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Norbridge Academy

‘Be The Best You Can Be’

Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 93%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 93%
  • F2 Puffin Class 94.4%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 94.2%
  • Y1 Pengiun Class 96.3%
  • Y1 Robin Class 95.89%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96.4%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.5%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 97.1%
  • Y4 Cuckoo Class 96.9%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 96.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.8%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.2%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 95%
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WB 09.03.20 - Science

 

For our lesson this week, we discussed the changes that take place in old age. We distinguished between facts and myths about old age and began to classify information.

Identifying Changes in Old Age

WB 09.03.20 - Geography

 

This week, we learnt how to identify points on a compass. We thought of instructions, in order to locate items around the classroom. We used compass directions to locate the reading corner.

Using a Compass

WB 09.03.20 - Gymnastics

 

We enjoyed our gymnastics session with Mrs Spencer this week.

Gymnastics
Gymnastics

WB 02.03.20 - World Book Day

 

A fantastic effort was made by all the Toucans for World Book Day. Take a look at some of our costumes below:

World Book Day

WB 02.03.20 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we learnt about how babies grow and develop. We used different graphs to represent data and explained the benefits of using each type of graph.

Using Graphs to Represent Data
Using Graphs to Represent Data
Using Graphs to Represent Data

WB 02.03.20 - Geography

 

In our Geography lesson this week, we looked at OS maps and identified the symbols used to represent different places.

Identifying OS Map Symbols
Identifying OS Map Symbols
Identifying OS Map Symbols
Identifying OS Map Symbols

WB 02.03.20 - Gymnastics

 

In our gymnastics session this week, some children achieved their Level 7 and Level 8 British Gymnastics proficiency awards.

WB 24.02.20 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we began to understand the different life stages of human development. We talked about physical, emotional, social and psychological development and we completed our own human development timelines.

Human Development Timelines
Human Development Timelines
Human Development Timelines

WB 24.02.20 - R.E

 

This week, we discussed the meaning of faith and how people can discriminate others because of their faith. We then thought of some ideas to prevent discrimination. Look at some of our colourful posters below:

Stop Discrimination
Stop Discrimination
Stop Discrimination
Stop Discrimination

WB 24.02.20 - Geography

 

This week, we have been learning how to accurately read and use atlases. We used an index to find different locations around the world.

Reading Atlases
Reading Atlases
Reading Atlases
Reading Atlases

WB 24.02.20 - SMSC

 

On Tuesday, we discussed the meaning of Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday. We enjoyed eating some tasty, chocolate pancakes.

Pancake Day
Pancake Day
Pancake Day
Pancake Day

WB 10.02.20 - Design Technology

 

On Thursday, we baked shortbread biscuits with Miss Keally and Miss Makowska for the Valentine's Disco. 

Baking Shortbread

WB 10.02.20 - Vicious Viking Blogging

 

On Wednesday night, 24 children stayed after school and participated in a Viking event. We used coloured pens to decorate different Viking masks. We also learnt about what Vikings used to eat and drink and how they made their own food. Then, we baked our own bread.

Vicious Viking Blogging

WB 10.02.20 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we learnt more about the life cycles of different animals. We found out about the similarities and differences between different life cycles, such as bird and amphibians. Then, we worked together in small groups to present a programme called 'Life', where we informed other people about the life cycle of a chicken and a frog.

Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles
Learning about Life Cycles

WB 10.02.20 - Computing - Safer Internet Day

 

We had some really good discussions about internet use and how to stay safe online. We discussed the purpose of avatars and how they can help protect our identity online.

WB 03.02.20 - Science

 

This week, we began to understand the meaning of metamorphosis and identified the life cycles of amphibians and insects, including the life cycle of a frog, a butterfly and a newt. We discussed the similarities and differences between these life cycles.

WB 03.02.20 - Design Technology

 

This week, we had a DT Day with the aim of making a moving toy. We started the morning by researching ideas about animals to inform our designs. We thought about how the animals move, their appearance and their habitat. Then, we watched some videos to identify how cam mechanisms work and we drew some diagrams and labelled the key parts. After that, we worked in small groups to explore cam movement. We made simple mechanisms with a snail cam to identify how this moved the follower. We then thought about the final designs for our moving mechanism. We followed step by step instrutions to make the moving animal toys. We made a box that stored the cam mechanism and added the cam, follower and rotating handle. You can see the design process below:

WB 27.01.20 - History

 

In our history lesson this week, we researched facts about the life of a Viking warrior. We created informative posters, including information about Viking clothes, homes, food and religion. Take a look at some of our work below:

Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster
Life of a Viking Warrior Poster

WB 20.01.20 - Science

 

This week, we researched facts about Jane Goodall and her work with the Gombe chimpanzees in Tanzania. We understood that chimpanzees are an endangered species and we discussed the threats they face in the wild. Together, we created advertisements about the Jane Goodall Institute and the way it works to protect chimpanzees. Take a look at some freeze-frames from our lesson below:

Jane Goodall Advertisements
Jane Goodall Advertisements
Jane Goodall Advertisements

WB 20.01.20 - History

 

In our History lesson this week, we discussed the significance of two, famous Anglo-Saxon kings. We researched facts about both of these people, before acting out a debate between the two leaders. Take a look at some of our findings below:

 

 

Comparing Anglo-Saxon Kings
Comparing Anglo-Saxon Kings
Comparing Anglo-Saxon Kings

WB 13.01.20 - Science

 

In our Science lesson this week, we took cuttings from flowers to see if we can grow new plants that are genetically identical to the parent plant. We are looking forward to checking on them over the next week to see whether they grow their own roots.

 

Growing Genetically Identical Plants

WB 13.01.20 - Trip to Perlethorpe

 

On Monday 13th January, we visited Perlethorpe and participated in a Viking day to support our history learning. We were met by Magnus, who informed us of the Viking timeline, and we explored the Viking longhouse and the variety of artefacts. We played games with Viking shields, made flour by using a quern and made traditional Viking jewellery. In the afternoon, we demonstrated good teamwork by making shelters and setting up a Viking camp. Take a look at our day below:

 

 

WB 06.01.20 - Science

 

In our science lesson this week, we identified the parts of a flower and discussed their purpose. We then worked together to decide which plants are pollinated by the wind and which plants are pollinated by insects. Next week, we will be dissecting flowers.

 

Identifying Plants
Identifying Plants
Identifying Plants
Identifying Plants

WB 06.01.20 - History

 

In our history lesson this week, we began to understand where, when and why the Vikings raided Britain. We created some fact files, answering key questions about the Vikings and we finished the lesson by ordering key events on a timeline.

Ordering Events on a Timeline
Ordering Events on a Timeline
Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 93%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 93%
  • F2 Puffin Class 94.4%
  • F2 Sandpiper Class 94.2%
  • Y1 Pengiun Class 96.3%
  • Y1 Robin Class 95.89%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 96.4%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.5%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 97.1%
  • Y4 Cuckoo Class 96.9%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 96.5%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.8%
  • Y5 Toucan Class 96.2%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Goldfinch Class 95%

Safegaurding Information

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Camilla Mercer
  • 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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