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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 93.9%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 93.9%
  • F2 Puffin Class 95.6%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 95.2%
  • Y1 Pengiun Class 98.5%
  • Y1 Robin Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 98.1%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.3%
  • Y4 Cuckoo Class 97.5%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 98.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 97.2%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97.3%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 96.7%
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WB 02.12.19 - Art and Design

 

This week, we created our own melting snowman biscuits to sell at the Christmas Fayre. Thank you to everybody who came - we made over £500 for school fund!

Picture 1 Melting Snowman Biscuits

WB 02.12.19 - Christmas Nativities

 

This week, we were given the chance to watch the KS1 performance: Lights, Camel, Action 2: The Sequin and the Foundation Stage performance: I Spy Christmas. Both performances were fantastic and we really enjoyed watching them.

Picture 1 Lights, Camel, Action 2: The Sequin

WB 02.12.19 - Science

 

This week, we worked in groups to investigate water resistance. Firstly, we made our own streamlined boats. We tested our boats by identifying how long it took for our boats to travel from one end of the water tray to the other. Cole, Taylor and Bobby designed the winning boat. They could explain that their streamlined design created less water resistance, so it moved quicker through the water.

Picture 1 Making Streamlined Boats
Picture 2 Making Streamlined Boats
Picture 3 Making Streamlined Boats
Picture 4 Making Streamlined Boats
Picture 1 Our Boat Designs
Picture 2 Our Boat Designs
Picture 3 Our Boat Designs
Picture 1 The Winning Boat

WB 02.12.19 - D.A.R.E Sessions

 

This week, we were lucky to have two sessions with the D.A.R.E officers. In the first session, we discussed the purpose of D.A.R.E and began to understand the facts about alcohol and the health effects. In the second session, we discussed the meaning of 'substance abuse' and we learnt about the impact of peer pressure.

Picture 1 D.A.R.E Sessions

WB 25.11.19 - Countdown to Christmas

 

To finish the week, we had some fun completing the paper chain challenge. We demonstrated some good teamwork to make the longest paper chains and we are looking forward to some festive activities over the next few weeks.

Picture 1 Paper Chain Challenge
Picture 2 Paper Chain Challenge
Picture 3 Paper Chain Challenge
Picture 4 Paper Chain Challenge

WB 25.11.19 - Music

 

This week, we worked with Mr Bellingham to compose our own songs using GarageBand. We practised adding drums and keys to our songs.

Picture 1 Using GarageBand
Picture 2 Using GarageBand
Picture 3 Using GarageBand

WB 25.11.19 - Science

 

This week, we tested our parachutes to continue investigating air resistance. We noticed that the larger parachute created more air resistance and they took longer to hit the ground. We then spoke about the importance of a fair test and which variables we needed to keep the same.

Picture 1 Investigating Air Resistance
Picture 2 Investigating Air Resistance
Picture 3 Investigating Air Resistance
Picture 4 Investigating Air Resistance

WB 25.11.19 - History

 

On Monday, we worked with journalist, Lance Hardy, on the Worksop Town FC project. We focused on five significant events since the club's formation and we shared key facts on our blog. You can read our findings at: toucan2019.norbridge.net

Picture 1 Worksop Town FC Research
Picture 2 Worksop Town FC Research
Picture 3 Worksop Town FC Research
Picture 4 Worksop Town FC Research

WB 18.11.19 - Home Learning

 

Over the last few weeks, we have been completing different activities at home, linked to the environment and recycling. Take a look at some of our fantastic recylcing posters and upcycling artwork below:

Picture 1 Home Learning

WB 18.11.19 - Science

 

Continuing with our forces unit, we started to investigate air resistance. We made our own parachutes and next week, we are going to test whether the size of the parachute has an impact on the time taken for the parachute to fall to the ground.

Picture 1 Our Parachutes
Picture 2 Our Parachutes
Picture 3 Our Parachutes
Picture 4 Our Parachutes

WB 18.11.19 - Geography

 

In our Geography lesson this week, we have discussed what settlers need to survive. We then compared these with our own needs and wants and we explained why these are the most or least important to us. Take a look of some of our thoughts below:

Picture 1 Wants & Needs
Picture 2 Wants & Needs
Picture 3 Wants & Needs
Picture 4 Wants & Needs

WB 11.11.19 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we learnt about gravity and the impact it has on objects. We used scales and newton metres to compare the mass and weight of different objects. Take a look below:

Picture 1 Investigating Gravity
Picture 2 Investigating Gravity
Picture 3 Investigating Gravity
Picture 4 Investigating Gravity

WB 11.11.19 - SMSC

 

Monday was Remembrance Day and to commemorate those who had fought for our country, or are still fighting, we shared our artwork in our classroom window.

Picture 1 Remembrance Day
This week was also anti-bullying week. In our class assembly, we discussed what bullying is and how we can stop it from happening.
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WB 11.11.19 - Trip to Brackenhurst

 

On Monday 11th November, we visited Brackenhurst Education Centre to support our learning in our geography topic. We started the day by creating our own wind turbines to generate electricity. We talked about how the different sized blades can affect the speed and how the angle of the blades can have an impact too. After lunch, we went orienteering and used a map to find different fruits. We discussed what food miles are and how shopping locally can be more sustainable. To finish our afternoon, we planted our own beans, made our own biodegradable plant pots and talked about landfill and why recylcing is important. We had a brilliant day learning about how to be more sustainable. Take a look at our day below:

Testing our Wind Turbine

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WB 04.11.19 - Art

 

For our project linked to Worksop Town FC, we worked with Mr Slaney to re-desgin the amber and black football shirts. We used watercolour paints and thought about the best colours to mix to create the amber colour. We are looking forward to seeing our work displayed in Worksop Library.

Picture 1 Worksop Town FC Artwork

WB 04.11.19 - Science

 

We started our new unit of work this week: Forces. We discussed the different types of forces, such as gravity, air resistance and friction. We drew some pictures to show these forces acting on different objects.

WB 04.11.19 - French

 

This week, we discussed the meaning of Remembrance, before creating a collage with poppies to remember those who had fought in the different wars.

WB 14.10.19 - Computing

 

This week, we explored Scratch Jr and used this app to create some simple space-themed projects.

Picture 1 Space-Themed Coding
Picture 2 Space-Themed Coding
Picture 3 Space-Themed Coding
Picture 4 Space-Themed Coding

WB 14.10.19 - Design Technology

 

This week was our Halloween disco and to help raise funds for the school, we worked with Mrs Prince to make some tasty treats. We thought our 'melting ghost' biscuits tasted delicious!

Picture 1 Halloween Disco Treats
Picture 2 Halloween Disco Treats

WB 14.10.19 - Meeting a Journalist

 

This week, we had a very important visitor: author and journalist, Lance Hardy. Over the coming weeks, we are going to be working with him on a very special project linked to Worksop Town FC and we will be showcasing our work at Worksop Library. Watch this space!

Picture 1 Meeting Lance Hardy

WB 07.10.19 - P.E

 

This week, Mr Scott taught us the rules of handball. We then played some matches in small teams. Take a look at some action shots below:

Picture 1 Playing Handball
Picture 2 Playing Handball
Picture 3 Playing Handball
Picture 4 Playing Handball

WB 07.10.19 - Religious Education

 

This week, we learnt about the meaning of parables and explored three stories from the Bible: The Good Samaritan, The Farmer and the Seeds and The Mustard Seeds. We discussed the meaning of each story before working together in small groups to re-tell the parables through drama. Take a look at some freeze-frames from the lesson below:

Picture 1 Re-Telling Parables
Picture 2 Re-Telling Parables
Picture 3 Re-Telling Parables
Picture 4 Re-Telling Parables
Picture 5 Re-Telling Parables
Picture 6 Re-Telling Parables

WB 07.10.19 - Science

 

This week, we worked in pairs to create our own models which represent how the Earth, Sun and Moon move in our solar system. Take a look at the model we made below:

Picture 1 Model of the Solar System

WB 30.09.19 - Harvest Festival Assembly

 

We really enjoyed performing 'Autumn Days' in our Harvest Festival assembly. Thank you for all of your kind donations; your generosity will support Bassetlaw Food Bank.

Performing 'Autumn Days'

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WB 30.09.19 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we continued to learn about how night and day occurs and how different parts of the world experience night and day at different times. We made predictions to compare times when night and day occurs in the UK with other countries. We then used timezone maps to check whether our predictions were correct.

WB 30.09.19 - Art

 

This week, we had the very special task of creating some artwork for the maternity ward at Bassetlaw hospital. The cartoon drawings will be framed and be on show over the next few weeks. Take a look at some of our colourful pictures below:

Picture 1 Artwork for Bassetlaw Hospital

WB 23.09.19 - Harvest Festival

 

We have been working hard to learn the lyrics to our Harvest Festival song: Autumn Days. We are looking forward to performing for you on Thursday 03rd October in our assembly. Meanwhile, why not continue to practise at home:

 

Autumn Days

WB 23.09.19 - French

 

This week, Madame Walsh taught us how to ask to borrow equipment. Can you ask to borrow a ruler? Or a pencil?

Picture 1 Learning Key Questions

WB 23.09.19 - 'Out of this World' Blogging Day

 

On Monday 23rd September, we had a blogging day linked to our space-themed topic. We began the day by drawing sketches of the Moon and listening to 'The Planets' by Holst. Then, we researched facts about Neil Armstrong and used the information to create fact files about the first man on the Moon. In the afternoon, we wrote explanation texts so share how day and night occurs before writing some blog posts. You can read our thoughts about the day at: toucan2019.norbridgeblogs.net

Sketching the Moon

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Picture 1 Neil Armstrong Fact Files
Picture 2 Neil Armstrong Fact Files
Picture 3 Neil Armstrong Fact Files

WB 16.09.19 - History

 

For our 'Out of this World' topic, we discussed significant moments in space travel, from the first animal in space, to the moon landing in 1969. We ordered key moments on a timeline. Take a look below:

Picture 1 Ordering Space Events on a Timeline
Picture 2 Ordering Space Events on a Timeline
Picture 3 Ordering Space Events on a Timeline
Picture 4 Ordering Space Events on a Timeline

WB 16.09.19 - French

 

Madame Walsh taught us how to say the names of different classroom stationary in our French lesson this week.

Picture 1 Classroom Objects in French

WB 16.09.19 - Science

 

We continued our learning about Earth and Space this week and we discussed the definitions for the terms: 'orbit' and 'rotate'. We then worked together to demonstrate how the planets move in our solar system. Take a look at a video from our lesson below:

Understanding the Solar System

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WB 09.09.19 - Art

 

For our art lesson this week, we learnt how to use different shading techniques before appyling these skills to create a space picture using chalk. Take a look at our artwork below:

Picture 1 Space Art
Picture 2 Space Art
Picture 3 Space Art

WB 09.09.19 - Religious Education

 

This week, we continued our learning about the Bible and discovered how the Bible is published. We then discussed how important the Bible is to Christians and how they often use special covers to protect their holy book. We designed our own Bible covers with colours, symbols and pictures to represent us.

WB 09.09.19 - Science

 

This week, we created our own posters to share facts about the 8 planets in our solar system. We worked hard to remember the order of the planets by learning a mnemonic. Take a look at some of our fantastic work below:

Picture 1 Solar System Posters
Picture 2 Solar System Posters
Picture 3 Solar System Posters
Picture 4 Solar System Posters

WB 02.09.19 - Music

 

In our Music lesson this week, we began to learn how to play Hall of Fame by The Script. We used guitars and began to read sheet music to play the chords.

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WB 02.09.19 - Science

 

We began our Science topic, Earth and Space, this week. We went outside to look at the sky and discussed whether Earth was spherical or flat. We used scientific evidence to support our ideas and thoughts.

Picture 1

WB 02.09.19 - Religious Education

 

In our RE lesson this week, we discussed the meaning of the word 'sacred' and identified synonyms for this word. We then wrote down things we associated with the Holy Bible.

WB 02.09.19 - Computing

 

During our Computing session this week, we have discussed how to stay safe online and on certain apps. We also discussed the meaning of 'spam' and what we should do if we receive it. You can find more e-safety information at:

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 93.9%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 93.9%
  • F2 Puffin Class 95.6%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 95.2%
  • Y1 Pengiun Class 98.5%
  • Y1 Robin Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 98.1%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 98.3%
  • Y4 Cuckoo Class 97.5%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 98.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 97.2%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 97.3%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 96.7%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

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

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
  • International Schools Award
  • Investors In People
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