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U11’s Contact Rugby

On March 10, our under 11 contact rugby team travelled to St Aubyn’s for a game. The pupils really enjoyed being about to use the skills they had been learning about in lessons. Well done everyone!

Shakespeare Week!

The final week at school this term was Shakespeare Week.  Kindergarten found magical ways to explore the story of The Tempest, including creating their very own tempest in a bottle in their Science lesson. The children made potions whilst learning about capacity, empty and full.  In the role play area,…

Senior House Breakfasts

A new initiative that started this half term was the House Breakfast that was to be enjoyed by each senior year group on Monday mornings.  The purpose of the House Breakfast is to allow pupils to build positive relationships with their peers and key pastoral staff, as well as to…

Charity Assembly

On of our parents, Mr Tosh, came to our whole school assembly to talk to the children about the water aid project run by Samaritan’s Purse, one of the charities we are supporting this year. Money from fundraising and donations for the charity’s water, sanitation and hygiene projects gives safe…

Reading Buddies

On a Friday morning, Year 1 love having the senior pupils visiting their classroom to read with them. The Reading Buddy scheme has already had a positive impact on reading results in the latest assessments and has helped foster a love of reading among our young pupils. The senior pupils…

World Book Day 2020

We celebrated World Book Day at Normanhurst on what turned out to be the last day in school. The theme was ‘magic’. Children from Kindergarten to Year 6 have been doing some work based on the book ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Grahame Baker-Smith. The book inspired some magical…

Heave Ho!

In Mathematics, Kindergarten have been learning about heavy and light.  To support their understanding, the teachers set up a variety of challenges that they could explore independently. A favourite challenge was to see the difference between how hard they had to pull to raise the heavy bottle with the pulley…

Creating a Playground for our Chicks

The boys in Reception decided that they were going to create a playground for the chicks. Here they are working together and what a wonderful job they did!  One little chick certainly appreciated their handiwork.

ISA A Capella Competition

On 28 February, the A Capella choir took part in the first ever ISA A Capella Competition.  A Capella means only using your voice and body percussion in a performance. The choir travelled to Leighton Park School along with fourteen other groups who were taking part. The standard was very…

Year 1 Shakespeare Week

Year 1 were rapt with the riveting performance of The Tempest. The Tempest is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. This was Year 1’s first experience of one of the playwright Shakespeare’s great works and it created a strong and lasting impression. The actor made excellent use of…