5JC Farm Fieldwork

During Hook Week, we spent a day at a real working farm exploring the impact that food has on our bodies and environment. It was a lovely opportunity to see how the food we eat is produced and the many challenges the farmers face in finding the right balance between food production and environmental sustainability. We even got to see some newborn lambs!

Egyptian Day

To launch our new and exciting expedition – Happy, healthy me, the children were fully immersed in all things Egyptian on the first day back after the Easter break. 5HJ created mind maps of background knowledge about the Egyptians which they added to over the course of the day after looking at a variety of different sources.

Y3 Dream of Dancing

Chance to Dance 2024 is well underway with preparations for the final performance in full swing. With weekly visits from Miss Wendy, our chance to dance children have ween working hard to consolidate their ballet knowledge. Focusing on “The Dream”, the children have been thinking about making shapes with their bodies and different ways to move across a space. We can’t wait to watch the beautiful dance they produce!

Y3 Plant Trees

Y3 celebrated their amazing learning throughout the spring term by each planting a tree around the perimeter of the school field. We reflected on our guiding question “How can we protect our wonderful world?” and presented our learning to parents. We are very lucky that Murphy’s group donated enough trees that every child could plant their own with their own customised wooden tag.

Thank you so much to everybody that came and celebrated the children’s awesome work with us.

The French Revolution at Campsmount Come Dancing 2024 🪩

On Thursday 21st March, a team of twenty-one dancers took part in the annual Campsmount Come Dancing competition. After four months of weekly practice, their collective efforts and commitment culminated in a captivatingly dramatic performance in front of four judges and a raucous crowd of local parents and carers.

With strong competition from other local junior teams in Askern Spa, Barnburgh and Kirk Smeaton, The Norton Junior School dance team captured their audience with a energetic and emotive performance, based on the French Revolution, with accompanying music from Les Miserables. Just when staff and parents could not have been more proud, the team secured a perfect score of 40/40 and came first place in the competition. Spectacular effort! 🪩

Wonderful World Book Day!

A wonderful World Book Day was enjoyed by all yesterday! The children in 4TE started the day being welcomed into school by Willy Wonka himself! Then, they spent the morning with Year 3 before becoming immersed in all things pirates in the afternoon! It was a really lovely day and a great way to end the week!

A Wonka World Book Day Indeed!

Crew Reading

In the morning, Crew Cicero took the time to visit their partner crew – Crew Wojcik – at Norton Infant School. It was lovely to have the children bridge the age gap by sharing and enjoying the stories from many different books.

World Book Day 2024! Oompa Loompa ingredient hunt and chocolate tasting

During World Book Day, 3RH and 6CC had the opportunity to learn about chocolate tasting and to experience several different varieties in a tasting event. The majority of the children decided that dark chocolate did not agree with their palette, however they excellently described each variety with a powerful range of adjectives. After locating the lost secret ingredients to Wonka’s chocolate that had been dispersed throughout school, the children then designed their own chocolate wrappers. A very successful – and very chocolatey – World Book Day!

🎶🎵Young Voices 2024🎵🎶

What an amazing time children from NJS had at the 2024 Young Voices concert. The Young Voices experience is not just a children’s choir concert but the largest children’s choir concert in the world. All members of staff were so proud of the way the children put their all into singing each of the songs and the dance moves were pretty cool too! 😊