoyed learning about Japan and seeing the images of the cherry blossom trees in Japan. We used paint and cotton wool to make our own cherry blossom pictures. We have enjoyed displaying them on the window for parents and carers to look at on their way into school. 

China Themed Active Learning

 

As part of our learning on Asia, we have looked at the country of China. We have made our own paper chain Chinese dragons, wrote mandarin numbers in the glitter and explored the red and gold playdough table. 

Learning About India

 

We have looked at the country of India as part of our learning about other places in the World. We have made our own Rangoli patterns using pasta and buttons, used chalk to colour Rangoli patterns and tried building our own version of the Taj Mahal using construction materials. 

Fun Outdoors

 

We love getting to spend time outdoors. We enjoy playing on the bikes, playing with bats, balls & hoops, balancing & climbing, playing imaginative games and exploring the natural world around us.

Learning About France

 

We have been looking at the continent of Europe and as part of this we have been learning about France. In our active learning time, we have enjoyed making pastries using the playdough and creating our own Eiffel towers using art straws and construction materials. 

Fun Outdoors

 

We love getting to spend time outdoors. We enjoy playing on the bikes, playing with bats, balls & hoops, balancing & climbing, playing imaginative games and exploring the natural world around us.

Exploring Numbers

 

We have been looking at exploring teen numbers in Maths. We have used numicon to make the numbers, explored number playdough mats, made towers to match given numerals, played games involving teen numbers and used ten frames and objects to make teen numbers. 

Summer Term Classroom Environment

 

This term, we are looking forward to exploring our new reading area, playing in our new cafe role play area and trying the new challenges in our Maths and construction areas.

This Is Us
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
  • Camilla Mercer
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

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