Hook Week expert

Geoff came in and spoke to us about aerial images and how they can help us learn more about the world around us. He shared with us some images of Norton and we had a great time locating familiar landmarks. Geoff is coming back during our Geography case study to send the drone up and take some new aerial photographs with us.

We wonder how aerial images will help us in our expedition?

Key Stage 1 Crew Challenge

Our KS1 crews took part in a Humpty Dumpty crew challenge to mark our Norton Campus science week. We investigated materials to see which one would make the best jacket to protect Humpty Dumpty when he fell from the wall. After investigating the materials we voted for the ones we thought would offer the most protection. We also discussed how we could make the test fair and made predictions for the results.

Expedition Reflection

Class Five sounded like real experts this morning. They were using their rubric to answer our guiding question ‘How will what I do today impact the world tomorrow?’ and being supported by their crew to mark down what they think they achieved in their answers.

Great work Class Five

NIS – Poetry Jam 📚😊

Over the past few weeks the children have been learning poems in our ‘Tranquil Tuesday’ crew sessions. This afternoon we all performed our poems to one another. The children were amazing! It was so lovely to hear lots of poems and to see so many happy faces 😊 . Well done everyone!

Somebody Swallowed Stanley!

In Crew Goodyer this week, Class 6 brought their Somebody Swallowed Stanley work in to share with Class 5. Class 6 were so proud to share their character plans, story maps and read their alternative stories aloud confidently. Class 5 offered some great critique, praising their crew mates and sharing ideas for how to make their work better.

Leap Day 🐸

We made a Leap Day time capsule in class today not to be opened until February 29th 2028 – when we are in year six!

We included notes to our future selves. pictures and photographs – and made Mrs Parsons add it to her calendar so she doesn’t forget to give them to us!

Ready, Steady, Read! 📕

Over half term the children took part in a sponsored reading event in partnership with Usborne Books. Their challenge was to read as much as possible and in an unusual or exciting place. We have loved sharing their photographs and Miss Tunney chose Pippa Evans as the winning entry. How exciting to read in the cockpit of a plane!

We feel extremely grateful to the children and their families for raising a phenomenal £3303!

This money will be used to buy new library books for our schools. Thank you so much!