Learn like an Egyptian!

On Monday, Year 6 were greeted by a real-life ancient Egyptian! First, they were shown how to mummify the body of an unfortunate enbalmer. Only recently did Year Six study the process of mummification and so this was a revision exercise, albeit with sight of some gruesome (plastic) organs.

The children enjoyed many activities throughout the day, such as city building and selecting different buildings based on their function, cost and points. Different, random world events determined whether a city flourished or deteriorated depending on the buildings they had chosen. Year Six also studied many Egyptian artefacts and learned about their significance to the ancient civilisation, many connecting the mortals to their gods.

After lunch, they played two different ancient Egyptian games: mancala and senet. Mancala, a basic accumulation game whilst senet’s rules were somewhat of a basic snakes and ladders. With Egyptian Arin, they also experienced writing a name in hieroglyphics using a reed ‘pen’ and a piece of papyrus.

Exciting Egyptians!

Since before half term, Year 6 have been studying the wonderful civilisation of ancient Egypt. This week, the children of 6CC have enjoyed learning about the significance behind the river Nile, the longest river in the world and how it acted as a source of wealth for the Egyptian people.
Through tea parties and building background knowledge, the children have also studied the gruesome process of mummification, with a view to planning their own mummification instructions.

Y5/6 Rounders Tournament @ Campsmount Academy

On Wednesday June 5th, Leger Sport hosted an exciting Year 5/6 rounders tournament featuring teams from across Doncaster. With a mixture of Year 5 and 6 pupils, the team got off to a good start with strong communication and reactions; throughout the tournament, they played exceptionally well, displaying remarkable skill and sportsmanship. The matches were intense, especially against Barnburgh, Mallard and Kirk Smeaton, where our players demonstrated agility and determination. Despite fierce competition, NJS secured a commendable third place. We are incredibly proud of their performance and the way they represented our school. Congratulations to all the teams and especially to our players for their outstanding effort!

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! 🪩

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! 😊

Cube work: thinking outside the box… 🧊

To begin their work on volume, 6CC’s work in Maths last week started with cubes. After discussing the differences and similarities between a square and its 3D cousin, the cube, the children started to think about how the space inside might be measured and how would the units of measurement differ.

After studying formula for volume, children set predicting how make cubes would be needed in total to make a larger cube so many cubes high before making and confirming their predictions. Others used the formula and knowledge of cube numbers to determine the edge length of a cube with a given volume. A great way for children to explore volume and introduce them to the properties of this 3D shape!

Industrial Revolution Artwork! 🖌️🎨🖼️

On Friday morning, the talented artists of 6CC embarked on a creative adventure, putting their drawing and watercolour skills to the test. The result? A stunning collection of Lowry-inspired final products that captured the essence of Doncaster’s prominent architecture from the Industrial Revolution.

With great attention to detail, the children meticulously recreated the city’s historical landmarks, breathing life into the iconic structures that once stood witness to the transformative era. The Industrial Revolution’s impact on Doncaster’s landscape served as the perfect backdrop for this artistic exploration. Still more work to do to finish these masterpieces and mimic Lowry’s the dull, industrial effect!

Wonderful Watercolours in Year 6! 🖌️🎨🖼️

Back after a deserved half term break, Year 6 have begun their second case study this week by diving into the world of Laurence Stephen Lowry. After studying a range of the artist’s works (consisting mainly of watercolour art showcasing city landscapes of the Industrial Revolution), the class unpicked the features of Lowry’s masterpieces. Today, they began learning about watercolour skills through tutorials – as a class, we discussed each skill and appraised how each would be utilised in our own piece of Lowry-like artwork.

After practising these skills, the children then began apply them to their own city landscape template. Whilst the Industrial Revolution will have cast a dark, ominous smog across the UK’s cities, many of our budding artists opted to show their blending and graded wash skills in more natural sky blue. Awesome work so far, guys!

Perimeter practical!

6CC enjoyed a first session recapping perimeter – a bit of hands on learning to begin the topic area using a variety of measuring equipment. Top effort from all and they were even brave enough to face the cold outside for some measuring and calculations! 👍🏼😁