A busy day…

There was lots of excitement outside of my office to day as the children lined up to go off on a visit.  Two year groups are out today and they are visiting the zoo and Harley Gallery.  The children will have an amazing time and I am looking forward to hearing about their adventures when they get back later.

Our boy’s football team have started their season and they were thrilled to beat Redlands school 3-1 in their first game.  Mr Scott and Mr Bellingham were really pleased with the way the boys played and it promises to be a very exciting season.  I am looking forward to seeing the girls start their season as I know that Emily will be smashing goals in again. She is a great talent and is one of the most talented girls in the school.

We are currently rehearsing for our school production of Scrooge and their is a real buzz about this around school.  It promises to be a very successful term and we are celebrating being in the top 1% of schools for progress from key stage one to the end of key stage two.  We are really proud of the efforts of our pupils and we are looking forward to working as hard as possible in this, our “Year of Endeavour”

Watch this space for more news this term.

Power cuts, Helicopters and streams

It has been another busy day on our visit to St Michael’s centre and the children have been very busy. I arrived in time for breakfast, having avoiding being involved in the toil to create it. The flow of the event could have been spoiled had I tried to get involved. I had cereal for a health choice and consumed a sausage sandwich, in order that I would not seem bad mannered.

The children prepared to set off on their respective activities and it is worth mentioning that Miss Bird went on the Stanage Edge walk twice. This lady is a tough customer and she set a great example to the children with her, ” Have a go” attitude. I was sent to the grounds of Brookfield Manor to carry out the stream study and follow that with orienteering.

Heavy rainfall had meant the water flow was fast and muddy so it was difficult to find the crayfish like we had the previous day. We did find plenty of small fish and insects so it was still very interesting for the children. We then had a crazy group picture in the stream. I took the photograph of the pupils and Miss Williams maintained a strategic overview. The faces of the children may be an indication of the temperature of the water.

The orienteering session had a bad start when one group ran around collecting the markers in. This ruined my plan for sitting in the sun as I had to get involved in restoring order to the proceedings. Seriously, we had a really fun time today and the children have shown a great deal of character and strength when things get tough. The children did not even get distracted when a helicopter landed near us.  They were doing some work on the electrical faults that have taken the power off during the night.  Very interesting to watch but we pressed on with our work.

I must mention the behaviour of the group as the children have been exemplary in all areas in terms of their conduct. I am proud of them and I hope their mums and dads are too.

It promises to be a very busy last day tomorrow but I am sure we will have lots more to tell you when we are back. #Norbridgerocks

Hathersage Stream Scream

It has been a very busy start to our Hathersage visit.  One group went off on a long walk.  The other group went across to Brookfield Manor and took part in a stream study.  I went with this group and we had an amazing time.  We found lots of different creatures but the most impressive were definitely the Crayfish and various fish.

The water came over the sides of a couple of wellingtons so a couple of children had cold feet for a while. A few screams were heard.

We took a few snaps and we identified all of the insects and creatures that we found.  It was great fun and we are excited about learning about map reading later this afternoon.

We are enjoying our lunch now and we have been wondering what it will be like for the other group who are walking in the rain.  It’s going to be interesting to hear there stories later about how tough it was.

We hope you enjoy looking at what we are doing and feel free to comment.

 

First Day

It has been a busy first day of the new term.  It was lovely to see all of the children settle straight down to their work in their new classrooms.  I have met lots of new faces in school today and it has been a real pleasure to see the children making new friends.

There will be lots of interesting events coming soon and the school will be very busy over the coming term.  Keep checking the blogs to keep up to date with events in school and remember we love comments on our work.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

A new term approaches…

It is not long now until we are back in school and it is looking great as the staff prepare classrooms for the arrival of the children.  Some changes have taken place over the summer, including the arrival of our new classrooms.  There has been a great deal of effort put in making sure they will be ready for the start of term. Here is a glimpse of the new classrooms from outside.

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Our theme this year is “A year of Endeavour.”  This will place responsibility on us to ensure that we all work as hard as we can to reach our full potential.  This theme will be seen in everything we do in our lives, not just at school.  I am looking forward to hearing your inspirational stories about what you achieve and also what you do to serve and help others.

Mr Scott deserves a mention for performing so well in his maths and English exams and we are very proud of him.  If you see him in school please congratulate him as I know he will appreciate it.  He has worked so hard to achieve so well in the tests.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and make sure you are raring to go!

Our Dare Graduation

Our year six children performed their DARE graduation today.  The event was very well attended and the children wowed the audience with their knowledge and skills. The children made us feel very proud and they have clearly carried on working hard after their tests.

We heard some great songs and the dances were performed very well with plenty of comedy moments to please the audience.  We were pleased to share the knowledge that our older pupils had gained from the course and the children showed a wide range of talent during the performance.  Well done boys and girls.

Blogging challenge – Worksop Bloggers

I am happy in school today.  The reason is that so many children are taking part in the blogging challenge.  I am looking forward to seeing some excellent writing and I am going to share my favourite pieces of work on twitter.

The great thing about this challenge is that four other schools are doing the same activity today so we can look at other work and leave comments .  I will take some pictures and feel free to comment and share.

Our children love you to visit their blogs and they want as many comments as possible to improve their work.  Check back soon to see what we are doing.

During the rest of the year I will post my favourite picture of each day.  This picture is great because these girls learned so much on the visit to Hathersage.  They had so much fun and I sure you can tell.  Keep checking back for to see which one I choose.  You might even be in it.

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Testing Season

We are have started our tests today in year 6.  The children have worked very hard and really given their best today.  I am so proud of all of them and I know they have pushed themselves hard.

The exciting part is it is the blogging campout next week and we are looking forward to that.  I am going to ensure they play cricket and enjoy their final term in school.  You will see some of the exciting things we are going to be working on this term if you check back here regularly.

Remember headteachers like comments on their blogs too.

Pupil Premium Awards 2015

We have been notified by the DFE that we are finalists in the Pupil Premium Awards 2015.  We are delighted to be part of this and we are looking forward to representing our school in London on March 25th.

It is great to see the hard work by the children be recognised and also the dedication of the staff that work hard to ensure children progress well and achieve high standards in their work.

We are very happy about being finalists and we are also happy to know the money we receive will provide children with further opportunities, not just in our school but other schools that are in our area.  Please check back here after 25th March so we can tell you all about the event. #Norbridgerocks

One Huthart To Another

Billy Huthart was awarded the trophy for ” Spirit of the Game” in Solihull at the weekend.  He plays in defence for Sheffield Samurai under 10’s team.  This team are part of Sheffield’s Ice Hockey Academy.  He was very pleased to get the award.