Norwood Green

Love, Laugh & Learn Together

Enriched Curriculum

The children at Norwood Green have taken part in various fun activities, trips and workshops this year as part of their learning:

Mad Science Day

13th March 2020

Children across the school enjoyed a fun filled day of scientific experiments and hands on learning for Science Week. Everyone came dressed as scientists and a special assembly was held to show children how energy is created. Each class enjoyed carrying out various experiments and the day was a huge success.

World Book Day

6th March 2020

Children and adults in the school celebrated the end of Exciting Writing Week by dressing up as their favourite characters from books. A special assembly was held to showcase what children has learnt during the week and a total of £184 was raised to buy new books for school.  

Early Years Story Time Workshop

4th March 2020

The children in Early Years enjoyed attending a special drama workshop. Children in nursery read "The Rainbow Fish" and enjoyed using physical movements and speech to play different characters from the Story. Children in Reception read "Stick Man" and became story explorers, recreating various parts of the story using dance, physical movement and expression.

KS1 Drama Workshop

 4th March 2020

The children in Year 1 and 2 enjoyed attending drama workshops to act out well known stories including "Fantastic Mr Fox" and "Stickman" They showed great enthusiam in acting and recreating parts of the story using physical movement and dramatic sounds. 

 

Book Swap

4th March 2020

The Great Book Swap took place at the school inviting all children to bring to school a book they no longer needed in exchange for a token. The books were then gathered together and swapped at the end of the day allowing children the opportunity to choose and receive a new book to take home. The swap was an amazing success. 

Lookout Discovery Centre Trip

27th February 2020

The children in Reception went on an exciting Trip to the Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell. Despite a rainy start to the day, the children enjoyed a fantastic fun filled day trying various scientific games and activities. This included boat sailing, construction, hot air balloon experiments and tricks with light and shadows. 

 

 

 

EYFS Valentines Day Ball

14th February 2020

As part of our Early Years Fairy Tales topic this term, children enjoyed participating in a Fairy Tale Ball where they dressed up as their favourite character from a book. They enjoyed dancing with their friends in their new fairy tale roles. 

 

Year 1 Mosque Trip

12th February 2020

Children in Year 1 went on a school trip to a local Mosque as part of their topic on 'Places of Worship.' They were given a guided of the Mosque and learned about different traditions and customs of Muslims who worship there. 

 

Minibeast Workshop

10th February 2020

Children in Year 2 enjoyed a hands on experience when they took part in a Minibeast Workshop. They learned about animal group classifications and had the opportunity to hold some of the animals including snakes, spiders and lizards.

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Superhero Fashion Show

7th February 2020

The children in Year 1 have been working hard doing lots of learning through their topic of term "Superheros" To celebrate their achievements they took part in a spectacular fashion show showcasing their amazing superhero costumes to their parents and friends. 

Number Day

6th February 2020

The school raised money for the NSPCC by organising a fun and exciting Number Day. Children across the school came dressed in number themed clothes and took part in many creative Maths activities. The day was a great success and the school raised a total of £420.

iRock School of Music

 January 2020

A group of children in our school have been receiving music lessons from the iRock School of Music. Each week a band coach has been coming in to teach the children to play various instruments including drums, keyboard and the guitar! The children have been given a wonderful opportunity to form their own band. Watch this space for an update on their progress!

 

 

 

Act of Kindness

28th January 2020

As part of Religious Education, children in Year 2 have been learning about Guru Nanak's teachings in Sikhism. The third teaching is Wand Ke Shako "To share with others" and as an act of Kindness, the children prepared and made Jam sandwiches. They went to visit the children in nursery who were delighted to receive the delicious sandwiches, which they enjoyed eating in their afternoon break.   

Cranford Sports Day

21st January 2020

A group of children from Year 2 went to Cranford Community College to take part in sports day with different schools across the borough. The children competed in many different sporting races including hurdles, obstacle course, scoop and ball, relay and many more. The children's performance were outstanding and they put in a great team effort throughout the whole day. Well done!   

Top Table Award 

20th January 2020

A group of children were selected for an exciting lunchtime treat after winning the “Top Table Award”. The winners were chosen for their excellent behaviour during lunch times including consistent good manners and always following the lunchtime hall rules. They were treated to pizza and ice cream.
                                                              Well done! 

Suessical the Musical

20th January 2020

A group of students from Uxbridge college brought Dr Suess's characters to life when they put on a fun and lively show for the children in KS1. Everyone enjoyed singing along and watching their performance. Well done!   

 

Fit4Kids

14th January 2020

A Fit4Kids healthy lifestyle workshop was held for children across the school. They had the opportunity to learn  about food packaging and traffic light coded labels. They also learnt different exercise techniques as part of keeping fit and active. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have gained a better awareness of making healthier food choices. 

Christmas Present Appeal

December 2019

The school received a fantastic response this year from families for our Christmas Present Appeal. Many gifts were donated and we were delighted by the effort made by everyone for such an important cause. A representative from the Salvation Army came to collect the gifts for distribution. We would like thank everyone for their support.

It's Santa!!!

17th December 2019

Santa has been making special visits all around the school this week to visit and surprise children with presents! The children in nursery were very excited to meet him during their Christmas Party and sang Christmas carols before receiving their present. 

 

Reception Christmas Singalong

17th December 2019

Its been a busy week for children in reception as they have been working hard rehearsing for their Christmas singalong which took place on Tuesday. The children sang Snow Flake, Jingle Bells and Away in a Manger to their families. The performance was enjoyed by all.

Nursery Christmas Singalong

16th December 2019

The children in nursery performed their first ever singalong to parents and families this week. They showed great confidence and really worked hard to learn their songs and new BSL signs. They performed Jingle Bells, Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star and We wish you a merry Christmas. 

KS1 Christmas Show

9th December 2019

This years theme for KS1 Christmas show was "Christmas around the world" which saw children rehearse and perform a variety of International Christmas songs  from countries such as India, Spain, Poland and Africa. The show was an amazing success and children across the school and families really enjoyed watching their performances.   

Signing Choir

5th December 2019

A group of children in Year 2 from our school’s signing choir visited the Vicarage Farm Road Care Home to sing for the residents. It was wonderful to watch and we are very proud of how well the children performed and represented our school. The staff and residents were delighted by the children and enjoyed joining in during the morning. Well done to the choir children on all their hard work.

Chess Competition

4th December 2019

10 Children from Year 2 took part in a London Chess Tournament where they competed against 2 other schools at Olympia in London. Points were awarded to each child for a win, lose and draw. Overall, Norwood Green Infants School came away with an outstanding bronze, silver and gold medal! The school is very proud their achievement and showed outstanding sportsmanship throughout the day. Well done!

 

 

Year 1 Church Trip

4th December 2019

As part of Religious Education studies, the children in Year 1 went to visit St Mary’s church in Norwood Green. The children were given an informative guided tour and learnt about the different customs and traditions of people who use the church as a place of worship.

Year 2 St Paul’s Cathedral Trip

2nd December 2019

The children in Year 2 went to visit St Paul's Cathedral to explore more about the Great Fire of London. The children had a wonderful time participating in workshops and were given a tour of the Cathedral. They learnt interesting facts and gained an insight of the devastating fire that took place in 1666.  

Year 1 Sports Competition

27th November 2019

9 children from Year 1 took part in an Indoor Skills Festival competing against 22 schools. The children demonstrated their amazing sports skills in a variety of games and activities earning them points throughout the day. The day was a huge success and the children came in 2nd place winning a  silver award for their excellent effort in working as a team and displaying fantastic sports skills. Well done!!

 

 

Rock Music Workshop

27th November 2019

As part of the music curriculum, Children in KS1 and reception took part in a rock music workshop where they listened to various music instrument sounds and sang songs. A few children were also given the chance to play an instrument and collectively create a music sound piece to play to the audience.

Street Style Workshop

19th November 2019 

Children across our school have been taking part of many exciting activities as part of exciting writing week. The theme this year is “Eco Warriors” On Wednesday children attended a fun street style workshop to make things made from recycled materials including pom poms and mandalas.

Police Visit

18th November 2019 

Police officers from the safer schools team came to visit to the children in reception. They talked about their job role and responsibilities and gave the children important advice about staying safe. Children were given a chance to try on uniform and learn about the equipment the officers use to help them do their job.  

 

 

 

Great Fire of London

18th November 2019 

The children in year 2 have been busy learning about the Great Fire of London as part of the History curriculum. They took a step back in time and watched a re-enactment of the great fire in the school field. Parents were invited to come and join their children observe the exciting demonstration using the houses the children made in class.

Learning about Judaism

15th November 2019 

The children in KS1 learnt about Judaism as part of the RE curriculum. A visitor came to see them to talk about Jewish festivals and celebrations as well as giving them an insight about the traditional customs observed in the Jewish Faith.  

 

 

 

 

Anti - Bullying Week

14th November 2019 

As part of anti-bullying week, an assembly was held about anti bullying.  Children learnt about kindness and feelings through role play and a story. Our school is proud of the positive behavior displayed by our pupils across the school and we are committed to making the school a safe and welcoming place where our children can feel happy and supported.

Remembrance Day Workshop

7th November 2019 

As part of observing Remembrance Day, children in KS1 took part in a Remembrance Day Workshop. Children performed poetry led activities to help increase their knowledge, understanding and empathy towards the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy.

Signing Choir

15th October 2019 

A group of children from Hedgehog and Buttercup class took part in a Signing Choir Assembly. Songs such as Baby Shark and Red Robin were performed to parents and children across the school to showcase the BSL sign language skills the children have learnt. The performance was a success and each child received a certificate of achievement for their hard work.

Animal Workshop

8th October 2019 

The children in year 1 had the opportunity to meet some very small special animals in an Animal Workshop. This exciting science learning experience enabled the children to learn about different classifications of animal groups. They participated in first hand observations and had the opportunity to hold various animals including a rabbit and a snake. 

 

 

 

Great Fire of London Workshop

 1st October 2019 

Children in Year 2 took part in a "Great Fire of London Workshop" where they travelled back in time to September 1666 and learnt facts about how London was affected by the Great Fire. The children were led through drama based activities where they had a chance to reenact the event, learn how the fire started and what people did to help put the fire out.

Mcmillan Cake Sale

27th September 2019 

A cake sale was held to raise money for the Macmillan charity where staff baked and donated cakes. It was an amazing success and a total of £118.30 was raised. 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Festival 2019

17th July 2019 

Our school enjoyed a fantastic fun-filled day at our Annual Summer Festival. We raised the largest amount ever of £2036!! A huge thank you to our PA and all stakeholders involved who made it happen. We look forward to investing the money to buy new laptops for children in our school.  

Year 2 Littlehampton Trip

5th July 2019 

The children in year 2 went to Littlehampton Beach where they enjoyed a day of fun playing in the sand and paddling in the sea. They also enjoyed a delicious ice cream treat and the lovely sunny weather. 

 

Reception Whipsnade Zoo Trip

4th July 2019 

The children reception went to a fun filled trip to Whipsnade Zoo. They had a guided tour around the zoo with their teachers looking and learning about different animals. They also took an exciting train ride and saw several animals close up including Rhinos, Yaks and elephants. 

Ducklings

July 2019 

This month the children in Nursery and  reception had special visitors from the farm. A special batch of duck eggs arrived and 6 ducklings hatched. The children learnt all about ducks and their lifecycle and had the opportunity to meet the ducks and hold them. They all really enjoyed this special experience.  

 

 

 

 

KS1 Sports Day

28th June 2019 

Children in KS1 took part part in sport day. It was a fantastic event with all of the children thoroughly enjoying each sporting activity. Medals were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Year 1 and 2 individual girls and boys running races which were very exciting to watch. After competing in all events the final team scores were very close but overall the ‘Green’ Team won with a total of 182 points. Well done to everyone for taking part. 

Reception Sports Day

27th June 2019 

Sports day was held for the children in reception where parents were invited to come and watch their children take part in fun sports activities. The morning was enjoyed by all.  

 

Nursery Water Play Day

27th June 2019 

The children in nursery enjoyed a fabulous water play day where they explored water pools, sprays, gloop, jelly and water beads. The activities provided all the children with lots of fun as they explored all the different textures and games with their friends. 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Kew Gardens Trip

24th June

The children in year 1 went on a trip to Kew Gardens as part of their science topic on 'Trees and Plants' They looked at various exhibits to apply their knowledge and enjoyed visiting the beautiful greenhouses and gardens

Healthy Body Healthy Mind Week

17th - 21st June 2019 

This week staff and children across the school have taken part in Healthy Body Healthy Mind week. There were many activities that focused on health and wellbeing including tasting healthy food, a whole school daily mile, dance workshops, scooter slalom, bicycle rides, team-building activities and a 'NED's Mindset Mission' positive mindset show. 

Dinosaur Day

18th June 2019 

The children at Norwood Green had a fantastic fun day when a T -Rex dinosaur came to visit! The children in KS1 took part in dinosaur workshops digging for fossils and learning lots of amazing facts about how dinosaurs lived. 

Bocketts Farm Trip

10th - 11th June 2019 

The children in nursery and playgroup went to visit Bocketts Farm. They had a chance to meet and learn about different farm animals. They all had a fantastic time  getting the opportunity to stroke and fed various animals including pigs rabbits and chicken.  

Debra the Zebra Assembly/Walk to school Week

3rd   - 7th of June 2019 

As part of walk to school week, Debra the Zebra came to help inspire children at Norwood Green about the health benefits of walking to school and how to stay safe on the roads.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Mosque Trip

23rd May 2019 

As part of religious studies, the Year 1 children went to visit a local mosque in Southall. They were given a guided tour and learned about different traditions and customs of muslims who worship there. 

Year 1 Sports Competition

20th May 2019 

As part of the PE curriculum, several classes from Year 1 took part in a sports competition with children from Springwell School. It was a great opportunity for them to participate in competitive sports and finished in a fantastic 4th place. Well done year 1!  

Reception Park Trip 2019


14th May 2019 

The children in reception went on a trip to Wolfields Park as part of their learning about how plants grow. They took part in a nature hunt looking for various plants, insects and other natural materials.

 

 

 

NDCS Cake Sale 2019


9th May 2019 

A cake sale was held to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society in which many fun and delicious cakes were donated and sold in the school. A special competition was held where a panel of children judged the best baked cake. The school raised a total of £412 in support of this charity.

 

 

Recorder Assembly 2019

1st May 2019 

Children in Year 2 have been practising to play the recorder every week and today they performed their first piece to their parents and children in the school. They gave a great musical performance which was enjoyed by all. Well done!

Signing Choir 2019

April 2019 

The children in Rabbit and Hedgehog class have been learning sign language this term. They showcased their knowledge of colours and finger spelling along with verbs in a special performance of songs to  children and parents. 

Zoom! Early Years Show

2nd to 4th April 2019, 

The children in Playgroup, Nursery and Reception all took part in an out of this world performance for their families! Each class sang and danced and the show was a huge success. A special thank you to all the children, teachers and parents for their hard work and support.

Science Day

22nd March 2019, 

A day dedicated to learning about Science was held at our school where a special visitor came and talked to the children about many exciting science topics. The children took part in many fun experiments and activities.

Crazy Sock Day

15th March 2019, 

A big thank you to all of the children who came to school in their craziest socks on Friday 15th March 2019 to raise money for Comic Relief. The staff and children had a fantastic day and took some wonderful pictures of their colourful classes! As a school, we raised a grand total of £236.85! All of the money donated on the day will go straight to the Comic Relief Fund, which supports vulnerable people in the UK and internationally. 

World Book Day

8th March 2019, 

World Book Day was celebrated at our school with the theme of reading Julia Donaldson Books. All the children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and the day was filled with many fun activities.

 

Nursery Pancake Day

5th March 2019, 

As part of pancake day celebrations, the children in Nursery mixed together ingredients to make pancakes. The children had lots of fun tasting and creating their delicious pancakes to take home for their families. 

 

 

 

World Book Day Playgroup

1st March 2019, 

The children in playgroup had a go at writing magic words in their "Wizard Books" as part of reading the story "The Princess and the Wizard" by Julia Donaldson. 

 

 

 

 

Reception Lookout Discovery Centre Trip

26th February 2019, 

The children in Reception visited the ‘Lookout Discovery Centre’ in Bracknell. They took part in various hands-on scientific activities and really enjoyed exploring & investigating in a fun environment.

 

 

 

Chinese New Year

15th February 2019

Chinese New Year was celebrated across the school and the children in Nursery took part in learning about "Red Envelopes" They each created beautiful envelopes which they filled with gold coins for their families. 

 

 

 

Superhero Fashion Show 

15th February 2019

The Children in Year 1 designed and created their own superhero costumes and took part in a fashion show to showcase their amazing designs!!

 

Reception Fairy Tale Valentines Ball

14th February 2019

To celebrate their work, a Fairy Tale valentines day ball was held for the children in Reception. This was part of their topic learning about various fairy tales including The 3 little pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the 3 bears.

 

Year 1 Church Trip

13th February 2019

As part of religious studies, the Year 1 children went to visit St Mary's Church in Norwood Green. They had a guided tour and learned about the traditions and customs of Christians who worship there. 

 

Number Day Playgroup

1st February  2019

As part of Number Day, the children in playgroup made a beautiful snowman. They chose a special number and created buttons for the snowman's coat.

 

 

Number Day

1st February  2019

An exciting ‘Number Day’ was organised at our school to raise money for the NSPCC. The day involved children taking part in fun & creative maths activities which was a great success enjoyed by all.

 

 

Playgroup Oaty Cookies

10th January 2019

Children in playgroup made some delicious oaty cookies as part of their learning and reading of the story "Whatever Next". They made the cookies in the shape of a moon.   

 

 

Nursery Santa Visit

17th December 2018

The children in Nursery had a surprise visit from Santa! They were very excited to receive a present and they also sang some Christmas carols.   

 

 

Give a gift Appeal 

12th December 2018

Our families decorated and filled shoeboxes with essential items that are needed in third world countries. The boxes were designed for boys and girls and contained items such as, a small toy, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, writing pens and a generous variety of other items. We support this charity every year at Christmas time.

Great Fire of London 

30th November 2018

Year 2 children and their parents were invited to come and watch a reenactment of the Great fire of London as part of their topic for "Step back in time".  Both parents and children really enjoyed this unique, capturing experience as part of their History learning.

 

Macmillan Cake Sale

29th November 2018

A cake sale was held to raise money for the Macmillan charity in which many wonderful cakes were baked and sold at the school. A special competition was held where a panel of children judged the best baked cake made by teachers. The school raised £353 in support of this charity.

 

Animal Workshop 

22nd November 2018

The children in Year 1 took part in an exciting animal workshop to learn about the different classifications of animal groups. They participated in first hand observations and had the opportunity to hold various animals including snakes!

Sea Life School Trip 

28th November 2018

The Year 1 children went on a school trip to ‘Sea Life’ as part of their science topic on "humans and animals" It was a fantastic opportunity for them to carry out first hand observations and investigations and see animals in their natural habitat.

Heather Maisner Visit 

20th November 2018

As part of exciting writing week, the author Heather Maisner came to visit our school. She spent time in each class explaining how she came up with her creative story writing ideas and certainly inspired many children and adults. 

Year 2 St Pauls Cathedral Trip 

12th November 2018

As part of their current topic ‘Step Back in Time’ the children in Year 2 visited St Paul’s Cathedral to explore ‘The Great Fire of London’ in detail. Their guided tour and workshops really exposed them to the reality of the fire many years ago.