Summer …..

There are lots of exciting things happening at Norbridge in the coming weeks.  It promises to be a very busy period and we are all excited about the great things that are happening.

We are in the finals of the Pupil Premium Awards in London in May and we are really happy to see the work of the children, staff, governors and directors get some recognition.  We will let you know the results on the day through twitter and my blog.

We have funding to extend our school by six classrooms and we are looking forward to seeing the building develop from scratch over the next twelve months.  The teachers and children are really looking forward to working in their brand new classrooms.  The plans for the building are wonderful and we can’t wait to see the finished building in the near future.

We will be working on a special area to remember James Allbones, who recently passed away.  We will work with James’s parents to develop this area and we are going to create a very special place that his friends can go to and remember him.  We will be having this work completed in the summer holiday.

I will update you with more news as we work as hard as we can to be the best we can be during the summer term.

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.


Map Adventures and Stream Study

Our groups split into two today and our group went to take part  in orienteering and a stream study.  We learned how to orientate a map so we could work out where we were on the map then we had to find some control points to help develop our skills.  After this we had to find five different checkpoints and pin our marks on our cards.  We did this about four times and all members of the group are now pretty good map readers.

In the afternoon we took part in a stream study.  We found about 8 or 9 Cray fish and these were very interesting creatures.  We found a number of small fish and various insects.  We decided to test the depth of the stream and the water came into our wellies.  A few of us decided to find out how cold the stream was and got very wet.  We hope you enjoy the blog and pictures and we will write again later to let you know about the walk up to Stanage Edge.  It has been an amazing visit so far and we all love it here.

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Hathersage Arrival

We have been in Hathersage for a few hours now.  We have our dormitories now and we have to make our beds.  We have carried out a fire drill and later we are going on a ghost walk.

When we get back we will need to make our packed lunches for tomorrow.  Some of us are going to Stanage  Edge and others are map reading and pond dipping.  we will keep you posted here so keep coming back to see what we are doing.